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Managed-Care Systems Could Save By Eliminating Restricted Access To Dermatologists
...skin problems the medication costs are often three times
the costof the office visit, so the total cost before the referral is much higher thanour conservative estimate," he said. The results are based on data about office visits to doctors as recordedin the National Ambulatory Medical Care surveys for 199...
Exercise Is The Best Means Of Weight Control In Teenagers
...le adolescents who undertook heavy dieting were 18 times
more likely to develop an eating disorder than tho...iet. Those girls who dieted moderately, were five times
more at risk. The authors conclude that dieting is the most important predictor of new eating disord...
Should Doctors Urge Patients To Take Breaks From Their Drugs?
...ontrol bystopping patients' triple therapy several times
for periods of about two weeks,leaving a month or so between each treatment holiday. He will study patients whowere put onto drug cocktails soon after infection, before they produceddetectable antibodies to HIV. If his trial is successful in tipping ...
Debilitating Body Image Disorder Often Begins In Teens; Likely To Be Missed
...ween my front teeth has gotten any wider?"up to 30 times
a day. About half of 19 subjects treated with serotonin reuptake inhibitorsexperienced a decrease in preoccupation, distress and compulsive behavior and reported improvedfunctioning, researchers found. Subjects responded to the ant...
The Whole Truth From Five-Year-Olds
...ect after the prosecutor tried and failed fivemore times
to demonstrate that the girl - the onlywitness to the crime - understood the importanceof telling the truth in court. "You've got this really smart little kid, and alawyer who does not know how to ask questions,"says Dr. Lyon, Ph.D., J.D. "Because th...
Tiny Tools Give New Meaning To 'Cutting Edge'
...tegrated circuits. His silicon blades are up to 10 times
as sharp as theadvanced medical tools made from me... the working end of his cutting toolsup to 200,000 times
per second, roughly eight times
faster than any ultrasonicdevices on the market. Lal currently has s...
Tip Sheet: Think About Your Health In April
... the longest history of economic hardship were4.56 times
more likely to suffer from depression compared with those subjectswith no history of economic hardship. The study was published in the NewEngland Journal of Medicine and is co-authored by U-M School of Public Health Prof. John W. Lynch and Sarah J. ...
Inhibiting Growth Of New Blood Vessels Reduces Heart Disease Plaque In Mice
...posits greater than 250 micronsthick, roughly four times
the width of a human hair, contained blood vessels. Less than 3 percent of plaque deposits between 100 and 250 microns had vesselsin them. "In our studies, the animals did not develop any significant adverseside effects. They gained weight,...
ENBREL (Etanercept) Patient And Physician Support Web Site Launched
...sease that can strike at any age and affects three times
as manywomen as men. ENBREL is the first in a class of rheumatoid arthritis drugsknown as biologic response modifiers (BRMs), a new approach to RA management andthe first breakthrough treatment in many years for people with rheumatoidarthritis. In m...
Nonintrusive Imaging Technique Useful For Identifying Language Regions In Kids' Brains
...unt silently, with the whole process repeated five times
for eachtrial. In other trials, the six teens were tested using a similar procedure for theirability to generate words from a sequence of five beginning letters. Both theword spelling and the word generation trials were performed at least twice.The i...
Study: Birth Defects Decrease Survival, Childbirth, Boost Risk Of Similar Defects
... Deaths among those with birth defects were 15 times
as high in the firstyear of life and 12 times
as high in the second year as among the others, theysaid. The relative risk decreased with age but w...
Study: Among Heart Failure Patients, Women Survive Twice As Long As Men
...und that: Men with ischemic heart failure were 1.5 times
more likely than women to dieduring the first 18 m...nt. Men with non-ischemic heart failure were three times
more likely to die duringthat period. Among patients with congestive heart failure, men more often ...
New Study Finds Blacks Face 38 Percent Higher Stroke Risk
...orrhagic -- or internal bleeding - stokes were 4.5 times
as likely tobe fatal as the ischemic strokes, which are caused by insufficient blood flowthrough the brain. "Although further understanding of the reasons for the observed excessin death from stroke among blacks is needed, this study provides...
Sex And Survival: In Some Matters Of The Heart Women Have The Edge
... Men with nonischemic heart disease were three times
more likely thanfemales to die during the first ye...ischemic heart disease were about one-and-one-half times
more likely to dieduring that period. Overall, males whose CHF was caused by high blood pressureand...
Sex Can Boost The Immune System
...ntigen. But people who had very frequent sex-three times
a week or more-hadlower IgA levels than the abstainers. The researchers presented the results thisweek at a meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in Providence, RhodeIsland. Clifford Lowell, an immunologist at the University of Cal...
Anabolic Steroids May Help Dialysis Patients Fight Fatigue And Gain Lean Body Mass
...d. Typically, this process must be repeated three times
a week and takesthree to four hours. In some cases, dialysis is considered a "bridge" while thepatient is awaiting a kidney transplant - which can be up to a three year waitin the US. However for some patients, the blood cleansing procedure is aper...
Recording Patients' Socio-Economic Status Is Necessary For Tackling Health Inequalities
... authors. In the UK, death rates are two to three times
higher among people in social class V than among those in social class I. Moreover, they say, the traditional classification of social classes is cumbersome to use, does not always provide a good measure of the socioeconomic factors important to hea...
Advertising May Influence Physicians' Choice Of Blood Pressure Drugs
...cost twice as much as beta blockertreatment and 20 times
as much as diuretic treatment. The current study wassupported by a grant from the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research....
UK Researchers Receive Grants To Examine Benefits Of Aerobic Exercise For People With Spinal Cord Injuries
...te an aerobic exercise program for 30 minutesthree times
each week over 10 weeks. Gater will repeat all measurements at theend of the study. The measurements are taken at the GCRC at the UK Chandler MedicalCenter. Exercises are completed at UK at the Exercise Physiology Laboratory inthe Seaton Ce...
Laser Pointer Helps Parkinson's Patients Take Next Step
...lly, while for others the episodes occur dozens of times
aday, making almost any simple movement from room to room a laborious task takingseveral minutes. Patient Stan Clark of Old Forge, a small town in northern New YorkState, noticed that when his legs stopped, looking at patterns on the floorsom...
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