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Cancer, Leukemia, bone, Marrow, Transplant, T Cell

Improved Survival for Leukemia Patients with T-Cell Depleted Bone Marrow Transplantation

Physicians at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have developed an innovative treatment for patients with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) that results in long-term survival without cancer recurrence.


ADA, Kansas, city, Fitness, Center, Accessibility, Wheelchair

Study Measures ADA Compliance of Kansas City Fitness Centers

According to a study of 34 public fitness centers in the Kansas City metropolitan area, no facilities are completely accessible for people who use wheelchairs. This is the only study published on the compliance of fitness centers to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).


Anesthesia, Hcfa, Medicare, Nurse, Anesthesiologists, Physicians

Medicare/Medicaid Agency's Proposal Places Patients at Risk

In a move that may seriously endanger the anesthesia care of millions of Americans under Medicare or Medicaid, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Care Financing Administration is proposing to do away with a 3-decade-old regulation for physician oversight of anesthesia care for surgery. If this regulatory change is enacted, nurses with as little as two years' technical training will be allowed to practice without any physician supervision when giving anesthesia to a Medicare or Medicaid patient in a hospital or ambulatory care center.


Heart, Gould, Positron+Emission+Tomography, Weatherhead, Non Invasive, Heart+Disease, Ut Houston+Medical+School

$3 Million Gift From Patient Will Help Heal Hearts

Heart disease causes nearly half of deaths and disability in Americans between the ages of 35 and 64. In fact, twenty to forty percent of middle aged people have early or advanced coronary disease, most without knowing it. But this deadly disease can be prevented or reversed without surgery, if detected, thanks to the pioneering efforts of K. Lance Gould, M.D., a cardiovascular specialist at the University of Texas-Houston Medical School.


Health, Grassroots, Tobacco, Immunity, Public, Health, Save, Lives

Health, Grassroots Groups To Clinton, Congress: No 'Special Protection' For Tobacco

Washington, D.C., Jan. 22, 1998 ó An unprecedented coalition of more than 200 public health and grassroots tobacco-control organizations today called on President Clinton and Congress to reject any legislative deal that grants special favors to the tobacco industry


BSE, Mad Cow, Oprah, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, CJD

Facts about Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)

The Facts from The National Cattlemen's Beef Association about Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)


Aspirin, Thrombosis, Prevention, Low Intensity, oral, Anticoagulation

American Heart Association Comment: Lancet (Jan. 24, 1998) report

A combination anticoagulant treatment -- low-dose aspirin and low-dose warfarin -- reduced the risk of heart attack by 34 percent in a 13-year study involving 5,499 men.


Breast, Cancer, Saliva, Markers

Goodbye mammogram, hello spit cup

Spitting in a cup to diagnose breast cancer may be years away, but current research makes it seem like a real possibility.


MALL, Managed, care, Medicaid, Patient, care

Mall shopping takes health turn

Mississippi's first shopping mall, once all but abandoned and given up for dead, emerges January 23 as a new creation. The mall now offers one-stop shopping for health care consumers under a new banner--the Jackson Medical Mall.


Premarin, Carcinogenesis, Estrogen Therapy, Breast Cancer

Search Continues for Mechanism of Estrogen-Induced Carcinogenesis

WASHINGTON -- A known metabolite of Premarin, the oldest and most widely-prescribed estrogen replacement therapy, has been found to attach to some of the basic building blocks of DNA, according to a report published January 23 in Chemical Research in Toxicology, a peer- reviewed journal of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

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