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Heart, Disease, Internet, risk

AHA Web Site for the Heart

Once youíve made those New Yearís resolutions to take better care of your health, do you know how to get started in making those promises a reality? One possible first step is to follow your mouse to the American Heart Association's Home Page at http://www.americanheart.org where you can take a unique interactive quiz, available 24 hours a day, to learn your personal risk of heart attack and some steps you can take to reduce your risk.

Medicine

Ahcpr, Patient, Referral, Patterns, Health, care, Medical, Studies, Primary, Specialty

Patient Referral Patterns

The federal Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) today announced the funding of 13 new research projects: eight projects to determine how the referral of primary care patients to medical specialists and other specialized services affects the quality and cost of health care; and five projects to improve primary care services overall.

Science

Hopkins, Chemistry, Biochemistry, RNA, DNA, Medicine, Antibiotics

Certain RNA, DNA proteins surprisingly similar

A Johns Hopkins discovery that certain proteins interacting with RNA or DNA have nearly identical shapes and function similarly came as a surprise and may help chemists find more effective antibiotics.

Medicine

Dentists, Amalgam, Fillings, Silver

No Amalgam Bans in Effect

Dentists around the world are using amalgams (silver fillings) every day to fill decayed teeth, despite some erroneous news reports stating that many countries have banned the use of amalgams. International dental experts meeting recently at the American Dental Association (ADA) headquarters in Chicago discussed the use of amalgam in their respective countries.

Medicine

Coronary, Artery, Bypass, Rates, Polycystic, Ovaries, Heart, Disease, Leptin

January 1, 1997 Annals of Internal Medicine Tips

January 1, 1997 Annals of Internal Medicine Tips 1) Coronary Artery Bypass Rates in New York State and Ontario Differ, But Which Rate is Right?; 2) Polycystic Ovaries Associated with More Extensive Heart Disease, Metabolic Abnormalities; 3) Satiety Hormone is Higher in Obese People; No Genetic Factor Found; 4) Three Conditions for Bedside Rationing

Medicine

Dentists, xray, Stroke, Osteoporosis, Diagnosis, Medical

Dental X-Rays Screening for Stroke, Osteoporosis

Two studies published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) suggest that dental x-rays are effective screening tools for strokes and osteoporosis.

Medicine

Dentists, Teeth

Most Americans Very Satisfied with Dental Care

Most patients are very happy with their dentists and their dental care, according to a recently released national survey.







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