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Researchers Produce First Nationwide Study of Homeless in ERs

... rates were similar in comparing the homeless population to people with residences," said lead author Gary ... explained. "Or it could be because the homeless population may be more prone to falls or injuries from ... look at data nationwide and compare the homeless population in terms of insurance status, use of ambulance ...

Cooperation Between Faith-Based Organizations and UNFPA Critical to Maternal Health, Say Groups

... organizations and UNFPA, the United Nations population Fund, are critical to enhancing efforts to reduce ... meeting was hosted by UNFPA, the United Nations population Fund. The international faith-based ... opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce ...

Living in U.S. May Raise Hispanics' Cancer Risk

... few years, mainly that different U.S. Hispanic population groups -- Cubans, Mexicans and Puerto Ricans -- ... still know very little about the different Latino population groups," Ramirez said. "We need to better ... co-associate director, Cancer Prevention and population Science program, associate director, community ...

Prioritize Pregnant Women to Get Swine Flu Shot, Experts Say

... a fourfold increase compared with the general population and a higher proportion than expected of the ... are semi-immunocompromised, they are a target population for any infection," he said. "It is not ... added. "This means that some groups in the population will need to receive more than just one flu shot ...

Heart Surgeon Shortage Predicted

... cardiothoracic surgeons at a time when an aging population will probably increase the demand for surgical ... "We have not managed to keep up with population growth over the last two decades, so our ... stem from the researchers' analysis of general population data as well as health-care workplace ...

Chronic and Complex Diseases on the Rise in Philadelphia: Adults Using More Medications to Treat Chronic Conditions

... the prescription drug claims for the insured population in Philadelphia county between 2007 and 2008. ... and most significantly adults, with the 65-plus population experiencing a 42 percent increase and adults age ... percent and 20.5 percent, respectively among the population aged 20 and older. "The data reveals ...

Elder Boom Will Be Felt Worldwide

... population older than 65 could reach 1.3 billion by 2040 ... double from 7 to 14 percent of the world's total population by 2040, says a new U.S. Census Bureau study. The over-65 population worldwide will grow from 506 million as of last ...

Increasing Diagnosis Rates and Growing Use of Key Agents Such as Pfizer's Lyrica Will Drive Eight Percent Annual Growth in the Fibromyalgia Drug Market Through 2018

... of the disorder and an expanding drug-treated population will be major market drivers over the next ... nearly half of the drug-treated fibromyalgia population received Lyrica in 2008, and this patient share ... Future Opportunities in an Expanding Drug-Treated population . This webinar will be held on Tuesday, July 28 ...

New Cases of Alzheimer's and Dementia Continue to Rise, Even in the 'Oldest Old'

... to rise among the very oldest segments of the population in contradiction of the conventional wisdom, ... old." This is the fastest growing segment of the population in western countries. "The number of ... for 2,138 individuals. The mean age of the population at that first evaluation was 87.5 years; 74.1% ...

New cases of Alzheimer's and dementia continue to rise, even in the 'oldest old'

... to rise among the very oldest segments of the population in contradiction of the conventional wisdom, ... old." This is the fastest growing segment of the population in western countries. "The number of people ... for 2,138 individuals. The mean age of the population at that first evaluation was 87.5 years; 74.1% ...

World Population Day 2009

... Executive Director of UNFPA , the United Nations population Fund. "There is no smarter investment in ... added Ms. Obaid in her statement for World population Day, which falls on Saturday, 11 July. ... especially if they are pregnant." For World population Day, she added, "I call on all leaders to ...

Health Plans Continue to Select Health Integrated to Improve Member Health, Reduce Costs

... Integrated's market-leading Synergy Targeted population Management(R) (Synergy) program. ... services that combine the power of targeted population management with advanced business intelligence. ... Quality Assurance (NCQA) for the Synergy Targeted population Management program for seven chronic conditions: ...

New Report Just Published: World Hepatitis C Virus And Therapeutics Market Report

... Genotypes: As a Percentage of Total Infected population in Select Pharmaceutical Markets - USA, ... Table 6: Recent Estimates for HCV Infected population in Millions By Region - Far East Asia, South ... Prevalence and Incidence Rate of HCV Infected population by Select Country - Australia, Canada, China, ...

