Tag: "advocates" at medical news

Patients' requests for antidepressants can influence physician evaluation of depression

...ies about suicide. "Patients should be educated advocates for their own quality health care, but if they become over-focused on wanting a particular treatment rather than the most appropriate treatment in general, the result may be missed opportunities and diminished quality of care," Feldman added....

Elderly, ill men get unneeded prostate cancer screenings

...ysicians' group, or prostate cancer advocacy group advocates PSA screening for frail, elderly men, and yet we are doing it," says Walter, who is also an assistant professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. The study appears in the November 15, 2006 issue of the Journal of the Ameri...

Secondhand smoke in cars may lead to dangerous levels of contaminants for children

... smoky cars. We think that policymakers and health advocates should pay close attention to these findings in order to promote smoke-free domestic environments for children."...

'Senseless' turf battles between health development and relief agencies

...countries would be higher. "Health development advocates assume that public health budgets will not be incr...ies are senseless, says Ooms. "Health development advocates should not blame medical relief advocates for ignoring concerns about sustainability. The actions of...

No butts about it: Unique UH database shows Texas is crushing out smoking

...is a one of kind system that allows policy makers, advocates and concerned citizens to find out what's happening at the state and county levels on the issue of second hand smoke," Phyllis Gingiss, professor of public health education in the UH department of health and human performance, said. The database is...

NIAID announces leadership for newly restructured HIV/AIDS clinical trials networks

...ions with researchers, clinicians, nurses, patient advocates and people living with or at risk for developing HIV/AIDS. The restructured networks will capitalize on earlier HIV/AIDS medical advances and better position NIAID and its clinical research collaborators to address evolving scientific challenges and ...

How to build a better brain

...he Gates Foundation and Boeing have been long-time advocates for improving K-12 education. "They've all come to the conclusion that we are starting too late," she said. Legislators in both Nebraska and Arizona are also working with Shonkoff and other members of the council to write policies of their own. He ...

Pauletta and Denzel Washington to present Cedars-Sinai neuroscience scholarships June 7

...arship program since its inception in 2004. Strong advocates for the strength of family and the power of education, they and their children are committed to being active partners in the scholarship program, meeting applicants and announcing the annual awards. "We believe nothing is more valuable than knowledge...

Growing diabetes epidemic: Patient/physician disconnect on disease management

...spond to oral agents in diabetes." The Roundtable advocates for improvements in the current diabetes care system, including the use of available resources to help patients best manage the disease. The survey shows 59 percent of patients surveyed have worked with a diabetes educator. Almost four in five pati...

New council promotes partnerships between UCSF and community

...and the community. Comprised of 10 public service advocates from the San Francisco community and 10 from UCSF, the newly appointed UCSF University-Community Partnerships Council will provide direction for the current partnerships program. "If UCSF is to remain a leading university, it is essential that we su...

New WHO child growth standards: UN news conference in NY with audio available by telephone

...w charts, parents, doctors, policymakers and child advocates will know when the nutrition and healthcare needs of children are not being met. The new Standards for infants and young children are the result of a global study initiated by WHO in 1997 to develop a new international standard for assessing the phys...

Autism has high costs to US society

...as provide a useful reference for policymakers and advocates to help them more fully understand the financial impact of autism on U.S. society. Ganz's analysis of the costs includes direct and indirect medical costs associated with the disorder. But he believes the $35 billion annual societal cost for caring ...

When the cause is right, politics and surgery sometimes mix

...treatments, surgeons can play an important role as advocates for political solutions, according to a series of special articles in the April issue of SURGERY (Volume 139, Number 4, April 2006) published by Elsevier. The articles highlight some recent health care crises and the effective advocacy response by su...

Surgical critical care team at HUP earns Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence

...n the unexpected has happened." "Our nurses act as advocates for their patients, placing themselves alongside the families," adds Victoria Rich, PhD, RN, Chief Nursing Officer at HUP. "The same nurse takes care of the same patient. Our nurses are not rotated from bed to bed. They develop a relationship and con...

Special education data provide misleading trends of changing autism prevalence

... data to draw conclusions. And I think parents and advocates have every right to be angry at our collective inability to answer such consequential questions as, 'Do more of our children have autism than in the past? If yes, then why?' "...

Funding for, and societal impact of, cancer research to be discussed during AACR press briefing

... Convention Center, leading cancer researchers and advocates will discuss the implications of funding cuts for cancer research. An economist from the University of Chicago also will reveal the results of a new study about the economic and societal impacts of improved longevity and health resulting from cancer ...

AACR launches new magazine to focus on people and progress in cancer

...re than 16,000 leading researchers, physicians and advocates will gather to hear about the latest findings in cancer research and treatment. CR's mission is to put a human face on cancer research. AACR leadership and CR's editorial team will join the premiere issue's cover models 16 survivors of all types o...

EBCC calls to speed access to innovative advances for all breast cancer patients

Breast cancer specialists and advocates at the 5th European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-5) called today for patients to have equal and speedy access to new breast cancer treatments and procedures, as soon as they are validated by comparative clinical trials. Doctors and patient groups...

The Nice Manifesto

...ts a commitment from doctors, nurses, patients and advocates to support breast cancer research and improve patient care. Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in European women and although survival rates are improving there is still a long way to go. The manifesto is endorsed by the three organisations E...

Penn study shows smokers assume false sense of safety from ads for low nicotine Quest cigarettes

...els to enjoy "nicotine-free smoking." Anti-smoking advocates highlight the long-term health effects like cancer and emphysema that result from a lifetime of smoking or chewing tobacco. These maladies, however, are the result of chemicals in cigarettes other than nicotine. While Quest cigarettes do offer redu...

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