Tag: "state" at medical news
Medication prescribing patterns vary widely between, within states and therapy classes
...t only between states but also within states. On a state
level, antihypertensive use ranged from a low of 0.28 prescriptionsper member per year in Nevada to 0.98 prescriptions per member per year inLouisiana. However, within most states examined, antihypertensive use rangedjust as widely between zip codes...
Hospital study shows more patients could qualify for free care coverage
...re in Massachusetts hospitals arereimbursed out of state
free-care funds have incomes within the guidelines...th care consultant and former Massachusetts deputy state
budget director;and Katharine London of the Massachusetts Division of Health Care Finance andPolicy ...
Correlation between brain shrinkage and education found
...All were pre-screened for impairment using amental state
examination. Researchers used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)technology to measure brain size. The MRI images revealed the following: Brain shrinkage, as demonstrated by an increase in cerebrospinal fluid aroundthe outside of the brain, was signific...
Changes in allied and auxiliary health care workers' training needed for quality
of patient care, according to UCSF report
...entprograms to expand their opportunities. Change state
regulations of these workers to allow more flexibility in theworkplace. "Health care is a labor intensive effort. Unless we are able to change the waythe work is done, the way health workers are trained, and the attractiveness forthe health care em...
Hearts N' Parks - an innovative North Carolina program to prevent heart disease launched
...nually are from cardiovascular disease, giving the state
the 15thhighest cardiovascular disease death rate in the country. The Charlotte event, to be held at the Mallard Creek Recreation Center,will feature a tour of the Hearts N' Parks activities, including the day camp,seniors' fitness class, an...
UI study finds types of decision-making deficiencies depend on area of brain damage
...ductance responses (SCRs) -- an index of emotional state
activation. Each timethe subjects clicked the mouse, the action was recorded as a mark on a polygram.The SCRs generated during the task were divided into three categories: rewardSCRS, which were generated after winning a sum of money; punishment SCRs...
Comprehensive pituitary center at Cedars-Sinai brings together under one roof
medical, surgical, research and other components
...ing those that are appropriatefor participation in state
of the art clinical trials and research projects.These are aimed at bringing the latest technologies to benefit patients withpituitary disorders. In designing the Pituitary Center, Dr. Melmed and Dr. Shahinian decided on anovel approach that would fo...
One in seven adolescents still doesn't have health insurance
... of the potential of SCHIP," Newacheck said. "Each state
willdesign its own program, and Congress allocated no funds to evaluate programs orto compare program effectiveness across states. Adolescents are particularlychallenging to enroll because traditionally they have fewer contacts with healthcare provid...
Positive outlook, sense of self-control can predict new coronary events, says Carnegie Mellon study
...he few studies to show thatsomeone's psychological state
may affect the occurrence of new coronary eventsth...nd-body question -- does a patient's psychological state
have adirect effect on the physiological processes leading to new coronary events'Because doctors do...
NSF award to five Georgia universities for new Science and Technology Center
...tnerships among industry, academia and federal and state
governments."The Center will establish a new way t...o the NSF site visit team at Emorylast spring, the state
is an enthusiastic partner in the strategy to increaseGeorgia's standing in science and technology. ...
First NIH clinical trial for interstitial cystitis begins
.../cystitis.htm . A list of centers and doctors by state
is below and at http://www.niddk.nih.gov/patient/studies.htm . Interstitial Cystitis Clinical Trials Group Maryland John Warren, M.D. University of Maryland, Baltimore (410) 706-7560 Massachusetts Grannum R. Sant, M.D. Tufts University Sc...
Risk factors for stroke after heart surgery identified
...tor when it occurred along with low cardiac output state
-- reducedblood flow from the heart." Researchers also cited the duration of surgery as a risk factor for new stroke --the longer the procedure the greater the risk. The reason was unclear, butHogue says it may be because a longer time in surgery re...
Many Virginians would increase taxes for K-12 education, study finds
...aid, Medicare BLACKSBURG, Aug. 11, 1999 -- While state
and national elected officials debatetax cuts, Vir...by thecenter found that few Virginians believe the state
is spending "too much" on itsservices. For nine out of 10 spending areas, ranging from improving hig...
Pain, itself, elicits pain relief, and does so through 'reward' pathway
... addicted is to avoid going through thisunpleasant state
of withdrawal," said Gear. Under other conditions, it's possible that a painful stimulus, by activating thenucleus accumbens, might itself be experienced as rewarding, as appears to occurin self-injurious behaviors. Interestingly, treatment for this ...
Vanderbilt School of Nursing begins graduate program in correctional health
... may choose to have clinical experiencethrough the state
and local prison systems in the Nashville area as ... employed as nurse practitioners in thefederal and state
prisons in Tennessee and surrounding states. "It will be a learning experience to work with students...
MRI for carpets & fabrics: Researchers apply medical diagnostic tool to wide range of industrial processes
...etic radiation, the nucleireturn to their original state
and give off a signal that can bemeasured and analyzed, showing scientists where the molecules arelocated. The Georgia Tech MRI instrument is much smaller than ahospital machine designed for imaging the human body. Beckhamand his collaborators stud...
Double transplant frees patient from need for immunosuppressive drugs
...General Hospital (MGH) have deliberately induced a state
of immunetolerance in a transplant recipient, enab...nsplantation, the physicians' goal was to induce a state
of mixedchimerism, in which the immune systems of donor and recipient are blended in away that preve...
Poor health is a major factor for early retirement, according to UCSF researchers
...a public policy issuethat needs to be addressed at state
and national levels," said Dorothy Rice,ScD, professor emeritus, UCSF Institute for Health and Aging and principalinvestigator of the survey. The survey, a supplement of the 1999 California Work and Health Survey (CWHS)examined work, health, and reti...
UCSF to attack HIV at molecular level with new center and $7 million in state funds
...ey areaof research. "This crucial funding from the state
will fill a critical gap in UCSF'sresearch portfol...nia system," he added. The new Center willreceive state
monies through the UC University-wide AIDS Research Program, anentity formed in the mid-1980s to adm...
Study finds problems with buying drugs on the Internet
...see if the pharmacy has a valid license andhas met state
practice standards. The FDA also advises consumers not to buydrugs from Internet sites that: offer to prescribe a drug for the first time based solely on a questionnaire. sell prescription drugs without a prescription. sell drugs not approved b...
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