Tag: "mary" at medical news

CAM-oriented primary care providers result in cost savings, high patient satisfaction

Arlington, Va. (June 7, 2007) -- Patients visiting chiropractors and other holistically-oriented physicians...who serve as primary care physicians (PCPs) have lower utilization costs and higher patient satisfaction...levels than patients treated by conventional medical doctors, according to a study published in the May...issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics that tr...

To what extent are emergency departments being used for primary care?

... To analyze ED usage, a research tool called the Emergency Department Algorithm (EDA) has been developed that...

Study finds decline in nursing faculty primary barrier to nursing program expansion

... "The nursing shortage will not be remedied without having sufficient nursing faculty in plac...

ACP: Residency match results for internal medicine underscore need to redesign primary care

... ACP h...

Absence of health insurance coverage costs $1.47B in Maryland

... 'The lack of health insurance coverage carries serious financial consequences, both for indiv...

Medicare payment cuts will accelerate primary care collapse

... "This Medicare paymen...

Psychological therapies for common anxiety disorder not readily available in primary care settings

... Generalised anxiety disorder is a persistent and common disorder, in which the patient has unfocused worry and anxiety that is not connected to recent stressful events. The disorder is characterised by feelings of threat, restlessness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and tension, and symptoms such as pa...

VIRTUE clinical trial opens to primary immunodeficiency patients across the U.S.

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA-September 12, 2006. ZLB Behring has announced the launch of the VIRTUE Trial, a Phase IV clinical trial of the study medication Vivaglobin (Immune Globulin Subcutaneous, Human), the first and only U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved subcutaneous immunoglobulin (Ig) treatment for patients with primary immunodeficiency (PI). VIRTUE [Vivaglobin Investigator Research Trial...

New summary of Dietary Reference Intakes

... Now, the IOM has developed a new single-volume guide that summarizes key information a...

Coordination of primary health care and hospital care reduces readmission in COPD

describes the usefulness of an integrated and coordinated intervention of primary health care and hospital h...

New funding for research in primary health care

A new project to help GP's recognise and treat mental illness as a result of drug and alcohol use will be undertaken by the Centre for Mental Health Research at ANU.... ... ... Professor Christensen's project will aim to find solutions for State and Federal Governments who have, through recent C...

Calorie restriction appears better than exercise at slowing primary aging

Investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that eating a low-calorie yet nutritionally balanced diet lowers concentrations of a thyroid hormone called triiodothyronine (T3), which controls the body's energy balance and cellular metabolism. ...... The researchers also found that calorie restriction (CR) decreases the circulating concentration of a powerful in...

New book looks at menstrual disorders in primary care

PHILADELPHIA -- (May 24, 2006) Many menstrual irregularities can be traced to medical problems that, if left unresolved, can profoundly affect women's health. Moreover, many menstrual disorders can and should be managed by primary care physicians. To help internists and other primary care providers treat the medical causes and implications of menstrual disorders, ACP this spring released the late...

Simplified dermoscopy techniques improve detection of malignant skin lesions in primary care

Primary care physicians (PCP) care for basic health problems of the population and facilitate the referral to specialists, the second level of health care. That is to say, PCPs identify pathologies and help establishing a connection with the health system network. Dermatology is one of the public health areas where the ability of PCPs could contribute with more benefits. A study promoted by res...

NYAS Conference highlights latest advances in primary immunodeficiencies (SCID)

Thirty years ago, a film entitled "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble" starred John Travolta as a child stricken with Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) who lived in a plastic enclosure until his death. Until recently, a newborn diagnosed with SCID would not survive to his or her first birthday. Today, clinical diagnosis and treatment advances in PI have cured certain of the "Bubble Boy" disea...

National Academies advisory: Genomics Revolution Conference summary

Last November the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative held a conference at which researchers from many fields gathered to participate in a series of working groups to develop new methods to identify, diagnose and treat infectious disease using biotechnology and genomics. THE GENOMICS REVOLUTION: IMPLICATIONS FOR TREATMENT AND CONTROL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE, a summary of the conference, ex...

Nation sees downward trend in primary care: Press Briefing Teleconference

A comprehensive strategy to redesign the delivery of primary care, its training, education and payment system will be presented at the American College of Physicians (ACP) Annual Session, April 6-8, in Philadelphia. The strategy is part of an effort to prevent the collapse of primary care in the United States. ...... ACP, the nation's largest medical specialty society, will release extensive re...

