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Institute for Reproductive Health celebrates 20th year of expanding family planning options
...ading provider of family planning and reproductive healthcare
services to low-income women and men in Ecuador. Teresa de Vargas, executive director of CEMOPLAF, will accept the award on behalf of the organization, which has worked closely with the Institute for Reproductive Health to promote fertility awareness...
Nurses key to success of modern hospitals
...hese changes are generally welcomed by the public, healthcare
professionals, managers, and politicians. But negative reasons also threaten the future of large hospitals, arising from changes over the past 20 years in management, nursing, and building strategy. So, what can save the hospitals? If public confiden...
Heartfelt wake-up call sounded for heart attack survivors
...their treatment from someone else aside from their healthcare
professional. These differences in how the two groups seek treatment may explain why more men (31 percent) than women (18 percent) feel strongly about knowing what they need to do to prevent a future heart attack. About Heart Attacks Each year i...
Good for the heart and the wallet: African-American heart failure drug is cost-effective
...lth care costs. "This medication clearly decreased healthcare
costs for AHeFT participants during the course of the clinical trial, even when the cost of the drug itself was taken into account," Dr. Angus said. "Based on the savings we've seen for one year and our modeling that projects future health care cost ...
Carnegie Mellon, Pitt demo technology to help elderly at CAST exhibition in Washington
...nsights of geriatricians, gerontologists and other healthcare
professionals, as well as end users and aging services providers to not only identify good technologies but to see how they fit into real situations," Osborn said. "Our work unites people who focus on geriatric issues with those who focus on rehabili...
Race and gender affect lung cancer clinical trial participation
...rts have demonstrated that systemic factors in the healthcare
system, such as cost, patient education, and physi... apparent, forcing lawmakers in 1993 to direct the healthcare
system to encourage women and minority participation. Not only does lack of participation by minorit...
New study shows palliative care programs surging trend in US hospitals
...ams have been associated with improvements in both healthcare
quality and healthcare
costs. By 2030, 20% of the U.S. population will be over 65 and most will eventually have one or more...
Parents of children with cancer suffer post-traumatic stress symptoms, both immediate and lingering
...ancer survivors, said Dr. Alderfer, may also guide healthcare
providers in better assisting families to cope with stress. Unlike some studies of parental stress, in which fathers are underrepresented, this study analyzed fathers of patients as well as mothers. The researchers identified five patterns among the ...
Depression is not good for your heart
...ression had a high risk of developing CHD. Primary healthcare
teams meet patients with depression, and it is important that they treat depression as an additional individual and independent CHD risk factor." She continues, "Patients with clinical depression should be given not only short-term treatment, but als...
Building interoperability into medical information
...ient. But one project hopes to overcome this. "The healthcare
interoperability problem can be investigated in two categories: Interoperability of the healthcare
messages exchanged and interoperability of electronic healthcare
records [EHRs]," says Professor Asu...
Clinical performance measures raise bar in heart attack care
...k. "These Clinical Performance Measures define key healthcare
processes for which the supporting evidence is so ...eral government and other organizations to measure healthcare
quality and, indeed, represent an endorsement of those measures. The ACC/AHA Clinical Performance Me...
Tercica launches Increlex in the US
...tate the exchange of information between patients, healthcare
providers, and health insurance companies in order to assist patients in gaining appropriate reimbursement coverage for Increlex. TerciCare also serves as the portal to Tercica's Patient Assistance Program, which will support access to Increlex for p...
Mysterious condition still more prevalent among Persian Gulf vets
...ffected veterans. Veterans with CMI utilize more healthcare
services. Although CMI is still much more common among deployed Gulf War veterans, veterans may be recovering, since its prevalence appears to be declining as time passes. Blanchard's study, published online by the American Journal of Epidemiolog...
Predicting the future of primary care in England
.... Their vision is for a strong and vibrant primary healthcare
system that is patient centred, consistently of high quality, safe, and accountable. They urge policy makers is to build on the strengths and values of general practice, and avoid policies that run the risk of fragmenting care. For Peter Lapsley, Chi...
American Academy of Neurology names Advocate of the Year at leadership forum
... advocate on behalf of their patients for sensible healthcare
reforms on local, regional, and national levels. Courses cover media training, facilitating organizational change, and legislative advocacy training. Graduates from the Forum are then eligible for the mentorship program, an advanced leadership develo...
Review highlights need for improved treatment of depression in elderly stroke patients
...ten neglected area of recovery from stroke as most healthcare
professionals and researchers focus on the more obvious, physical outcomes of stroke, while individuals have difficulty expressing or seeking help for depression. Healthcare systems have not been properly configured to deal with this common conseque...
HealthGrades identifies hospitals with highest-rated specialty practices
HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare
ratings company, today identified hospitals with specialty practices that are rated in the top ten percent in the nation. The annual analysis of specialty care at all 5,000 of the nation's nonfederal hospitals is based on objective criteria -- mortal...
Medicaid matters to children: How Medicaid can help drive quality improvement in pediatrics
The nation's leading children's healthcare
leaders gathered today to begin building a coalition to safeguard Medicaid and improve quality measurement standards. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, along with the National Association of Children's Hospitals, joined forces to create an all...
Impotency drugs may be associated with increased risk of optic nerve damage
...s prescribed Viagra or Cialis, should inform their healthcare
practitioner first, say the authors. An accompanying editorial points out that some patients with impaired eyesight as a result of NAION have reportedly decided to sue Pfizer, the manufacturers of Viagra. The editorial goes on to say that Pfizer have...
Monitoring system needed to prevent safety hazard of problem physicians
...ical error are calling on state medical boards and healthcare
organizations to institute a formal monitoring and prevention system for catching "problem doctors" before they do further harm. Research has shown that "the vast majority of mistakes and injuries can be attributed to faulty systems that cause injuri...
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