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A 'Heart Healthy' Diet and Ongoing, Moderate Physical Activity May Protect Against Cognitive Decline as We Age

... over 11 years using the ModifiedMini-MentalState examination (3MS), which is graded on a 100 point scale. A ... data from The Third National Health and Nutrition examination Survey (NHANES III, 1988-1994). They identified ... sample: The Third National Health and Nutrition examination Survey (NHANES III) (Funder: National Institutes ...

Questionnaire May Help Spot Early Dementia

... used cognitive tests, the mini-mental state examination and the Addenbrooke's cognitive ... with Alzheimer's, whereas the mini-mental state examination identified only 52 percent of the people with ... cognitive areas. The Addenbrooke's cognitive examination tests a similar number of cognitive areas and is ...

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Now Offers Continuous Testing And Immediate Pass/Fail Results

... CPhTs since inception in 1995, through the examination and transfer process. The PTCB certification ... for its North American Pharmacist Licensure examination (NAPLEX). "More and more, state boards ... other professional pharmacy organizations. PTCB's examination is available in all 50 states at over 200 Pearson ...

IAEA calls for enhanced radiation protection of patients

... but want to ensure that each and every examination is justified. The radiation protection of ... become better informed about why a radiological examination is being performed. Does it involve ionizing ... been justified adequately after considering other examination options that utilize non-ionizing radiation? ...

Can EUS elastography help distinguish benign from malignant tissue?

... A major limitation of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) examination is its limited capacity to determine the exact ... that can be applied during ultrasound (US) examination to assess and measure tissue elasticity. Knowing ... and included 222 patients who underwent EUS examination with assessment of a pancreatic mass or lymph ...

Blood tests reveal tobacco smoke residues in non-smoking New Yorkers

... come from the New York City Health and Nutrition examination Survey, which was conducted in 2004, one year ... through the New York City Health and Nutrition examination Survey, which is modeled after the National Health and Nutrition examination Survey (NHANES). The Health Department assessed a ...

Germany: Colonoscopy prevents 15,000 cancer cases

... insurances in Germany have offered an endoscopic examination of the colon (colonoscopy) free of charge for all ... participant to know about the benefits of the examination which is wrongly feared by many as being very ... of eligible men. Participants with inconspicuous examination results are offered a ...

AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc is Pleased to Announce the Selection of its Examination Camera for the Canadian National Telehealth Videoconference Equipment RFP

... The AMD-2500 General examination Camera has been selected by the Canadian Health ... is honored to have its AMD-2500 General examination Camera selected for countrywide deployment. ... AMD is proud to be selected and have our General examination Camera be part of their continued ...

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Unveils New Testing Features for 2009: PTCB Exam to be Offered Daily; Test Results Given to Candidates Immediately in 2009

... - announced today that on April 1, 2009, the PTCB examination will be available in continuous testing format at ... announced today that on April 1, 2009, the PTCB examination will be available in continuous testing format ... professional pharmacy organizations. The PTCB examination is administered in all 50 states, DANTES testing ...

Magnetic-anchor-guided endoscopic submucosal dissection shows promise for gastric cancer

... the external magnet itself as well as a movable examination table. The mobile examination table enabled control of the internal magnetic ... either by rotating the patient or by moving the examination table. The MAG system effectively facilitated an ...

New Williamsburg Health Evaluation Center, The Ultimate Investment In Future Health And Well-Being, Set To Open In March

... in just one day to receive the ultimate medical examination by a team of expert physicians at a ... in just one day to receive the ultimate medical examination by a team of expert physicians at a ... TV, high-speed Internet, printer and fax, examination area and bathroom. WHEC offers one and two ...

Study reports Double Balloon Endoscopy useful for diagnosis and treatment of obscure GI bleeding

... and light source that the patient swallows for examination of the small intestine. The balloon assisted ... endoscopy and DBE examinations, though DBE examination in this group, regardless of CE results, focused ... obscure GI bleeding. Preparation for the DBE examination included a 12-hour overnight fast. Diagnostic ...

Cooper Aerobics Center and KGS Bikes Team Up to Give Cyclists World-Class Testing, Training and Bicycle Fitting

... Clinic states, "Our depth and breadth of examination and testing services is the best the industry has ... Cooper Clinic is creating targeted examination packages that specifically help the cyclist learn ... plans are to work together to develop an examination protocol that uses a special stationary bicycle ...

