News tagged with quality

Racial and ethnic disparities narrow for acute care

A study of more than 12 million acute care hospitalizations over a five-year span found that as quality improved on each of 17 measures so did racial and ethnic equity. Nine major disparities evident in 2005 ...

Dec 10, 2014
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Traffic jams can hurt the heart

Anyone who has experienced Los Angeles gridlock likely can attest that traffic may cause one's blood pressure to rise. But UC Irvine researchers have found that, beyond the aggravation caused by fellow drivers, ...

Dec 02, 2014
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Bad marriage, broken heart?

Older couples in a bad marriage—particularly female spouses—have a higher risk for heart disease than those in a good marriage, finds the first nationally representative study of its kind.

Nov 19, 2014
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Study confirms that sperm quality decreases with age

Conflicting evidence about the extent to which men's semen quality declines with age—likely lowering their fertility—is being cleared up by new University of Otago research that has collated and reviewed ...

Dec 01, 2014
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Researcher examines effect of marital strain on caregivers

Caring for a chronically ill family member can impact the caregiver's physical, biological and mental health, according to assistant professor SunWoo Kang of the South Dakota State University counseling and human development ...

Nov 25, 2014
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New device may ease mammography discomfort

Researchers have developed a new device that may result in more comfortable mammography for women. According to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), ...

Nov 25, 2014
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