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Patient-centered approach can backfire

...trained to take a more "patient-centered" approach toward healthcare. That means educating patients about th...et changes -- if they see a doctor whose attitudes toward patient-physician roles are in line with their own. But some patients, especially older patients, ...

Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke

... baths and using fans were associated with a trend toward lower risk of death. Although further studies are needed to provide specific guidance on each intervention, such as fans and air-conditioning, these results could help formulate recommendations for the prevention of heat waverelated mortality and m...

DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial

...ebo, the authors write. In fact, there was a trend toward a decrease in the number and volume of contrast-enhancing lesions in the brain in patients treated with BHT-3009 compared with placebo. Based on these results, a phase 2b triala randomized clinical trial in approximately 290 patientsof BHT-3009 is ...

Test project of patient-centered medical home model endorsed by American College of Physicians

... are pleased to have the opportunity to contribute toward solutions both immediately in Florida, and longer-term throughout the country. UnitedHealth Group will provide additional payment and practice support to the participating practices. The additional payment recognizes the extensive work that the ...

Some women benefit more from exercise when emphasis is on health, not appearance

...ip style directly affected the student's attitudes toward the class. The women in the health-oriented class reported that they felt more engaged in the workout as well as revitalized and less exhausted after class than did the women in the appearance-oriented classes. The participants in the health-orient...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Aug. 7, 2007, issue

...health care, or the care management model directed toward patients with multiple illnesses and disability, do not recognize the importance of geriatric conditions on quality of life and as markers for decline and disability. 3. Expert Group: Evidence on Benefits of Counseling Patients about Preventing ...

Postpartum hospital discharges -- when is the 'right time?'

...arding postpartum hospital stays must be refocused toward a broadened scope of policy and clinical care considerations. ...

National quality agenda, payment reform, care integration keys to improving quality, patient safety

...e away from our fragmented system of care and move toward national strategies that will ensure all Americans the high performance health care system they deserve. Despite wide agreement and support for reforms opinion leaders did identify challenges. Nearly 8 of 10 (79%) said that physician autonomy woul...

Health reform bills could improve quality and efficiency, but fall short of national plan

...Congress in the past two years are important steps toward addressing serious deficiencies in this countrys health care system, said Karen Davis, President of The Commonwealth Fund, and lead author of the study. Yet taken as a whole, they leave important gapsgaps that will prevent this country from providing...

Home health care devices focus of FDA Conference at UH

...vernment and home care industry together must work toward providing a safe environment for the use of medical devices in the home. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the University of Houston are addressing this issue at an FDA conference Home Health Care Technology: Promoting the Safe Migration...

Screening for behavioral health first step to getting treatment

... with behavioral health conditions, the first step toward effective treatment. Horgan and her colleagues recommend that patients be routinely screened in primary care settings for several reasons. First, primary care physicians have contact with the greatest number of patients. In 2001, sixty-eight percen...

When minority patients have insurance and a medical home, their health care improves

...t these performance benchmarks would go a long way toward improving the way care is delivered and eliminating disparities, say Commonwealth Fund authors. We know the medical home is a promising model of care for narrowing health care disparities and providing patients with much higher quality care in ter...

Personal comments by physicians distract from patient needs

...rs said that empathy, understanding and compassion toward the patient are more reliable and helpful for the patient. If I tell my patients about my problems or how I feel, they are taking care of me, Beckman said. Is taking care of me the only way to deepen the relationship" There are other ways. We can h...

A new direction: Integrating best-practices to improve food responses

...ocal markets, says Maxwell. We are making progress toward better market analysis that may limit, if not eliminate, the negative effects of food aid programming on these markets. One way to preserve the integrity of markets is to employ the best-practice standards of targeting humanitarian assistance bette...

New nutritional research: College students face obesity, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome

...hat this group of 18 24-year-olds are on the path toward chronic health diseases. Although limited, national data suggest the trend is not unique to UNH. The UNH data, collected from more than 800 undergraduates enrolled in a general-education nutrition course, find that at least one-third of UNH student...

Weill Cornell Medical College announces gifts totaling $400M

...in anonymous. The gifts announced today will go toward the overall "Discoveries that Make a Difference" capital campaign that will fund a variety of projects, including: New translational and clinical research programs (bench-to-patient), focused on several areas -- obesity, diabetes and metabolic d...

Future therapies for stroke may block cell death

...cs, but the majority of the work has been directed toward cancer, Kozikowski said -- in which case, paradoxically, the compounds are employed to stimulate the death of rapidly multiplying cells. The molecule known as SAHA recently received approval by the Food and Drug Administration for use in cancer thera...

Low libido in menopause linked to trouble sleeping

...e for couples to check in with each other and work toward improving communication and nurturing their partnership. With age, sexual desire may be diminished for both women and men, said Dr. Reed, whose clinical practice is at the Women's Clinic at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. But gender differenc...

What's the fat content? Whether or not you notice depends on how you think

...d and third, participants were manipulated to tend toward collective thinking or individualistic thinking, and the fourth compared undergraduate students originally from North America and East Asia. The researchers found that individualists are less affected than collectivists by the context within which ...

Stanford researchers track human stem cells transplanted into rat brain

...ce, and found that the cells successfully navigate toward areas damaged by stroke. The research group plac...stem cells used in this study were able to migrate toward a brain region in rats that mimicked a human stroke. They also found that those cells matured into t...

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