Drinking in excess associated with increased risk for metabolic syndrome

... because the National Health and Nutrition examination Survey shows 58 percent of all current drinkers ... of the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition examination Survey. They restricted their analysis to current ... survey included both an interview and a physical examination that included a blood test. Measures of alcohol ...

Subtle Nervous System Problems Signal Stroke Risk

... average age 72.5, who had an initial neurological examination in 1995 and again four years later. At the ... The findings indicate "a simple neurological examination seems to be an additional prognosticator of hard ... wrote. "It is likely that the neurological examination might capture additional information about the ...

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Announces Milestone: 300,000 Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhT)

... the national Pharmacy Technician Certification examination or transfer process since the program's ... PTCB national Pharmacy Technician Certification examination (PTCE) is the only certification program for ... expertise of its 13-year partner, Professional examination Service (PES) for test development. About ...

Insurance Department Fines Conseco Under Pennsylvania-Led, Multi-State Agreement

... Market Conduct examination Finds Serious Violations in Long-Term ... have their claims re-evaluated." The on-site examination showed that: -- Investigation of pending ... have been corrected. This multi-state examination was coordinated with the National Association of ...

Ultrasound first, not CT, for diagnosing suspected acute appendicitis

... ultrasound, not CT, should be the first imaging examination for adult patients with suspected acute ... negative result of the color Doppler ultrasound examination is highly confident, she said. On the other hand, ... CT in 132 patients because the ultrasound examination was inconclusive or the patient was showing ...

Warning: New Skin Cancer Study Finds Outdoor Workers are Less Likely to Get Screened for Skin Cancer

... of U.S. workers who had ever had a thorough skin examination in their lifetime or during an appointment with ... of all participants who reported a full-body skin examination were grouped into two categories -- those ... all U.S. workers reported ever receiving a skin examination during their lifetime, and only 8 percent ...

MRI changes breast cancer treatment choice; increases time to treatment

... quarter of breast cancer patients who had an MRI examination before their initial surgical treatment had their ... The study included 110 who had an MRI examination before treatment and 374 who did not undergo an ... into consideration before deciding to have an MRI examination before treatment, Dr. Lee said. Adding an ...

Extremely low dose CT coronary angiography shows promise in assessing cardiac function

... we could reduce the amount of radiation in the CT examination so that it would be at the same level or lower ... which is about the dose of the nuclear medicine examination and is about an 85% reduction in dose compared to ... factors; a gated blood pool nuclear medicine examination is limited in how well it can evaluate heart wall ...

EMSI Introduces U-Direct for Life Insurance Direct Marketers

... SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- examination Management Services, Inc. (EMSI) is pleased to ... (signed application, specimens, lab slip, and examination results) to CRL for scanning, EMSI will perform ... possible placement ratios." About EMSI examination Management Services, Inc. (EMSI) provides ...

California Department of Social Services Announces Improved Access to Disability Payments to Homeless Individuals

... Homeless Office-Initiated Consultative examination (CHOICE) process. The process aims to ... immediately receive a consultative medical examination appointment, free of charge. Under the previous ... authorization for a free consultative medical examination upon meeting with SSA claims representatives. ...

Examination by National Expert Shows Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's Social Mission Contributions Totaled at Least $391 Million in 2007

... impacts of being insurer of last resort, this examination affirms the depth and breadth of Blue Cross Blue ... by an independent nonprofit Blues plan. "This examination makes a clear case for maintaining the ... above the Pennsylvania benchmark. The examination covers several initiatives unique to BCBSM, ...

ABQAURP Renews Agreement with the National Board of Medical Examiners to Oversee Testing Methodology

... health care. For the past 15 years, ABQAURP's examination methodology has undergone rigorous review by the ... is the only entity that offers a certification examination for clinical and non-clinical health care ... in response to a need for a voluntary, nationwide examination that medical licensing authorities could accept ...

Constipation most common cause of children's abdominal pain

... that physicians should do a simple rectal examination for constipation when trying to determine the ... "The doctor should perform an abdominal examination and a rectal examination to see if the child is retaining stool," said ...