Better Business Bureau Selects Language Line Services for New Language Access Program

... limited English proficiency, a segment of the population that is often exploited by companies that employ ... recent reports show the country's foreign-born population has reached an all-time high of 38.1 million, and ... will become the majority of the country's population by 2042 as a result of immigration. Language ...

The GenoMEL project identifies a new region of the genome associated with the risk of melanoma

... performs an exhaustive search for SNPs in a broad population sample. The study enrolled 4336 control subjects ... for developing melanoma that are shared by a population from around Europe and Australia. The three ... genetic variations have a similar effect in all population groups, despite genetic variability and the large ...

Focused Health Solutions Selects Cardiocom Telehealth Technology to Support Early Intervention

... Solutions, a premier provider of employer based population health management services, announced that it has ... is a leading national provider of customized population health management services. Founded in 1999, the ... care costs and improve health. The FHS population health management model integrates sophisticated ...

FDA Approves Multaq(R) for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation or Atrial Flutter

... a specialized heart failure clinic. This unstable population corresponds to the population of the ANDROMEDA trial in which patients ... versus 12 (placebo), p=0.027]. The patient population enrolled in the ANDROMEDA and ATHENA studies was ...

UN Gathering of Global Experts to Address Current Crisis in Family Planning

... efforts in poor countries. Countries facing large population growth are especially at risk. With ... address these issues, UNFPA, the United Nations population Fund, is convening a group of 30 leading family ... in the developing world and its impact on population dynamics and inequality. They will also present ...

Obese Poor Shut Out From Weight-Loss Surgeries

... obese compared to their proportion of the population as a whole. Nearly 30 percent of those who ... to bariatric surgery among the underserved population has the potential to significantly impact the ... patients. "Bariatric surgery in the older population is underutilized because of a misperception that ...

New EPI Healthcare Study by June O'Neill Shows Uninsured 'Crisis' Wildly Overestimated

... understanding of who the involuntarily uninsured population is, why they lack coverage, and the amount of ... we need to better understand American's uninsured population and the factors affecting both coverage and ... "This new information about the current uninsured population will increase policymakers' power to target those ...

The Nuts and Bolts of Reform Proposals

... said Thomas R. Oliver, an associate professor of population health sciences at the University of Wisconsin ... Thomas R. Oliver, Ph.D., associate professor, population health sciences, University of Wisconsin School ... director, health policy, University of Wisconsin population Health Institute, Madison; Linda Fentiman, ...

Health-Care Reform Could Be Obama's Toughest Challenge

... said Thomas R. Oliver, an associate professor of population health sciences at the University of Wisconsin ... for health policy at the University of Wisconsin population Health Institute. "Nobody is really out there ... Thomas R. Oliver, Ph.D., associate professor, population health sciences, University of Wisconsin School ...

L.A. Care Health Plan and Health Integrated Partner to Integrate Medical and Behavioral Support Programs for L.A. Care's Providers

... and Health Integrated Inc., a leading Targeted population Health Management company, are collaborating to ... of Health Integrated's Synergy Targeted population Management(R) platform to support primary care ... Integrated Health Integrated is a Targeted population Health Management company dedicated to ...

Rare disorder gives modelers first glimpse at immune system development

... to watch as a new immune system develops its population of infection-fighting T-cells. Researchers ... transplantation to measure the growth of a T cell population with all of its diversity. Duke University ... "The fastest way to grow the total T cell population is to impede diversity and grow just a few kinds ...

Racial Clusters Seem to Affect Access to Colon Care

... researchers say. In a study that analyzed population and health data from all 3,219 counties in the ... the research team found that the higher the population of blacks in a county, the lower the number of ... cancer. In contrast, counties with a greater population of Asian Americans were found to have more ...

Lloydspharmacy Reveals Hayfever Misery to Hit One in Two People by 2060

... it is likely that almost three quarters of the population of London will be affected by hayfever whilst almost half of the population of East Anglia, including Cambridge and Norwich, ... want to avoid hayfever with only a third of the population forecasted to be affected by 2060. As ...

Study finds segregation decreases access to surgical care for minorities

... an increase in the African-American or Hispanic population was associated with a decrease in the ... with a higher proportion of African-American population report that they experience difficulty obtaining ... one percent in the African-American or Hispanic population was associated with a significant decrease in the ...

