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Disfigured patients may be forced to forego surgery
...es may be forcing some adults and children to live with
painful medical conditions or disfigurement. This ...ity; however, patients could appeal the denial and with
proper scientific literature and evidence-based studies the denial could be overturned. The new excl...
Half-million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for Hispanics in 2004 - up 49% from 2000
...s performed in 2004, followed by African Americans with
5 percent (461,000 procedures), and Asians with
3 percent (276,000 procedures). "This tremendous growth shows that Hispanics have adopted and adapte...
Aspirin's potential ability to prevent colon polyps may not apply equally to all
...recancerous colon polyps may be strongest in those with
particular genetic variants. In the March 16 Jour...e incidence of colon polyps more strongly in women with
alternative forms of a gene involved in the metabolism of aspirin than in those with
the most common...
Massive weight loss patients create mass appeal for body contouring procedures
...rgeons are treating increasing numbers of patients with
dramatic weight loss, and surgeons are applying th...g patients choose invasive procedures when dealing with
lower body contouring. Rather than liposuction to contour the lower body, patients are turning to p...
Research suggests possible blood test for multiple sclerosis
...rs may be able to diagnose multiple sclerosis (MS) with
a simple blood test. The findings are reported in ... samples from 25 patients who were newly diagnosed with
blood samples from 25 healthy people to see if there is a "fingerprint," or distinct pattern...
'Chemistry and Flavor of Hispanic Foods' one-day symposium, March 15
...y finds Snack food consumption is on an upswing, with
a mind-boggling array of new and innovative choice...earchers, who are also developing healthier snacks with
more fiber, fruit and antioxidants. ( AGFD 109 , Tuesday, March 15, 1:30 p.m.)* Mat tea: Energy bo...
Compound may help prevent diabetes in fast-food fans
...arly eat fast-foods that are high in fat. Chemists with
the U.S. Department of Agriculture report they hav...ays Wallace H. Yokoyama, Ph.D., a research chemist with
USDA's Agricultural Research Service in Albany, Calif. "In our studies with
hamsters, adding HPMC to...
Community-based care beats standard clinic in lowering heart
...dy included 364 people who had brothers or sisters with
a history of premature coronary disease (before ag...lves. Participants, on average, were 49 years old with
a high school education. None had a personal history of heart disease when they enrolled in the stu...
Chemists identify immune system mechanism for methamphetamine binges
...d help explain why chronic users go on long binges with
the illicit drug, also known as speed. The study c...largest scientific society. "Test animals injected with
methamphetamine actually developed antibodies to the drug, which is highly unique for a molecule of ...
Cardiologists underestimate racial and ethnic disparities in care
...mpared to white physicians. Most physicians agreed with
the statement that people receive different care b.... When you ask physicians' about miscommunication with
patients, or their own attitudes, they don't rate those as such big factors in contributing to dispa...
Stroke awareness low among women, especially minorities
...c minorities at highest risk were least aware. As with
heart attack, it is critical that women at risk for stroke know the warning signs because delayed treatment can lead to greater disability or death." The American Heart Association-sponsored telephone survey included 1,024 women ages 25 and older. A...
Blacks less likely to get expensive, newer heart treatments
...ardiology joint guidelines recommend that patients with
this syndrome undergo early heart catheterization ...ow 37,813 white and 5,504 black high-risk patients with
this syndrome were treated compared to the recommendations in the joint guidelines. The patient inf...
Minorities, poor, uneducated bear the burden
...can Americans, Hispanics/Mexican Americans, people with
low socioeconomic status, and residents of the sou...Prevention and Health Promotion at the CDC. People with
less than a high school education also tended to have more cardiovascular disease and related risk f...
Cardiovascular health disparities must be eradicated
...0 percent less often in African Americans compared with
whites. Furthermore, minorities were less likely ... need to take both on their own and in partnership with
other groups," he said. The summary also cites an Institute of Medicine report that defines "major ...
Health care report cards may increase racial/ethnic disparities in bypass operations
...e that minority patients are less likely to comply with
treatment, more likely to refuse treatment, and delay seeking care for additional health problems." "Although this increase in disparities appears to be transient, it took nine years after report cards were established for the differences in CABG use...
Vitamin E may not prevent cancer or cardiovascular events, but may increase risk for heart failure
...tudy to evaluate whether long-term supplementation with
vitamin E decreases the risk of cancer, cancer dea... 1999, and included patients at least 55 years old with
vascular disease or diabetes mellitus. This trial was extended (HOPEThe Ongoing Outcomes [HOPE-TOO])...
Drug therapy may be comparable to invasive cardiac procedures for elderly patients with heart attack
...0,000 Medicare enrollees are admitted to hospitals with
AMI annually. "These patients face a high risk o...rom 158,831 elderly Medicare patients hospitalized with
a first episode of confirmed AMI in 1994 1995, followed up for 7 years. The researchers examined t...
Most hospital executives have substantial concerns about mandatory error reporting systems
...a study to elicit the views of hospital executives with
regard to mandatory state reporting systems and cl...COOs) from randomly selected hospitals in 2 states with
mandatory reporting and public disclosure, 2 states with
mandatory reporting without public disclosu...
Use of potentially inappropriate medications among elderly common in some European countries
...riate medication use and is based on small studies with
uncertain generalizability. Daniela Fialov, Pharm....tially inappropriate medication use was associated with
patient's poor economic situation (nearly two times increased risk), polypharmacy (the administratio...
Risk of cardiac death after radiotherapy for breast cancer has declined, study finds
... risk of ischemic heart disease that is associated with
radiotherapy for breast cancer has substantially d...nal Cancer Institute. In 2002, about 42% of women with
breast cancer received adjuvant radiation therapy after surgery. Adjuvant radiation therapy decrease...
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