AIUM and ACEP publish guidelines for performing emergency trauma ultrasound -- the FAST exam

... Sonography in Trauma) Examination. The FAST examination is a proven and useful procedure for the ... patients. With the growing use of the FAST examination to evaluate trauma patients in hospital emergency ... control, and safety standards. The FAST examination is now taught to more than 95% of emergency ...

Hospital quality indicator may not be linked to patient survival after colon cancer surgery

... assessed whether hospitals lymph node examination rates were associated with cancer staging, use of ... relationship between hospital lymph node examination rates and survival after surgery. Although the ... survival at hospitals with higher lymph node examination rates: Our analyses also suggest a simple ...

Modernizing and Improving the Disability and Compensation Systems

... . And in case you missed ... Single Physical examination To Simplify Disability Determinations The ... world with the pilot of a single physical examination to be used by both Departments. The move is ... to begin this month to evaluate a single physical examination that would be used by DoD to determine the ...

Doctors of Optometry Applaud New Law Requiring Eye Exams for Illinois Children

... for the first time. Proof of the required eye examination must be submitted by Oct. 15 of each school year. ... of life. A professional, comprehensive eye examination by an optometrist or ophthalmologist is essential ... find a nearby optometrist, or to schedule an eye examination for your child, please visit ...

Higher death rates in kidney patients with newly recognized disease

... Boston area. They used a simple three-part skin examination to check for the three skin changes associated ... three findings were considered to have a positive examination for NSF and their death rates were followed for ... exam. The researchers chose a noninvasive skin examination in order to maximize participation and minimize ...

Painful condition affecting kidney failure patients increases risk of death

... area. The investigators devised a simple examination to check for the three skin features of NSF ... of at least two of the three skin findings. examination of skin biopsy samples from five study ... for 90 participants; 17 of those had a skin examination consistent with NSF, all but one with documented ...

Ten Professional Societies Join Forces to Develop Obesity Medicine Certification Examination

... Certification (OMPC) Examination. The 18-month process of establishing an examination was initiated by The Obesity Society in 2008 with an expected completion ... The Endocrine Society. For further information regarding the OMPC examination program, please contact Bill Scott at bscott@obesity.org " target="_new"> ...

Back-to-School Health: Are Your Child's Eyes Ready for the Classroom?

... of Medicine of the University of Southern California. "Professional eye examination tests not only measure distance of vision, but also how accurately the ... if a child is having trouble learning to read, a comprehensive vision examination by a pediatric ophthalmologist or optometrist should be one of the tools ...

Over 25,000 Pharmacists and Technicians Access PTCB Funded Web-Based Continuing Education Programs

... www.ptcb.org The PTCB national Pharmacy Technician Certification examination (PTCE) is the only certification program endorsed by the National ... upon the experience and expertise of its 13-year partner, Professional examination Service (PES) for test development. ...

Pennsylvania Insurance Department Examinations to Focus on Health Insurance Competition

... treatment be given to information and materials provided by the examination subjects during the course of the examinations, the law also provides that the results, in the form of final examination reports, be made public. CONTACT: Rosanne Placey or Melissa ...

Number of Underweight Kids in U.S. Continues to Fall

... analyzed results from the 2003-2006 National Health and Nutrition examination Survey (NHANES) and compared them with results from the 1970s. They found ... The NHANES participants underwent a household interview and a physical examination that included weight and height measurements taken by trained health ...

Number of Underweight Kids in U.S. Continues to Shrink

... analyzed results from the 2003-2006 National Health and Nutrition examination Survey (NHANES) and compared them with results from the 1970s. They found ... The NHANES participants underwent a household interview and a physical examination that included weight and height measurements taken by trained health ...

American Optometric Association Supports New Federal Health Report Findings: Vision Screening Methods for Seniors are Lacking

... clear and distinct reason for all older adults to have a comprehensive eye examination on a regular basis," said Randolph E. Brooks, O.D., president of the AOA. ... responsible for the health of seniors, to consider a comprehensive eye examination an essential component to necessary care. These eye examinations provide ...

Davis Vision, United Concordia Dental and The Pittsburgh Pirates Team Up to Provide Free Dental and Vision Screenings

... after the initial screening will receive a voucher for a complimentary eye examination and a free pair of eyeglasses from Davis Vision's Total Vision Care retail ... and vision screenings will help to identify children who are in need of an examination by professionals who can diagnosis potential problems and prescribe ...
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