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Not-For-Profit Nursing Homes Fare Better in Studies

Quality of care higher than in for-profit residences, review finds WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Non-profit nursing homes provide better care than for-profit facilities, say Canadian researchers who reviewed the results of 82 studies from 1965 to 2003. Forty studies found th...

Many Americans Worry About How People With HIV/AIDS Fare in the U.S. Health System

Research shows that support for increased funding coexists with fears and stigma NEW YORK, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many Americans voice concern about how those infected with HIV fare in the U.S. health care system, according to "Impressions of HIV/AIDS in America" a new focus grou...

Diabetics and Elderly May Fare Better With Bypass

Study finds that for some groups, survival odds after angioplasty are not as great FRIDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- A major international study pinpoints which people with major heart artery blockages would be better off having bypass surgery than artery-opening angioplasty. "By...

D&W Fresh Markets, Family Fare and VG's Expand Discounted Generic Drug Program

Now 90-day prescriptions for $10 - Plus More Women's Health Medications GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting March 1, 2009, D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare and VG's pharmacies will expand their generic drug program to 90-day prescriptions for only $10 - now there are two pr...

Substitutions Make Holiday Fare Healthier

Altering recipes to cut fat, salt a quick fix without losing taste, experts say SATURDAY, Nov. 22 (HealthDay News) -- You can eat healthier this holiday season by altering recipes and making good food choices, say experts with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. Holiday cooks can...

Elderly fare better when included in decisions on treatment trade-offs

Halting a medication that treats one ailment because it may worsen another is a treatment trade-off decision that elderly patients with multiple medical conditions would rather take part in, researchers at Yale School of Medicine report in a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatri...

New Report Analyzes How Children Fare in Candidates' Health Care Plans

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report ( http://www.firstfocus.net/pages/3519/ ) released today has detailed how children are treated in the health care plans of the presidential candidates, Senators John McCain and Barack Obama. The analysis identifies both opportunities and...

College-Educated Fare Better When Cancer Strikes

They've gained most from recent advances in treatment, survival, study finds TUESDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) - Recent U.S. declines in deaths from the four most common cancers -- lung, colorectal, prostate and breast -- are primarily benefiting better educated Americans, new researc...

No Matter the Doctor, Black Diabetics Fare Worse Than White Counterparts

Study found doctors with patients of both races still showed disparities in outcomes TUESDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- New research shows that black patients with diabetes tend to fare worse than white patients do, even if they see the same doctor. In other words, the gap can't b...

Mayo Clinic: Heart patients fare better in 3-year program

ROCHESTER, Minn. - People recovering from acute heart problems such as heart attack and heart surgery are more likely to develop habits to control heart attack risk factors when they meet regularly with cardiac "disease managers," according to researchers at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. These manager...

HPV-positive head and neck cancer patients fare better than HPV-negative patients

Head and neck cancer patients with HPV-positive tumors tend to survive longer and are more responsive to treatment compared with patients with HPV-negative tumors, according to a study published online February 12 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . Human papillomavirus has been...

HPV-Positive Head and Neck Cancers Fare Better

Patients survive longer, more responsive to treatment than those with HPV-negative tumors TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Head and neck cancer patients whose tumors test positive for human papillomavirus (HPV) tend to survive longer and respond better to treatment than those who t...

Patients with larger social networks may fare better after an operation

CHICAGO (February 12, 2008) A new study published in the February issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that patients with a large support network of family and friends report feeling less pain and anxiety prior to having a surgical procedure, which can have a substantial...

Do women fare worse with some heart devices?

PHILADELPHIA While ICDsimplantable cardioverter defibrillatorsare the device of choice to manage abnormal heart rhythms, a new study led by cardiologists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine suggests that women with ICDs fare less well than their male counterparts. In a retrosp...

Men with bladder exstrophy report robust sex lives, but women fare worse, Hopkins study shows

Adult men born with a severe urological anomaly in which the bladder forms outside of the abdomen report much more robust sexual lives than women born with the same condition, according to a small study led by urologists at the Johns Hopkins Childrens Center. The condition, known as bladder exstro...

Married esophageal cancer patients fare worse in some quality of life aspects than single patients

Barcelona, Spain: In a surprising finding, American scientists have found that when battling oesophageal cancer, married patients dont fare as well as their single counterparts in certain aspects of their quality of life. In the study, presented today (Wednesday) at the European Cancer Confere...

Fair Sex Thought to Fare Well with Medical Decisions

SanFrancisco: A recent study has shown that married couples, who look outside of their relationship for medical advice after an eventuality, would most //often seek the assistance of women, according to the findings of a survey conducted amongst 298 people. It was also observed that among th...

After Cardiac Arrest, Children Fare Better Than Adults

Children are more likely to survive in-hospital cardiac arrests than adults; with appropriate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the survival rates for both are higher than previously thought.// These are some findings of the largest-ever study of cardiac arrests occurring in hospitals, super...

Patients Fare Better With Doctors Who Do More Angioplasty Procedures

The researchers from the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center had found that the risk of major complications from angioplasty and related procedures lowers when doctors perform a large number of those procedures // each year. The paper is published in the Journal of the American College of ...

Ankle Fracture Surgery – Diabetics fare worse than non-diabetics

A study at Duke Univ. has shown that the surgical outcome of surgery for fracture of ankle is not as good as in non-diabetics. The results were published Aug. 15, 2005, in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.// In the largest analysis of its kind, Duke University Medical Center researchers ...

Married men fare better after surgery in prostrate cancer treatment

Men who had a surgery as part of the treatment for prostrate cancer seem to cope better when //they have the support of their spouses. Such men reported better psychological and social well being after the surgery than their loner counterparts. Married men had fewer fears about their well being aft...