Strategy to redesign primary care medicine presented at annual internal medicine conference

A comprehensive strategy to redesign the delivery of primary care, its training, education and payment system will be presented at the American College of Physicians (ACP) Annual Session, April 6-8, in Philadelphia. The strategy is part of an effort to prevent the collapse of primary care in the United States. ...... ACP, the nation's largest medical specialty society, will release extensive re...

Strategy to redesign primary care medicine

A comprehensive strategy to redesign the delivery of primary care, its training, education and payment system will be presented at the American College of Physicians (ACP) Annual Session, April 6-8, in Philadelphia. The strategy is part of an effort to prevent the collapse of primary care in the United States. ......ACP, the nation's largest medical specialty society, will release extensive re...

Endocrinologist-directed intervention aimed at primary care physicians improves diabetes care

ATLANTA -- With the rate of diabetes skyrocketing to epidemic proportions, researchers at Emory University have found that management of diabetic patients in a primary care setting can be improved by an intervention aimed at physicians. The intervention was individualized to each physicians record of action when patient glucose levels were high, and featured regular feedback on their performance....

Primary biliary cirrhosis more prevalent around toxic waste sites in NYC

According to a new study, exposure to toxins from hazardous waste sites may be a significant risk factor for developing primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). Published in the March 2006 issue of Hepatology, researchers found significant clusters of the disease near Superfund toxic waste sites (SFS) and that the majority of patients in New York City who need liver transplants because of PBC, reside nea...

Medicare must change the way it values physician services to avert primary care collapse

Medicare must change the way that it values and reimburses physician services to prevent a collapse of primary care medicine in the U.S., the president of the American College of Physicians (ACP) told the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health today. ACP President C. Anderson Hedberg, MD, FACP, made his comments while sharing ACP's views on the 2006 report of the Medicare Payment Advisory C...

American College of Physicians predicts crisis in primary care

Report on the "State of the Nation's Health Care" Explains Need for ...Reform of the Payment System... ...... : An interactive session featuring health care quality leaders from the ...American College of Physicians (ACP) will address the crisis in primary ...care and how reform of the payment system can help prevent it.... ...The ACP will release sweeping recommendations for reforming the way th...

ACP predicts looming crisis in primary care

C. Anderson Hedberg, MD, FACP, president of the American College of Physicians (ACP)... Vineet Arora, MD, MA, chair of the Council of Associates, ACP... Robert Doherty, senior vice president for Governmental Affairs and Public Policy, ACP... ... ACP's "2006 Report on the State of the Nation's Health Care"...... January 30, 2006, 9 a.m. 11 a.m....... National Press Club, 529 14th Street,...

Caloric restriction appears to prevent primary aging in the heart

Eating a very low-calorie yet nutritionally balanced diet is good for your heart. Studying heart function in members of an organization called the Caloric Restriction Society, investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that their hearts functioned like the hearts of much younger people. The researchers report their findings in the Jan. 17 issue of the Journal of...

Predicting the future of primary care in England

What will English primary care look like in 2015?...... The forthcoming white paper on health and community services in England will affect all of our futures, so the BMJ asked some people with an interest in general practice to predict the future....... General practices will be highly developed strategic organisations collaborating with each other in a community network, predict senior doctors...

No separate changing rooms for boys and girls in one in five primary schools

One in five primary schools does not provide separate changing rooms for boys and girls, reveals a survey of primary schools in a study published ahead of print in Archives of Disease in Childhood. ...... And because of the increasingly earlier sexual maturity of children, the authors question whether this is appropriate, especially as the schools in question had received a large number of reques...

Making primary health care work: New research

Health reform needs to be championed by health leaders, responsive to community needs and securely funded, to be sustained and benefit the health of Australians according to a new research published in the Medical Journal of Australia. ... ...The research reports the results of the first work program of the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) at ANU. It examines the sustain...

St. Mary's Hospital for Children joins March of Dimes to highlight risk of premature birth

12:30-1:30 p.m. ...St. Mary's Hospital, 29-01 216th Street, Bayside, Queens ......Press Conference and Tour of Nursery infants who still need care because of serious complications due to their prematurity. ... ...FedEx "Operation Special Delivery" truck will make an "on-time delivery" of maternity and baby supplies. ... ...Brief remarks from: Dr. Edwin Simpser, St. Mary's Chief Medical Officer...

Causes of primary biliary cirrhosis

A case-control study of more than 2000 people has identified a number of factors that may induce primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) in genetically susceptible individuals. These include a history of urinary tract infections, hormone replacement therapy, tobacco use, and nail polish use. The study is published in the November 2005 issue of Hepatology, the official journal of the American Association...

