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Estrogen is important for bone health in men as well as women

... Armamento-Villareal, M.D., assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases and a bone specialist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is senior author of a new study in the journal Calcified Tissue International. "Research by other groups had suggested that estrogen may be more impor...

Counseling, coping skills could reduce arthritis disability

... Patricia Dobkin, Ph.D., an associate professor of medicine at McGill University in Montreal who was not involved with the review. "When working in pain clinics, one often notes that even when pain intensity is not reduced significantly, patients can and do learn to live better with their pain," she added. ...

Martin F. Shapiro wins Herbert W. Nickens Award

Dr. Martin F. Shapiro, professor of medicine and chief of the division of general internal medicine and health services research at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has received the Herber...

Greenberg Prize awarded to Dr. Joseph G. Hayes

...ne. He went on to complete a residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiology, and was appointed ch.... Hayes has maintained a busy practice in internal medicine and cardiology while continuing to teach the house staff on both the inpatient and outpatient servic...

ACP challenges Congress to make 'fundamental changes' in Medicare payment policies

...onal physician; support the value of primary care medicine in improving outcomes; and create the systems needed at the physician practice level to deliver the best possible care to patients." ACP, which represents 120,000 physicians and medical students, is the largest medical specialty society and the...

'Marked departure' in Medicare practice of paying physicians in Geriatric Care Improvement Act

...ents, and the patient's family. Evidence-based medicine and clinical decision-support tools guide decision making Physicians in the practice accept accountability for continuous quality improvement through voluntary engagement in performance measurement and improvement. Patients actively parti...

Study implicates protein as a trigger of advanced prostate cancer recurrence

... co-author Dr. Young Whang, associate professor of medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill. The study appeared online May 7, 2007, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It is slated for print publication in the journal on May 15. The protein, named Ack1, is a member of the tyrosine kinase gene fam...

Agent protects cells from lethal effects of radiation even if given after exposure

...hard Hotchkiss, M.D., professor of anesthesiology, medicine and surgery. "We have a lot more work to do, but we are encouraged by these early findings." Follow-up data suggest that TAT-BH4 is still effective when it is given to irradiated mice one hour after exposure, and the researchers plan further studie...

Conception date affects baby's future academic achievement

...s is director of the section of neonatal-perinatal medicine at the IU School of Medicine and at Riley Hospital for Children of Clarian Health in Indianapolis. Nitrates and pesticides are known to cause maternal hypothyroidism and lower maternal thyroid in pregnancy is associated with lower cognitive scores...

SLEEP 2007 to present more than 1,100 new findings and developments on sleep disorders

...est annual gathering of sleep scientists and sleep medicine professionals, and be among the first to report the latest discoveries in sleep disorder research to their audience, many of whom may have a sleep problem. SLEEP 2007 will take place in Minneapolis, Minn., from June 11th-14th, and bring together an...

UW study tests topical honey as a treatment for diabetic ulcers

...ns Eddy, who is also assistant professor of family medicine at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. "Unsuccessful conventional care for ulcers can cost thousands of dollars. Therapy with honey may only cost a few hundred." Diabetics typically have poor circulation and decreased abi...

Hurricane Katrina evacuees had deep distrust of public health authorities

...Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar in the department of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. "As we prepare for future disasters, I believe we have to account for this distrust in the shaping of the public health message." The researchers interviewed 58 English-speaking New Orleans resident...

Gender, ethnic differences may hamper eating disorder diagnosis

... struggles with eating disorders," said adolescent medicine and eating disorder specialist Rebecka Peebles, MD, instructor in pediatrics (adolescent medicine). Peebles pointed out that diagnostic and even treatment criteria were developed with Caucasian women or girls in mind. "We may not be asking the right ...

Molecular marker may help identify pancreatic cancer, and possibly predict survival time

...ment, regulatory review, and the evidence basis of medicine required to translate advanced technology into clinical practice, a framework that has largely been ignored in the field of biomarkers. Indeed, while biomarkers represent the envisioned future for individualized management of patients with cancer, th...

Who receives a kidney transplant first?

...tion is the only technologically advanced field of medicine that is totally dependent on public understanding and support, for without donors and recipients, transplantation would simply not exist," says Shapiro. ...

$1.5 million awarded for palliative care research

... School Medicine - Robert Arnold, MD, professor of medicine and director of the Palliative Care Fellowship Tra...no, MD, MS, is a professor of community health and medicine and associate director of the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research. The overall objective...

Good news on heart attack and chest pain

... beta blockers and ACE inhibitors should be on the medicine cabinet shelves of nearly every patient who has ever been hospitalized for chest pain or a heart attack and patients need to make sure to keep taking those drugs long after they leave the hospital, perhaps for life. At the same time, while the st...

Your brain and hormones may conspire to make you fat

.... Gregory Morton, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine at Harborview Medical Center at the University of Washington, Seattle will give a talk entitled Hypothalamic leptin regulation of energy homeostasis and glucose metabolism. Insulin and leptin are hormones that circulate in proportion to body fat stor...

Syphilis rate on rise in US gay, bisexual men

...05. Khalil Ghanem, M.D., assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said rates among gay men could be going up for several reasons, including illicit drug use and "safe-sex fatigue." In addition, he said, prevention messages might have been "drowned out" by talk about h...

IDSA urges Congress to support Hatch amendments

... Without innovative public policy, the practice of medicine may return to the pre-antibiotic era when acquiring a bacterial infection was often a death sentence. The FDA Revitalization Act offers an important opportunity to avert the public health crisis that antimicrobial resistance is creating in hospit...

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