Tag: "states" at medical news
Hispanic drug use rises in US culture
...of acculturation on drug use has been conducted in states
with larger Hispanic enclaves such as California, Florida and the Southwest. In these states
Hispanics are more likely to live in heavily concentrated ethnic communities, which may slow their a...
MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
...radigm in the early diagnosis of breast cancer. It states
that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is substantially more accurate than mammography in diagnosing very early stages of breast cancer . Up to now MRI was thought to be hardly suited for the detection of such 'ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) . Resear...
States taking action to insure nation's 13.3M uninsured young adults
August 8, 2007, New York, NYSince 2003, 16 states
have enacted legislation requiring insurance compa...w since 1994, recent legislative activity reflects states
rising concern about the steady loss of coverage among young adults under the age of 30. Because ...
Study reveals gaps in vaccine financing for underinsured children
...ry to June 2006. The researchers found that many states
were not able to provide state-purchased vaccines ...accines given in the private sector, 46 percent of states
did not provide publicly purchased varicella (chickenpox) vaccine to underinsured children and 70 pe...
Maternal obesity prior to pregnancy associated with birth defects
..., and colleagues interviewed 10,249 women in eight states
whose babies were born with birth defects between 1997 and 2002. The women were contacted between six weeks and 24 months after the babys birth and asked for their height and weight before pregnancy, along with other demographic and medical informati...
HealthGrades study: Bariatric surgery patients have fewer complications at high-volume hospitals
...y of bariatric surgery outcomes at hospitals in 19 states
over the years 2003 to 2005 also found that five-s...cedures in the years 2003, 2004 and 2005 in the 19 states
that collect and release all-payer outcomes data. Those states
are: Arizona, California, Florida, Io...
'SCHIP funding levels too low' ACP tells Senate Finance Committee Leaders
...s on May 7. A federal grant program to support states
that redesign their Medicaid and SCHIP programs around the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). The PCMH provides patients with care coordinated by a primary care physician. The potential of this model to improve care and lower costs is supported ...
Where is the most dangerous place to travel over the holiday?
...iversity of Minnesota today released a list of the states
where Americans are more likely to die in a traffi...at they can be as lethal as they are lovely. The states
with the highest proportion of their total traffic fatalities occurring on rural roads are: 1) Mai...
Women's mortality rates for cardiovascular disease differ widely among hospitals
...care quality ratings for 2,100 hospitals in the 19 states
that publish hospital outcomes data, which are ava...(Heart Attack) Heart failure Stroke Nineteen states
make available the outcomes data necessary for this study. Those states
include: Arizona, California...
Parents of chronically ill kids are helped by better access to federal and employer leave
...ing closely watched as a potential model for other states
and the federal government. Paid Family Leave Insurance is a major attempt at change and California is the only state right now to have it, said Chung. However, what effects it will actually have on families and businesses are still very unclear....
Smoking rate has plummeted in New York City
...n record (17.5%), and lower than all but five U.S. states
(California, Washington, Idaho, Utah and Connecticut). Over the past year, smoking decreased among men (from 22.5% to 19.9%) and among Hispanics (from 20.2% to 17.1%). These large declines followed a year-long ad campaign aimed at prompting more smok...
Stevens Roundtable: Health, Technology & Society, July 11
...ifficult when seniors suffer from multiple disease states
such as hypertension, diabetes and cancer. Seniors... As America's population ages, additional disease states
will present themselves, compounding the difficulty of delivering care. In addition, information pr...
FPG receives $8 million for autism research
...m professional development center, which will help states
incorporate effective practices for children with autism in classrooms, homes and communities. Autism is characterized by impairment in communication skills, social interactions and repetitive patterns of behavior. In the past two decades the numbe...
High-Need Physician Workforce Incentives Act endorsed by American College of Physicians
...oted. The legislation also will provide grants to states
to provide physicians with care coordination fees .... The proposal directs HRSA to make grants to the states
to provide financial aid for care management to physicians in medically-underserved areas to support...
Study identifies new regulator of fat metabolism
...liers laboratory has been studying the physiologic states
of animals consuming various types of diets -- including standard animal chow diets and diets moderately high in both fats and carbohydrates, as well as ketogenic diets. And she has found through her experiments that even though mice are fed exactly ...
International journal group updates guidelines on registration of clinical trials
...rollment on or after July 1, 2008. This definition states
that a clinical trial is any research study that prospectively assigns human participants or groups of humans to one or more health-related interventions to evaluate the effects on health outcomes. The ICMJE will not consider results posted in th...
Harboring hostility may be linked to unhealthy lungs
...rse link between hostility and pulmonary function, states
lead author and psychologist Benita Jackson PhD MPH, Smith College. Its remarkable to see reductions in lung function during a time of life we think of as healthy for most people. Right now, we cant say if having a hostile personality causes lung fu...
'Energy Up' demonstrates success as obesity intervention program for inner-city girls
... Up" is not based on the health belief model which states
that teens are unhealthy because they dont know certain behaviors are harmful. Instead, this novel program identifies why teens engage in unhealthy behaviors, specifically overeating, and acknowledges that many young people overeat when they know it ...
Study: Who claims to be a pediatrician?
...for all active physicians in two randomly selected states
in each region of the United States Ohio and Wisc...urvey to nearly 400 active physicians in all eight states
who appear as pediatricians on state licensure files, but had no certification record with the ABP. ...
Policy changes have direct effect on nursing home care
...endations for safe care, the study found. While no states
have ideal nursing levels, those states
with higher Medicaid reimbursements or higher mandated nursing levels have come closer to meeting th...
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