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Using coxibs and NSAIDs to treat osteoarthritis

... with both groups of agents. A recent scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) made rec...orial questions the recommendation made in the AHA statement which described a stepped care approach to pharmacologic therapy for musculoskeletal diseases. The E...

Personal comments by physicians distract from patient needs

...tigators found no examples of a physician making a statement that led back from the self-disclosure to the patients concern. Most doctors think self-disclosure is a good idea for building relationships, said Susan H. McDaniel, Ph.D., lead author of the article and a professor of psychiatry and family medicin...

New study reports hotel guests at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning

...and employees have been injured by CO. No official statement from the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) was found pertinent to CO poisoning prevention, although the AH&LA educational foundation contracted with Schirmer Engineering (Deerfield, Illinois) to study CO risk in that industry. The AH&LA st...

Highlights from the June 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...heir actions, according to an updated ADA position statement published this month:It is the position of the American Dietetic Association to encourage environmentally responsible practices that conserve natural resources, minimize the quantity of waste generated and support the ecological sustainability of the...

Persistent smokers may have higher risk to become depressed than never smokers

...earch and evidence in order to make an unambiguous statement that smoking cigarettes cause depression. Examination of potential shared genetic vulnerability for both tobacco dependence and depression is among the further challenges", Dr. Korhonen is discussing the evidence so far. According to Korhonen, one ca...

Fatalistic beliefs about cancer cause many to ignore cancer prevention advice

...About 47 percent of those surveyed agreed with the statement that "It seems like almost everything causes cancer," while 27 percent agreed that "Theres not much people can do to lower their chances of getting cancer." Moreover, 71.5 percent of American adults agreed that "There are so many recommendations abou...

ACP challenges Congress to make 'fundamental changes' in Medicare payment policies

...Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health in a written statement for the record submitted today. Thursdays hearing... American Osteopathic Association released a joint statement of principles that defines the characteristics of a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The four organiz...

Major employers, physicians, stakeholders unite to revolutionize America's healthcare system

...f the Collaborative were revealed today in a joint statement submitted for the record of a hearing of the House...hysician groups, are expected to endorse the joint statement and become members of the Collaborative in the very near future....

'Marked departure' in Medicare practice of paying physicians in Geriatric Care Improvement Act

...y by the American College of Physicians (ACP) in a statement submitted for the record. During its hearing on T... American Osteopathic Association released a joint statement of principles that defines the characteristics of a patient-centered medical home. These four organ...

Global integration package welcome news

... better ways to diagnose and treat disease. The statement which includes $500 million to extend eligibility for the 175 percent premium R&D tax concession, $351.8 million for Industry Productivity Centres and $21.5 million for a National Nanotechnology Strategy, offers the promise of an Australia which can ...

Government fails sleepy Judge Dodd

...is driver's licence was cancelled despite a public statement by the Chief Judge of the District Court stating that he had been diagnosed with sleep apnea and successfully treated for it. "The ramifications of this decision are major as the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority has set a dangerous precedent for man...

INTERMACS group reveals recent successes to international transplant community

...tory of VAD and recipient information by issuing a statement requiring all U.S. hospitals to participate in the INTERMACS registry in order to receive reimbursements for devices intended for destination therapy. Since that time, hospitals from around the U.S. are joining INTERMACS, allowing INTERMACS to obtai...

Studies highlight 'real world' use, safety of drug-eluting stents

...e necessary statistical power to make a definitive statement about this complication, Dr. Dangas said. Overall, 0.4 percent of patients developed stent thrombosis at one year, and another 0.3 percent of patients developed probable stent thrombosis. The combined rate of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) was ...

Colon cancer survival linked to number of lymph nodes examined

... nodes examined leads to improved survival. Such a statement could only be supported by a randomized, controlled clinical trial - which would not be ethically possible to do....

Joint Principles of PC-MH released by organizations representing more than 300,000 physicians

...uality and safety are hallmarks of the PC-MH. The statement features eight sub-points highlighting specific responsibilities, education, decision making, technology, participation and other necessary elements to improve quality and safety. "By its very definition, a medical home is a quality improvement app...

AHA statement recommends doctors change approach

...stroke, according to an American Heart Association statement published today in Circulation: Journal of the Ame...uthor of the American Heart Association scientific statement and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital. "We advise ph...

Model language unveiled to help clinical researchers disclose financial conflicts

...quate disclosure to all people, we included a core statement in the new disclosure language that's to be made available to everyone. We then added an explicit invitation for potential research participants to ask for more detail." After extensive focus group testing and multiple rounds of review by represent...

Cough and phlegm cause fourfold increase in COPD incidence

...us work from the same group and indicates that the statement '15 percent of smokers will develop COPD' is wrong and that lifetime risk of COPD in smokers is significantly higher, probably about 35 to 50 percent." He continued: "The predictive value of chronic cough and phlegm is probably more surprising give...

CHPA statement regarding 'Monitoring the Future' findings on cough medicine abuse

Washington, D.C. -- Following is a statement by Linda A. Suydam, D.P.A., president of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), regarding today's release of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)'s Monitoring the Future survey, which includes data on the non-medical use of medic...

Physicians enlisted in efforts to keep demented drivers off the road

...oving they can still drive safely, starting with a statement from their physicians. Drivers may also have to retake the standard on-road driving safety test administered by the State Highway Patrol. "Officials with the Department of Revenue, with the State Highway Patrol, and with the Missouri Department of ...

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