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Early release article from Annals of Internal Medicine
...of Carolinas HealthCare System. CHS is the largest healthcare
system in the Carolinas and the third largest public system in the nation....
Less than half of US healthcare workers get flu shots
...sease Control and Prevention recommend vaccinating healthcare
workers with direct patient contact as a priority ...Survey to measure flu vaccination rates among U.S. healthcare
workers. From a sample of 1,651 workers, the overall vaccination rate was 38 percent. Rates were p...
University of Utah surgeon returns from Iraq to help start-up company fight cancer
...lose site of the inherent financial limitations of healthcare
and to price life-saving technologies beyond the reach of the broadest population." The VIP program is a competitive grant program that is designed to enhance the potential success of spin-off companies that use technology created at the University...
UK plans to cut street prostitution will threaten sex workers' health
...actices, and increased public disorder. Specialist healthcare
services in red light areas, such as provision of ...der population. Furthermore, collaborative work by healthcare
professionals, social services, and sex workers will be disrupted if red light areas are phased out,...
Test identifies best candidates for implanted cardiac defibrillator, screens out those not helped
...wing an MWTA test. The MTWA test might also reduce healthcare
expenses, since ICD implantation costs roughly $50,000 and the test costs about $400. But as doctors become more confident about accurately targeting which patients would be helped by the devices, the number of prophylactic implantations may increas...
AANP and UpToDate partner to improve patient care
...ng importance of nurse practitioners as first line healthcare
providers. The purpose of the partnership is to enhance the relevance of the UpToDate program for nurse practitioners and increase its use by NPs to help provide the best care to patients. AANP will be providing systematic feedback through the pro...
Mathematics and statistics combat epidemics & bioterror
...support will improve our ability to use electronic healthcare
data to enhance public health capabilities in detecting outbreaks of serious infectious diseases. We are particularly interested in recognizing unusual patterns of illness at the earliest possible time," says grant co-principal investigator Richard P...
Study of first-time mums provides reassurance for pregnant women with bladder problems
...n some women's quality of life. It's an issue that healthcare
professionals need to address when they deal with pregnant women and those who have recently delivered, as it can cause real problems and distress, especially when OAB is accompanied by incontinence." All the women who took part in the study w...
Workshop on telemedicine for Africa
... be useful for improving and complementing African healthcare
systems was held in Brussels on 27 January 2006. T...rkshop addressed not only improvements to existing healthcare
systems but also how to efficiently respond to major health needs in remote areas of Africa and land...
Avantogen and Innovate merge key oncology program, RP101, RP101
...ring opportunities." BIO-IB, LLC, a New York based healthcare
investment banking boutique, acted as financial advisor to Innovate Oncology, Inc....
Medical debt draining Kansans' resources, threatening health care access
...es but losing: How medical debt threatens Kansans' healthcare
access and financial security," was written by The Access Project, a national research and health advocacy organization, which will release the research results on February 2nd. A phone-in press conference will be held that day at 10:00 a.m. CST. T...
Bank of America grant to expand community-based childhood immunization program in northern Manhattan
...l community immunization program directly into the healthcare
system, ensuring that community health workers rou...hey need to promote immunizations, the community's healthcare
providers have the latest training and immunization system-supports, and that the community and heal...
JRRD special issue on hearing and hearing loss
... what they mean for audiologists and other hearing healthcare
practitioners are discussed. Sensory hair cells of the inner ear are susceptible to damage from a variety of sources, including aging, genetic defects, and environmental stresses such as loud noises and/or chemotherapeutic drugs. The consequence of t...
One in 14 men having a heart attack drive themselves to hospital
... also identified the need for greater awareness by healthcare
staff of the risks women face. It reported that it took 54 minutes longer for women to be admitted to coronary care units than men. Women also waited longer to be assessed and treated with aspirin and to receive reperfusion therapy, which restores bl...
Children's asthma care improves on state health insurance program
...ed, perhaps because they were now receiving better healthcare
at their primary care provider's office." Parents ... is important to know that SCHIP also improved the healthcare
of children with asthma, a group that is particular vulnerable to poor health outcomes....
Study: Hospitals rated top 5 percent have mortality rates 27 percent lower
...sed today by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare
ratings company. The annual HealthGrades study ide... But this growing 'quality chasm' is of concern to healthcare
professionals and patients alike, and we urge all consumers, if possible, to do their homework befor...
Florida Tech funding increases for Alzheimer's care technology
...mily information in a journal. Family, friends and healthcare
personnel stay connected through the Web by a "buddy blog" that provides controlled access to information gathered by the PocketPC. Related to this award, Becker and Dr. Frank Webbe, Florida Tech professor of psychology, received $200,000 from the Al...
Studies show case-based online CME effective
...f the few comprehensive evaluation instruments for healthcare
provider IPV (intimate partner violence) training that has been rigorously tested and is now readily available. It will be made available for free to other educational researchers via the American Journal of Preventive Medicine website at www.ajpm-on...
Doctors fail to recommend colon cancer tests for low-income patients
...ruse by these groups may be due in greater part to healthcare
provider- or system-level barriers rather than characteristics of the individual patients. "Organizational interventions are needed to support physicians in medically underserved areas and to promote recommended screening practices," the authors sta...
Sydney scientists discover and license breakthrough anti-inflammatory treatment
...h, development and licensing agreement with Danish healthcare
company, Novo Nordisk. The terms of the agreement include an upfront payment and other success-based payments to a potential total of around US$100 million (A$135 million), plus royalties on commercialised therapeutics. The partnership will enable ...
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