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Month: August 2012

Asthma: Prevalence, Healthcare Use, & Mortality

Data from 2001 to 2010 indicate that the prevalence of asthma in the United States appears to have increased from 7.3% to 8.4%. Healthcare visits per 100 persons with asthma declined in primary care settings during the study...

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Web-Based Intervention Gets Women Moving

A team of American researchers has found that a 12-week, web-based physical activity (PA) intervention appears to improve measures of PA and quality of life (QOL) among adult women. In the study, women aged 18 and older received...

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20-Year Hospitalization Trends for Stroke

The rate of hospitalizations for stroke per 10,000 population increased from 32.4 in 1989 to 34.9 in 1999, but then decreased to 31.8 in 2009, according to new data from the CDC. Throughout these 2 decades, more than two-thirds...

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Benefits of Adjunctive Acupuncture for COPD

Results of a small, 12-week study indicate that acupuncture appears to be a useful adjunctive therapy for reducing dyspnea on exertion (DOE) in patients with COPD. Patients who underwent acupuncture in addition to standard...

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Analyzing Distress Screening in Cancer Care

The utility of distress screening appears to vary among cancer clinicians, according to findings from a British investigation. Researchers found that clinicians believed screening was useful in 43% of patient assessments but not...

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