WebMD photo By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Pharmacists play a significant role in getting rural people vaccinated for pneumonia, and presumably other diseases, more so than in urban areas, according to a study by the Rural and Underserved Health Research Center at the University of Kentucky. The study found pneumonia immunization is less common among seniors in rural areas, and pharmacists could play a major role in closing that gap, the owner of a small pharmacy chain told Kentucky Health News. Rosemary Smith, a co-owner of six Jordan Drug stores in Eastern Kentucky, said in a telephone interview that the vaccination rate in rural areas is probably lower because they have fewer health-care providers and most of "our people" are not "wellness oriented" -- but almost every community has access to a pharmacist. "The key is that we see these patients," Smith said. "They may go to their physician two or three times a year, but we see them two or three times a month … [Read more...] about Pharmacists play major role in getting rural seniors vaccinated for pneumonia, but shots for the disease are less likely in rural areas
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Doris Tyler lay on the examining table as the doctor stuck a long, thin tube into her belly. The doctor pulled back a plunger, and the syringe quickly filled with yellow blobs tinged with pink.“Look at that beautiful fat coming out. Liquid gold!” one of the clinic’s staff exclaimed in a video of the procedure provided to The Washington Post.Hidden in that fat were stem cells with the amazing power to heal, the Stem Cell Center of Georgia had told Tyler. The clinic is one of hundreds that have popped up across the country, many offering treatments for conditions from Parkinson’s disease to autism to multiple sclerosis.Federal regulators have not approved any of their treatments, and critics call such clinics modern-day snake-oil salesmen. But on that day in 2016, Tyler trusted the clinic to extract stem cells from her fat and inject them into her eyes, where she was told they could halt or even cure the macular degeneration threatening her sight.Five days after … [Read more...] about Miracle cures or modern quackery? Stem cell clinics multiply, with heartbreaking results for some patients.
Abstract BackgroundHealth inequalities are rooted in education and we investigate the association between early parental death and attainment across the educational spectrum.MethodsUsing total population data on Danes born between 1982 and 2000 (n = 1 043 813), we assess incidence rate ratios (RRs) by gender for attainment of each educational level (basic school, high school or vocational training, bachelor degree or professional programme, and university graduate degree) according to loss of a parent before the age of 18 years. We adjust for family income, education and psychiatric illness and examine parent’s gender, cause of death and child’s age at time of death as potential moderators.ResultsBereaved people had significantly lower attainment rates than non-bereaved people: basic school (RR = 0.95; 95% CI: 0.93–0.97 for men and 0.96; 0.94–0.98 for women), high school or vocational training (0.78; 0.76–0.80 for men and 0.82; 0.80–0.84 for women), … [Read more...] about Does losing a parent early influence the education you obtain? A nationwide cohort study in Denmark
The surgery went fine. Her doctors left for the day. Four hours later, Paulina Tam started gasping for air. Internal bleeding was cutting off her windpipe, a well-known complication of the spine surgery she had undergone. But a Medicare inspection report describing the event says that nobody who remained on duty that evening at the Northern California surgery center knew what to do. In desperation, a nurse did something that would not happen in a hospital. She dialed 911. By the time an ambulance delivered Tam to the emergency room, the 58-year-old mother of three was lifeless, according to the report. If Tam had been operated on at a hospital, a few simple steps could have saved her life. But like hundreds of thousands of other patients each year, Tam went to one of the nation’s 5,600-plus surgery centers. Such centers started nearly 50 years ago as low-cost alternatives for minor surgeries. They now outnumber hospitals as federal regulators have signed off on an ever-widening … [Read more...] about As surgery centers boom, patients are paying with their lives
Split View Views Article contents Figures & tables Video Audio Supplementary Data PDF Cite Citation J. Kim; Development of public health in America: ‘Guaranteed Issue’ mandates, Journal of Public Health, Volume 39, Issue 3, 1 September 2017, Pages 433–439, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdw055 Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager © 2018 Oxford University Press Close Permissions Share Email Twitter Facebook Navbar Search Filter All All Journals Mobile Microsite Search Term Sign In Register Close search filter All All Journals search input Advanced Search Today, the USA is struggling to balance access to healthcare for all its citizens with constraints of the federal budget and precepts of the US Constitution. This political … [Read more...] about Development of public health in America: ‘Guaranteed Issue’ mandates