Tag: "community" at medical news
Clinical Trials Units selected for newly restructured HIV/AIDS research networks
...estigator and include an administrative component, community
advisory board and one or more clinical research sites--such as medical schools, academic health centers, hospitals or outpatient clinics--where studies will be conducted. A list of the principal investigators who will lead the CTUs and their affilia...
Study reveals depressed elderly risk early death
...rious illnesses so their chance of survival in the community
after leaving hospital is maximised."...
Undergrad: Mothers in African study undereducated on diarrhea
..."large proportion" of the mothers in one Ethiopian community
did not have even a rudimentary understanding of h...greater value in an area where diarrhea is a major community
health problem." The town has become a temporary home to about 10,000 displaced Ethiopians. With ...
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research activities
...approaches to reach underserved populations, local community
organizations, and health-care providers, to ensur...d informing the oral health research and education community
about the ways in which the dental community
has successfully participated in this initiative. Th...
New study cautions states on changes to Medicaid
...stems of early childhood programs at the state and community
level Undertake efforts to actively improve the quality of preventive pediatric care Additionally, federal Medicaid officials can help states strengthen preventive services for children prior to school entry by: clarifying policies on reimbursem...
Taking the wraps off drug safety data from clinical trials
...hould be changed in ways that allow the scientific community
access to safety data before and after an NDA is approved. They offer a number of recommendations, including: Placing a heavier burden of proof on companies to show competitive harm if data are released. Replacing the current Summary Basis of ...
Joint Principles of PC-MH released by organizations representing more than 300,000 physicians
...e health agencies, nursing homes) and the patients community
(e.g., family, public and private community-based services). Care is facilitated by registries, information technology, health information exchange and other means to assure that patients get the indicated care when and where they need and want it in...
New details in schizophrenia treatment trial emerge
...with schizophrenia learn social, interpersonal and community
living skills. The new studies are published in th...e modest improvements in social, interpersonal and community
living (psychosocial) skills, regardless of what antipsychotic medication they are taking. Improv...
ESA contribution to International Polar Year 2007-2008
...during an International Polar Year, the scientific community
has at its disposal satellite measurements offering broad coverage of the polar regions and thus opening up new scientific possibilities. The last International Polar Year was in 1957-1958 and provided the foundation for much of the polar science ...
Residents in disaster areas face medication adherence dilemmas
...fter the hurricane, while those who went to local, community
pharmacies had more difficulty getting prescriptions refilled. Patients should take at least a month supply of medications when they evacuate. Patients in disaster-prone areas should develop a plan with their physicians for refilling prescriptions...
Prioritizing women's health
...ce there is little interest from the international community
in tackling these challenges. To date some steps forward have been made150 countries have ratified the UN Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, and 189 countries have agreed an action plan resulting from the F...
Civic engagement keeps aging Americans mentally healthy after physical decline
People who continuously participate in community
groups are often spared losses in psychological we...ealth. This study is noteworthy because it shows community
participation -- and the subsequent building of psychosocial resources -- to be especially important...
Usefulness of cardiovascular disease test questioned
... heart disease. The authors argue that the medical community
should focus energies on treating high-risk patien...authors on the paper and an associate professor of community
and family medicine at Dartmouth Medical School (DMS). According to co-author Lisa Schwartz, asso...
2007 ARVO Annual Meeting draws spotlight on aging eye
...highlight specific areas in which the eye research community
can have an impact. "ARVO anticipates that this years Meeting will be a major forum to present the many efforts underway to unlock the mysteries surrounding eye diseases including age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, and diabeti...
Doctors test effort that helps people understand health risk information
...authors on the paper and an associate professor of community
and family medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. Woloshin and his co-authors Lisa Schwartz and H. Gilbert Welch, all of whom are affiliated with Dartmouths Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences and the Veterans Affairs Outcomes Group at the Whit...
Sick teens in crisis: Organ transplant patients may die when insurance for medicine runs out
...fessor in the departments of internal medicine and community
health at Saint Louis University. Even for families with insurance, the co-payments can be a huge financial burden. Most healthcare costs associated with transplants in the United States such as critical immunosuppressive drugs are covered by Med...
Tobacco companies obstructed science, history professor says
... counter-propaganda by arguing that the scientific community
was unable to prove a link between smoking and lung cancer until relatively recently. If true, this lack of proof would absolve the tobacco companies of any blame for deaths caused by smoking and any charges of fraud for their campaign against the li...
Bombs and bodies: Children living in extremes
...f children and families; and cultural pathways and community
settings that mitigate the impact of dangerous events and promote resilience....
M.D. Anderson collaborates with Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria
... with nurses from Nigeria, embarked on a week-long community
education tour across Nigeria, hosting local events to share important cancer prevention information. "Cancer as a public health issue facing Nigerians has certainly been addressed before, but the level of international collaboration and support w...
Cancer Patients Nationwide Can More Easily Navigate Health Care System
...with social services and programs as well as local community
resources Providing high-quality, timely, and understandable cancer-related information Providing support through a one-on-one relationship with trained American Cancer Society staff for cancer-related information and resources Increasing treatme...
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