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Challenges To Native American Health Care Even More Profound Than Those Facing The U.S. Health System In General

...f Medicaid, Medicare, welfare make fundingpatterns uncertain ongoing tension between Native and non-Native staff. Given the rate of change in the health care market and Native Americanhealth care systems1 relatively recent entry into that market, managementtraining for current Native American healt...

Enhancing Night Visibility Using UV Technology To Be Tested On Virginia Tech's Smart Road

...ave you ever driven in a pouringrain or thick fog, uncertain where the edge of your lane or the road is? Haveyou ever barely missed a pedestrian on a dark night because you could not seethem? Researchers in Virginia Tech's Center for Transportation Research and theVirginia Department of Transportation (VDOT...

More Bad News For Fast Food Fans

...ts found in an average American1s diet.While it is uncertain whether the results of these animal studies are applicableto humans, the researchers believe their findings are clearly cause for concern. "With the popularity of fried foods and the wide-spread fast food industry,oxidized fats are common in the Wes...

University Of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) Study: Parents' Wishes, Uncertainty Determine Resuscitation Of Premature Infants

...e extremelypremature babies at birth when they are uncertain about how the infants willfare or when they don't know parents' wishes, according to a new study. Whenparents say in advance what they want done following delivery, doctors tend tofollow those wishes. Resuscitation of such premature infants g...

For High-Volume Chest Pain Centers, Aggressive Use Of Nuclear Imaging Technology Saves Money, Shortens Hospital Says

... "These tests can give physicians who are uncertain of which course totake the confidence to discharge those patients who don't need hospitalization,"Eisenstein said. "It also finds those patients who really should receive furthertreatment." For those patients in the study who received convent...

EBCT May Help To Detect Otherwise Hidden Heart Disease In Older Adults, Find University Of Pittsburgh Researchers

...irdisease is really needed. Dr. Newman said it is uncertain what cut-off to usefor the other tests used in this study. According to Dr. Newman, "EBCT would probably be most useful in peoplewho have no evidence of disease or to confirm known risk factors. I have awoman patient in her early 70s who is...

Wanted: Holistic approach to cancer treatment

...sions and navigating anew and frightening world of uncertain information about their treatment," Hesssays. "But their oncologists may not be aware of many alternative treatments dueto lack of scientific study by the medical establishment. Many patients,overwhelmed by their diagnosis, are emotionally unable to ...

Stress common in AIDS victims who respond well to drug therapy

...tated because of the disease, it's a very scaryand uncertain 'uh-oh.' " For the study, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health, data werecollected from six groups of people whoshare what is called the Lazarus Syndrome. In the United States, combinationtherapy with protease inhibitors and otherant...

Poorer people worse off after heart attack

...ifferent socioeconomic backgrounds. "We are still uncertain what is driving these differences," says coauthor Dr.David Alter, a cardiologist and researcher at ICES. "But what is certain is thatthese differences exist and we must ensure that health care delivery and healthpromotion is targeted to all segments ...

Medical research may be damaged by court ruling on anonymised patient data

...ten guidelines are prepared to clarify the current uncertain situation for researchers....

How psychology helps improve medical decision making

...driven strategies when confronted with complex and uncertain cases. Both these strategies are error-prone, but the nature of errors is different. In the former case errors are very serious, if the knowledge is inadequate. In the later case, the errors can be corrected, but it requires time and thus hinders eff...

From smoking to sumatriptan, researchers present important new findings on the impacts of drug metabolism

...o suffer from migraines since clinicians have been uncertain about amounts of the nasal spray that safely can be given to adolescents. Their other alternative is receiving the drug by injection. In a study of 21 youths aged 12 to 17, researchers from the University of Tennessee and GlaxoWellcome Research have ...

Results of Yale study confirm aspirin helpful in preventing a first heart attack

...deaths, overall stroke, or ischemic stroke remains uncertain due to inadequate numbers of events in the primary prevention trials completed to date. While based on small numbers, the available evidence suggests an increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke that needs to be further investigated." Hebert said more...

UCLA study shows many parents not getting antibiotic message

...expected them, 47 percent of the time if they were uncertain and only 12 percent of the time if they perceived parents did not expect them. Our results suggest that public health campaigns to date have not been culturally appropriate for Asian and Latino parents, Mangione-Smith said. We also learned that if d...

Prostate cancer is costly for Californians, according to UCSF researchers

...and would have profound morbidity consequences and uncertain benefits regarding mortality, said the researchers. That is, many men would be diagnosed with prostate cancer, but many of these men would not die of the disease. Thus, it is necessary to determine who should be screened and when in order to design ...

Health-care expert proposes overhaul of long-term care financing

...use such insurance "is expensive, confusing and of uncertain reliability." Shifting the cost of nursing-home care to Medicare financed by general tax revenues plus premiums paid by enrollees would reduce the cost of private premiums and make private insurance "more affordable and less off-putting to prospec...

Research presentations at scientific meetings often receive unwarranted media coverage

...evidence rather than preliminary findings of still uncertain validity. This coverage is concerning since a substantial number of the studies remain unpublished, precluding evaluation in the scientific community, they say. Dartmouth Medical School and Veterans Affairs Outcomes Group physicians Steven Woloshin, ...

Hormone therapy study stopped due to increased breast cancer risk, lack of overall benefit

... recommended continuing the trial due to the still uncertain balance of risks and benefits. Then, at the DSMB's regularly scheduled meeting on May 31, 2002, the data review revealed for the first time that the number of cases of invasive breast cancer in the estrogen plus progestin group had crossed the bounda...

New device finds silent clots, may help prevent strokes

...(95.6 percent) as solid and seven (4.4 percent) as uncertain but apparently solid. Of 105 gas bubbles, the ins...(94.3 percent) as gaseous and six (5.7 percent) as uncertain gaseous. In the clinical portion, researchers used MTCD to monitor blood flow through the patients'...

Early intervention could halve angina rate for people at moderate risk of heart attack

...n admission. In women the effects on prognosis are uncertain and might be unfavourable, necessitating a more cautious approach to invasive procedures. These conclusions accord with the guidelines from the ESC [European Society of Cardiology] and ACC/American Heart Association that will be published in 2002. Fu...

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