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Medical News and Research: Health and Disability Information Document List

Summary: Our library below features 101 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Medical Research and News category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created. You can also receive our latest communications as soon as they are released by subscribing to our Medical Research and News RSS feed.

Medical Research and News Publications

Remote Learning Aids Medical Students With Disabilities During Pandemic
Despite an increase in medical students reporting a disability, requests for testing accommodations decreased during the pandemic.
Publish Date: 2023-08-18

Proprioception Our Sixth Sense Genes
If we can better understand our sixth sense, our particular sensory neurons, it will be possible to develop novel therapies that effectively counteract these and other types of skeletal damage.
Publish Date: 2022-12-09 - Updated: 2023-01-03

Changing Kidney Donor Blood Type
Researchers change the blood type of deceased donor kidneys using molecular scissors, offering hope to ethnic minority patients who find it hard to find suitable transplants.
Publish Date: 2022-08-17 - Updated: 2023-03-26

Call for Immediate Adoption of Wearing Face Masks and Coverings
Cloth face coverings and homemade masks made with the correct material effective in reducing spread of COVID-19 for the wearer and surrounding people.
Publish Date: 2020-07-07 - Updated: 2021-08-23

Should I Go to Doctor, Walk-in Clinic, Urgent Care Center, or Hospital Emergency Department
Provides information regarding where to go to get medical care when you are not sure if you should go to a walk-in clinic, urgent care center, family doctor, or hospital emergency department.
Publish Date: 2019-08-15 - Updated: 2021-11-28

WHO List of Essential Medicine for Children and Adults
World Health Organization (WHO) Model List of Essential Medicines for adults and children that satisfy priority health care needs of the population.
Publish Date: 2018-10-16 - Updated: 2023-08-06

How Often Do Medical Problems Lead to Bankruptcy?
Study: Poor health is a less common cause of bankruptcy than commonly thought, but it brings other economic woes.
Publish Date: 2018-03-21 - Updated: 2021-03-11

More Diversity Needed in Medical School Textbooks
Depictions of race and skin tone in anatomy textbooks widely used in North American medical schools could be contributing to racial bias in medical treatment.
Publish Date: 2018-03-01

Electric Bandages Can Fight Biofilm Infection, Antimicrobial Resistance
Bandages using weak electric fields to disrupt bacterial biofilm infection can prevent infections, combat antibiotic resistance and enable healing in infected burn wounds.
Publish Date: 2017-11-07

Reflex Test: Knee-jerk Response - What the Test Does
Reflex tests help assess the integrity of nerve circuits and are performed to confirm the integrity of the spinal cord, or specific nerve root function.
Publish Date: 2017-06-04 - Updated: 2023-09-14

Hot Water vs Cold Water for Hand Washing
Study reveals that when washing hands cool water will remove the same amount of harmful bacteria as warm or hot water.
Publish Date: 2017-06-01 - Updated: 2020-03-21

When You Should Seek Emergency Medical Care
Listening to your symptoms will alert you as to when you should seek emergency care.
Publish Date: 2017-04-04 - Updated: 2023-05-27

List of Bacteria For Which New Antibiotics Are Urgently Needed
WHO publishes list of antibiotic resistant priority pathogens of 12 families of bacteria that pose greatest threat to human health.
Publish Date: 2017-02-27

Call for Paradigm Shift in Approach of Health-care System
As the U.S. population ages, nursing scholar calls for paradigm shift in approach of health-care system.
Publish Date: 2016-04-28

Nurses and Industry: Conflict or Collaboration?
Need for evidence-based investigation to understand in what ways nurse-industry relationships affect the ethical conduct of nurses.
Publish Date: 2016-04-05 - Updated: 2018-02-20

Blood Pressure Reading Difference Between Arms
Study reveals large arm-to-arm difference in blood pressure linked to higher heart attack risk and some diseases.
Publish Date: 2016-02-28 - Updated: 2021-06-20

Chronic Disease Progress Over the Last Decade
A decade of innovation in chronic diseases highlights medical advances that have helped patients avoid serious disease complications, hospitalizations, and improved quality of life.
Publish Date: 2016-02-25 - Updated: 2021-06-21

