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Test project of patient-centered medical home model endorsed by American College of Physicians

...with the financial and administrative support of a private health plan. The innovative model is designed to strengthen the physician-patient relationship by having a personal physician coordinate a team of healthcare professionals as they address the full range of a patients healthcare needs. (over) We are...

Most seniors now have drug coverage, U-M study shows

...poor were equally likely to sign up for Part D and private coverage, and to lack coverage. Wealthy elders were much more likely to have employer-provided drug coverage, but poorer seniors were much more likely to get drug coverage through Medicaid. Equally importantly, the researchers were able to show tha...

States taking action to insure nation's 13.3M uninsured young adults

... most uninsured young adults do not have access to private coverage through their parents plans. For these yo...efforts to expand eligibility for dependents under private coverage beyond age 18 or 19 and that states take steps to ensure that colleges and universities req...

Even older women at high risk have little interest in being tested for HIV, study finds

...sistants administered a 68-item questionnaire in a private room over the course of a single, face-to-face interview with study participants, most of whom said they were not currently sexually active. More than 60 percent of the participants had never been tested for HIV, although more than half of them cou...

Study reveals gaps in vaccine financing for underinsured children

...the U.S. are financed by a patchwork of public and private sources. Anecdotal reports from state policy maker...ines for children who are underinsured (i.e., have private insurance that does not cover all recommended vaccines). In 2000, approximately 14 percent of childr...

Old McDonald's has a hold on kids' taste buds, Stanford/Packard study finds

...for children. "I have tremendous trust that the private sector will find a way to offer better products and still make a profit," said Robinson, "but we've seen a lot of promises go by the wayside over the years. No one is going to propose we totally stop industries from promoting their products. But ther...

Health reform bills could improve quality and efficiency, but fall short of national plan

...e Institute of Medicine, to ensure that public and private efforts reinforce each other. Creation of a cente...improvement and efficiency, the government and the private sector can get a better return for their substantial investment in health care, according to the ana...

The future of biofuels is not in corn

...opment of cellulosic ethanol. There is sufficient private investment in corn ethanol development and refining already. Because cellulosic ethanol is not ready for market, any subsidies for refining in this year's bill will only lock U.S. ethanol production even more tightly to corn. No coal-fired etha...

Screening for behavioral health first step to getting treatment

...ments, according to the national Brandeis study of private health plans. Horgan and her colleagues believe that requiring health plans to screen for behavioral health conditions will help close this gap. I think its time we made screening for behavioral health problems as routine as it is for cancer and ot...

When minority patients have insurance and a medical home, their health care improves

...ors of a medical home, compared with 32 percent of private doctors offices. The main reason CHCs and other public clinics do not function as medical homes is because patients say they have more difficulty getting medical advice or care in the evenings or weekends. Since these safety net providers play a cri...

Shoulder tapping -- Young males are most willing to purchase alcohol for underage youth

...This can occur in a variety of settings, including private residences, at parties, in public settings, at sporting events, and community events. Yet what may seem innocuous can lead to many problems, including traffic crashes, assaults, sexually transmitted diseases, and unplanned pregnancies. Although th...

ACP supports improved access to information on relative strengths and weaknesses

...endent entity protected from both governmental and private sector influence to encourage trust in its findings. its proceedings should be transparent. it should involve stakeholders, including payers, providers and beneficiaries, at all levels of the evidence development process. it should have a priorit...

UK scientists set their sights on cure for AMD

...porary. Thanks to a 4 million donation from a US private donor, the London Project will now be able to assemble the necessary spectrum of scientists and clinicians, led by the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, to accelerate the techniques move from laboratory to clinic. The Project is open access and will be...

CIRM awards $3.79 million to Burnham Institute

.... Our efforts to date have been supported through private donations and, as permitted, public grants. This award from CIRM will significantly advance the Institutes standing as a global leader for research and training in stem cell research. Dr. Evan Snyder, Director of the Stem Cell Center and Director ...

Study shows Diachrome improves blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes

...achrome will become a standard tool for public and private healthcare professionals charged with managing the growing epidemic of type 2 diabetes, said Paul Intlekofer, CEO of Nutrition 21. Diachromes drug-like effects in safely and effectively improving both blood glucose and cholesterol levels in the most...

May/June Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...ggest that PBRNs merit further attention from both private and public funding agencies and researchers interested in studying the delivery of primary care.A National Survey of Primary Care Practice-Based Research NetworksBy William M. Tierney, M.D., et al THE AMOUNT OF RELIEF IMPORTANT TO PATIENTS IS LE...

Phase II study shows combination improves survival of metastatic melanoma patients

...ormer oncology fellow at Mayo Clinic and is now in private practice in Minneapolis. "The clinical benefit may seem small, but in the world of melanoma where there is very little progress, this is certainly a strong indication that the combination of chemotherapy with an antiangiogenic agent may be a valid ...

Talking sex on the factory floor in China

...veals. Young women want more information, but need private and anonymous family planning because of judgemental attitudes surrounding premarital sex and particularly premarital pregnancy. Encouraging contraceptive use among young migrant workers in China to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted disea...

Policy changes have direct effect on nursing home care

...osts. Medicare covers 12.5 percent of those costs, private insurance pays 7 percent and consumers pay 29.5 percent. In 2002, the average US nursing home had 15 percent fewer registered nurses per resident than nationally recommended, Harrington said. That recommendation originated in a 2001 study for the C...

Experimental gene therapy 'abolishes' arthritis pain and lessens joint damage

...the Medical Center is in the process of founding a private biotech company to develop the technology. It would search for new drugs that interfere with key inflammatory receptors on sensory nerve cells within the CNS. Joining Kyrkanides in the publication from the University of Rochester School of Medicine...

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