Latest Preventive medicine Stories

2012-12-29 05:00:07

Healthcare spending in the United States continues to rise as health prevention becomes the new focus to keep healthcare costs down. Columbia, SC (PRWEB) December 28, 2012 Healthcare spending in the United States continues to rise at an unsustainable rate, projected to reach 20% of the gross domestic product by 2015. One response to this trend has been a renewed attention in disease prevention, diagnostics, personalized medicine, and disease management. The best way to save taxpayers and...

2012-12-13 05:02:03

The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) has announced a partnership with the Ardmore Institute of Health to form an expert steering committee to develop a framework, based on established physician competencies, which would facilitate and advance the adoption of lifestyle medicine into clinical practice. Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 12, 2012 Lifestyle medicine is the systematic practice of assisting individuals and families to adopt and sustain behaviors that can improve health...

2012-11-21 15:25:57

New UCSF/Kaiser Permanente study shows low risk following insertion of intrauterine devices with same-day screening The risk of developing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) following insertion of an intrauterine device (IUD) is very low, whether or not women have been screened beforehand for gonorrhea and chlamydia, according to a joint study of nearly 60,000 women by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of...

2012-10-16 04:03:43

One in 20 hospitalized patients will develop an infection as a result of their care, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), which takes place October 14-20, focuses public awareness on the power of infection prevention to save lives and the importance of involving consumers, healthcare professionals, organizations, and industry partners in prevention activities. The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.