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September/October Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...L CARE Physicians incorporate patients' insurance status into their clinical decision making and frequently...ans reported considering their patient's insurance status in nearly half of all visits and making changes in over one quarter of visits. Of the 409 physician...

58 percent of older hospital patients have problems eating, 31 percent leave most of their meal

...orks in an aged care facility. "The nutritional status of 60 percent of all older patients will deteriorate further while they are in hospital, with those who were malnourished in the first place suffering worst. And insufficient food is regarded as a major cause of the problem. "This is an important i...

Allergic rhinitis associated with impaired sleep quality

...ided details regarding demographics, socioeconomic status and smoking habits. For patients with allergic rhinitis, researchers recorded the type of allergies, the duration of the condition, symptoms experienced and treatments used, as well as the presence and treatment of any additional allergic disorders....

Shorter distance on six-minute walk test points up a greater risk of death

...ance was associated with more severe lung disease, status as a minority and lower educational attainment in a nationwide cohort of patients with IPF who were listed for lung transplantation. The test also predicted waitlist mortality independently of age, sex, race, lung function indices, presence of pul...

'Ticking time bomb': Prisons unprepared for flu pandemic, says new SLU research

...real failure to recognize how important the health status of inmates is to the public health of all of us," says Rachel Schwartz, Ph.D., a researcher at the Institute for Biosecurity at Saint Louis University School of Public Health. "Nearly 85 percent of those in jails and prisons will be released within a...

South Asian men suffer more urinary problems than white men but are less likely to seek help

...nts were representative of the age, socio-economic status and health profile of the area. More than a third of the 409 South Asian men who replied (37 per cent), described at least one significant urinary problem, compared with 29 per cent of the white men in the study. Around a third of the men in e...

Did 'ABCs' cause Uganda's fall in HIV rates?

... In Uganda, they say, policies to advance women's status were part of the ABC strategy. "In the context of Uganda's political leadership, nationwide social mobilization and gender empowerment policies, both women and men benefited and HIV prevalence declined." Countering Murphy and Greene's viewpoint, Al...

Accelerating weight loss may signal development of Alzheimer's disease

...ss was a harbinger of the change from non-demented status to dementia of the Alzheimer's type," the authors write. "Participants lost about .6 pounds per year while without dementia, but one year before the first symptomatic detection of dementia of the Alzheimer's type, the rate of weight loss in individu...

Progression of diabetic retinopathy among African-Americans with diabetes

...phs of the retina were taken to assess retinopathy status and blood was drawn to measure cholesterol levels and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1C) levels, which measure blood glucose control over an extended period. Patients were classified at baseline by level of diabetic retinopathy, as having none (196 pat...

Childless women risk poorer health in later life

...t education and other indicators of socio-economic status as well." The study reveals that partnership and...portant implications for projections of the health status of the older population as well as contributing to our understanding of life course influences on he...

Doctors warn: Do not rely only on what young athletes say when managing concussions

...esting. A concussion is any alteration of mental status resulting from the brain being jolted inside of the skull due to a blow to the head or upper body. Symptoms can include amnesia, dizziness, confusion, headache, nausea, disorientation and sometimes loss of consciousness. "Generally, an athlete who ...

'Environmental Forensics' could cut the cost of brownfield development

... settlements between those involved. The current status of environmental forensics will be described at this year's BA Festival of Science in Norwich, with particular emphasis on its potential contribution to the future development of brownfield sites. Building on brownfield sites has huge potential to ...

Methamphetamine use restricts fetal growth, study finds

...ibute to growth restriction, such as socioeconomic status and other substance use, including tobacco and alcohol. Lester has studied the effects of drug use on infants and children for more than 20 years. He oversees the Maternal Lifestyle Study, the nation's largest prospective study of cocaine-exposed c...

Older fathers more likely to have autistic children

...rchers controlled for year of birth, socioeconomic status and the mother's age, such that the odds of autism spectrum disorder were nearly six times greater among children of men age 40 and older than those of men 29 years and younger. Older age among mothers was not associated with autism after researcher...

Low vitamin E intake during pregnancy can lead to childhood asthma

...ociates assessed maternal nutrient and respiratory status in 1,253 mothers and children during a five-year period. According to the authors, children born to mothers from the lowest quintile of vitamin E intake were over five times more likely to manifest early persistent asthma than children whose mother...

Certification of UK doctors would improve quality of care

...andards required for licensing purposes. Certified status must be renewed every six to 10 years. But does certification improve medical standards? Kim Sutherland and Sheila Leatherman reviewed data on the effect of certification in the US on quality of care. A review of studies published between 1966 an...

Mapping the neural landscape of hunger

...y responsive to particular phases in the metabolic status of the animal as it went through a hunger-satiety-hunger cycle, "when combined as ensembles, however, these neurons gained the ability to provide a population code that allows for predictions on the current behavioral state (hunger/satiety) of the an...

New study links higher income with lower disability rates

...ican Community Survey. They compared poverty level status with the rate of functional limitation, defined as... illness. This study highlights that socioeconomic status operates independently of such factors as race, ethnicity and health behaviors. Although researchers...

Strokes will cost US $2.2 trillion by 2050 if prevention & treatment don't improve

... both are expected to achieve higher socioeconomic status as time goes on. In all, the study finds that the total direct and indirect costs of stroke in the next 45 years will be $1.52 trillion for non-Hispanic whites, $313 billion for Latinos, and $379 billion for African Americans. But on a per-capita b...

'Senseless' turf battles between health development and relief agencies

...ealth development agencies are contributing to the status quo of insufficient public health budgets in poor ...is assumption. In doing so, they contribute to the status quo of insufficient public health budgets." Medical relief organizations, on the other hand, are "...

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