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ACP guidelines to treat obesity cover diet, exercise, drugs and surgery

...e patients who are not able to achieve weight-loss goals with diet and exercise alone. The guidelines, "Pharmacologic and Surgical Management of Obesity in Primary Care: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians," were published in the April 5, 2005, issue of Annals of Internal ...

Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, April 5, 2005

...e patients who are not able to achieve weight-loss goals with diet and exercise alone (Clinical Guidelines, p. 525). ACP guidelines apply to patients with body mass indices (BMIs) over 30. Patients with BMIs over 30 might consider drug therapy. Surgery is reserved for those with BMIs over 40 who also have...

Education program reduces incidents of shaken baby syndrome

... the Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo. The goals of the program were to develop a standardized education program about shaken baby syndrome for parents of all newborn infants in the region before leaving the hospital, to assess parents' knowledge about the dangers of violent shaking, and to track t...

Little answers to world's biggest problems

...member states of the UN committed to achieve eight goals - which aim to promote human development and encourage social and economic sustainability - by 2015. The study authors describe how the top ten nanotechnology applications can help contribute to these goals. "The targeted application of nanotechnolo...

ACP and ACP Foundation launch 3-year effort to improve diabetes care

... emphasis on highest standards of care, measurable goals for practice in office settings, and research can ...omplicated issue of diabetes care in the U.S." The goals of the three-year project are to: Increase physician awareness of the components of high-quality d...

Institute of Medicine news: Human resource crisis in HIV/AIDS

...he world's HIV-infected people. PEPFAR's "2-7-10" goals are to treat 2 million infected people with antire...h technical expertise could help meet the "2-7-10" goals through public service abroad. The federal Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator asked the Ins...

The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2

...blem solving, as well as learning to set realistic goals for themselves. The authors concluded that, when combined with dietary and exercise strategies, behavioural and cognitive behaviour therapy can help a person lose weight. "This work should encourage people to look more seriously at these techniques, ...

The Roll Back Malaria partnership has done more harm than good

...h which African leaders were hoping to achieve the goals of the Abuja Declaration of 2000--where 53 African heads of state pledged to halve malaria mortality by 2010. But since its inception, malaria rates have increased, and the organisation has accumulated an expansive list of missed opportunities and di...

New guidelines recommend screening HIV-infected patients for kidney disease

...proteinuria and kidney function. "One of the major goals of the guidelines is to say we need to be doing screening for patients at higher risk, and if these patients are at higher risk for conditions like HIVAN, then perhaps we should be treating them earlier than we would have otherwise," Dr. Gupta says. ...

WHO's HIV initiative at risk of failing

...400). Only 30 countries have established treatment goals instead of the December target of 50. Three countries in particular need to show their commitment--India, South Africa and Nigeria. Overall it is in Africa that the greatest barrier exists, states the editorial. Of the estimated 4 million in Africa w...

Study: Americans willing to pay more for greater vaccine coverage

... to immunization rates that fall short of national goals for widely recommended immunizations With new vaccines on the horizon that will offer innovative tools to prevent infection and certain types of cancer, it is time to look toward a change in health insurance plans, says lead author Matthew Davis, M.D...

Work fatigue and working overtime are associated with weight gain

...me physical activity. As a result, these important goals of health promotion are not so easily followed, if no attention is paid on the working conditions that can mediate one's lifestyle. This study is published in the International Journal of Obesity (Lallukka T, Laaksonen M, Martikainen P, Sarlio-Lhtee...

Leading patient safety advocates assess progress in reducing medical error

... to set explicit, ambitious, quantitative national goals and call for all health care organizations to meet them." He added, "We will not make health care safe until we choose to make it safe."...

Nature as important as nurture in developing ability for flexible self-control

...iences and to flexibly identify appropriate rules, goals and intentions and apply them in new situations. "Our model provides an account of how nature, in the form of specific neurobiological mechanisms, and nurture, in the form of breadth of experience, interact to produce flexible self-control," Noelle s...

New partnership launched to accelerate and evaluate national malaria control program in Africa

...ng Zambia's malaria control targets. The immediate goals of the partnership are to support coordination of rapid scale-up using proven malaria control strategies-including insecticide-treated bed nets, indoor mosquito control, and effective medication-to reach 80 percent of Zambia's population and to cut d...

International adoptees have fewer behavior problems than domestic adoptees

...his report represents an important step toward the goals of reducing behavioral problems and promoting positive mental health outcomes for this vulnerable group of children," the author concludes. (JAMA. 2005; 293:2533 2535. Available pre-embargo to the media at www.jamamedia.org ) Editor's Note: Dr. M...

Harvard Medical School and Project A.L.S. join forces to target ALS research

...tive promises to help us realize our translational goals faster." "The mission of HMS is to create and nurture a community of the best people committed to leadership in alleviating human suffering caused by disease," said HMS dean, Dr. Joseph B. Martin. "This new collaboration with Project A.L.S. is one wa...

Mayo Clinic creates 'Office of the Future'

...ey need in order to meet their individual activity goals for the day. (They might need to take one more meeting.) * Walls near the track are essentially magnetic white boards (instead of fabric) for posting ideas and scribbling notes during the moving meetings.* Animated art projections are seen on at le...

Post-marketing analysis examines cholesterol-lowering drugs' side effects

...hould not exceed those required to achieve current goals of therapy," Grundy said, adding that it seems unwise to use statins outside current cholesterol-management guidelines. Karas also urged doctors to individualize treatment, reserving the strongest statins for patients whose cholesterol levels resist ...

New complicated grief treatment holds promise for millions, Pitt researchers report

...ess caused by the loss and the survivor's personal goals and restoration of a satisfying life. Both treatments were conducted in 16 sessions over a 19-week period. In CGT, therapists use the IPT structure and attention to interpersonal functioning but add techniques to guide patients as they tell the story...

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