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Neighborhood barbers can influence black men to seek blood-pressure treatment

DALLAS -- March 1, 2011 -- Will Marshall saw a physician about his blood pressure at his barber's urging. Yes, his barber. "The barber and beauty shops for men and women are kind of their own private escapes," Mr. Marshall said. "Every conver...

To increase physical activity, focus on how, not why

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Most people know that exercise is important to maintain and improve health; however, sedentary lifestyles and obesity rates are at all-time highs and have become major national issues. In a new study, University of Missouri res...

Care of late-preterm preemies may be insufficient

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- In the last 15 years the U.S has seen a sharp increase in the number of babies born as late-preterm infants, between 34 and 37 weeks' gestation. This is approximately 400,000 children each year, comprising over 70 percent of all pr...

Home health care could help sustain health care systems, study finds

Home health care technology may provide one important solution to global concerns about how to sustain health care systems threatened by rising costs and manpower shortages, but such a change faces multiple obstacles to adoption, according to a new ...

Death certificates confirm non-HIV-attributable diseases cause increase in US PLWHA deaths

Los Angeles, CA (December 1, 2010) -- During the decade since the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), or 1996-2006, mortality among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) sharply decreased in the United States. So, too, did the per...

Medical imaging breakthrough uses light and sound to see microscopic details...

See it for yourself: a new breakthrough in imaging technology using a combination of light and sound will allow health care providers to see microscopic details inside the body. Access to this level of detail potentially eliminates the need for some...

Culturally sensitive treatment model helps bring depressed Chinese immigrants into treatment

A treatment model designed to accommodate the beliefs and concerns of Chinese immigrants appears to significantly improve the recognition and treatment of major depression in this typically underserved group. In a report in the December American Jo...

Mayo researchers find mortality rates from liver diseases underestimated

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (http://www.cdc.gov/) rank mortality related to chronic liver disease and cirrhosis as the 12th most common cause of death in adults in the U.S. Using a modifie...

Study: Privacy key obstacle to adopting electronic health records

The United States could achieve significant health care savings if it achieved widespread adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), but insufficient privacy protections are hindering public acceptance of the EHR concept, according to a new paper...

Women with diabetes having more C-sections and fetal complications: study

TORONTO, September 17, 2010 -- Nearly half of women with diabetes prior to pregnancy have a potentially-avoidable C-section and their babies are twice as likely to die as those born to women without diabetes, according to the POWER study. Resear...

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