Death rates same for diabetes and heart disease patients receiving drug therapy or surgery
NEW ORLEANS, June 7 There is no difference in mortality among patients with type 2 diabetes and stable heart disease who received prompt bypass surgery or angioplasty compared to drug therapy alone, according to a landmark study focused exclusively on patients with both conditions. The study, whi...
Pelosi Remarks Upon Receiving Whitehead Award From Research!America
WASHINGTON, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be presented with the Whitehead Award at Research!America's 20th Anniversary Advocacy Awards tonight at a ceremony at the Mellon Auditorium. The Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Medical Research Advocacy recognizes exemplary le...
Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Requests an Appeal Hearing After Receiving Notice of Delisting From Nasdaq
NEW YORK, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX ) today announced that it has requested a hearing to appeal to a Listings Qualification Panel ("Panel") the determination of The Nasdaq Stock Market to delist the Company's common stock from The Nasdaq Capit...
Caregivers not receiving the help they need, study shows
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Caregivers of children with special health care needs often do not get the respite care they need, according to the findings of a recent study by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
Researchers found that families with private insurance have more u...
U.S. Government Finds 40% of People Currently Receiving Long Term Care are 18-64; Numbers Continue to Rise
Tips for long term care planning for every age
RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Did you know that nearly everyone will be touched by a long term care situation, either their own or with a close family member? Research from the U.S. government has found that the number of peopl...
Children with sickle cell disease receiving inadequate care
Houston, Tex. November 24, 2008 A new study finds that youth populations with sickle cell disease (SCD) are receiving
inadequate healthcare, and thus may fail to benefit from scientific advances. The study, published in Pediatric Blood & Cancer , finds that the patients, mostly African American...
NxStage(R) Achieves Milestone with 3,000 End-Stage Renal Disease Patients Receiving Daily Home Hemodialysis Therapy
Patient adoption of daily home therapy continues to grow; Positive data
supports broader acceptance within ESRD community.
LAWRENCE, Mass., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NxStage Medical, Inc.
(Nasdaq: NXTM ), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products,
today announced that 3,...
Many Breast Cancer Patients Are Not Receiving Most Advanced Breast Conserving Surgical Techniques, New Study Finds
Skin Sparing Approaches Offer Effective Cancer Treatment and Restore the Most Natural Looking Breast
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- New surgical techniques have
dramatically improved the aesthetic results of mastectomy without
sacrificing outcomes. Properly placed in...
Epilepsy Receiving Inadequate Attention
CDC says patients, doctors at fault for treatment gaps affecting 1 in every 100 Americans
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- About one in 100 American adults has active epilepsy and more than one-third of those with epilepsy aren't receiving
adequate treatment, according to a Cente...
Men With Low Testosterone Not Receiving Treatment
Study finds patients with deficiency more likely to be poorer and without insurance
TUESDAY, May 27 (HealthDay News) -- Many men with low testosterone levels don't receive treatment, even though they have access to care, according to a U.S. study.
The study, which received funding ...
Americans believe wounded Iraq war veterans are not receiving high quality medical care in US
As part of the ongoing poll series, Debating Health: Election 2008, a recent survey by the Harvard Opinion Research Program at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Harris Interactive finds that a majority of Americans (62%) believe that wounded Iraq war veterans do not receive high quali...
American Academy of Pediatrics/American Heart Association Clarification of Statement on Cardiovascular Evaluation and Monitoring of Children and Adolescents With Heart Disease Receiving Medications for ADHD
Endorsed by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,
the American College of Cardiology, Children and Adults with
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and the National Initiative for
Children's Healthcare Quality
DALLAS, May 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Hear...
Blacks not receiving chemotherapy for rectal cancer, despite seeing cancer specialists
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Black patients and white patients are seeing rectal cancer specialists at similar rates, but blacks are still less likely to receive chemotherapy or radiation therapy, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The study found blacks ...
Recipients in Mexico Favor Receiving US-Sent Remittances Through Companies that Contribute to Local Economic Development and Job Creation Projects
Finding that families in Mexico support innovations to extend the local
productive impact of remittances shines spotlight on companies engaged in those efforts
- Economic issues top concerns for Mexicans in Mexico and the US. - Broad
support in communities of orig...
