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American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2004 (first issue)

... 11,481 cystic fibrosis (CF) patients who breathed urban air pollutants, investigators found that exposure to two types of tiny particulate matter and to ozone was associated with increased odds of suffering two or more pulmonary exacerbations that required either hospitalization or administration of intra...

Tuberculosis strains stay close to home, say Stanford researchers

...varying national origins living in San Francisco's urban setting surprised Hirsh. "I suspect the most reasonable explanation has to do with sociology. Immigrants from Asia don't really commingle with immigrants from other parts of the world or with native-born Americans," Small said. "But the puzzling part...

Heart attack patients face 25% lower death risk if hospitals follow national care standards

...nd types, from small community facilities to major urban and tertiary-care medical centers. The new data come from a random sample of half the heart attack patients treated at each hospital before the GAP project was implemented there, and a random sample of nearly all the patients treated in the time aft...

Los Angeles kids benefit from new asthma identification process

...poorly managed asthma in school-age children in an urban setting. The Breathmobile Program is a mobile ast...fy the prevalence of asthma in children in a large urban population. The bilingual (English and Spanish), seven-question survey addresses 11 elements regard...

Nutrition education helps stretch meager food budgets

...s, perhaps because of the higher cost of living in urban areas. Older participants appeared to gain fewer skills than did younger participants, perhaps because they already have gained these skills over time. ...

Physician assistant profession ranked third fastest-growing profession

...gical services to diverse populations in rural and urban settings. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and prescribe medications....

Racial, economic gaps in kids' eye care seen in four new studies

...lth districts representing the rural, suburban and urban areas of Michigan. They also talked with the publi...were more likely to receive eye care than those in urban areas. Within urban areas, non-Hispanic white children were more likely to receive eye care than His...

Dads miss opportunity to learn about their kids

...ed in the March issue of Pediatrics. It found that urban fathers say they want to play a more active part in their children's health care, but work and other barriers frequently stand in the way. The study found that less than half of the fathers surveyed regularly attended doctor's appointments with their...

March 2, 2004, Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet

...y finds (Article, p. 321). Researchers studied 224 urban households in which one group was given household cleaning and personal hygiene products that contained antibacterial ingredients and the second was given identical-looking products that did not have antibacterial ingredients. The investigators asked...

Homeless children have high rates of asthma

...ed States, children of color, children who live in urban medically underserved communities, and children whose families have limited economic resources have excessively high rates of asthma," according to background information in the article. Identifying high-risk groups of children is important in the d...

Potentially blinding eye disease more prevalent than previously thought

...ases of uveitis over a 10-year period from a small urban community in Minnesota. The highest incidence of uveitis was in people, ages 25 to 44 years, not the 65 years of age and older, as reported in the northern California study. The northern California rate of uveitis was also high compared with other po...

At AAAS: Biocomplexity panel on human-nature interactions

...al Interactions") will profile thelinkages between urban development and bird habitat around PugetSound; between Polynesian culture and Hawaiian ecology; andbetween shoreline development, recreational anglers and fishpopulations in Wisconsin lakes. Providing about $35 million in funding per year, NSF'sbio...

Grant expands Indiana University-Kenya AIDS program

... AMPATH is opening a new facility in May 2004 in urban Kenya for teaching, research and patient care. A second new building will be opened in the rural community of Mosoriot for treatment, counseling, teaching and research. These and other treatment facilities will feature an electronic medical record sy...

Few hospitalized patients at low risk for pain

...ed to the general medicine inpatient service at an urban academic medical center. Characteristics including age, sex, educational level, and diagnosis were obtained from hospital administrative records. Patients were contacted by telephone 30 days after discharge and were asked about pain and pain contro...

Ethnicity may affect allergies in children with asthma

...n-American children were more likely to live in an urban area, to be insured by Medicaid, to have severe pe...he home were associated with indoor allergies, and urban residency was associated with the prevalence of cockroach allergies. "It is important for physicians...

A novel way to boost childhood immunizations: Use baby pictures on personalized calendars

...ouis University researcher has found a way to help urban families keep their toddlers immunized. The research, which appears in the January issue of the American Journal of Public Health, found that parents who are given a photo calendar of their baby with the dates of upcoming immunizations clearly mar...

Kids exposed to violence have more behavioral problems

...e to violence and psychosocial maladjustment among urban school-aged children," say Oscar H. Purugganan, M....rics. The researchers recruited patients from an urban pediatric primary care clinic, interviewing them and their mothers from January 1997 to February 199...

Race affects older Americans' likelihood of getting flu shot

... Previous studies have shown that in a low-income, urban population, there is a concern about undisclosed vaccine consequences or risks. This fear is a barrier for acceptance of influenza immunization among both blacks and whites." Greenberg said that the natural reluctance about vaccination might be best ...

Wind tunnel tests could lead to healthier towns and cities

...a; it can also contribute to an uncomfortably warm urban climate. The new research will focus on the venti... it is vital to taking effective action to improve urban climate and air quality. The project will centre on wind tunnel tests that simulate airflow in urba...

UCI to lead first public health study exploring link between air pollution and heart disease

...lth study to understand how ultrafine particles in urban air pollution contribute to coronary heart disease in the elderly. Supported by a $3-million National Institutes of Health grant, Dr. Ralph Delfino, an associate professor in the College of Medicine, and colleagues from UCI and the University of Sou...

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