How Prepared are America's Communities to Handle the Aging Boom?

... -- Getting Communities on Track for an Aging population ," a report led by n4a, Partners, the ... planning to address the needs of the exploding population of aging Baby Boomers. The first Boomers reached ... 2006 and will be 65 in 2011. This rapidly aging population will hit its peak in 2030 when the number of ...

CMS Decision - No Material Financial Impact to Medicsight

... and only affects 12% of the eligible screening population in the United States. CTC continues to be ... (over 50 million) of the eligible screening population will have private insurance coverage that is ... using one of the world's largest and most population diverse databases of verified patient CT scan ...

Middle-aged women experience more stress but have lower blood pressure

... Sweden. The study is part of the Prospective population Study of Women in Gothenburg, Sweden. This study ... at later dates, as part of the Prospective population Study. "The level of stress among middle-aged ... 40%", says Dominique Hange. The Prospective population Study of Women in Gothenburg, Sweden The ...

Focused Health Solutions Helps Make Preventative Health Screenings Simple and More Affordable

... a leading national provider of customized population health management services, is proud to announce ... list of solutions offered by the customized population health management service provider. About ... a leading national provider of customized health population management services. Founded in 1999, the ...

Hispanic children in US at greater risk for obesity than other ethnic/racial groups

... 1, 2009 The prevalence of overweight in the US population is among the highest in Mexican-American children ... lifestyle and excess food intake, the Hispanic population is burdened with additional risk factors for ... and policy that are appropriately tailored to population sub-groups." In a commentary published in the ...

Few pharmacies can translate prescription labels into Spanish

... pharmacies in states with a large existing Latino population (Texas and Colorado) and in states with a rapid growth in Latino population (Georgia and North Carolina). These states -- ... pharmacies located in counties where the Latino population exceeds a quarter of ...

NFL Players Not at Increased Heart Risk

... signs of cardiovascular trouble than general male population TUESDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) -- ... 64.5 percent, versus 24.2 percent in the general population sample. The reason for the difference is ... medications is much higher in the football population than the non-football population, and ...

Pakistan Crisis Puts Pregnant Women At Increased Risk

... urgently address, says UNFPA, the United Nations population Fund. Some 69,000 pregnant women have been ... for distribution. UNFPA, the United Nations population Fund, is an international development agency that ... opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce ...

Abbott's XIENCE V(R) Demonstrates Impressive Low Rates of Repeat Procedure, Stent Thrombosis and Major Adverse Cardiac Events in Complex, 'Real World' Patients in SPIRIT V Study

... evaluated XIENCE V in a diverse, "real world" population of patients and lesion types, including ... are valuable because they reflect a broad patient population that is more representative of the spectrum of ... from SPIRIT V indicate that even in a patient population with a high percentage of complex lesions, XIENCE ...

Beetles drive groundbreaking conservation project

... loss or exploitation problems, further driving a population towards extinction. Funded by the Natural ... affected by inbreeding, and how they impact on population viability. Once inbreeding depression and its ... be re-introduced to genetically rescue an inbred population from extinction. The results of the three-year ...

Workplace E-Mail Intervention Program Helps People Sit Less and Eat Better, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds

... and e-mail to reach large segments of the population to inspire healthier lifestyle choices. It is one ... the daily diet for about three-quarters of the population consists of more than 30 percent fat, a ... health record, and other resources provide population data for research, and in turn, research findings ...

Transplant patients have worse cancer outcomes, analysis shows

... that of about 1.2 million adults from the general population in the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results ... for roughly 26 percent of the United States population and compiles reports and statistics based on this ... results in transplant recipients to the general population also demonstrated that transplant patients were ...

Zila & Experts Testify at Congressional Hearing on Innovative Technology for Veterans; Urge Broader Use of ViziLite(R) Plus by VA for Oral Cancer Screening

... is guarded." Dr. Epstein added, "The Veteran population could be well-served [with ViziLite Plus] by ... has been shown in a multicenter study, in a risk population similar to the VA population, where a reduction ... medical device cleared by the FDA for use in a population at increased risk for oral cancer. In addition, ...
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