U.S. Concerns Regarding Zika Virus
Survey finds 50% of Americans are concerned that the Zika virus will likely spread to their neighborhoods.
Publish Date: 2016-02-25 - Updated: 2023-09-21

Main Human Body Systems
Primary human body function systems: Immune, Urinary, Musculoskeletal, Circulatory, Endocrine, Respiratory, Nervous, Digestive, Integumentary, Reproductive, Lymphatic Systems.
Publish Date: 2015-12-28 - Updated: 2020-11-25

Documentary Exposes Water Fluoridation Poison On Tap
Documentary video explores science behind water fluoridation, one of the most controversial health practices of the 20th - 21st centuries.
Publish Date: 2015-11-18 - Updated: 2018-05-02

Antibiotic Resistance: Confusion and Misunderstanding
World Health Organization (WHO) multi-country survey reveals widespread public misunderstanding about antibiotic resistance.
Publish Date: 2015-11-16 - Updated: 2021-07-22

Ostomy: Concerns, Adapting, Psychosocial Issues
Changes in appearance and functional ability may change the way a person with an ostomy internalizes their body image and self-concept.
Publish Date: 2015-10-08 - Updated: 2021-07-25

Vaping: Effects, Risks, Facts and Statistics
Information regarding vaping, inhalation of vapor from e-cigarettes or electronic cigarette devices.
Publish Date: 2015-06-17 - Updated: 2021-08-13

Amazing Human Body Facts and Trivia
Strange and fascinating list of unusual interesting facts and trivia regarding parts of the incredible human body.
Publish Date: 2015-06-11 - Updated: 2022-08-05

Spore-forming Bacteria and Illegal Drug Use
Information regarding spore forming bacteria and the increase in illness and death among people who inject drugs.
Publish Date: 2015-05-13 - Updated: 2021-08-19

Importance of Maintaining Personal Body Hygiene
Information and tips on the importance of good body hygiene, the principle of maintaining cleanliness, as well as grooming of the external body.
Publish Date: 2015-05-08 - Updated: 2020-03-21

Antibiotic Resistance: Universities & Industry
Over the last years introduction of new antibiotics has slowed to a near halt and a dangerous increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria has been observed.
Publish Date: 2015-04-01 - Updated: 2015-04-04

Using Plant Cells to Help Treat Hemophilia
Researchers develop a way to use plant cells to teach the immune system to tolerate rather than attack blood clotting factors.
Publish Date: 2014-09-05 - Updated: 2020-12-23

Health Workers Exposed to Unsafe Triclosan Levels in Antibacterial Soap
Hand-washing with antibacterial soap exposes hospital workers to significant and potentially unsafe levels of triclosan.
Publish Date: 2014-08-20 - Updated: 2021-11-18

Honey: A New Approach to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
According to researchers honey could be a solution to the serious problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics.
Publish Date: 2014-03-16 - Updated: 2015-03-31

Human Microbiome Role in Health and Obesity
Report answers questions about the human microbiome, the collection of trillions of microbes living in and on the human body, and its role in health.
Publish Date: 2014-01-10 - Updated: 2023-06-26

Red and White Blood Cell Counts
Article provides information regarding red and white blood cell count used to identify diseases and to monitor human health problems.
Publish Date: 2013-08-25 - Updated: 2022-08-06

Social Media Boosts Organ Donor Registration
Researchers find social media is an effective tool to boost registrations of organ donors during the shortage in the United States.
Publish Date: 2013-06-18 - Updated: 2021-11-08

Ozone and How it Can Affect Your Health
Ozone irritates the respiratory system and can cause health issues by damaging lung tissue and making the lungs more sensitive to other types of irritants.
Publish Date: 2013-06-07 - Updated: 2021-04-17

FMLA: Family and Medical Leave Act
Information regarding The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) which entitles eligible employees to take unpaid leave while protecting their jobs for family and medical reasons.
Publish Date: 2012-09-14 - Updated: 2022-02-04

