Tag: "educational" at medical news
AACR awards scholarships for minority and underrepresented scientists
...ACR maintains a strong commitment to enhancing the educational
and training opportunities available to the next generation of cancer researchers," said Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), AACR's chief executive officer. "Our primary mission is to promote the exchange of knowledge and new ideas among the scientist...
Education program reduces incidents of shaken baby syndrome
...ts that show that they received and understood the educational
materials. Nurses at the hospitals were trained by nurse educators to provide pamphlets, discuss them with parents and show a short video. Nurses were to specifically seek out fathers or father-figures who are more often involved in shaken baby synd...
Six organizations vie for INFORMS 'science of better' innovation prize
...ng with its parent Nanzan University, developed an educational
planning system to cope with alarming national trends in higher education. In Japan, the number of students entering universities is shrinking, due to a declining birth rate. Some private universities cannot utilize their full capacity and many unive...
Scientists to study actions of botanical oils
... major projects of the center as well as directing educational
and community outreach in the area of complementary and alternative medicine. Three major projects will be carried out at Wake Forest and one at Brigham and Women's Hospital of Harvard Medical Center. At Wake Forest, one project will examine how flax...
Children's Hospital, Oakland's Dr. Barbara Staggers wins prestigious award
...hological care services as well as afterschool and educational
programs. Dr. Staggers will open a second adolescent clinic in at the Youth Uprising site in East Oakland this summer. Friday, April 15, 20052 p.m. (reception to follow) Zellerbach Auditorium U.C. Berkeley...
In years preceding medicare eligibility, many older adults at risk of being uninsured
...uals, and those with low family incomes and/or low educational
attainment in 1992 were more likely to be uninsured at least once. Older age, male sex, poor overall health, having one or more chronic illness, and being uninsured at the start of the study were all associated with higher risk of death. "The proport...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, April 2005
...of an interventional pulmonary (IP) program and an educational
program dramatically reduced equipment repair cost...1 per procedure. The hospital then implemented an educational
program to enhance the skills of physicians and the technical staff handling the equipment. The pro...
Few women at risk for breast cancer willing to use drug to prevent the disease
...try it, and very few changed their minds after the educational
session. Surprisingly, the decision to use or not use tamoxifen was independent of actual breast cancer risk. Concerns about adverse effects or low self-perceived breast cancer risk were significant reasons for not using tamoxifen. Women from low eco...
The world's leading researchers in clinical immunology to gather for FOCIS 2005
...ter without charge and have complete access to the educational
sessions occurring at the 2005 Annual Meeting. A press room with interview space, computers, modem lines, telephone and fax services will be available upon request. To download a FOCIS 2005 preliminary program and registration materials, visit www....
Will cancer vaccine get to all women?
...l Research, N. K. Ganguly, says it will take a big educational
effort to convince parents. Vaccinating men could be the best way to prevent the spread of HPV among women. HPV is extremely common. Half of all sexually active women between 18 and 22 in the US are infected. Most cases clear up, but sometimes infe...
ACP and ACP Foundation launch 3-year effort to improve diabetes care
... ACP Foundation a multimillion-dollar unrestricted educational
grant for the three-year effort. The new initiative will create and disseminate educational
tools and information for physicians, patients, and other members of the health care team and will w...
College students likely drink much more alcohol than they think they do
... and under-report levels of consumption. However, educational
feedback regarding definitions of standard drinks appears to improve students' understanding of how much they actually drink. "Just about everything we know about how much college students drink comes from survey studies," said Aaron White, assistant...
Learning software developed by Rutgers-Newark scientist helps 450,000 students with reading
... states all have something in common: They've used educational
Fast ForWord software products developed from research that began in the lab of Rutgers-Newark professor of neuroscience Paula Tallal. Working at Rutgers-Newark's Center for Molecular and Biological Neuroscience, she has brought a neuroscientist's pe...
Long term outcomes for children who undergo ear tube placement surgery
...ong-term reduction in risk of subsequent language, educational
and developmental impairments. Hannu Valtonen, M.D., Ph.D.,of Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland, and colleagues report on the results of follow-up checkups 14 years following surgery for 237 children who had tubes inserted to treat ear inf...
American Dietetic Association statement on new 'MyPyramid'
...good nutritional choices. ADA recommended that the educational
messages within and accompanying the Pyramid shoul...symbol plus consumer messages and motivational and educational
tools that work together to guide people toward healthy food choices. The 2005 Dietary Guidelines em...
Press registration reminder ESC Congress 2005, 3-7 September 2005
...ongress. For Your Heart's Sake consists of fun yet educational
activities on cardiovascular disease prevention and offers free risk assessment (of blood pressure, cholesterol and overall risk prediction using the ESC HeartScore tool) to attendees. For Your Heart's Sake will also feature messages specific to the...
Direct-to-consumer advertising may influence physicians' prescribing decisions
...le proponents counter that they can serve a useful educational
function and help avert underuse of effective treatments for conditions that may be poorly recognized, highly stigmatized, or both." The authors add that "antidepressant medications consistently rank among the top DTC advertising categories." Richa...
ASGE Foundation to hold first Crystal Awards Dinner
...raduate courses and published scholarly reviews or educational
materials, including videos. Distinguished ... individual who has been a strong supporter of the educational
and research mission of the society. Honorary Members Ricardo Barinaga, MD, Mexico City, Mex...
Actor-patients' requests for medications boost prescribing for depression
...ribing. Proponents believe they can serve a useful educational
function. This study addresses this issue of over- or under-prescribing. The researchers randomly assigned actors portraying patients with symptoms of major depression or adjustment disorder to make 298 unannounced visits to 152 family physicians and...
College education protects middle-age caucasian women against obesity
... white women were thinner with increasing baseline educational
attainment. These results are consistent with prev...African American women do not seem to benefit from educational
attainment in the same way that white women do." The authors state that "While overall rates of obes...
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