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The compendium highlights more than a dozen legislative proposals introduced by the 110th Congress that focus specifically on addressing racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care.
As the number of Hispanics in rural areas increases, care providers are re-examining how they deliver health services and trying to find ways to overcome cultural and language barriers.
US over the next 10 years could reduce health care costs by $1.5 trillion, expand health insurance to more residents and improve quality of care.
Editorials discuss two trends in health insurance.
Several companies have launched Web sites that encourage consumers to post comments about their experiences with health care providers in the insurers' networks.
Consumers Union has filed a petition with the FDA requesting it require all advertisements for implantable devices carry a warning about the possibility of dangerous infections or failures of the devices once they are in the body.
PARI Hydrate received 510(k) clearance FDA and will be marketed by PARI Innovative Manufacturers for ventilator applications. PARI Innovative Manufacturers, a leading manufacturer of aerosol nebulizers and compressors, developed the PARI Hydrate to revolutionize the way gases are heated and humidified with the aim to reduce contamination risk for patients and give clinicians greater control and understanding of humidification.
Using robotic teleconferencing to monitor patients after urologic surgery appears to result in similar patient outcomes and satisfaction as traditional bedside rounds.
A novel surgical technique allowing doctors to operate on patients by making a Z-shaped incision inside the stomach could potentially replace certain types of conventional surgery in humans, according to Penn State medical researchers who have successfully demonstrated the procedure in pigs.
What we're looking at is not only health care, but the roles that health care, health behaviors and these broader social determinants play in creating health inequities.
Risk is an inherent element of the hospital system and the resulting dangers are often normalised by medical staff to allow them to do their job.
Five years post-conflict, individuals who served in the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War were 25 percent more likely to visit an emergency department than veterans of the same era who were not deployed, but were no more likely to have a hospital stay or an outpatient visit.
If there was a pill that would cut your risk of breast cancer in half, would you take it?
Rehabilitation patients at Ohio State University Medical Center are golfing and bowling their way back to health.
Researchers have discovered that the virus which causes Kaposi's Sarcoma encodes a molecule for controlling gene regulation nearly identical to one found normally in human cells. Both versions of the molecule, known as a microRNA, appear to play a role in the development of cancer.
The immune system helps to prune excess connections between neurons in the developing brains of young mice.
Varian Medical Systems has received FDA clearance for a new proton scanning dose algorithm that offers clinicians greater control over how proton beams are used to target tumors and other abnormalities.
A study revealed Canada residents believe that even small differences in health status between income groups is unacceptable.
Care Services Minister launched a consultation to seek views on the priorities for learning disability for the next three years.
People living in sub-Saharan Africa believe HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases are very big issues that governments should address.
How can we develop a national healthcare information network, or even regional healthcare information exchanges, if we don't have a lingua franca.
Nova Scotians will have access to more hearing and speech treatment in the new year.
In recent years, wealthy countries, multinational organizations, and philanthropies have increasingly mobilized to address global health issues such as the spread of HIV/AIDS and other diseases. To help inform these efforts, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Pew Global Attitudes Project today released findings from their new report from a 47 country survey that provides information about how people around the world perceive and prioritize health in their countries and gauge the efforts of donor nations.
Republican presidential candidates discussed health care and other issues.
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