Call for Universal Coverage for Bariatric Surgery and Obesity Treatments
House of Delegates votes to urge federal state policymakers and health insurers to cover treatments for severe obesity including bariatric surgical procedures.
Publish Date: 2012-07-22 - Updated: 2021-08-16

Accessible Prescription Drug Label Bill Signed by President Obama
The Act includes provisions that establish best practices for pharmacies providing accessible prescription drug labeling to customers with vision loss.
Publish Date: 2012-07-12

Diabetes and Non-communicable diseases Now Leading Cause of Global Deaths
World citizen number 7 billion is more likely to grow up in an urban setting, which increases their risk of getting diabetes or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease cancer and heart disease.
Publish Date: 2011-11-14

Decreasing Unnecessary Antibiotic Use
Following an outbreak of Clostridium difficile infections health care professionals in Quebec targeted physicians and pharmacists with an education campaign that reduced outpatient antibiotic use.
Publish Date: 2011-07-30 - Updated: 2022-01-28

MyCare Medical Information Card Could Save Your Life
The MyCare Card stores personal medical data and information on existing medical conditions such as allergies and medication being taken.
Publish Date: 2011-06-10

Infants Endure Unnecessary X-Ray Radiation
Parents may be unaware of the potential for excess radiation from improper management of the X-ray.
Publish Date: 2011-04-05

Blocked Neck Arteries Test
Carotid endarterectomy and carotid stenting are reasonable and effective ways to treat blocked neck arteries.
Publish Date: 2011-01-31

Medical Errors: Costly Compromises of Quality Care
The SOA used insurance claims data to provide the measurement of the price of preventable medical errors.
Publish Date: 2010-12-30

US Adults Forgo Care Due to Cost and Medical Bill Expense
United States stands out for highest out-of-pocket costs and most complex health insurance.
Publish Date: 2010-11-18

Desktop Medicine will Transform the Practice of Medicine
Desktop Medicine emphasis shifts from diagnosing diseases and treating symptoms to identifying risk-factors for medical conditions such as hypertension and osteoporosis and intervening before they develop.
Publish Date: 2010-11-10 - Updated: 2016-04-01

Medicare Will Pay for Services at DR Doctor On-Premises Walk-In Medical Care Facilities
New York seniors have a new choice for receiving medical care as government has certified New York Walk In Medical Group PC to receive payments for services under the Medicare program.
Publish Date: 2010-11-01

Nurses Critical in Assuring Health Needs of LGBTIQ Youth
American teenagers bullied because they were gay have committed suicide over the past few weeks.
Publish Date: 2010-10-12

Report: Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health
Media Statement From Amedisys on IOM Report on the Future of Nursing.
Publish Date: 2010-10-08 - Updated: 2016-03-20

Medical Profession Needs Training to Handle Self-harming Patients
Healthcare professionals are still not receiving the appropriate training and support they need to help people who self-harm and this can result in negative attitudes and inadequate levels of care.
Publish Date: 2010-09-27 - Updated: 2021-12-10

The Costs of Medical Errors
A study confirmed a rise in medical errors during the month of July when new residents fresh out of medical school report to their teaching hospitals.
Publish Date: 2010-09-25

Gains in Public Health Preparedness
DC Report notes advances in preparedness and response and challenges ahead.
Publish Date: 2010-09-23

Immunization Key to Achieving Child Survival
Health and development leaders warn that children in poorest nations will die of vaccine-preventable diarrhea and pneumonia.
Publish Date: 2010-09-22

Individual Cost of Obesity Report
Calculated the startlingly high individual costs of obesity to Americans.
Publish Date: 2010-09-21 - Updated: 2015-01-15

OpenNotes Project: Effect on Patients Reading Their Doctor's Notes
OpenNotes Project is studying the effect of patients reviewing their doctors notes.
Publish Date: 2010-09-03 - Updated: 2022-08-07

Sharing Genetic Data - People Want to be Asked First
Deciding whether to let researchers share your genetic information in a federal database.
Publish Date: 2010-09-01