Elder Abuse, Neglect Make Early Death Far More Likely

...rly sixfold, a new study shows. In addition, elderly people who are abused physically, emotionally, financially or through withdrawal of care don't fare much better. Their risk for dying more than doubles, the researchers report. "Elder self-neglect and abuse really have severe consequences," said s...

Virus May Affect Survival in Head and Neck Cancer

...icans, who have far less HPV infection than whites, have poorer head and neck cancer survival rates. "There is currently no consensus on why blacks fare worse with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck than whites, but this is the first clue that it may be biologic rather than related to issues ...

Higher drug doses needed to defeat tuberculosis, UT Southwestern researchers report

...esponds to that particular drug," he said. "So, instead of using the average patient or a mean patient, we can now project how a drug combination will fare in actual patients. With this model, researchers can use these simulations to determine the duration of therapy, which could shorten from years to mon...

HPV Infection May Be Linked to Poor Head and Neck Cancer Survival Rates in African Americans

...e, African Americans had far less HPV infection than whites, which led to worse survival. "There is currently no consensus on why blacks fare worse with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck than whites, but this is the first clue that it may be biologic rather than related to issues ...

HPV infection may be linked to poor head and neck cancer survival rates in African-Americans

...Furthermore, African Americans had far less HPV infection than whites, which led to worse survival. "There is currently no consensus on why blacks fare worse with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck than whites, but this is the first clue that it may be biologic rather than related to issues ...

Low prevalence of HPV infection may be tied to poor prognosis for blacks with head and neck cancer

...r of the oropharynx, which include the tonsils, soft palate and base of the tongue. Dr. Cullen says, "There is currently no consensus on why blacks fare worse with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck than whites, but our findings provide the first clue that a critical reason may be biologic ra...

Marriage Ends, Health Declines

... MONDAY, July 27 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have long thought that marriage is good for your health, but it has been less clear how you will fare if you lose your spouse to divorce or death. Now, a new study shows that scenario spells trouble, even if you go to the altar once again. In fac...

Leukemia cells evade immune system by mimicking normal cells, Stanford studies show

...zed that, if elevated CD47 expression renders the leukemia stem cells invisible to the innate immune system, human patients with elevated levels would fare more poorly than those with lower levels," said Majeti. "Furthermore, if we could prevent that interaction between the cancer cells and the macrophage...

CancerCare Launches New Program to Help Multiple Myeloma Patients Cover Transportation Costs

...rovide individual grants of up to $600 annually to multiple myeloma patients for covering transportation costs such as gasoline and taxi, bus or train fare to and from their medical care. The program is funded in part by a generous grant from Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company. Cancer Care ...

Meatless Burgers, Hot Dogs Not Always Full of Veggies

... taste 'like meat,' many popular brands have visible chunks of vegetables, such as mushrooms, carrots and peppers, suggesting that satisfying meatless fare may not depend entirely on a successful imitation." So before tossing some on the grill this summer, the association advises, read the labels and ...

Avalere Estimates Medicare Part D 'Donut Hole' Will Be Obsolete in 2023

...the proposal to the federal government, how it will affect beneficiary and plan behavior, and profiles of certain types of patients and how they would fare under this new proposal and the use of generic medications under Medicare Part D. ...

Study examines liver transplantation after drug induced acute liver failure

...omes. Patients who are on life support, who have elevated serum creatinine, and children whose liver failure was caused by antiepileptic drugs did not fare as well after transplantation. These findings are in the July issue of Liver Transplantation , a journal published by John Wiley & Sons. The article ...

Women with cystic fibrosis can have safe and successful fertility treatment

...the CF mothers, couples and children and compares them to women who require ART but who do not have a severe genetic disease. "We want to see how they fare with regards to ethical concerns about the welfare of the child growing up in a family where the mother has CF, and how the mother's prospects or need...

Eating Well On the Road

...find they may actually increase appetite. If you crave a sweet drink, try a little low-fat chocolate milk. Pick healthy menu items. Opt for lighter fare like salads, grilled sandwiches and wraps when possible, an option easier to do now that many restaurants either post or can provide their food's nutr...

Summer is Here! Top Five Tips for Making Your Child's Summer Eating Habits Healthier

...an with more than 30 years experience, president and founder of Savor Your Life Today, Inc., helps busy parents guide their children's summertime food fare into healthier options. "Summer is an exciting season for kids. Their activity level peaks and so does their appetite. Providing healthy on-t...

Glen's Markets Adds Discounted Generic Drug Program

...riptions should ask their doctor or pharmacist at their neighborhood Family fare or D&W to determine if a generic drug is available for their prescription and if it is right for them. A list of the 19 Family fare Pharmacies and 10 D&W Pharmacies in West Michigan is listed below. ...

Heart Association Warns of Surgery Risks in Obese

... the person's age, gender, fitness level, electrolyte disorders and heart failure, each of which is an independent predictor of how well a person will fare during and after surgery, the advisory states. Pre-surgical examinations that might be called for include electrocardiograms, chest X-rays and othe...

Sizable Health Disparities Evident in Every State Between Women of Different Racial and Ethnic Groups

... decade after U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher called for the elimination of racial disparities in health, women of color in every state continue to fare worse than white women on a variety of measures of health, health care access and other social determinants of health according to a new study by the ...

Pay-for-performance may benefit doctors who care for very sick

... HOUSTON - (June 1, 2009) Physicians who treat patients with multiple health problems will fare well under pay-for-performance, which bases physician reimbursement on the quality of care provided, said researchers at Baylor College of Medicine (w...
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