Injury prevention could save Maryland at least $700 million per year

In 2003, the total estimated cost of injuries in Maryland due to lost productivity and premature mortality was $1.9 billion dollars. Over $700 million could be saved if Maryland's injury death rates decreased to those of Massachusetts, resulting in 23,700 fewer years of potentially productive life lost, according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Steps, such...

Help for osteoporosis sufferers in the primary care office

A primary care practitioner can help improve quality of life and mobility for those who suffer from pain resulting from osteoporosis-related fractures by referring a patient for two relatively new non-invasive procedures. ...... An article published recently in the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners reviews the pathophysiology of osteoporosis and describes how these new treat...

Most primary care physicians believe annual physical examinations are valuable

CHICAGO Current practice guidelines that recommend against routine annual physicals for adults without specific symptoms of illness may not be widely accepted by primary care physicians, according to a study in the June 27 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. ......Current evidence-based guidelines, developed in the last 20 years, do not recommend a routine...

Patients, caregivers to hear research on a potential treatment option for primary immune deficiency

The Third Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) National Conference, June 23-25, 2005, is the largest meeting bringing together patients, families and caregivers affected by Primary Immune Deficiency. ...... An important session at the IDF Conference on Friday June 24th is a symposium titled, "Subcutaneous Immune Globulin Therapy: A New Approach to Managing Primary Immune Deficiency Diseases in...

University of Maryland scientist wins 2005 Kettering Prize

Angela H. Brodie, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a researcher at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, has won the prestigious Charles F. Kettering Prize for her pioneering work in developing aromatase inhibitors, a new class of drugs widely used today to treat breast cancer. .....

'Sister Mary' the robo-doc to start making ward rounds at St Mary's Hospital

St Mary's NHS Trust and Imperial College London are piloting a scheme where medical robots will cover ward rounds. ...... Remote Presence (RP6) Robots allow a medical expert to visually examine and communicate with a patient from anywhere in the world, via the machine, using wireless technology. The robots (nicknamed by staff Sister Mary and Dr Robbie) can also be used for surgical teaching and e...

Study concludes primary IGF-1 deficiency is a frequent cause of short stature

Data presented by UCLA researcher Dr. Pinchas Cohen at the Pediatric Academic Societies' 2005 annual meeting in Washington, D.C., demonstrated that non-growth hormone deficient primary insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) deficiency (Primary IGFD) is a frequent cause of short stature among patients currently classified as having idiopathic short stature, or short stature with no known cause.........

Some primary care residents feel unprepared to provide preventive counseling

Many young physicians completing residency training in primary care specialties do not feel prepared to counsel patients in areas such as depression, substance abuse and domestic violence, according to a report from the Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The researchers present their analysis of survey responses from residents in family practice, internal medici...

Rutgers present Sussman Award to Rutgers faculty member Mary Ann Scoloveno

NEWARK, N.J. Rutgers University presented one of its Warren I. Sussman awards, the university's highest honor for innovative teaching and mentoring, to Mary Ann Scoloveno, a Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member, during a ceremony at Rutgers President Richard L. McCormick's home on May 4.... ...The award is named after a prominent cultural historian and popular faculty member who served Rut...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Scientists at the Houston Methodist Research Institute have figured ... using a pipette -- a common laboratory tool that,s ... preliminary test results in a recent issue of the ... "Studying single cells and their unique functions has become ... faculty member Lidong Qin, Ph.D., the project,s principal investigator. ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... of UTSA researchers has been awarded a nearly $40,000 ... Training (NCPTT), an office of the National Park Service ... will fund a one-year study of the energy efficiency ... homes in hot, humid climates. , Radiant barriers are ... that reflect heat back, thereby reducing the amount of ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... used to treat pain, but its effect on ... In a recent study reported on the ... 2014), rat models of an avulsion injury to ... chronic neuropathic pain) were given electroacupuncture stimulation at ... Yanglingquan (GB34). After electroacupuncture therapy, chronic neuropathic pain ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Moving single cells around -- accurately and cheaply 2UTSA researcher awarded $38K+ to evaluate energy efficiency options for historic homes 2UTSA researcher awarded $38K+ to evaluate energy efficiency options for historic homes 3
Other Tags
baldnesspatentsderwentstnbackcountryintracellularmoleculizermsicatastrophescontributedembargospiritamountsheavyyearlyhad