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2010-11-05 15:15:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HRSA has recognized health care teams from across the nation that have achieved dramatic improvements in patient safety and health outcomes as part of the HRSA Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative (PSPC). The PSPC is a national breakthrough effort to improve the quality of U.S. health care by integrating medical management into the care of high-risk, high-cost patients. The teams were recognized at a recent...

2010-09-01 17:40:15

Group Health study is first to ask patients about sharing their data People want to be informed and asked for consent before deciding whether to let researchers share their genetic information in a federal database. This is according to a team of investigators at Group Health Research Institute and the University of Washington (UW). The team's report, called "Glad You Asked," is in the September 2010 Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. To the team's knowledge, it is the...

2010-06-11 13:55:06

Seattle Children's, UW, and Group Health study 8,000 King County children Children in King County, Washington, are more likely to be obese if they live in socially disadvantaged neighborhoods. This is according to a team of researchers at Seattle Children's Research Institute, the University of Washington (UW), and Group Health Research Institute. Social Science & Medicine e-published the research this week in advance of printing it. The researchers found obesity most common in...

2010-05-18 12:00:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A recently completed randomized trial compared three ways to deliver a behavioral smoking cessation program using varenicline (Chantix®): by phone, web, or both. Although phone counseling had greater treatment advantage for early cessation and appeared to increase medication adherence, no differences in abstinence outcomes were seen at six months. The findings suggest the three programs are all effective treatment options when...

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2010-03-09 09:12:33

Randomized trial with Group Health patients shows general response A new randomized trial shows that on average, three months after receiving a series of 10 massage sessions, patients had half the symptoms of anxiety. This improvement resembles that previously reported with psychotherapy, medications, or both. But the trial, published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, also found massage to be no more effective than simple relaxation in a room alone with soft, soothing music. "We were...

2009-10-09 14:52:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Group Health Research Institute and the University of Washington schools of Public Health and Pharmacy have been selected to lead four projects backed by approximately $16 million in federal stimulus funding for comparative-effectiveness research in cancer. The grants establish Seattle as a national hub for conducting such research, which aims to objectively analyze cancer diagnostic tools, screening...

2009-10-06 08:59:26

Randomized trial at Group Health finds significant benefit with modest cost When people get brief, structured, phone-based cognitive behavioral psychotherapy soon after starting on antidepressant medication, significant benefits may persist two years after their first session, with only modest rises in cost. Over two years, this treatment is cost-effective, according to a randomized trial in the October 2009 Archives of General Psychiatry. "The most important reason to treat depression is to...

2009-10-05 12:00:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Group Health Research Institute and the University of Washington schools of Public Health and Pharmacy have been selected to lead four projects backed by approximately $16 million in federal stimulus funding for comparative-effectiveness research in cancer. The grants establish Seattle as a national hub for conducting such research, which aims to objectively analyze cancer diagnostic tools, screening...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.