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Therapy to overcome fears helps children with obsessive-compulsive disorder

...ting children, our results give parents and health care providers more insight as they choose treatment," ...es that effective therapy requires a mental health care provider who has specific training or experience in exposure and response prevention therapy. Me...

Routine procedure during childbirth provides no benefits, study review finds

...er wishes regarding episiotomy during her prenatal care because it will be too late to have an informed discussion in the delivery room. "You're in charge of what happens to you in your care. Your best bet to reach a clear understanding with your doctor about what this aspect of your birth will be like ...

Physician assisted suicide and why patients are motivated to seek death

...thor of the study. "These findings can help health care providers remember to address the far reaching effects of the illness, including the quality of the dying experience with their patients." Physician-assisted suicide, where doctors prescribe medications to patients for them to self-administer to cau...

Drug safety in the doctor's office: Nearly half of patients have lapses in monitoring

...l problems. Drug safety monitoring is an important care issue that needs to be addressed by healthcare systems and physicians, and in physician practice guidelines. Individuals who are prescribed a chronic medication can be proactive and ask their physicians what tests to monitor side effects are needed ...

Stroke drug still meets resistance from doctors wary of its risks

...o change current practice and improve acute stroke care delivery." Used within the first three hours of a...2 percent of all stroke patients. Emergency stroke care should be more like trauma care, says study co-author and U-M Emergency Medicine chair William Bar...

Health geography study finds health care resources distributed unevenly in Kansas

...tribution across the state of the essential health care resources, specifically, medical practitioners and health care facilities. Residents of western or southeastern Kansas are on their own if they get sick in the mi...

Two studies document rise of superbugs in the environment

...ections in Texas should raise red flags for health care workers everywhere. "There have been deaths relate...atient to patient, often in hospitals or long-term care facilities like nursing homes. In the study, living in a long-term care facility, being 65 or older ...

Physical pain aggravates majority of Americans, according to poll

... Gaeta said. "I'm hoping for not only the clinical care to improve, but for the science to catch up and for us to make some dramatic breakthroughs in pain treatment." Pollsters queried 1,204 adults by phone, April 13-19, 2005. The results have a three-point error margin. Poll results and analysis are avai...

End-of-life care involves a more holistic approach

...ngi Dorasamy, has expanded his view of end-of-life care to include a more holistic approach. An internal m...icine, and their view of palliative or end-of-life care is centred on the physical aspects of patients' well-being. However, he says, end-of-life care invol...

Promises made, promises kept?

... of Canadians and the sustainability of our health care system to disseminate unbiased information, monitor the use of prescription drugs and detect both expected and unexpected outcomes....

New study suggests older patients have high rates of unmet eye care needs

...5 and older with type 2 diabetes--311 in a managed care organization, 107 treated on a fee-for-service bas...eated eye disease42 percent of patients in managed care programs and 28 percent of the subjects in the fee-for-service group needed care within six months f...

Older adults with diabetes in managed care networks have higher rates of untreated eye disease

...reated eye disease if they are enrolled in managed care than if they have fee-for-service (FFS) health ins...ous studies have shown that appropriate ophthalmic care can reduce the progression of eye disease and reduce or reverse visual disability, eye care for olde...

US Latinos may develop Alzheimer's disease symptoms at earlier age than white, non-Latinos

... a potential impact on both the burden of dementia care carried by this population group and the dementia-related diagnostic and educational efforts directed toward the Latino population. From the individual patient and family standpoint as well as a public health perspective, it is important to identify ...

Some primary care residents feel unprepared to provide preventive counseling

...hysicians completing residency training in primary care specialties do not feel prepared to counsel patien... the three specialties that focus on adult primary care internal medicine, family practice and obstetrics/gynecology to questions about how prepared they ...

Sensor warns of gastrointestinal problems

...e carbon dioxide levels in the brains of intensive care patients, as this can provide information about the patient's recovery. Further the sensor can be adapted to measure other substances such as glucose or specific ions. Sebastiaan Herber's research is being funded by Technology Foundation STW....

Arabic translation of doctoral thesis on Yemeni health workers

...ast 20 years. These women provide mother and child care in government clinics in the city. Dutch developm...k has become an accepted part of the Yemeni health care system. On the basis of life stories, De Regt investigated the background and motivations of women ...

Nurses receive new tool to help patients quit smoking

...ows that only half of all smokers who see a health care professional are encouraged during the visit to quit. "As the largest group of healthcare providers, nurses work in a variety of settings and have tremendous opportunities to help implement tobacco-cessation strategies," said Dr. Carolyn Clancy, di...

Kids at risk for lead poisoning don't get necessary testing

...ty of these visits were for evaluation and medical care management, more than 13 percent had at least one visit for preventive care and more than 26 percent had an emergency department visit all of which account for missed opportun...

Lag-time often occurs before new treatments for pediatric HIV infection are used

...l therapies have been integrated into the clinical care of pediatric HIV infection, or if there is concord...n provide important insight regarding the clinical care of this population."...

Earlier treatment of perinatal HIV associated with decreased HIV progression, better outcomes

...nly help these children but also contribute to the care of HIV-infected children worldwide who are starting to benefit from ART and who, in the near future, undoubtedly will develop the same problems that U.S. children are now experiencing," Dr. Yogev writes. (JAMA. 2005;293:2272-2274. Available post-emba...

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