Health improves for previously uninsured adults after receiving Medicare coverage
Previously uninsured adults who received Medicare coverage reported improvements in health, especially those with cardiovascular disease or diabetes, according to a study in the December 26 issue of JAMA.
Uninsured near-elderly adults, particularly those with cardiovascular disease or diabetes...
Many Medicare beneficiaries not receiving colorectal cancer screening
A new study finds significant underuse of colorectal cancer screening procedures among Medicare beneficiaries. The study, published in the January 15, 2008 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, show that only 25 percent of Medicare patients received recommended s...
Former Congressman Hyde Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom While Receiving Medical Rehabilitation at Marianjoy
WHEATON, Ill., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Congressman
Henry J. Hyde was among eight people who today received the nation's top
civilian honor -- the Presidential Medal of Freedom. President Bush said
that the United States is "a better country" because of Mr. Hyde's 32 years
Elderly Medicare, Medicaid patients not receiving quality care
If the care received by vulnerable older people concurrently enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid was evaluated on a grading scale, it would squeak by with a barely passing mark, a new UCLA study has found.
Using quality-of-care measurements developed by the Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders (AC...
Children Receiving MMR Vaccine Still Below Target
In Scotland, number of children receiving
MMR vaccine is improving but is still below the target. According to the statistics, 92.1% of two year olds// are vaccinated in 2006 as against 89.9% of the same age group in 2005. As per health experts, 95% should be vaccinated to prevent the general publi...
Stereotypes Contribute to Older Men Seeking, Receiving Depression Care Less Frequently
A man’s stereotypical self-image as the “strong, silent type” and the stigma of depression are major reasons why older men //are less likely than women to be referred to studies of depression, to seek treatment for depression, and to recognize and express symptoms of depression, according to clinic...
American War Veterans Not Receiving Enough Care For PTSD
Researchers from Columbia University and other institutions claim to have found that nearly 19% of Vietnam War veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder due to a direct// result of war.
Now lawmakers, advocates have raised questions about whether returning troops would get the prope...
Foster Care Children not receiving the Care They Need
Children in foster care are not getting adequate healthcare and assessments that they need warned pediatricians.//
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians has reported that there are about 5,000 children in out-of-home care distributed throughout the country with several abused or neglecte...
Patients Receiving Treatment with Radiotherapy Might trigger Security Alarms
A team of doctors, in their article in the British Medical Journal, said patients needed to be warned on the possibility of setting off// the alarms in airports even after many weeks of their treatment.
Radiation treatment is frequently used to treat cancers and thyroid conditions. This warni...
COPD Patients In US Are Not Receiving 'Ideal Care'
The researchers from Massachusetts and North Carolina have found that very few of the patients who are hospitalised for treatment of conditions //that have resulted due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis receive proper and ideal care and management...
NHS Medics at the Receiving End
Doctors undergoing training abroad are facing a sudden turn of events, after the change in the immigration rule, which stipulates that non-EU doctors// need to possess work permits to train with the NHS.
This will obviously leave many thousands in quandary and render them jobless. The governme...
Teenager Shows Signs Of Recovery after Receiving Massive Dose of Radiation
Lisa Norris, 15, received 17 overdoses of radiation therapy at the Beatson Oncology Centre in Glasgow during treatment for a brain tumor. // The Ayrshire teenager is now being treated in a hyperbaric chamber at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. The doctor Prof Philip James caring for a teenager said tha...
Colon Cancer Patients Not Receiving Proper Treatment
A new study has found that even after issuing proper guidelines, many colon cancer patients are not getting access to the correct treatment measures more specifically chemotherapy after surgery//. It has been found that this treatment regimen boosts the chances of survival quite considerably.
Ability to process information as a baby continues into adulthood
...versity Psychologist Joseph Fagan.
Fagan's "The prediction, from infancy, of adult IQ and achievement," published in the journal Intelligence , is receiving
accolades. Mensa International, Limited,- the international organization of 100,000 people who score at the 98 percentile on IQ testsand their Mensa E...
