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Article ID: 1737

Multiple Births Multiply During Past Two Decades

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS, CDC)

There has been a remarkable rise in the number of triplet and other higher-order multiple births over the past two decades.Yet, babies born in triplet and other higher-order multiple deliveries arrive smaller and earlier than single births and are at greater risk of infant death and life-long health problems.

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29-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1736

Americans Use Less Nursing Home Care Today

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS, CDC)

Dramatic changes in the nursing home industry have taken place over the past decade, especially because of growth in home health care, according to findings from the latest survey of nursing homes in A merica.

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29-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1735

Phone Calls Improve Results For Heart Failure

Stanford University School of Medicine

Frequent phone calls from specially trained nurses significantly improved the health of heart failure patients in a study reported this month in the American Journal of Cardiology.

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29-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1721

Nutritionally-Balanced Meals Improve Heart Health

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

A nutritionally-balanced diet benefits people at risk for cardiovascular disease and also improves quality of life, according to an article in the January 27 issue of The AMA's Archives of Internal Medicine. EMBARGOED: 3 p.m. (CT) 1-26-1997

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24-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1720

More Is Better When It Comes To Exercise

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Exercising beyond current minimum guidelines (30 minutes a day most days of the week) can provide substantial health benefits, according to an article in the January 27 issue of the AMA's Archives of Internal Medicine. EMBARGOED: 3 p.m. (CT) 1-26-1997

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24-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1734

APA Tips-Feb.97

American Psychiatric Association (APA)

APA Online Tipsheet for Feb. 97: 1.) Psychotherapy cost-effective in treatmnt of severe mental illness; 2.) High intelligence resists Alzheimer's; 3.) Near-death terminally ill no more likely to become depressed than other terminally ill; 4.) Irrational fears of being watched/humiliated linked to brain abnormality; 5.) Managed care and mental hlth; 6.) States' definitions of parity for mental hlth vary widely; 7.) APA annual mtg, 5/17-22, San Diego; 8.) '97 APA media award winners, and deadline for '98 awards; 9.) New, controv.

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28-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1732

Cutting Hospital Admissions And Costs For Pneumonia Patients

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

The federal Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) today announced a simple and accurate method to predict which patients with pneumonia may be treated at home rather than in a hospital. The prediction method--a clinical model used to help doctors assess the need for hospitalization--also could help reduce the over $4 billion spent annually for inpatient care. This model is described in the January 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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28-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1731

AHCPR Report On Colorectal Cancer Screening

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) today released the first evidence report under its new Evidence-based Practice Initiative. The report indicates that screening has been shown to be effective in detecting early-stage colorectal cancers and their precursors. Early detection and treatment are the primary means of preventing deaths from colorectal cancer.

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28-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1726

Trends In Engineering Research

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)

Today at Energy Week π97, in Houston, Dr. Richard J. Goldstein, president of ASME International, posited how government and industry ≥can radically alter the status quo and influence the worldπs future.≤

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25-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1733

Major Asthma Reserach Program Starts At Yale

Yale University School of Medicine

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 26, 1997--The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has selected Yale University School of Medicine as one of seven locations in the United States to establish a Specialized Center of Research to understand the causes of asthma. To conduct this research the NHLBI, a component of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded $8.6 million to Yale over the next five years. "Asthma is so common now that it has become a major health-care issue," points out Jack A. Elias, M.D., director of this new Yale medical research center. "Approximately 15 million children and adults in the United States suffer from asthma, a chronic condition in which their airways become chronically inflamed. The frequency of asthma appears to be particularly prominent in inner-city areas. In the last 15 years, asthma has become an increasingly severe health problem, even reaching epidemic proportions," he adds. Since the early 1980s, national statistics show that the prevalence (fr

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28-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST

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