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Waist-to-hip ratio may better predict cardiovascular risk than body mass index

...dividuals participated in a total of three medical visits each, which included an in-home health survey, blood and urine collection, and a detailed clinical exam complete with abdominal magnetic resonance imaging and coronary artery calcium scans. Calcium was more likely to be found in the arteries of pati...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Aug. 7, 2007, issue

...s of 3 and 33. Counseling during regular physician visits about the proper use of child safety seats, seat belts and the dangers of drunk driving might reduce death and injury from car accidents. Reviewing published research on the effects of such counseling, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPST...

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

...room visits. Work values for initial nursing home visits increased by more than 40 percent, work values for subsequent nursing home visits increased by between 9 percent and 26 percent and the work value for the annual nursing home visit i...

Hib vaccine: A critical ally in Asia's effort to reduce child deaths

...n vaccine did not require additional injections or visits to benefit from the expanded protection. Bangladesh recently applied for funding from the GAVI Alliance to introduce a DTP-Hepatitis B-Hib pentavalent combination which they hope to introduce into the routine childhood immunization program in 2008. ...

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

... weekends or evenings Always or often find office visits well-organized and efficiently run Although t...inder from a doctors office to schedule preventive visits compared with only 36 percent of uninsured adults; when African American and Hispanic patients are i...

Personal comments by physicians distract from patient needs

...estigation of secretly-recorded first-time patient visits to experienced primary care physicians has found t...onsenting to two unannounced and secretly recorded visits by people trained to portray specific patient roles. The project produced 193 recorded first-time ...

Parents of chronically ill kids are helped by better access to federal and employer leave

...h. They also had 12 doctor or emergency department visits and one hospitalization. Unfortunately, many parents who dont have access to family leave are forced to choose between being with their child and keeping their job, said Schuster, who is also professor and vice-chair of pediatrics at UCLA. Resea...

Genetic variations may predispose some men to suicidal thoughts during treatment for depression

...lowing a protocol that advised follow-up treatment visits at two, four, six, nine and 12 weeks, with an optional visit at 14 weeks if needed. The patients DNA was analyzed for common types of mutations nearby or within the CREB1 gene, which codes for a protein previously suggested to be involved in both ant...

Older motorists improve driving performance with physical conditioning

...icipants in the intervention group received weekly visits for 12 weeks by a physical therapist who guided them through a graduated exercise program directed at physical abilities potentially relevant to driving based on earlier studies. They exercised for seven days a week for 15 minutes, focusing on the hi...

New mothers often not asked about depression, UNC survey finds

...survey who said they had seen women for postpartum visits in the previous three months, 79 percent said they were unlikely to formally screen the patients for depression. An estimated 13 percent of new mothers are affected by postpartum depression. The study will be published June 6, 2007 in the North Carol...

TV ads may spur more stroke victims to get help sooner

...n Stroke Networks registry of emergency department visits for stroke during 31 months, ranging from several ...ncrease in the mean number of emergency department visits for stroke while the awareness campaign aired. Over the 31 months, 12,534 visits for stroke were rec...

Doctors have key role in preventing and detecting child neglect and abuse

... may have, screening for risk factors or even home visits by nurses can all improve family functioning and decrease the risk of maltreatment. Diagnosis of child abuse frequently involves detecting injuries which cannot be explained through the child's medical history or other circumstances. Bruises are th...

Survey shows asthma not controlled in majority of patients

...missed days of work, 12.7 million physician office visits and 1.2 million outpatient visits. The REACT study found that the proportion of patients reporting two or more emergency department visits, hospitalization or three or more missed days of work/school because of asthma in the past year was more tha...

Aggressive treatment for whiplash does not promote faster recovery

...at increasing the intensity of care to more than 2 visits to a general practitioner, 6 visits to a chiropractor, or adding chiropractic care to general practitioner care was associated with slow...

Emory University researchers find persistent and severe asthma associated with obesity

...y symptoms, healthcare utilization (emergency room visits or other unscheduled doctor visits for asthma), medication usage, missed days at work and the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) sever...

Long-term treatment with VYVANSE, first prodrug stimulant, demonstrates significant efficacy in ADHD

... 20 mg at weekly intervals during three subsequent visits to achieve optimal efficacy and tolerability. Participants continued treatment for the remaining 11 months. The maximum daily dose was 70 mg. Safety was also evaluated during the study and VYVANSE was generally well tolerated. Most treatment-asso...

Follow-up care for breast cancer patients is 'devalued and deregulated'

... whilst allowing the savings from reduced hospital visits to be passed on to patients through greater access to novel adjuvant cancer drugs. "This study shows that deciding when and how to discharge patients is a complex matter and specialists take a number of factors into account; these include the level...

Italian doctors get their information on medicines from drug company sales reps

...that general practitioners in Italy receive eleven visits per week by drug company sales representatives, and that many doctors believe that the information they receive from these reps is complete and sufficiently reliable. The AIFA program involved translating Clinical Evidence ( www.clinicalevidence.co...

Some children are born with 'temporary deafness' and do not require cochlear implant

...ound stimuli. The surgery was postponed. Follow-up visits showed increasing function of the hair cells and eventually the child reached a state of normal hearing. Prof. Attias, who is part of a cochlear implant team at Schneider Children's Medical Center, looked in the department archives and found other, s...

Ottawa aggressive protocol for acute atrial fibrillation is successful

...h Research Institute will show that in 660 patient visits in a 5 year period, over 90% of all patients with AAF or AAFL can be discharged with a normal heart rhythm using this protocol. This method of treatment stands in contrast to practice in the United States, where management of AAF and AAFL is hospital...

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