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Surgeon General at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland

...nda, which focuses on improving the body, mind and spirit of growing children WHY: The U.S. Surgeon General was invited to Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland to share his vision of health care for the nation's children. He will specifically address the obesity epidemic in children WHEN: Me...

Study finds happiness persists, despite illness

... adapt to their condition and show a resilience of spirit that many healthy people can't imagine. It's published in the new issue of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General by a team led by University of Michigan Health System researchers. The researchers made their surprising finding by having 49 ...

The Lancet calls for creation of Int'l Commission on Global Responses to Complex Emergencies

...ic's wish that they put aside self-interest in the spirit of pure human cooperation." The Lancet today issues a call for papers describing experiences of health workers in countries affected by the south-Asian tsunami....

ASTRO patient education campaign wins award

...eneral public. "ASTRO's program truly embodies the spirit of the Associations Advance America Campaign," said David Gabri, 2004-2005 Associations Advance America Committee Chair. "It is an honor and an inspiration to showcase this activity as an example of the many contributions associations are making to a...

Poor communities should decide their own priorities for aid

...h, and this engendered such a feeling of community spirit that they built their own health centre the next year without outside help. "During famine, we concentrate on nutritional supplementation for children under 5 years old, yet I have been challenged by villagers who argue that the older children should...

Research news from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

...ht be more to sports in college than building team spirit and camaraderie. According to a study of college-aged students (ages 17-21), young Caucasian adults may require more moderate to vigorous physical activity, such as sports, than is currently recommended for overall health and to help reduce the risk ...

Plastic surgeons honor 'Patients of Courage' overcoming difficult obstacles, inspiring others

...t cancer. Dr. Schutz said, "Bonnie has an enduring spirit that reminds us all that reconstructive plastic su... a patient," said Malcolm Lesavoy, MD. "The human spirit will always survive and conquer adversity." When the five-month-old niece of a friend became ...

Major radiology journal offers unrestricted access to recently archived articles

...y (AJR) are now accessible free of charge. "In the spirit of open access the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), which publishes the journal, is now making full-text articles available to the public two years after publication," said Becky Haines, ARRS director of publications. In the past, only members o...

Other highlights in the September 15 JNCI

...und no association between total alcohol, wine, or spirit consumption and the risk of bladder cancer. However, beer consumption was associated with a reduced risk of the cancer. Contact: Luc Djouss, Boston University School of Medicine, 617-638-8096, ldjousse@bu.edu Study Finds Rise in Gastric Cancers Du...

Lifelong career adds up to top honors for UH math professor

...f complex problems in fluid mechanics, many in the spirit of those of Theodore von Krmn." As part of the $1,000 prize, Glowinski will give a 25-minute special lecture at 3 p.m., Wednesday, July 14, titled "On the Numerical Simulation of Incompressible Viscous Flow with Moving or Free Boundary: Applications...

Big tobacco is watching

...AT is incapable of operating its depository in the spirit of the Minnesota settlement and should, therefore, be divorced from its operation. Accordingly, we recommend that the company provide its entire document collection electronically to interested parties thus allowing greater access to the public-heal...

Patient safety study provides first national estimate of adverse events in Canadian hospitals

...er health providers, educators and the public in a spirit of collaboration and problem-solving. This is the approach the Canadian Patient Safety Institute will help make possible in Canada." The national research team includes Virginia Flintoft, RN, MSc, Adalsteinn Brown, DPhil, and Drs. Ed Etchells and Phi...

Nationwide improvement in nursing home care not likely, despite some changes

...ing to Dr. Kane QOL "needs to be approached in the spirit of humility, with recognition of individual differences. Easy measures that bring false reassurance need to be avoided. The subject of QOL must be elevated, not trivialized." Writing on "The Quality of Quality Measurement in U.S. Nursing Homes," Vinc...

Assoc. of American Medical Colleges honors University of Washington medical school

...es. These public service efforts are imbued with a spirit of collaboration with many institutions, agencies, and individuals working together for the common good. "This award recognizes a highly collaborative partnership that has served the people and communities of our region for over 30 years--a partnersh...

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons professor named 2002 Guggenheim Fellow

... humanities is not justinspired, it epitomizes the spirit of humanism in medicine that we have worked so hard to encourage in our students throughout every phase of their schooling and training. Her thoughts and writings on narrative medicine have put forth a new approach to medical education. We commend t...

Eisenhower Mem. 1st CA hospital to use Bridge barcode system to prevent medication errors

...re. MedPoint enables Eisenhower to comply with the spirit of Leapfrog in a timely fashion. We do plan to implement CPOE and a computerized patient record when the time is right. As we move towards full automation, barcoding helps acclimate our nurses to computer use at the point of care and provides an affo...

Buck researcher awarded Brookdale Fellowship

...," Dr. Lithgow said. "Matt is an embodiment of the spirit of the Buck Institute, which encourages collaboration across disciplines." With Dr. Gills award, the Buck Institute now has two Brookdale fellows on its staff. Associate Professor Julie K. Andersen, Ph.D., was named a fellow in 1994 when she was on ...

Cigarette ads target youth, violating $250 billion 1998 settlement

... magazines. "What we found was a violation of the spirit and the letter of the 1998 settlement," said Paul Chung, M.D., a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Chicago and co-first author of the paper. "Cigarette companies had to become slightly more subtle about it, but they continue ...

UPenn Cancer Center receives two-year $500,000 grant from Lance Armstrong Foundation to establish cancer survivorship program

...r," said Dr. Glick, "but help them awaken the same spirit of hope that Lance Armstrong embraced in his own battle with cancer."...

New grants program to help create healing environments in hospitals through art

... music, paintings, poetry, and dance can touch the spirit and give respite to patients, families, and staff,... and poignant was the sound; it drew my disengaged spirit back into my emotionally battered body." After the student drew her in to sit beside him as he play...

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