Tag: "skills" at medical news
Patient-centered approach just what the doctor ordered for healthcare industry
...on technology, team-provided care and alignment of skills
with appropriate tasks are necessary to implement this principle. He points out as an example how the Mayo Clinic uses specifically trained non-physician providers for diabetes management after a physician conducts the initial evaluation and develops...
Deadly decision: Where should baby sleep?
...of death in adult beds because they lack the motor skills
to escape potential threats to their safety, such as soft bedding or being trapped between the bed and the wall. The study examined the risk of babies under 8 months suffocating. "For beds not designed for infants, it is difficult to control potentia...
$7 million grant continues Asthma Clinical Research Network efforts
... clinical trials because it has the experience and skills
for the successful design, development, implementation and analysis of multiple clinical trials simultaneously," Chinchilli said. "The incidence of asthma continues to increase and many patients are resistant to currently available therapies. Develop...
Researchers receive $4.9 million grant to continue study of children prenatally
...ttentional abnormalities, less developed cognitive skills
at 2 years, and poorer general knowledge/arithmetic and visual spatial skills
at 4 years. This continuation of their research is supported by a new $4.9 million grant from the N...
New breast cancer mannequin to revolutionize teaching of breast cancer awareness
...e with learning difficulties who's limited reading skills
limit how much they can benefit from many current breast cancer self examination training methods. The mannequin will also be particularly useful when working with women with cultural inhibitions that otherwise impede them learning about self exami...
Deep brain stimulation offers benefits against Parkinson's
...oth sides of the brain markedly improves the motor skills
of patients with advanced Parkinson's Disease, say...ation, the UPDRS score - which measures both motor skills
and the ability of patients to perform daily living activities - improved after one year, decreasing...
High blood pressure is a factor in some 'senior moments'
... The computer exercises tested the type of memory skills
involved in daily life, such as looking up a phone number then walking to another room to pick up the phone and dial the number. This type of "running memory" function often begins to fail as people age, said Jennings. While the volunteers particip...
Learning skills greatly limits stress for family caregivers, says Stanford study
...ed. The caregivers were taught a specific array of skills
so they could better manage everyday stressful situations." The researchers found also that Latino women responded better on some measures than Caucasian women, which they say may be due to the relative lack of resources for this group in the past. G...
Nutrition education program teaches children how to make healthy food choices
...nd that Nutrition Pathfinders strengthens valuable skills
including self-responsibility, language arts, and basic computer and keyboarding skills. The majority of teachers were highly satisfied with the program components and outcomes, and plan to use it again....
Should ambulance crews perform emergency breathing procedure?
...J questions whether ambulance crews can master the skills
needed to provide emergency intubation (passing a breathing tube down the throat of severely injured patients) before they reach hospital. Researchers in Denmark identified 220 severely injured patients who were intubated out of hospital by a mobile ...
Phone support group helps older people with HIV/AIDS develop coping skills, new study finds
...ort group can lessen stress and improve the coping skills
of older adults living with the disease. In the pilot study, which will be presented this Saturday at the National Association of HIV Over Fifty Conference in Scottsdale, Az., 23 older adults who had been diagnosed with depression participated in a ...
American Academy of Ophthalmology announces outstanding humanitarian service award recipients
...ducational program to transfer ophthalmic training skills
to the nine-person eye department of the First Peo...on in 16 countries. His commitment to transferring skills
and knowledge to help patients around the world led to the development of Cyber-Sight in 1999. Using...
Communications training leads to better medical student performance, according to new study
...ishes that the systematic teaching ofcommunication skills
is critical to effective and humane healthcaredelivery," said Michael Yedidia, Ph.D, of New York University's WagnerGraduate School of Public Service, the study's senior author. "We're hopefulthat our tools for measuring communications competence wil...
Diuretic may help increase brain blood flow in cocaine addicts
...ehavioral treatments which require learning of new skills
to refuse drugs. These improvements in cognition can also enable these patients to return to productive employment and be active members of society. To gauge the effects of the diuretic amiloride on cocaine dependent subjects, Thomas Kosten, M.D., p...
Babbling key to evaluating speech development in babies with hearing loss
...elf-check for users to assess their classification skills
for variety of vocalizations. Feedback is provided after 10 responses. In addition, a research-based intervention program for toddlers with hearing loss, "Short Period of Prelinguistic Input," also is described. This program provides suggestions to s...
Children with bowel disease prone to emotional problems
... that patients with better coping skills
and less psychological distress have fewer hospitalizations and visits to the doctor's office." "While medication is necessary in controlling IBD, psychosocial interventions may help imp...
College students get better grades when they take psychological principals courses
...o took a psychology-based study skills
program had higher grade point ...fferent than many other study skills
courses because, rather than just passing on common-sense tips, ...
False memories, failing recall are not an inevitable consequence of aging, research suggests
...d Twain's conjecture -- research shows that memory skills
tend to decline dramatically in old age, with decr...gh frontal lobe function were shown to have memory skills
every bit as sharp as a group of college students in their early 20s." Roediger, a leading expert on...
University of Iowa examines role of faith-based groups in helping ex-offenders
...sing problems such as substance abuse, lack of job skills
and a fractured personal social network. In Iowa, where approximately 400 people are released from prison each month, faith-based groups play an informal but significant role in helping released offenders rebuild their lives. The finding is included ...
Some autistic children make remarkable progress with intensive behavioral program, study suggests
... more complex tasks, including using language, and skills
needed to attend school. Some of the keys for succ...borderline to normal scores on nonverbal cognitive skills
(an example being knowing how to unlock a door or solve a puzzle). Language skills
remained a pr...
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