Steroid Can Ease Severe Sore Throat
...took to relieve pain by about six hours.
Heneghan's team noted that significant pain relief was only observed in adult patients and not in children receiving
In addition, other painkillers made no difference in the results, the researchers found.
"What we don't know is: do corticoster...
Arizona Pain Specialists Contend Recent Vertebroplasty Studies are Misleading: Studies Actually Show it is Effective at Reducing Pain
...oted that they needed 250 patients but only enrolled 131. "The trends in the data demonstrate that if the studies had enough patients, the group receiving
vertebroplasty would have had significantly better pain reduction than the other treatment groups," noted Dr. Lynch.
Several large studies ha...
Electronic Health Records Help Cardiac Patients Remain Healthy
...ized trial of 421 patients found that patients discharged from the program kept their lipid and blood pressure levels at controlled, healthy levels by receiving
electronic reminder letters.
"Because lack of adherence to medications and failure to maintain treatment goals are so high among heart disease...
Care to Care Receives Full URAC Health Utilization Management Accreditation
... place, and that medical decisions are based on valid clinical criteria. By receiving
this distinction so early in its history, Care to Care, has demonstrated to...Chief Medical Officer Michael Komarow MD, JD.
"By applying for and receiving
URAC accreditation, Care to Care has demonstrated a commitment to quality h...
Transcept Pharmaceuticals to Report Second Quarter 2009 Results
...ening actually occurs, has the potential to reduce unnecessary sedative-hypnotic exposure.
Two Phase 3 clinical studies evaluated 376 patients receiving
either Intermezzo (R) or placebo. In the first study, a sleep laboratory trial using an objective polysomnographic endpoint, Intermezzo (R) demonstr...
Hospice Care Eases the End for Loyal Pets
...ent-care unit for families who can't physically or financially tend to their dying pets at home.
People often rush to euthanize their animals after receiving
a terminal diagnosis then feel like they "executed" their best friend, Meyers said. But that's not the case when owners opt for hospice care, she said...
Chesson Labs Liquid Bandage Product NUVADERM(TM) Receives FDA 510(k) Market Clearance
DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Chesson Labs today announced receiving
510(k) market clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for NUVADERM(TM), the Company's liquid bandage product. The 510(k) clearance ...
New Kodak Training Facility Showcases the Latest in Dental Technology, Solutions from Advanced Automation: Networking Solutions, Dental Practice Management and Dental X-Ray Integration
... and dentists have the opportunity to learn about this new technology while receiving
continuing education credit. In fact, thanks to Advanced Automation's IP se...t; says Nathan Paldrmann, Kodak Dental Imaging Representative. "We are receiving
very positive responses from the dental professionals that have visited thi...
Ferring Pharmaceuticals Announces Trade Name FIRMAGON(R) (degarelix for injection) for Advanced Prostate Cancer Treatment
...ticals Inc., USA. "We launched degarelix prior to receiving
approval for its brand name in order to bring the ...e levels occurred significantly faster in patients receiving
FIRMAGON than in those receiving
leuprolide.(1,2) At Day 3 of treatment, the FIRMA...
CVS Caremark and Inverness Medical Innovations Launch Strategic Alliance to Provide Enhanced Health Management Services to Clients
...deliver information that clients can use to be engaged and make informed health care decisions.
The strategic alliance does not affect patients receiving
service from Accordant Rare Disease Management business.
About CVS Caremark
CVS Caremark is the largest provider of prescriptions in the n...
More Than One in Five 12 to 17-Year-Olds Have Trouble Seeing in Class
...ance academically. The headaches the older children are experiencing may be a natural result of their eyes experiencing more strain and stress but not receiving
updated prescriptions to accommodate the changes."
Additional findings of the survey show that:
Almost two-thirds (66 percent) of chi...
New Breastfeeding Supplement Designed to Improve Milk Production for Nursing Mothers
...lthy immune system and is essential in wound healing.
Together, the vitamins and minerals in Nursing Blend ensure that both mother and baby are receiving
the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development.
Herbs for Improving Milk Production
In addition to essential vitamins and minerals, ...