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Urban neighborhoods affect how people think about health

...r or poor were less likely to seek regular care or spend days home from work or in the hospital. These resu...urban area were the least likely to remain home or spend time in the hospital when ill, while whites and Puerto Ricans were more likely to stay home. "Those ...

Money doesn't buy happiness - - except when disability strikes

...that it is better to save for a rainy day, than to spend your savings on a house where it doesn't rain," he says. Ubel and Smith also note that their study does not demonstrate directly that having more money and more assets shields a person from a psychological downfall when disability strikes. There coul...

Dr. Gutin selected as Fulbright Senior Specialist

...ia Prevention Institute, left April 1 for Spain to spend six weeks helping health care providers at six public universities develop intervention strategies. Dr. Louis Moreno, pediatrician at the University of Zaragoza, is coordinating his country's initiative to reverse increasing obesity rates as well as ...

ASGE Foundation to hold first Crystal Awards Dinner

...inic, Atlanta This Award recognizes physicians who spend the majority of their time in patient care and are recognized regionally or nationally for their expertise and longitudinal contributions to the practice of gastrointestinal endoscopy. Distinguished Educator Award Barbara Frank, MD, Drexel Univer...

Attention full-time workers: Get off the computer and out to exercise in your free time!

... each day compared to full-time workers who didn't spend any time watching TV, playing video games or using...slightly less physically fit than those who didn't spend any time engaging in leisure-time sedentary activities. All the analyses took into account factors ...

CPR instructions should focus on continuous chest compressions, UT Southwestern physicians recommend

..., when assisted breathing is provided, dispatchers spend a significant amount of time trying to instruct inexperienced people on the right way to position the head and pinch the nose before breathing into the victim's mouth, thus delaying the all-important chest compressions." Dr. Pepe emphasized that stop...

Black children more likely to die from traumatic injury than white children

...e injuries, they have an equal chance of survival, spend about the same amount of time in the hospital, and also have equal access to rehabilitation services. "Trauma-induced injuries are mainly a problem of prevention, not a problem of treatment," said Groner, who is also the trauma medical director at Co...

Medical journals are an extension of the marketing arm of pharmaceutical companies

...advertising, which is why a company will sometimes spend upwards of a million dollars on reprints of the trial for worldwide distribution." Unlike ads, readers see these trials as the highest form of evidence, says Smith. "Fortunately from the point of view of the companies who fund these trials--but unfo...

Eight aspects of early life put UK children at risk of obesity

Three year old children who spend more than eight hours watching television per week are at an increased risk of obesity, finds a study published online by the BMJ this week. This is just one of eight aspects of early life found to be linked to obesity in UK children, and these resul...

Data further examines Seroquel (quetiapine fumarate) treatment for bipolar depression

...have traditionally been difficult to treat as they spend almost forty times longer in the depressed state than in mania. Without appropriate treatment, patients usually suffer for a lifetime with periods of wellness and functioning punctuated by severe episodes of illness. 3 Both men and women are equally...

Day care settings are a significant source of indoor allergens

...o those found in Southern homes. "Because children spend a significant portion of time in day care settings.... Census Bureau, 63 percent of children under five spend 37 hours per week in child care. Exposure to indoor allergens has been shown in previous studies to...

Diabetes knowledge has little effect on improving outcomes

...he indicators for cardiovascular risk factors. "We spend so many resources on patient education with the assumption that it will make a difference, but what we seem to be finding is that while education may be a part of the puzzle, it is not adequate by itself," Sanchez continued. "Maybe we should step bac...

$3 million NIH grant focuses on workplace obesity

... of Community and Preventive Medicine. " Employees spend many hours at work, where their behavior is influenced by well-established communication systems, cafeterias and opportunities for physical activity." Fernandez's team will measure the diet and activity levels of Kodak employees who volunteer to part...

New technology can boost bottom lines for US hospitals

...illing are highly labor intensive. Hospital coders spend about 20 minutes reviewing and coding each patient chart. More experienced coders will spend approximately one hour on charts that are more complicated and extensive. As a result, if documentat...

True cancer-causing genes revealed by new technique, say Stanford researchers

...from the bystander, researchers and drug companies spend timeand money investigating all suspects. But Khavari and his colleagues havedeveloped a technique that allows scientists to distinguish more quicklybetween possible perpetrators: they grew human skin cells on the skin ofmice where the researchers co...

Children need 60 minutes of daily physical activity, expert panel says

...it is very important to ensure that their children spend at least an hour a day in some form of appropriate physical activity," says Dr. William B. Strong, a pediatric cardiologist and retired professor at the Medical College of Georgia who co-chaired the panel. "The important thing is we have to get Amer...

Children need 60 minutes of daily physical activity, expert panel says

...it is very important to ensure that their children spend at least an hour a day in some form of appropriate physical activity," says Dr. William B. Strong, a pediatric cardiologist and retired professor at the Medical College of Georgia who co-chaired the panel. "The important thing is we have to get Ameri...

Design of neonatal intensive care units critical to infant health

...mple, an improved environment can enable nurses to spend more time engaging in patient and family support activities instead of walking around searching for supplies - an activity that previous research by Shepley identified as occupying a significant portion of nurses' time. What's more, res...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital installs 64-Slice CT scanner, now available for clinical use

...rt attack. This can reduce the time a patient must spend in the emergency department, or eliminate the need for hospitalization, if the exam is normal," adds Charles Davidson, MD, chief, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The scanner will also be used for other important ...

Cedars-Sinai medical tipsheet for June 2005

...gs that are a breeze now," she said. " I no longer spend every moment thinking about whether I can do this or do that, or if I'm going to be able to breathe or not." STAR JONES REYNOLDS, PAULETTA AND DENZEL WASHINGTON AWARD SCHOLARSHIPS IN MAY 19 CEREMONY Star Jones Reynolds, Pauletta and Denzel Washingt...

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