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Screening for behavioral health first step to getting treatment

...hat patients be routinely screened in primary care settings for several reasons. First, primary care physicians have contact with the greatest number of patients. In 2001, sixty-eight percent of adults reported an appointment with a primary care doctor within the last year. Second, there are many effective to...

ACP commends proposed changes to payments for physician work at nursing facilities

...ale. Because patients are moved from more intense settings much more quickly than in the past, patients in nursing facilities are often in very serious condition as they are cared for by their physician. These work values are a reflection of this extraordinary responsibility. ACP has recommended that CMS ...

Millennium development goals: Are we on track?

...eam lessons from successful action in humanitarian settings (saving lives and reducing acute malnutrition) into development interventions. Development efforts can address these issues by improving protocols and products for treating malnutrition, and preventing malnutrition by enhancing behaviors and choices ...

May/June Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

... maintaining and improving quality in primary care settings during and after EMR implementation.Electronic Medical Records and Diabetes Quality of Care: Results From a Sample of Family Medicine PracticesBy Jesse C. Crosson, Ph.D., et al OTHER STUDIES IN THIS ISSUE COMPETING DEMANDS VS. CLINICAL INERT...

E/Tablet technology may provide benefits to patients, researchers

...blets may also be useful in busy, academic medical settings for both for collecting patient history data and conducting clinical research. "When you go to the doctor's office you're asked to fill out a medical history form each and every time, and some of that information -- like gender and what your grandm...

Nursing home placement associated with accelerated cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease

...eimers disease who were recruited from health care settings in the Chicago area. At baseline, they lived in the community and 196 participants were using day care services from 2 to 6 days a week for an overall mean of 1.7 days a week. At six month intervals for up to four years, they completed nine cognitive...

Study: Directly observed HIV therapy for children is promising

...important strategy to consider in resource-limited settings said David Pugatch, M.D., director of the pediatri...w what works in treating children in resource-poor settings so we know where to put limited HIV treatment dollars, he said....

How brain pacemakers erase diseased messages

...be particularly useful for zeroing in on effective settings for implants used to treat diseases, such as epilepsy, in which seizures occur only sporadically, as well as conditions, such as depression, in which symptoms can vary widely from day to day. "In the case of tremor, physicians can alter the setting...

Personality changes may help detect form of dementia

...ersonality tests are not often used in most office settings because of time and lack of training. "Our results show incorporating a brief, simple inventory of personality traits may help improve the detection of dementia with Lewy bodies," said Galvin. ...

Community-associated staph infections involving antibiotic-resistant bacteria increase

...t that prisons, public housing and other community settings also may promote cross-transmission because large at-risk populations remain together for long periods of time. "In conclusion, among Cook County Hospital patients, the rate of CA-MRSA skin and soft tissue infections increased rapidly between 2000 ...

Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO

...treatment can be effectively delivered in conflict settings Public health emergencies require urgent advic...treatment can be effectively delivered in conflict settings HIV treatment can be delivered even in settings of armed conflict, and humanitarian health agenci...

Steps needed to reduce smoking in the US

...Imposing smoking bans in all nonresidential indoor settings nationwide, including restaurants, bars, malls, prisons, and health care facilities. Requiring all public and private health insurance plans to make coverage of smoking cessation programs a lifetime benefit. Licensing retail outlets that sell tob...

Endoscopic procedures advance physician knowledge and patient care

...techniques and the use of proven techniques in new settings is expanding the set of tools physicians have to work with to provide the best care for patients. DDW is the largest international gathering of physicians and researchers in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal ...

Public health impact of climate change, poverty, disaster response and housing design

...public health and promoting health equity in urban settings in a supplement to the May/June 2007 issue of The New York Academy of Medicine's Journal of Urban Health. The 15 reports in the supplement were issued by the Knowledge Network on Urban Settings of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Commission on t...

Animal study leading to new treatments for hemorrhagic shock and uncontrolled abdominal hemorrhage

...ctims, particularly in pre-hospital or battlefield settings where blood is generally not available for transfusion. This product is in clinical trials abroad, and the U. S. Navy is seeking regulatory approval to initiate a trauma trial in the United States. Dr. Manning indicates that this product shows promis...

Aspirin use during pregnancy could reduce risk of pre-eclampsia

...burgh, Pennsylvania, USA, say:: "There are certain settings in which pre-eclampsia is almost a certainty, including women with pre-eclampsia in more than one pregnancy or women with chronic hypertension and pre-eclampsia in a previous pregnancy. In these settings, aspirin is justified. "In the more usual ...

Hexavalent chromium in drinking water causes cancer in lab animals

...uses lung cancer in humans in certain occupational settings as a result of inhalation exposure," said Michelle Hooth, Ph.D., NTP study scientist for the technical report. "We now know that it can also cause cancer in animals when administered orally." The study findings were announced at the National Inst...

Log-on to shape-up

...nternet interventions disseminated in "real world" settings that are void of the research components present in the current trial. Physical inactivity and dietary patterns are second only to tobacco use as a leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Despite the multiple health benefits that ...

$2.6M grant awarded to New York University College of Nursing

...rsing homes, assisted living facilities and office settings with a variety of resources for bridging the gap that exists between research and current practices. "The Try This series addresses a wide range of symptoms and syndromes that require particular attention in older adults," said Dr. Mezey. "For e...

Off-label and untested use of drug-coated stents appears widespread

...ents outside of approved indications in real-world settings are limited, according to background information i...randomized clinical trials to higher-risk clinical settings that have not been assessed." (JAMA. 2007;297:2001-2009. Available pre-embargo to the media at ...

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