Bar Codes Helpful in Reducing Medication Errors
Medication errors are one of the most serious and easily preventable errors committed in hospitals around the country.
Publish Date: 2010-08-22

World Isotope Shortage for Medical Imaging
Worldwide shortage of isotopes for medical imaging could threaten quality of patient care.
Publish Date: 2010-08-22 - Updated: 2013-08-01

Disclosure of Medical Errors Decreased Claims
U-Ms efforts to encourage disclosure of medical errors decreased claims.
Publish Date: 2010-08-17

Henry Schein Cares Promotes Prevention and Wellness in Cities Across the United States
Healthy Communities will provide free medical and dental services to more than 5,000 children and their caregivers.
Publish Date: 2010-08-16

Information on Anesthesia Risks and Complications
Anesthesiology is still commonly regarded as a high risk activity and it can result in life altering injuries.
Publish Date: 2010-07-17 - Updated: 2018-03-25

Much Internet-based Sports Medicine Information Incorrect
Quality of online information about the most common sports medicine diagnoses varies widely.
Publish Date: 2010-07-02

What Will Medicaid Pay For
Information regarding medical services and products that Medicaid will reimburse or pay for.
Publish Date: 2010-06-29 - Updated: 2016-10-08

Whole Body MRI Scans
New areas in which whole body magnetic resonance imaging (WB-MRI) can be used.
Publish Date: 2010-06-17

Americans are Not Guinea Pigs
New campaign empowers all Americans to demand a new chemicals policy that protects human health.
Publish Date: 2010-06-15

General Anesthesia Concerns
Misconceptions and anxiety about general anesthesia as 1 in 5 are very anxious about waking up during surgery.
Publish Date: 2010-05-20 - Updated: 2014-12-14

Survey Shows Most People Don't Plan to Die
Far fewer people than previously thought are inclined to preplan their funerals.
Publish Date: 2010-05-18

Mental Health IQ Test to Raise Money for Mental Health America
Take the online mental health quiz and help raise $10,000 for Mental Health America.
Publish Date: 2010-05-18

CVS/pharmacy Launches ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes
ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes program for savings and rewards on purchase of diabetes products and wellness education benefits.
Publish Date: 2010-05-11

Standardizing Prescription Container Labeling
Promoting establishment of universal standards for prescription medication labels.
Publish Date: 2010-05-10

360 Degree View of Factors Affecting Human Health - IBM
IBM Launches Research Effort to Build 360 Degree View of Factors Affecting Human Health.
Publish Date: 2010-05-06

Medicaid Renewal Application - Reading Levels too High
Simplifying Medicaid renewal applications may help families keep their children enrolled in the government health insurance program.
Publish Date: 2010-05-01

Health Program Targets Walking Wounded
FirstPath Advantage combines voluntary biometric and on-line health risk screenings.
Publish Date: 2010-04-22

People are Living Longer and Healthier, But...
Not because aging has been slowed or reversed but because they are staying healthy to a more advanced age.
Publish Date: 2010-03-24

Minimally Invasive Medicine - Interventional Radiology Innovators
Modern medicine devices and drugs that advance minimally invasive treatments.
Publish Date: 2010-03-16

Better Doctor-Pharmacist Collaboration Needed
Greater collaboration between family physicians and community pharmacists.
Publish Date: 2010-03-08

Interventional Radiology Treatment
Interventional radiology treats health problems including cancer cardiovascular and venous disease spine fractures stroke and uterine fibroids.
Publish Date: 2010-03-04

Antibiotic Resistance Increasing Evidence
Soil microbes have become progressively more resistant to antibiotics over the last 60 years.
Publish Date: 2010-03-03 - Updated: 2015-03-31

LACE Index: Predicting Early Death or Hospital Readmission
Physicians predict likelihood of death or readmission to hospital for patients within 30 days of discharge from hospital.
Publish Date: 2010-03-01 - Updated: 2022-11-07

Is the Person Exposing You to Radiation Qualified
Patients are exposed to ionizing radiation through radiation therapy, CT scans, x rays, mammograms, and other medical imaging.
Publish Date: 2010-02-27

