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Chronic vulvar pain a reality for more than 100,000 women in southeast Michigan

Chronic vulvar pain a reality for more than 100,000 women in southeast Michigan

ScienceDaily (Sep. 14, 2011) — For more than 100,000 area women, chronic vulvar pain (pain at the opening to the vagina) is so severe it makes intercourse, and sometimes sitting for long periods of time, painful, if not impossible. Continue reading

Demographic, educational factors associated with medical specialty board certification identified in new study

Demographic, educational factors associated with medical specialty board certification identified in new study

ScienceDaily (Sep. 6, 2011) — Certain demographic and educational factors, such as race/ethnicity, age at graduation and level of debt, are associated with the likelihood of a medical school graduate becoming board certified, according to a study in the September 7 issue of JAMA , a medical education theme issue. Continue reading

Access to health insurance top indicator for better outcomes among undocumented children, study finds

Access to health insurance top indicator for better outcomes among undocumented children, study finds

ScienceDaily (Sep. 6, 2011) — Undocumented children who have access to health insurance are healthier and more engaged in school than those without insurance, according to researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). Continue reading

Nearly half of runners may be drinking too much during races

Nearly half of runners may be drinking too much during races

ScienceDaily (Sep. Continue reading

Lower socioeconomic status linked with heart disease despite improvements in other risk factor

Lower socioeconomic status linked with heart disease despite improvements in other risk factor

ScienceDaily (Aug. 26, 2011) — People with lower socioeconomic status are much more likely to develop heart disease than those who are wealthier or better educated, according to a recent UC Davis study. Published online in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, the outcomes also show that this risk persists even with long-term progress in addressing traditional risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol Continue reading

Most U.S. physicians will face malpractice claims, but risk of making payment is low, analysis finds

Most U.S. physicians will face malpractice claims, but risk of making payment is low, analysis finds

ScienceDaily (Aug. 17, 2011) — While most U.S Continue reading

Colon cleansing has no benefit but many side effects including vomiting and death, doctors say

Colon cleansing has no benefit but many side effects including vomiting and death, doctors say

ScienceDaily (Aug. 1, 2011) — Colon cleansing — it’s been described as a natural way to enhance well-being, but Georgetown University doctors say there’s no evidence to back that claim. Continue reading

Health providers should emphasize breast cancer screening, research finds

Health providers should emphasize breast cancer screening, research finds

ScienceDaily (July 1, 2011) — Wayne State University researchers believe medical practitioners can help reduce the number of breast cancer deaths among low-income African-American women by more effectively educating their patients about the importance of mammography screening. In a study published this month in the Journal of Cancer Education , Rosalie Young, Ph.D., associate professor; Kendra Schwartz, M.D., M.S.P.H., interim chair; and Jason Booza, Ph Continue reading

Health providers should emphasize breast cancer screening, research finds

Health providers should emphasize breast cancer screening, research finds

ScienceDaily (July 1, 2011) — Wayne State University researchers believe medical practitioners can help reduce the number of breast cancer deaths among low-income African-American women by more effectively educating their patients about the importance of mammography screening. In a study published this month in the Journal of Cancer Education , Rosalie Young, Ph.D., associate professor; Kendra Schwartz, M.D., M.S.P.H., interim chair; and Jason Booza, Ph. D., assistant professor, all from the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences in WSU’s School of Medicine, examined clinical, structural and personal barriers known to prevent such women from having mammograms. Continue reading

Panic symptoms increase steadily, not acutely, after stressful event

Panic symptoms increase steadily, not acutely, after stressful event

ScienceDaily (June 20, 2011) — Just like everyone else, people with panic disorder have real stress in their lives. They get laid off and they fight with their spouses. How such stresses affect their panic symptoms hasn’t been well understood, but a new study by researchers at Brown University presents the counterintuitive finding that certain kinds of stressful life events cause panic symptoms to increase gradually over succeeding months, rather than to spike immediately Continue reading