Tag: "cuts" at medical news
Botulinum toxin helps facial scars heal better, Mayo Clinic finds
...ng parallel to muscle motion, a scenario common in cuts
from dog bites or car accidents, says Anthony Brissett, M.D., study co-investigator and former clinician investigator at Mayo Clinic who is now director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Scar re...
Internal body clock dictates timing of different types of stroke
...ors. Sleep lowers blood pressure in the body, so cuts
the risk of stroke, but low blood pressure is a risk factor for cerebral infarction, say the authors....
Data lacking on psychiatric drugs for kids
...icians specifically trained to work with children, cuts
in Medicaid funding, and poor reimbursement for mental health services leads to many children being treated with medication despite limited efficacy and safety for their use particularly with children. Research published earlier this year showed a fi...
AAFP, ACP and AOA meet with Congress on Medicare reimbursements to physicians
...re of inflation for medical practice costs. These cuts
run the risk of destabilizing the Medicare program and may risk Medicare beneficiary access to physicians. "Our organizations, representing nearly 275,000 primary care physicians nationwide, are in Washington to express our ongoing concerns about t...
Elevated testosterone kills nerve cells
...y. "Next time a muscle-bound guy in a sports car cuts
you off on the highway, don't get mad, just take a deep breath and realize that it might not be his fault," said Ehrlich. Testosterone is the main male hormone and it plays fundamental roles in development, differentiation, and cellular growth. In ...
September/October Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...caid programs and the federal budget proposes deep cuts
in Medicaid funding, these findings give rise to a serious discussion about the potentially negative impacts of policy options that include increasing cost sharing or limiting enrollment in Medicaid programs. Short-Term Impacts of Coverage Loss in M...
ACP says Congress must take action to reform dysfunctional Medicare payment system
...elieves that: Congress Must Replace the 2007 SGR cuts
with a positive update; Congress should provide a ...ifferent perspectives on how best to avert the SGR cuts
and how to fund it, "it is imperative that Congress reach an accord that will, at a minimum, replace...
ACP commends CMS plan to increase values assigned to evaluation and management codes
...m physician payments. The result: across-the-board cuts
in payments to physicians. This is the seventh co...Us for evaluation and management services, the SGR cuts
will result in overall Medicare payments falling further behind the costs of care, leading to a cont...
Mayo Clinic researchers find evidence for traumatic cause of carpal tunnel syndrome
...motion of the tendon, compresses the median nerve, cuts
off the nerve's blood supply and eventually leads to the pressure buildup characteristic of carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition that affects an estimated five percent of adults. The end result of this process is the familiar carpal tunnel syndrome sy...
Congressional action strengthens internal medicine ACP says
...ays Congressional action to avert Medicare payment cuts
to physicians will work to strengthen the future o...nation," continued Dr. Kirk. "The potentially huge cuts
that could be coming in 2008 would be devastating to Medicare patients access and quality. Our patie...
MU researcher placing eye implants in cats to help humans see
...ats. During the surgery, Narfstrom makes two small cuts
into the sclera, the outer wall of the eyeball. After removing the vitreous, which is the gelatinous fluid inside the back part of the eyeball, Narfstrom creates a small blister in the retina and a small opening, large enough for the microchip, w...
CankerMelts patches reduce pain and speed resolution of canker sores
...tudies have shown that stress, family history, and cuts
in the mouth (like those caused by braces or accidental bites) are indirect causes. Diet may be a factor for some people as well, though specific triggering foods have not been identified. There are no significant complications caused by unhealed c...
High-dose anticlotting drug cuts heart attack, death risk in half
...st before percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) cuts
the combined risk of heart attack and cardiac death by half, according to a study reported at the 30th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), May 912, 2007, in Orlando, FL. Researchers fo...
Hair straightening chemicals not linked to breast cancer risk in African-Americans
...axers. Hair relaxers can enter the body through cuts
or lesions in the scalp. These products are not fully monitored by the Food and Drug Administration, and thus could contain potentially harmful compounds, Rosenberg said. Manufacturers of hair relaxers and hair dyes are not required to list all ingre...
High-Need Physician Workforce Incentives Act endorsed by American College of Physicians
...hat would create a pathway to eliminating Medicare cuts
from the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Formula and another that would provide grants to new primary care residency programs. ACP looks forward to working with Rep. Burgess and other members of Congress on legislation that would lead to repeal of the...
'SCHIP funding levels too low' ACP tells Senate Finance Committee Leaders
...nding levels are too low and that pending Medicare cuts
are not addressed. Joel S. Levine, MD, FACP, n...ll go into effect Jan. 1, 2008, followed by annual cuts
of at least 5 percent in subsequent years. ACP urged the Senate Finance Committee to report legisla...
Support for Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act given to House leaders by ACP
...s in 2008 and 2009 instead of allowing devastating cuts
to go into effect. The bill also seeks to improve...urther legislation will be needed to avert payment cuts
in 2010 and subsequent years and to develop an effective method for future updates. Creating the b...
RAND presents first Victor Fuchs Research Award to economists at Carnegie Mellon University
... for prescription drug use. About one-third of the cuts
in prescription drug spending were offset by increases in other medical spending, according to the study that examined the experiences of workers insured through 40 large employers from throughout the United States The award will be given annually ...
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