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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...s research. Until 1986, some 80 years after German physician Alois Alzheimer discovered the brain abnormalities...elerate, says Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., a Mayo physician in Rochester who directs the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC), encompassing th...

Support for Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act given to House leaders by ACP

... Protecting access to Medicare by funding positive physician payment updates in 2008 and 2009 instead of allowi... to go into effect. The bill also seeks to improve physician spending targets by eliminating drugs from the targets, ensuring the new coverage decisions are inco...

Mother Donates Eggs So Daughter can Give Birth

...enetic disorder make her infertile as an adult, a physician said Tuesday. If Flavie Boivin should become infertile, her mother's eggs could make it possible for her to give birth nonetheless, to a child who would be not only her offspring, but also her half-sister or half-brother. "It's the first time in ...

Anchoring Lives Aboard Warship: Nimitz

...hygiene measures, says Lt Jason Palmer, the family physician on board. On shore, the soldiers can often overlook symptoms like viral gastroenteritis, but on deployment, preventive measures could save soldiers lot of trouble, he said. hore, but it can save you a lot of trouble here on deployment. Proper hygie...

Dietary Counseling Leads to Weight Loss

... Dansinger, MD, MS, one of the study authors and a physician at Tufts-New England Medical Center's Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. "This study shows that lifestyle changes need to be for the long-term. "Moderate we...

New Strategy to Counter Problem Drinking

...n complete abstinence, he added. Karhuvaara is a physician and health researcher who was once an employee of Biotie Therapies Corp., the manufacturer of nalmefene. The drug maker supported the new study. There are fair amounts of good data (showing) that the more drinks you have a day, the more likely you ...

Overdose of Paracetamol was Dropped

...phen. The authors suggest that lack of patient and physician awareness may account for at least part of the increase in accidental overdoses. In 1998 UK legislation limited packets of acetaminophen to 16 x 500mg tablets. The authors note the overdose rate in Calgary is about one fifth that reported in the UK...

Tenaxis Medical Inc. Announces First Human Use of Vascular Sealant

...fuse bleeding at the suture lines and requires the physician to use manual pressure for up to 30 minutes to stop the bleeding. The sealant, which has been designed to cure in 15 seconds, was applied over the top of the suture line and immediately stopped the bleeding through the needle holes created when the a...

Benefits From the Use of the Internet in Healthcare Applications Highlighted

...e European healthcare IT markets, the computerised physician order entry systems market, the electronic medical records market and the hospital information systems market in Europe. All research included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends that have been evaluated followi...

Risk Factors for Alzheimers Disease

... developing Alzheimers. Dr. Caterina Rosano is a physician neuroepidemiologist and assistant professor of epidemiology with the Center for Aging and Population Health at the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently developing a model to predict the incidence of cognitive and physical functional limitations...

Higher Rates of Trampoline Injuries

...said James Linakis, PhD, MD, a pediatric emergency physician at Hasbro Childrens Hospital. There were 1.2 mill...s. Michael Mello, MD, MPH, an emergency medicine physician and director of the Injury Prevention Center at Rhode Island Hospital, who worked with Linakis on th...

Signalife Recorder Transmits Heart Rate Data From Champ Car Driver in Real-Time

...or Dr. Chris Pinderski along with Cleveland Clinic physician Dr. Jennifer Cummings wanted to monitor driver ECGs for possible heart rhythm abnormalities in high G-force impacts which may alter on-site treatment by safety and medical personnel. Dr. Pinderski stated: "We are always looking at ways to make racing...

Clinicians Ordering Inappropriate Prostate Screenings

...nd other characteristics of physicians, nurses and physician assistants may influence inappropriate screening b...ng. Compared with attending physicians, nurses and physician assistants had significantly lower levels of inappropriate screening, the authors write. The perce...

Electronic Health Records Shows No Improvement in Quality of Outpatient Care

...ides information on patient visits to office-based physician practices. The researchers found that electronic...re used in 18 percent of the estimated 1.8 billion physician visits that occurred in 2003 and 2004. Using a previously defined set of 17 quality indicators for a...

Soccer Players Face Groin Injuries

... Groin Disorders in Santa Monica, Calif., and team physician for US Soccer and Chivas USA, a major league soccer team. We were anticipating a 5-10% reduction rate, so we were pleasantly surprised that the injury reduction number was so high. Most professional soccer teams in Europe and the United States recog...

Bed Side Robot Gets You Home Back Faster

... patients (n=284) was assessed by standard bedside physician rounds during the postoperative period. A second g...on with a remote console. During each session, the physician at the control station computer was able to drive the robot to the patients room, emulating an on-si...

Patients Not Complying With Their Dermatologic Problem

...ch shows that if patients are satisfied with their physician visit three days afterwards, they are more likely to report an improvement in their condition a month later. Patients who are more satisfied with their visit are more trusting of their doctor, worry less about adverse effects and use their medicati...

Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma Shows Steady Increase

...olling for race. Incidence is correlated with high physician density and several indexes of socioeconomic status such as median family income, percentage of the population with a bachelors degree or higher and median home value, the authors write. These geographic differences in incidence may be related, to ...

Texan Battles Flesh-eating Bacteria Contracted While Swimming

...ause the disease has caused a blood infection, his physician said Tuesday. Gilpatrick was listed in critical but stable condition. The bacterium thrives in warm salt water and is most prevalent during summer months. Gilpatrick's wife, Linda, said she and her husband routinely vacation in Galveston County's...

Mother Has the Right to the Placenta, US Court Rules

...ew-Journal the organ is usually destroyed unless a physician designates it for medical tests or a patient seeks it for specific religious or cultural reasons. Placentophagy is raising eyebrows at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But spokeswoman Kris Mejia was guarded in her reaction. She said that some...

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