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2009-01-28 07:00:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Michael Forster of the UNT Health Science Center and Dr. Raj Sohal of the University of Southern California's School of Pharmacy have discovered that eating less may not be a key to living longer. Their study and others by Health Science Center researchers were recently published in several scientific journals and articles. The Forster-Sohal study found that lean...

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2009-01-27 16:55:00

One in eight physicians have been inactive in the state where they are licensed for at least a year, and most states do not require them to undergo competency tests or retraining when they return to actively practicing medicine. Because of the lack of regulation, patient safety could be compromised in some instances, say researchers at the University of Michigan Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit and the American Board of Pediatrics. "Studies have shown that even once-competent...

2009-01-12 13:45:09

Nearly 12 percent of U.S. children under age 18 use some form of complementary and alternative medicine, a national government survey indicated. The survey -- the U.S. government's first to include children's use of health practices and products that don't fall within the realm of conventional Western medicine -- also found that about 38 percent of U.S. adults use complementary and alternative medicine. Surveyors asked about 36 types of alternative or complementary therapies commonly used in...

2008-11-11 00:00:27

Armed with data that show that ninety percent (90%) of physicians surveyed have had to change the way they treat patients based on restrictions from an insurance company, a delegation of physicians from New York State submitted a resolution calling upon the American Medical Association to create and implement a Code of Conduct for the health insurance industry. By unanimous vote, the AMA's House of Delegates, its supreme operating body, today adopted the Medical Society of the State of New...

2008-09-09 12:00:41

By KIM ARCHER OSU's leader says medical education programs will make the transition. St. Francis Health System agreed Friday to take on Oklahoma State University's medical residency program beginning July 1, 2009, to ensure the longevity of OSU's osteopathic medical school. But the fate of its primary teaching hospital, OSU Medical Center, is unclear. "We are extremely pleased with this agreement," said OSU President Burns Hargis. "OSU will transition its graduate medical education...

2008-09-09 12:00:41

By KIM ARCHER Oklahoma State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine is trying to get St. Francis Hospital to take on its residency program, a deal that could mean the end of the city's de facto public hospital for the indigent, the OSU hospital's former chief of staff said Thursday. "I am concerned about the impact this will have on our community, our state and the osteopathic profession," said Dr. Ken Calabrese, whose private nephrology practice is affiliated with OSU Medical...

2008-09-09 12:00:41

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Lauren LaFleur of University of North Texas Health Science Center, +1-817-735-5152, cell: +1-817-504-3603, llafleur@hsc.unt.edu FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) Class of 2008 scored the best in the nation on the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) Level 2, marking the second consecutive year the medical school has been the top performer on this exam. The class,...

2008-09-07 03:00:21

By Leach, David C I address the potential impact of the Association of Schools of Public Health's development of a competency model for the graduate Master of Public Health. I reflect on the model in relation to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's adoption of a competency-based model for medical education. Six lessons learned by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education that the Association of Schools of Public Health might consider in moving forward...

2008-08-06 15:00:56

By Arline A Fleming Aaron Way, 32, who grew up in Hope Valley and was a teen volunteer at Westerly Hospital, finds you can go home again. SOUTH KINGSTOWN -- Dr. Jeffery Bandola often inquires -- along with the well-being of his patients -- about their gardens and their children. But he never expected he'd be inviting one of those children to join his practice. "I would always inquire, and I followed his career," Bandola recalled of his conversations with the parents of Aaron Way,...

2008-08-05 06:00:46

REVIEW-JOURNAL The Nevada Board of Osteopathic Medicine is looking to suspend a local doctor over allegations of prescription drug abuse. The actions of Dr. Susan Miko, a doctor of osteopathy, "represent a real and significant threat to the public health," according to a complaint filed by the board Friday. In the complaint, Miko is accused of going to a Fremont Medical Center location in May 2007 and ordering 2,000 hydrocodone pills, a pain killer, on behalf of her husband. Her...