Tag: "preventive" at medical news
Nationwide data highlight encouraging trends, 'staggering' costs of ESRD
...ers of new patients with ESRD tend to suggest that preventive
care and health policy practices have been less th...proportions. The data suggest that improvements in preventive
care may be helping to reduce diabetes-related kidney disease, although several years of new data wi...
Preventive treatments in elderly people needs rethinking
Rather than prolonging life, preventive
treatments in elderly people may simply change the...ticated way of assessing the benefits and harms of preventive
treatment in elderly people. Preventive health care aims to delay the onset of illness and disease...
Study reveals gaps in vaccine financing for underinsured children
...that may or may not provide immunizations or other preventive
benefits before a high deductible has been met, are likely to increase the magnitude of this gap and must be carefully monitored. (JAMA. 2007;298(6):638-643. Available pre-embargo to the media at www.jamamedia.org ) Editors Note: Please see the ar...
Support for Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act given to House leaders by ACP
...orporated, and supporting the value of primary and preventive
services. The College notes that further legislation will be needed to avert payment cuts in 2010 and subsequent years and to develop an effective method for future updates. Creating the building blocks for Medicare reforms to improve quality. Th...
UT study reveals inaccuracies in cardiac PET-CT imaging, finds fixes
... protocols and software a big mistake. Gould, a preventive
cardiologist, has been using traditional PET imaging throughout his medical career to detect heart disease, to determine the need for arteriograms, stents or bypass surgery and to monitor the reversal of the disease in his patients who follow his pro...
When minority patients have insurance and a medical home, their health care improves
...tter manage chronic conditions and obtain critical preventive
care services. According to the report, Closing...dical home experienced no disparities in receiving preventive
care reminders, which significantly improve rates of routine screening for conditions such as heart ...
Meningitis: effectiveness of preventive vaccination demonstrated
... immunity. It could therefore be used in a routine preventive
vaccination campaign. But it is costly. Its high p...ht from early childhood, it is an ideal tool for a preventive
vaccination strategy. Clinical trials initiated in 2006, notably in Niakhar, are continuing for a fu...
Survey shows asthma not controlled in majority of patients
...cation and Prevention Program has emphasized daily preventive
management as opposed to treating asthma attacks. The objective of the Real-World Evaluation of Asthma Control and Treatment (REACT) study was to assess the prevalence of uncontrolled asthma and the factors associated with the lack of control. Part...
Boston University School of Medicine faculty member receives honorary degree from alma mater
..., research professor of medicine (epidemiology and preventive
medicine) at BUSM, and professor of public health (epidemiology and biostatistics) at Boston University School of Public Health. Since1989, he has been principal investigator on the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Contract, The Fr...
Moderate drinking lowers women's risk of heart attack
... M. Dorn, Ph.D., associate professor of social and preventive
medicine in the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions and first author on the study. Women seem to have a quicker reaction to a smaller amount of alcohol, she noted: "Overdoing it is harmful, and what is too much depends on each indiv...
Study reveals aspirin's colorectal cancer prevention mechanism
...ding the mechanism of this effect will lead to new preventive
and treatment strategies."...
Circumcision reduces HIV infection risk
...jor trials in Africa that focused on circumcisions preventive
effects on HIV transmission in heterosexual men. Findings from these studies were published in the February 24 issue of The Lancet. WHEN: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 1:00 p.m. PDT WHERE: AUA Press Suite (Mezzanine Show Offices A...
New doctors' test kit to help prevent debilitating osteoporosis
...o-use risk factor tests that will lead directly to preventive
programs designed to reduce the risk and impact of the condition. Garvans Professor John Eisman said the two-year project is the latest extension of the world renowned Dubbo Osteoporosis Study which, since its inception 18 years ago, has provided l...
Patient's own platelets may speed up skin wound healing
...eficial to give it to patients during surgery as a preventive
measure to reduce post-op healing complications," Hom says. ...
Sleep apnea may increase risk of diabetes
...actors for diabetes in order to develop additional preventive
strategies. Understanding the link between sleep-disordered breathing and diabetes may represent one such approach....
Quality improvement effort pays off in diabetes care
...cks, with appropriate follow-up. It also involves preventive
treatments such as the use of ACE inhibitors, which can treat high blood pressure and heart failure, and aspirin, which can prevent heart attacks and strokes. After reviewing four years of charts for 80 patients from each of the 17 centers, the res...
Adolescents with high-risk sexual attitudes attract peers with similar attitudes
...rst, it supports the use of adolescent leaders for preventive
interventions. Second, it suggests that interventions that use attitude change to change behavior may be more effective among females than among males." ...
The quest for an effective HIV vaccine presents new possibilities, challenges
...utes of Health (NIH). Rather, the first successful preventive
HIV vaccines, if administered prior to HIV infecti...d scientists efforts thus far to develop a classic preventive
vaccine for the virus because of its ability to integrate into target cells and evade clearance by t...
New update of international health system comparisons: US continues to lag on most measures
...th policy surveys. While the U.S. did well on some preventive
care measures, the nation ranked at the bottom on measures of safe care and coordinated care. Another new Commonwealth Fund report comparing health spending data in industrialized nations published today reveals that despite spending more than twic...
ACP enthusiastically supports introduction of Bipartisan Health CARE Act
... children and adults do not have access to regular preventive
and screening checks, and often delay obtaining treatment until they are seriously ill. This leads to an increase in premature deaths and unnecessary suffering, and produces staggering costs to society: lost employee days from work, higher health car...
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