Tag: "residents" at medical news
Urban neighborhoods affect how people think about health
... illnesses. In too many instances, this means that residents
are forced to turn to emergency care in the form o...cessible health care undermines the health of many residents
in poor urban neighborhoods. The problem is particularly acute for urbanites who are women and for r...
Pediatricians must confront community-based threats to health
...ation (CARE) program that trains pediatric medical residents
in the special needs of poor children and partners them with community-based organizations for "hands on" experience. Over 450 residents, medical students, and undergraduate students have participated in the program and have worked with over 40 diffe...
It takes a village to improve the health of children
...ts resources and needs, the authors stress. "For residents
and medical students, this training provides an important reconnection to interests and passions that may have led them to a career in medicine, advanced competencies in working with communities and the acquisition of life-long leadership skills rele...
Insomnia, falls in elderly linked
...dy included more than 34,000 Michigan nursing home residents
over age 65. Data were collected over six months a...l of which affect the risk of falls. Nursing home residents
who were on sleep medications and reported no problems sleeping at the start of the study had about ...
ACP releases 5th Edition of its respected ethics manual
...rnists), related subspecialists, medical students, residents
and fellows. Internists specialize in the prevention, detection and treatment of illnesses in adults, reflected in the organization's trademarked phrase "Doctors of Internal Medicine. Doctors for Adults." ACP publishes Annals of Internal Medicine, t...
Obesity common among Chinese adults
...han from the south of the country, and among urban residents
compared with people living in rural areas. Professor He comments: "Our results show a high prevalence of the metabolic syndrome and overweight in China. Economic development and consequential changes in lifestyle and diet might explain this high and...
NCI's Patient Navigator Research Program: Questions and answers
...sportation to medical care for patients since some residents
may have to travel more than 100 miles to receive cancer treatment. The program is designed for the navigator to serve as a reliable ally to lean on for advice, support and direction. A navigator is someone who understands the patient's fears and h...
American Society of Travel Agents urges healthy travel for consumers
...opulation at risk. Each year, over 7 million U.S. residents
travel to areas where malaria is present. These travelers often fail to use or comply with malaria prophylaxis. The number of malaria cases among U.S. travelers has risen in recent years. Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil HCl), manufactured by Gl...
No strong evidence linking mercury levels with worse neurobehavioral performance in older adults
...udy of cognitive decline involving 1,140 Baltimore residents
aged 50 to 70 years. Total mercury in whole blood samples was measured and the researchers used multiple linear regression to examine its associations with scores from 12 neurobehavioral tests. First-visit data were obtained in 2001-2002. Participant...
Abnormal liver tests in a Mediterranean population
...all town in Southern Italy found that one in eight residents
had abnormal liver tests. While alcohol consumptio...n Italian town. They generated a random sample of residents
12 years or older and screened 1645 participants for abnormal liver values, antigens to hepatitis B ...
Patients swallow 'camera-in-a-pill' to help doctors check for diseases of esophagus, GERD
... normal activity immediately. Brown trains medical residents
and to make sure they understand what the patients would experience, he and several other physicians each swallowed a capsule. Brown said it was easy to do, and he sees great benefits to patients. "It's a simple, safe and less invasive alternative. T...
Some primary care residents feel unprepared to provide preventive counseling
...rs present their analysis of survey responses from residents
in family practice, internal medicine, and obstetr...amined data from a comprehensive survey of medical residents
taken in 1998 with the support of the Commonwealth Fund Task Force on Academic Health Centers. The ...
Barriers prevent many Hispanics from participating in research studies
...ical student at the U-M Medical School, studied 14 residents
ages 60-91 in Chicago. He interviewed them and gave them a questionnaire written in Spanish. Many participants said they would be willing to be a part of studies about topics such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and dementia. One of...
Go to the tape: Video replay improves radiology residents' performance
...l, Canada. During a six-week period, six radiology residents
were videotaped while discussing cases at teaching...d knowledge and the communication abilities of the residents
improved after they were shown the videotaped feedback of themselves. "It is particularly useful to ...
Radiology residents can accurately assess after-hours patients for stroke
Appropriately trained radiology residents
on-call can accurately read emergency head CT stud...y reading of the CT scans is critical. Radiology residents
taking in-house call are often the logical choice for providing the best on-site expertise in readin...
In less dense neighborhoods
...urvey to determine the neighborhood preferences of residents
of Franklin County . The county, with a population of slightly more than 1 million people, includes the state capital of Columbus , which is the nation's 15th largest city and 33rd largest metropolitan area. That survey included 1,257 homeowners. Th...
Queen's poll - Ontarians don't want to close institutions for those with intellectual disabilities
...ing the closed institutions." Southeastern Ontario residents
surveyed reveal that: 49 per cent do not know about the government's decision to close the institutions for individuals with intellectual disabilities; only one per cent believe that institutions are the best place for most adults with intellectua...
Location, access to trauma centers often inadequate, inefficient
...rmation in the article. These studies suggest that residents
in many parts of the country are without timely ac...an estimated 69.2 percent and 84.1 percent of U.S. residents
had access to a level I or II trauma center within 45 and 60 minutes, respectively. Residents in the...
Penn study documents access to trauma centers in the United States
...und that about 70 percent and 84 percent of all US residents
had access to a Level I or Level II Trauma Center ... extend trauma-center access to suburban and rural residents
who currently have none. The debate over just how many Americans have access to trauma centers, and...
People with diabetes more sensitive to cardiovascular effects from air pollution
...earchers recruited 270 greater Boston metropolitan residents
and divided them into two groups. The first group consisted of subjects with a positive diagnosis of type I or type II diabetes. The second group included subjects who were not diabetic, but who had a family history of diabetes or blood sugar levels ...
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