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Research finds that male athletes prefer female team physicians
...s that male athletes tend to feel that female team physicians
are more caring and sympathetic towards their medi...ibutes of importance to athletes included the team physicians
concern for them as people and athletes, as well as being understanding and respectful. Good listeni...
Hay fever can send work productivity down the drain
... who self-managed their allergy symptoms. Family physicians
tend to be the gatekeepers to allergists, and as s...nts, Szeinbach said. So it makes sense that family physicians
would see patients with a broad spectrum of allergy symptoms. Both kinds of physicians
Drug company sales visits influenced doctors, study finds
...zed a survey form that chronicled 116 visits to 97 physicians
by pharmaceutical sales representatives from 1995 ...ntin for these other conditions." He notes that physicians
were just as likely to say they intended to increase prescription of gabapentin whether or not visit...
Drug reps use friendship to influence doctors
...reveal the tactics used by drug reps to manipulate physicians
into selling drugs. "Drug reps increase drug sal...f samples, gifts, services, and flattery" to those physicians
who are likely to prescribe the rep's drug. "Every word, every courtesy, every gift, every piece of...
Physicians should be able to review performance rates before release
... 2007 A policy paper and principles assuring that physicians
are given the opportunity to comment on performanc...e of ratings to the public. ACP is host to 6,000 physicians
for Internal Medicine 2007 from April 19-21 at the San Diego Convention Center. Accurate reports o...
ACP supports new bill to promote adoption of health information technology
...l support and ongoing reimbursement incentives for physicians
in smaller practices to adopt HIT to support quali...ed financial incentives would make it possible for physicians
in small practices to invest in the technology and encourage its continued use to improve patient ca...
MS patients not receiving medications to slow disease progression, research shows
...investigator of the study. "Hopefully by educating physicians
about the benefits of these drugs and beginning tr...were an estimated 6.7 million MS patient visits to physicians
during this time. Neurologists recorded the most patient visits (50.7 percent). About 62 percent ...
Resident work hour restrictions may be costly for teaching hospitals
...sts that recent educational mandates that resident physicians
work fewer hours may cost teaching hospitals hundreds of thousands of dollarsor moreif they replace surgical residents with other clinicians, according to a report in the April issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Teac...
Johns Hopkins develops pancreas cancer risk model
...re tool is designed to help genetic counselors and physicians
decide who would most benefit from early screening. An estimated 10 percent of aggressive and highly fatal cases of the disease are caused by inherited genes. Even if there is a 100 percent chance that an individual carries a pancreas cancer gene,...
US Senate introduces bill to train more preventive medicine doctors
...ghly trained preventive medicine and public health physicians
to lead the efforts to promote health and protect ...ry funds to train highly specialized public health physicians
in the skills necessary to lead pandemic flu planning, bio-terrorism surveillance, chronic disease p...
Diet and lifestyle -- In the cancer fight, eating well is the best revenge
...y the researchers. The results can further help physicians
stratify patients at greatest need for follow-up c...r check-up, then this risk stratification may help physicians
prioritize which patients should be seen first," said Adeyinka Laiyemo, M.D., a cancer prevention fe...
OHSU surgeon implants donated tissue allografts
...chondral injury, or cartilage injury can ask their physicians
about the use of allografts or other techniques now available for cartilage restoration. OHSU physicians
are involved in several trials to assess the efficacy of these treatments and continue to pioneer ca...
Combined imaging approach may provide better identification of difficult-to-diagnose brain clots
...s, this combined imaging approach may one day help physicians
formulate better treatment regimens and possibly prevent more serious medical complications for certain patients. "If we can more easily characterize the patients problem as chronic instead of acute, it could alter the way we prescribe anticoagulat...
PneuStep -- MRI-safe motor makes robotic biopsies possible
...anovici. This type of precision control will allow physicians
to use instruments in ways that currently are not possible, he says. "This remarkable robot has a lot of promise - the wave of the future is image-guided surgery to better target, diagnose and treat cancers with minimally invasive techniques," say...
New guideline for screening mammography for women 40 to 49 years of age
...he available evidence for screening mammography to physicians
and women between the ages of 40 and 49 and to inc...rocess and to encourage them to discuss with their physicians
the benefits and risks of mammograms." The guideline states that, according to the evidence studie...
Pediatricians rarely provide translation services for patients with little English proficiency
...comes that can arise from miscommunication between physicians
and their patients. The study was based on the results of a survey of 1,829 physicians
from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Of the physicians
surveyed, 70 percent reported using the p...
Kennedy Krieger Institute launches first national online autism registry
...and wife research team of Drs. Paul and Kiely Law, physicians
by training and parents of a 13-year-old son with autism. The IAN project will link researchers to parents, the people who know the most about their child, in two important ways: Data Collection - Parents of children with autism will be engaged o...
Adoption of health information technology will lead to higher standard of quality care
...y initial and ongoing funding mechanisms to assist physicians
in solo and small practices," Dr. Kirk emphasized.... Charles Gonzalez because it specifically targeted physicians
in solo and small practices for which assistance could provide the most benefit. The Gonzalez legis...
New asthma inhaler propellant effective, but costlier
...endeles suggests keeping a backup inhaler handy if physicians
prescribe a device without a counter. "There isn't any reliable way of estimating when they're going to run out," said Hendeles, who also serves as a consultant to the FDA. The review also reports that some HFA inhalers tend to clog more easily. ...
Radiofrequency ablation effective treatment for inoperable lung cancer
...er than some surgical studies. Its important for physicians
to know that RF ablation is a treatment option for their sickest and elderly patients, Dr. Dupuy said. The study also showed that RF ablation helped control the progression of patients tumors. Tumors three centimeters or smaller took an average of ...
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