Monthly Archives: January 2009

New CDC Study Assesses Impact of Genetic Testing on Health Outcomes

Some genomic tests developed to personalize medical decisions about cancer care are beneficial, while for others the evidence is uncertain and reliance on the test might even lead to poorer medical management of cancer in some cases, according new recommendation … Continue reading

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Internet Program Helps Prevent Depression in Teens

An Internet program helps to reduce depressive symptoms and prevent episodes of clinical depression in adolescent patients at risk, reports a study in the February issue of the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. (January 30, 2009) – An Internet … Continue reading

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1/22/2009 Diana J. Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN: Geriatrics is a hard sell to many nurses

American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Published Monthly 0002-936X Subscribe Geriatrics is a hard sell to many nurses, despite the fact that older adults make up the core business of hospitals, home care agencies, and long-term care facilities. Maybe it’s our … Continue reading

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Wolters Kluwer Health Announces Partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb

Bridgewater, NJ (January 20, 2009) – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry, today announced a new partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb. … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Gets White Paper on Health Care Spending

Spine Editor Contributes to Report Highlighting Regional Variations in Spending Philadelphia, PA (January 20, 2009) – “Unwarranted geographic variations” in U.S. healthcare spending-driven partly by the local supply of medical resources-should be a key target for healthcare reform efforts under … Continue reading

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Children Who Spend More Time Outdoors May Be Less Likely To Become Nearsighted

Spending two to three hours a day outdoors can markedly lower a child’s risk of developing nearsightedness, according to research published in the January issue of Optometry and Vision Science. (January 10, 2009) – Spending two to three hours a … Continue reading

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