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Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments
...yment rate and to get workers who aren't currently trained
for thecurrent positions out of the labor force. "Certainly, I think the incentives would change if you raise not justthe normal retirement age but also the age at which you can get partialpayments." With baby boomers approaching retirement age, th...
Survey Finds Increasing Popularity Of Acute Stroke Teams In U.S. Hospitals
...l Medicine. ASTs are staffed by specially trained
physicians and/or nurses whorespond immediately to cases of suspected stroke, whether occurring in patientsalready in the hospital or newly arrived in the emergency room. More than500,000 Americans will suffer a stroke each year. Of those, approxima...
Diuretics And Beta-Blockers Are Best Drugs To Combat High Blood Pressure, Study Finds
...fed by nurses and physician assistants intensively trained
in hypertension, were established in 1974 by the Veterans Administration, as it was then called. The physician-coordinators and staff members were allowed to choosewhich antihypertensive regimen to follow. They also could decide howaggre...
Increased Public Access To Defibrillation Could Prove Potentially Cost-Effective And Life-Saving
...ls, is he or she liable for thedeath? Is a person trained
to use an AED fails to do so is he or she liable fornegligence? Where should AEDs be placed? How much does it cost? In a 1996 poll of state emergency medical system (EMS) directors, only27 states permitted non-emergency first responders to ...
Safe And Effective Treatment For Acute Repetitive Seizures
...e cluster. Now, with thispreparation, they can be trained
to administer treatment privately, quickly, andsafely." The study was a randomized, double-blind study of 91 individuals with acuterepetitive seizures. It was conducted by investigators collaborating at tenuniversity medical centers nationwide. The...
Electronic Nose Inspects Cheese, Hints At Human Sense Of Smell
...ificial neural network that trained
the device to scan the cheeses forthese key fatty acids. The electronic nose correctly discriminated among the cheeses. It noted that the cheese which panelists described as ...
PAHO Working With Affected Communities In Central America
...in America and the Caribbean in 1990 and has since trained
1400 officers in more than 30 countries in the Americas and in other regions of the world have received training. In Nicaragua, where 800,000 people were affected, 1,848 people have died, 1,287 are missing, and 228 are injured, PAHO is work...
Despite Progress, More Action Needed To Protect Medical Students From Exposure
To Disease Through Accidental Needlesticks, UCSF Study Finds
... medicalstudents from the classes of 1990-1996 who trained
at UCSF-affiliated hospitals.Emilie H. Osborn, MD, MPH, the lead author of the study, noted that students inthese classes benefited from UCSF's leadership in training and occupationalsafety programs designed to prevent needlestick injuries. But, the...
An Ergonomically Redesigned Analgesia Delivery Device Proves Safer And More Efficient
...d. Procedure In subjects' first session, they were trained
on how to use one of the PCA interfaces and were a...ubjects were brought in for a second day, and were trained
and tested on the alternate interface following the same procedure as the first session. Performance...
Breakthrough? Study Finds Dopamine Cannot Be Source Of Pleasure In Brain
...r the chemistswould have detected a lot of it when trained
rats repeatedly pressed the lever,too. The new work promises better explanations of how such abused chemicalsas nicotine, alcohol, cocaine and amphetamines act in the brain, Wightman said.It also might help identify less toxic substances that...
Evidence For A Heart Failure Epidemic Released
...s translates into an increasing need for specially trained
heart failureexperts within the field of internal medicine. "Often times when people think of a chronic disease epidemic, AIDS or cancermight come to mind. But heart failure must be taken seriously," Dr. McCulloughsays. "Resource planning for the man...
Who Cares For You When You're Ill
... physician assistant do? Better yet, what are they trained
to do? How do physicians feel about theirrole in ...ary careservices. Physician assistants are usually trained
by physicians alongside medicalstudents. PAs are awarded a certificate of completion rather than an...
Should Doctors Urge Patients To Take Breaks From Their Drugs?
...ng a smalltrial to see if the immune system can be trained
to keep HIV under control 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 ...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Physicians Perform First Known Pediatric Laser Surgery For Farsightedness
...use by the time they are fitted, the brainhas been trained
to ignore the message from the out-of-focus eye. Kiley's parents, Marty and Linda Bedwell, first took Kiley to Dr. Wright whenthey became aware of their son's vision problems when he was 5. For more thansix months, he often wore a patch over his "go...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Tipsheet (B) For March 29
...physicians, psychologists, and a dentist specially trained
in painmanagement, as well as a recently-hired pain management pharmacist whospecializes in helping to identify the best pain medications for each patient....
First Trial Comparing Adderall To Ritalin For ADHD Shows It To Be Longer-Lasting, Equally As Effective
...hout the day by counselors, teachers andadditional trained
observers on their success in meeting targeted behavioralgoals, and each received a daily report card. These adult supervisors alsoindicated daily if they thought the child was medicated that day or receivingplacebo, and if medicated, whether that m...
ENBREL (Etanercept) Patient And Physician Support Web Site Launched
...nsurance questions about ENBREL and RA in general, trained
telephonecounselors are available at 1-888-4ENBREL. A link to the Arthritis FoundationWeb Site is also provided. Approximately 2.1 million Americans suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, anautoimmune disease that can strike at any age and affects three ...
Teen Line Panel Of Six High School Students To Address The Issue Of Teens And Tolerance
...phonesare answered by high school students who are trained
to listen, to askquestions, and to help the caller...Teen Line program -- acurrent rotating staff of 90 trained
volunteer teens to answer the telephones,and adult mental health professionals who volunteer to prov...
Revolutionary New Procedure That Creates 'Controlled' Heart Attack Performed For
First Time In Southern California At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
...med Armando'sprocedure. "As a cardiologist, you're trained
to prevent, abort and treat heartattacks; to actually create a heart attack to help the patient is anunconventional concept. But the results are truly phenomenal." Armando wholeheartedly attests to that fact. "My wife noticed immediately afterthe pro...
Postpartum Help Needed To Keep Recent Mothers From Resuming Smoking Habit
...ur first study relied on telephone counseling by a trained
healtheducator, but someone the women didn't know. When that went away, the smokingcame back," she said. "Partners have an equal investment in the child and couldbe a source of ongoing support." Additionally, she said, it might be possible to train ...
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