Tag: "states" at medical news
Association publishes blueprint to strengthen stroke care from prevention through recovery
... Congress, would: create a grant program to help states
ensure that patients have access to quality stroke prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services; create a national public awareness campaign about stroke warning signs and stroke prevention; support the Coverdell Stroke Registry and Clearing...
State policies decrease youth smoking, drinking and sex
...sk Behavior Survey, which was conducted by 20 U.S. states
and cities. They analyzed the survey results with respect to the various states' prices for beer, wine and spirits; tobacco taxes; and the presence or absence of state laws on access to tobacco vending machines and of family planning clinics. They fo...
Cell phone users drive like old folks
...alled into question legislative efforts by various states
to ban motorists from using handheld but not hands-free cell phones. The same researchers also gained publicity for another study, which was presented at a scientific meeting in 2003, showing that motorists who talk on cell phones are more impaired...
Small steps toward coverage
...nce premiums, and increasing numbers of uninsured, states
continued to develop innovative strategies to expa..."State of the States" is an important resource for states
to learn from one another how to improve and expand health coverage in these challenging times. Wh...
LA BioMed medical/research briefs January 2005
...al Center and Principal Investigator at LA BioMed, states
that three years following treatment with the Powerlink(R) System, patients experienced decreases in aneurysm sac diameter and volume, and less angulation of the aorta. Endologix's Powerlink System is an endoluminal stent graft for treating AAA. AAA...
Problems in the bedroom can indicate heart problems
...sociated with preventive cardiovascular medicine," states
lead researcher and author of the article, Kevin Billups, MD. "The earlier a man is evaluated for ED, the better the outcome for maintaining good erectile function and good cardiovascular health." Research suggests that medical evaluation for ED in ...
Wine drinkers live longer than beer guzzlers
...us and have a better diet than non-wine drinkers," states
Professor Morten Grnbk, author of the article. This may be an important factor adding to the beneficial results of wine intake. The French are noted to have a relatively low rate of cardiovascular disease, despite high smoking rates and a typical hi...
Controversial Atkins Diet may be beneficial for people with epilepsy
...between nutrition and epilepsy is in its infancy," states
author Dr. Carl E. Stafstrom. "Aside from the ketogenic diet, nutritional modalities to treat epilepsy are premature. Nevertheless, as indicated in this review, several potential treatment adjuncts are on the horizon The potential benefits of dieta...
Drinking alcohol increases risk for cancer
... a favorable role on cardiovascular disease risk," states
Professor Carlo La Vecchia, co-author of the article. "[However] it is associated with increased risk of cancers of the upper digestive tract and larynx, and also of the intestines, liver, and breast."The article lists primary liver cancer, cancers ...
Women, drinking to their health
...ovascular risk, while larger quantities raise it," states
Dr. Giovanni de Gaetano, corresponding author of t...ness in lowering cardiovascular risk. The article states
that the overall moderate effect of wine may be favorable in postmenopausal women, in whom the prote...
American Academy of Neurology program receives Grassroots Award
...hird annual Forum prepared 31 neurologists from 20 states
and two countries to serve as Advocacy Leaders. Courses covered media training, facilitating organizational change, and legislative advocacy training. "The commitment of our Forum graduates to speak with strong voices for people with neurological dis...
Auditory screening for newborns can be successful, UT Southwestern researchers report
...tested four hours after birth as required by many states
but also by rescreening those with a suspected pr...th a larger number of annual births than many U.S. states
and territories, including Rhode Island, New Hampshire, the Virgin Islands, and Guam," said Dr. Ange...
Vaccinating school children and high risk groups is best strategy for slowing flu transmission
...nate school children in several states, with other states
used as comparisons. "The current vaccine shortag..., the incidence of influenza could be monitored in states
that adopted the strategy and those that did not."...
Obesity may affect accuracy of prostate screening
...nd insulin-like growth factor. Another hypothesis states
that obesity may actually make available screening tests insensitive. In order to test this hypothesis, Jacques Baillargeon, Ph.D. of the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and colleagues investigated the association between BMI...
American Academy of Neurology names two Advocates of the Year
...m. The 2005 Forum prepared 31 neurologists from 20 states
and two countries to serve as Advocacy Leaders. Courses covered media training, facilitating organizational change, and legislative advocacy training....
PENN study emphasizes need for national guidelines for assisted reproductive technology programs
...ndidate screening utilized by all ART facilities," states
co-author Arthur Caplan, PhD, Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics at Penn's School of Medicine. The study began in 2001 when a six-member expert panel -- which included infertility specialists, an obstetrician/gynecologist, bioethicists, and a...
Penn researchers add more evidence to demonstrate role of COX inhibitors in heart-disease risk
... of the atherosclerotic plaques. "We were amazed," states
Egan. "Addition of the COX-2 inhibitor caused changes that, if they occurred in humans, would result in a loss of stability of the plaque, making it more likely to rupture and activate clotting, causing heart attack or stroke." "We must always be cau...
Women In Government report on eliminating cervical cancer
...ervical Cancer in America," finds that none of the states
are where they should be, based on cervical cancer... each). The report also found that among the four states
that fared best: At least eighty percent of age-appropriate women have been screened in the last t...
Researchers develop way to track quality of home health care
...terRAI assessment that has been adopted in 10 U.S. states
and several other countries. A big advantage is that the measures are available with no further data collection. The newly developed set of indicators look at processes, such as administering flu vaccine and reviewing patient medication, and outcome...
Rotary blood pump shows promise for pediatric patients
...oving the treatment of intractable heart failure," states
Dr. Michael DeBakey, author of the editorial in the journal, Artificial Organs. Researchers are hopeful for further advancement in the technology but stress the need for commitment from leaders in the field in addition to "adequate reimbursement."...
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