Tag: "physicians" at medical news
Emergency responses greatly increase risk to firefighters of dying on duty from heart disease
...We also hope that these striking results will make physicians
who care for firefighters, such as internists and cardiologists, more cognizant of the demanding nature of this occupation and get them to be more aggressive with regard to cardiovascular risk reduction," said Kales. ...
American College of Physicians releases new patient education resources
... a Restful Sleep. Available for free to ACP member physicians
to distribute to patients and their families, each topic includes a DVD and guidebook. Alzheimer's Disease: A Guide for Patients and FamiliesUp to 4.5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimers disease. Scientists do not know what causes Alzheimers d...
ACP hosts 'Internal Medicine 2007' in San Diego
... in the direct care of patients. Internal medicine physicians
provide care for both acute and chronic diseases. ... of this illness and its many complications. For physicians
interested in interactive learning, the Herbert S. Waxman Learning Center offers hands-on activities...
Educational video increases knowledge but not behavior
...teraction with professionals, such as primary care physicians
and ophthalmologists, who may need to spend more time and energy helping low vision patients find good low vision experts who can in turn help them in selecting assistive devices and adaptations that work for them," concludes Peli. ...
Colon cancer survival linked to number of lymph nodes examined
...nal Cancer Institute, encourage a dialogue amongst physicians
regarding the number of lymph nodes removed by surgeons and evaluated by pathologists as a measure of the quality of care that colon cancer patients receive. "Currently just over one-third of colon cancer patients in the United States are getting ...
Where should I have my outpatient surgery?
... risk factors should be considered by patients and physicians
when deciding an appropriate surgical setting, whe... hospital or would you rather have a full staff of physicians
in the building and ready to help treat you? The study consisted of 783,558 ambulatory surgery pati...
Report reveals human face of Pennsylvania's Medicaid program
...s, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, physicians
and dentists. Children represent the largest proportion of those enrolled in Pennsylvanias Medical Assistance with approximately one-third of children in the Commonwealth covered. However, a look at the state on a county-by-county basis provides a ...
A closer look inside our lungs -- Penn researchers develop 2 novel imaging techniques
...'s evident on CT (computed tomography) - providing physicians
with additional information in which to make diagnoses and offer treatment. Gefter adds, "We have moved from imaging the structure to imaging the function of the lung to a scale well below a millimeter in size. It's truly groundbreaking." To use ...
UCSF policy expert presents recommendation for health coverage
...eductibles and co-payment plan they choose and the physicians
fees and practice style, but not their own health risk, which is covered by the universal pool. Low-income patients would have this coverage subsidized. Carriers would provide doctors information on efficient clinical practices resulting in bett...
A new focus for health care reform -- realigning competition around patient value
... policy debate is stuck in a place that undermines physicians
and the nation's health. The real problem is not c...competition around patient value, and they call on physicians
to lead this change and return the practice of medicine to its appropriate focus: enabling health an...
Health disparities in prostate cancer stem from lack of care, not lack of knowledge
...nd they felt responsible for getting themselves to physicians
for preventative care. But there were substantial barriers to their carrying out what they saw as being important," said the study's senior author, Dr. Paul A. Godley, associate professor of hematology and oncology in UNC's School of Medicine and Lin...
Health-care inequities underscore racial disparities in prostate cancer
..., African-Americans were more often distrustful of physicians
but less likely to reject conventional Western med...prostate cancer screening tests than whites, whose physicians
were more likely to order them routinely. "For African-American men," conclude the authors, "the m...
US adults now discovering the secrets of probiotics
...any of which are for S. boulardii, and as American physicians
are passing this new information on to their patients, consumers are starting to embrace the concept, particularly in the prevention and management of intestinal issues where traditional treatments are not completely effective." The Florastor surv...
Measuring lung motion leads to better radiation treatment for lung cancer
...al computed tomography (4D CT) scans. 4D CT allows physicians
to locate tumors and create a three-dimensional model of a patient's internal organs that accounts for bodily movement over the time course of the scan. The three-dimensional model, in turn, guides treatment modalities such as intensity modulated rad...
Anxiety disorders surprisingly common yet often untreated
...nearly 20 percent of patients seen by primary care physicians
have at least one anxiety disorder. The study outl...w screening tool which can alert busy primary care physicians
to those patients with one or more anxiety disorders. The study is published in the March 6 issue o...
Patients should be alert for obesity surgery complication
...lem and how it can be prevented. For example, some physicians
have advocated that patients receive thiamine injections....
Many Americans at high risk of vision loss do not have access to eye care
... clinical trial involving 22,071 healthy U.S. male physicians
age 40 to 84, taking beta carotene supplements had no effect on the risk of age-related maculopathy (ARM), diseases of the retina that include macular degeneration. William G. Christen, Sc.D., also of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical...
Empathy skills must be given a high priority in medical education, says Jefferson author
... needed, one with more emphasis on training future physicians
to enhance their empathy skills and to learn to vi...rson Medical College says. "If we want to train physicians
with more empathy, then education must shift from emphasizing only the biomedical to also providing ...
Comparison of 4 diet plans shows better outcomes for diet with lowest carbohydrate intake
...kely to be of immediate concern. As with any diet, physicians
should caution patients that long-term success requires permanent alterations in energy intake and energy expenditure, regardless of macronutrient content," the authors conclude....
Both minor and major ECG abnormalities linked with increased risk of cardiovascular events in women
...n. The presence of ECG abnormalities should prompt physicians
to consider further risk stratification, more intensive therapeutic interventions, or both on modifiable risk factors for primary prevention of cardiovascular events."...
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