In our currently fragile economy, lifestyle changes are often necessary to maintain a reasonable budget. We may carpool more often, eat out less frequently, or reduce the number of foreign excursions. While making changes to shave costs are generally helpful, there are some corners that should not be cut.
In a recent study published in the [...]
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Wallensten A, Oliver I, Ricketts K, Kafatos G, Stuart JM, & Joseph C. (2010) Windscreen wiper fluid without added screenwash in motor vehicles: a newly identified risk factor for Legionnaires' disease. European journal of epidemiology. PMID: 20532623
With the national push toward electronic medical records, there have been active efforts to upgrade clinical data and systems software. At some institutions, an effect of this transition is the migration from the traditional voice dictation systems or paper clinic notes to a typed electronic record.
A recent study at the University of Toronto Faculty [...]
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Maslove DM, Leiter RE, Griesman J, Arnott C, Mourad O, Chow CM, & Bell CM. (2009) Electronic Versus Dictated Hospital Discharge Summaries: a Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of general internal medicine. PMID: 19609623
I previously reported on a Japanese study correlating green tea consumption with a lower prevalence of cognitive dysfunction. A similar research group from the Tohoku University School of Medicine (Sendai, Japan) has continued to analyze the benefits of green tea with other health outcomes: causes of mortality, cardiovascular disease, pneumonia, and cancers. Their most recent study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, evaluated the influence of green tea consumption on the develop........ Read more »
Naganuma T, Kuriyama S, Kakizaki M, Sone T, Nakaya N, Ohmori-Matsuda K, Hozawa A, Nishino Y, & Tsuji I. (2009) Green Tea Consumption and Hematologic Malignancies in Japan: The Ohsaki Study. American journal of epidemiology. PMID: 19640889
Earlier this month, I presented the updated colon cancer screening guidelines and commented how virtual colonoscopy may improve screening rates due to its less invasive nature than the traditional colonoscopy. My premise was that patient discomfort served as a primary deterrent to higher rates of colonoscopy use. Data from a recently published Vanderbilt study, however, [...]... Read more »
H Murff, N B Peterson, J H Fowke, M Hargreaves, L B Signorello, R S Dittus, W Zheng, & W J Blot. (2008) Colonoscopy Screening in African Americans and Whites With Affected First-Degree Relatives. Archives of Internal Medicine, 168(6), 625-631. DOI: 10.1001/archinte.168.6.625
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