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Article ID: 1938

Annals of Internal Medicine 3-1-97 TipSheet

American College of Physicians (ACP)

Annals of Internal Medicine 3-1-97 TipSheet 1) Screening for Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Not Cost-Effective; 2) Specific Medical Benefits Derived from Transdermal Nicotine, Moderate Alcohol Consumption; 3) Exploring Systematic Reviews and Clinical Decisions; 4) Clinical Interventions and End-Of-Life Care; 5) Early Detection of Prostate Cancer

Released:
6-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1937

El Ni--o Stops Long Temperature Runs in Northeast

Cornell University

Northeast Regional Climate Center climatologist finds that long-term temperature runs in the Northeast end when and if an El Niño weather event develops in the Pacific Ocean.

Released:
6-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1936

March 1997 Health Tips;Stanford University Med Ctr

Stanford University School of Medicine

Topics: *Ask frank questions before receiving minimal-access surgery *Heimlich maneuver can be a lifesaver, but don't use it on babies or coughing adults *Tax time is a good time to become a food accountant: Keep a calorie ledger instead of just saying no *Work with your physician to get the most out of cholesterol-lowering drugs

Released:
6-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1935

World's Earthquake Toll Already Exceeds 1996

US Geological Survey (USGS)

Earthquakes in Iran and Pakistan have already pushed the death toll for this year higher than all of 1996, according to Patrick Leahy, Chief Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey.

Released:
6-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1934

MSX Observes Combined Experiments Program Flights

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

The Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) -- a Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) satellite launched last April to gather data for future space- and ground-based missile defense systems -- has tracked two medium-range missiles, known as Low Cost Launch Vehicles (LCLV). Part of the Combined Experiments Program, these LCLV flights were designed to demonstrate the ability of space-based optical sensors, on MSX, to perform key missile defense functions -- acquisition, tracking and discrimination in the mid-course phase of missile flight -- on realistic targets against realistic backgrounds.

Released:
6-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1933

Floods Continue to be National Challenge

US Geological Survey (USGS)

USGS scientists -- some just recently returned from working on the Western floods -- are reporting the highest flows of record in several states, including West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio.

Released:
5-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1932

Wilting Conquered With New Preservation Process

Michigan State University

A new process developed at Michigan State University stands ready to revolutionize the flower industry -- as well as provide a boon for medical school teaching, restaurants and an endless array of others by using silicone to open up new possibilities in preservation.

Released:
5-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1931

Cockpit System Could Reduce Mid-Air Collisions

Michigan Technological University

A cockpit display system being developed at Michigan Technological University would alert pilots of small planes about other aircraft in the vicinity and drastically reduce the number of mid-air collisions.

Released:
5-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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    5-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1904

Tobacco Litigation Best Fought At State Level

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

America would be better off seeking compensation from tobacco companies at the state and local levels rather than at the national level, according to a commentary in this week's issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 p.m. (CT) Tuesday, March 4, 1997

Released:
27-Feb-1997 12:00 AM EST
  • Embargo expired:
    5-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1903

Heart Rhythm Disorder Misdiagnosed "Panic Attack"

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

A curable, recurrent rapid heart rhythm can produce symptoms similar to those of a "panic attack," causing physicians to misdiagnose the condition especially among women, according to an article in the March 10 issue of the AMA's Archives of Internal Medicine. EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 p.m. (CT) Sunday, March 9, 1997

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27-Feb-1997 12:00 AM EST

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