Latest Preventive medicine Stories

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...

2012-10-05 23:02:15

The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) has received a cooperative agreement award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to create a National Coordinating Center for Integrative Medicine (NccIM) in Preventive Medicine. The purpose of the coordinating center, which ACPM will call the Integrative Medicine in Preventive Medicine Education (IMPriME) Coordinating Center, is to provide technical support for Preventive Medicine Residency and other health professions...

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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.