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American Cancer Society Honors Exemplary Cancer Caregivers

... consistent excellence in providing compassionate, skilled care, and counsel to persons living with cancer and their families. The awards were presented in a ceremony in Austin, Texas on Friday, May 18, 2007. This year, the Society honors: · Wendy Favila-Penney, BS, LVN, Patient Navigator, Alameda County ...

Greater Quality Control Needed for Overseas-Trained Doctors

...ould continue to welcome well qualified and highly skilled overseas-trained doctors to our medical workforce,” Dr Haikerwal said. “But without a rigorous and consistent assessment process, it’s possible that an under-qualified doctor will slip through and start treating Australian patients. “What the B...

Cochlear Implants in Both Ears Enables Better Hearing

...f one. Children with two implants also become more skilled at localizing sound over time. Information like this can be useful, says Litovsky, when doctors and parents are deciding whether a child should get one or two of the electronic devices, which allow deaf people to hear by bypassing the damaged inner...

Genetic Testing Sheds Light on Degenerative Eye Disease

...s, and it is sometimes difficult for even the most skilled specialist to distinguish one from the other. By comparing a patient’s DNA to known disease-causing genes, scientists deliver information needed to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. To date, scientists have identified over 130 genes associated with re...

India Lags Far Behind in Controlling Maternal Deaths

...ity of emergency obstetric care (EmOC) facilities, skilled birth attendants, maternity waiting homes and fina... In India, only 40 percent women have access to skilled birth attendance. And according to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), only one in six women r...

Performing Surgery on a Beating Heart may Be Safer

...ows for a quicker recovery. “If the surgeons are skilled enough to perform the surgery without stopping the heart, it can be offered to high-risk patients who would not be likely to survive the side effects of the traditional stopped-heart method,” says Raja. “For this reason, quality training needs to be ...

MRI Better Than CT for Diagnosing Strokes

...also significantly more than CT scans and requires skilled technicians to operate them. “The superiority of MRI in detecting stroke in ideal conditions is unquestioned,” said Dr. Lee Schwamm, an associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School....

One in Four Specialist Trainee Doctors 'Very Worried' About Future Job Prospects

...le workforce at all levels, one that is especially skilled in building partnerships with patients.' Conservative Party leader David Cameron, says that the policy 'should not be seen as an opportunity to provide specialist care on the cheap.' And he warns: 'Specialty care in the community is unlikely to...

Watching With Intent to Repeat Ignites Key Learning Area of Brain

...and translates it into a motor program for guiding skilled movements,” he said. In the experiment, 19 college-aged, healthy adults watched a series of digital videos of another person putting together or disassembling objects using six toy parts. In one condition, participants simply watched the activity; ...

Robotic Model To Teach Surgical Skills

...m available for computer analysis. "Surgery is a skilled activity, and it has a structure that can be taught and acquired," said Gregory D. Hager, a professor of computer science in the university's Whiting School of Engineering and principal investigator on the project. "We can think of that structure as ...

Johns Hopkins Computer Scientists Unravel 'Language Of Surgery'

... available for computer analysis. "Surgery is a skilled activity, and it has a structure that can be taught and acquired," said Gregory D. Hager, a professor of computer science in the university's Whiting School of Engineering and principal investigator on the project. "We can think of that structure as ...

First Paediatric AIDS clinic in Malawi

...However, due to financial deficit and insufficient skilled people to treat paediatric HIV cases, the programme concentrated on adults. “Until now we have not had the capacity to help address the complex needs of the thousands of children with HIV in Malawi out of the estimated 50 to 60 thousand HIV persons...

Remote Control MRI Scans

... quality than the onsite scans performed by a less skilled person. This technology would benefit areas with i...run the MRI machine from a remote location. A more skilled technologist can log on from a personal computer and perform the exam via remote control." Finn pe...

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps Children with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

...rall, there need to be more trained CBT therapists skilled in treating pediatric OCD." Source-Newswie SRM...

C-Section A More Common Choice Nowadays

A lack of skilled obstetricians has left more women with the option of a caesarean section (C-section) in the second stage of labor//, often in situations where a natural birth could have been possible according to several senior doctors. Obstetric trainees are ofte...

Skilled Obstetricians to avoid unnecessary Caesareans

...any could be prevented by the attendance of a more skilled obstetrician". The facts from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists were mentioned in the study. Lack of labor progression is the reason given for 35% of Caesareans for single pregnancies of which 1/4th will develop labor after comp...

Molecular Medicine And Diabetes

...hild 24 hours a day while she was in the hospital, skilled nursing to measure frequent blood glucose levels, recognize signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia and adjust the insulin level in her pump as the oral medication was taking effect. Laboratory technicians provided immediate glucose analyses around the cl...

Incentives to stop Zimbabwe skills exodus

... to spend US$2 million to curb a massive exodus of skilled workers like doctors, lawyers and nurses from the ... Britain and other countries have nearly 4 million skilled Zimbabweans living and working there. This exodus has had a major impact on the public service of Zi...

Many Medical Students Unprepared for Skilled Prescribing

Many medical students are unprepared for skilled prescribing, warn doctors in this week’s BMJ.Evidence of poor prescribing in the UK is abundant, write Jeffrey Aronson and colleagues.// Effective treatments are often underprescribed and prescription errors are common, especially when new doctors st...

Families of the Dead no Longer Have the Last Say

...amilies. It also points to the need for incredibly skilled hospital staff.’ According to Elizabeth Ward, president of the British Kidney Patients Association, the new law does not go far enough. She said, ‘There is lots of tissue just lying in graveyards that could be used. What we need is an opt-out sys...

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