Most Frequent Error in Medicine
The most frequent error in medicine seems to occur nearly one out of three times a patient is referred to a specialist.
Publish Date: 2010-02-26

Americans Living Longer and Healthier Lives
Cancer patients live three years longer on average than in 1980 83 percent of that gain is the result of new treatments.
Publish Date: 2010-02-20 - Updated: 2016-04-15

Health Articles by Experts more Credible than Personal Blogs
Importance of different online sources to people who seek health information on the Internet.
Publish Date: 2010-02-05

How Much Will Your Surgery Cost with Health Care Reform
Proposed health care reform will not help patients find out how much health care costs before they get care.
Publish Date: 2010-02-03

Increased Co-payments for Doctor Visits Boost Health Care Costs for Seniors
Increasing co-payments for outpatient visits for seniors may make care more expensive.
Publish Date: 2010-01-27

Pregnant Women do Not Look Like Olives
A pregnant woman does not look like an olive - simplifying dangerous confusing warnings on prescription bottles.
Publish Date: 2010-01-25 - Updated: 2014-06-08

Cardiovascular Devices often Approved Without Quality Studies
Pre-market approval by the FDA of cardiovascular devices is often based on studies that lack adequate strength.
Publish Date: 2009-12-29

Overuse of Disinfectants May Be Promoting Superbugs
Disinfectants could cause bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics as well as the disinfectant itself.
Publish Date: 2009-12-28 - Updated: 2018-04-01

Breakthrough for Therapeutic Vaccines
Therapeutic vaccines to create both cheap and effective drugs for diseases like cancer and allergies.
Publish Date: 2009-12-17

National Vaccine Plan - IOM Report
Lack immunization protection against several serious illnesses.
Publish Date: 2009-12-11

Community Health Centers - Primary Care
Medical education must become a core part of the community health center mission.
Publish Date: 2009-10-03

Managing Hypertension and High Cholesterol Website
Mayo Clinic Health Manager a free online application designed to help people organize and better manage their health.
Publish Date: 2009-09-25 - Updated: 2010-01-17

Lowering Sodium Consumption Could Save US $18 billion Annually in Health Costs
Reducing intake of sodium could save $18 billion annually in avoided health care costs and improve quality of life for millions.
Publish Date: 2009-09-11

Mayo Clinic Recognized for Implementing Quality Heart Disease and Stroke Care
Get With The GuidelinesSM is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Associations hospital based quality improvement program.
Publish Date: 2009-08-07 - Updated: 2011-02-08

People With Mental Health Problems Receive Inadequate Medical Care
Review led by Leicester psychiatrist raises concern over treatment of patients with past mental health issues.
Publish Date: 2009-06-02

To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate
Vaccination for diphtheria measles mumps and rubella still remains one of the most controversial issues facing medicine today.
Publish Date: 2009-04-26 - Updated: 2018-03-15

Mayo Clinic Health Manager for Managing Medical Information
Free online application providing a place to store medical information and receive real-time individualized health guidance and recommendations.
Publish Date: 2009-04-21 - Updated: 2010-07-11

1 in 4 Americans Lack Access to Care During Medical Emergencies
1 in 4 Americans lacks timely access to optimal care during time-sensitive medical emergencies.
Publish Date: 2009-03-17

New Guideline for Prescribing Opioid Pain Drugs
Researchers provide evidence to support first published guideline for treating chronic non-cancer pain with opioid medications.
Publish Date: 2009-02-08 - Updated: 2011-07-21

Australia Grants Final Approval for Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine
Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) granted product approval for the companies vaccine to prevent Japanese Encephalitis.
Publish Date: 2009-01-23

Get the Best Medical Care for You and Your Family
One of my pet peeves is the field of medicine and doctors with people getting screwed over so bad by the medical profession.
Publish Date: 2009-01-18

Barack Obamas Health Care Plan
Barack Obamas health care plan seeks to dramatically increase the number of people that have health insurance.
Publish Date: 2008-12-31 - Updated: 2010-07-11

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