News tagged with american health care
Because many physicians are unaware of nerve transfer surgery, some patients suffer long-term impairment from nerve injuries that could have been fixed.
Surgery Aug 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Expediting primary health care for chronically ill inmates soon after release from prison results in fewer visits to hospital emergency departments, a Yale study has found. The study is published in the American Jo ...
Health Jul 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A report from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Task Force on Treatment of Gender Identity Disorder (GID) recommends the development of clinical practice guidelines for psychiatrists caring for patients who are transgender. ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
"Every time I see what I pay for me and my family's health it makes me sick," says Fiona, a 46-year-old mother of two who -- unlike some 50 million Americans -- actually has health insurance.
Health Jun 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
Intensive early treatment of type 2 diabetes slows down progression of the disease by preserving the body's insulin-producing capacity, a UT Southwestern study has shown.
Diabetes Jun 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
An Indiana University School of Medicine gastroenterologist led a team of distinguished physicians who developed the first guidelines for diagnosis and management of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The guidelines were ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Soaring numbers of older, sicker prisoners are causing an unprecedented health care challenge for the nation's criminal justice system, according to a new UCSF report.
Health Jun 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Computed tomographic colonography (CTC), also known as virtual colonoscopy, administered without laxatives is as accurate as conventional colonoscopy in detecting clinically significant, potentially cancerous polyps, according ...
Cancer Jun 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The number of Americans with a history of cancer, currently estimated to be 13.7 million, will grow to almost 18 million by 2022, according to a first-ever report by the American Cancer Society in collaboration with the National ...
Cancer Jun 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Concern about overexposure to radiation due to excessive use of medical imaging has come to the fore in recent years. Now, a study led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Group Health ...
Health Jun 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A first-time joint publication by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and the American Journal of Public Health highlights how the two sectors of public health and primary medicine intersect and the work ahead to ...
Health Jun 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
People who survive cancer when they are teenagers or young adults are more likely than their peers who never had cancer to engage in risky behaviors like smoking later on, a US study said Monday.
Cancer Jun 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
American Soldiers are reaping the rewards of an innovative Army program designed to identify and treat Soldiers at risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression earlier by conducting behavioral health screening ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jun 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Cigarette smoking contributes to significantly higher hospital costs for smokers undergoing elective general surgery, according to a study published in the June 2012 issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. When r ...
Surgery May 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
An international task force this week unveiled a revised definition of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a disease first recognized during the Vietnam War in casualties with limb injuries who had trouble breathing.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0