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Study shows women's medication use higher than expected

... interview, she failed to mention it on subsequent visits without prompting. The interviews were conducted d...ents had 776 interviews. Patients who had multiple visits during that time frame were interviewed multiple times. The interviews were conducted following wome...

UF professor: Living choices need new terms for aging baby boomers

...estment clubs and summer camps that allow weeklong visits by grandchildren, Golant said. PERCs are increasingly found outside the traditional Sunbelt, in states such as New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Illinois and South Carolina, despite their colder climes, he said. Not to be confused with PERCs, elder pa...

University of Pittsburgh and French National Institute begin scientific collaboration

...cientific exchange, including short- and long-term visits of senior scientists between the two countries. The agreement also will help to fulfill federal policy encouraged by the National Science Foundation to increase the travel of young American scientists abroad to accentuate the international dimension ...

OHSU researchers hope to prevent childhood asthma with new eczema drug

...r study. All study-related drugs and treatment (20 visits total) are provided at no charge. The double-blind, multicenter, randomized study is funded by Novartis, however Hanifin and his colleagues are seeking additional funding from the National Institutes of Health to continue to follow children who do d...

Study examines inappropriate medication prescribing for elderly patients

...ribed at approximately eight percent of outpatient visits by elderly patients, with pain relievers and centr... inappropriate drug prescribing at ambulatory care visits (physician's office and hospital outpatient visits) by older persons from 1995 to 2000. Dr. Gouldin...

U.S. push for diesel poses risk to public health, scientists say

...creases in lung function and increases in hospital visits for respiratory causes. Children, the elderly and individuals with preexisting respiratory disease have increased sensitivity to ozone exposure. Ozone is formed in the lower atmosphere through sunlight-initiated chemical reactions between nitrogen ox...

Stroke news tips for Friday, Feb. 6, 2004

...of neurological function were determined in clinic visits (996 patients) or telephone calls (1,448 patients). CT scans blinded to type of treatment were read at a central location. Results will include modified Rankin scale and Barthel index scores at 90 days for all patients receiving study medication an...

Jan/Feb 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...ed. The authors note that the decrease in medical visits occurred at a stage in life when the incidence of many late effects of cancer therapy, including most second cancers, cardiovascular disease, osteoperosis and endocrinopathies, are increasing. The authors suggest that these findings have important...

Physicians can help family members caring for dying loved ones

...ncy help, Rabow said. He added that physician home visits have been shown to improve patient quality of life and delay nursing home admissions. 4) Have empathy for family emotions and relationships. In particular physicians must recognize that adult children frequently assume responsibilities for ill parent...

New vaccine for herpes in final trial phase

...d for a total of 20 months through periodic clinic visits and contacts. ...

Skin photographs may help patients detect new or changed moles

...esent) and conducted skin self-examinations during visits to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Patients were given copies of these "baseline" photographs. Next, researchers changed the appearance of existing moles and created new moles on the patients using cosmetic eyeliner pencil i...

Pediatricians and parents key to improving quality of children's health care

...said. "Yet, experts agree that most emergency room visits and hospitalizations for asthma attacks could be avoided if more children were taking the right medications." Dr. Simpson said pediatricians are critical to closing the gap between what is known about children's health (evidence-based practice) and ...

Drop in hormone therapy use shows physicians heed clinical trial findings, Stanford researchers say

...based physicians to determine the number of office visits at which the medications were either newly prescribed or continued. The combination of data helped them track changes in physician practice since the mid-1990s. In the year following the July 2002 announcement about the risks of long-term estroge...

Trials on hormone therapy and hypertension treatment change practice, medication usage of patients

...herapeutic Index database provided data on patient visits to office-based physicians during which hormone therapy was prescribed. The researchers found that annual hormone therapy prescriptions increased from 58 million in 1995 to 90 million in 1999, representing approximately 15 million women per year, ...

Placebo-controlled clinical trials put children with asthma at risk

...ore than 867,000 emergency room exams; 5.8 million visits to the doctor's office; and 10 million missed school days. Many patients deal with severe discomfort that may be associated with anxiety. The researchers examined the impact policy initiatives in the 1990s have had on the inclusion of children in...

Economic impact of back pain substantial

...tion to physician visits, the survey also measured visits to such health-care providers as chiropractors, physical therapists, psychologists and nurses. The annual per capita expenditures for patients with back pain were 1.6 times higher than those without back pain -- $3,498 vs. $2,177. These increased exp...

Palliative care for dying children

...le, studied the frequency and duration of hospital visits by people under 25 who died in Washington State between 1990 and 1996. They focused primarily on people who suffered from long-term illnesses, as these patients in particular could benefit from improvements in palliative and end of life care. 8,893 p...

Men do not cause yeast infections in women

...l infection and were asked to return for follow-up visits after two weeks, four weeks, six months and a year...performed an exam and collected specimens at these visits as well. After the symptomatic visits, the men were also asked for new specimen collections. Thirty-...

Practice-based intervention improves quality of care for young children

...ention families: enhanced well-child care (through visits with the physician and Healthy Steps specialist); 6 home visits in the first 3 years; Healthy Steps specialist-staffed child developmental telephone line to address...

Joslin announces first international affiliate in Bahrain

...ion and monitoring costs, more frequent healthcare visits and, in some cases, lowered work productivity. In some countries, insurance does not pay for all costs associated with diabetes management and education. WHO estimates that a low-income Indian family may have to allocate 25 percent of its income for...

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