Interactive cancer atlas (InCA)
The Interactive Cancer Atlas (InCA) allows you to create customized United States maps showing how many people were diagnosed with or died from cancer by cancer site, gender, race/ethnicity, and state during a given period.
The promise of comprehensive cancer control
In 1986, fifteen years after President Richard Nixon declared war on cancer, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) set an ambitious goal of reducing the cancer death rate by 50% by the year 2000 (1). However, by the mid-1990s, despite considerable investments in cancer prevention and control efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NCI, and the American Cancer Society, it became apparent that the goal would not be achieved. Cancer control leaders recognized the need for a more comprehensive approach to reducing the nation’s cancer burden — one that involved partners and collaborative efforts among the many sectors affected by cancer. more
Recommended immunization schedules for persons aged 0 through 18 years --- United States, 2009
The recommended immunization schedules for persons aged 0 through 18 years and the catch-up immunization schedule for 2009 have been approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the American Academy of
Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. more
Danger in disruption
A 23-month-old toddler was severely dehydrated after vomiting due to gastric outlet obstruction. She had metabolic alkalosis (pH = 7.58), and her last peripheral IV site had been lost. The nurse caring for her that day was expert, had worked on that unit for years, and had helped write unit and hospital pediatric policies. One of these policies limited the number of IV sticks in children, so the nurse requested that anesthesiology attempt femoral access. more
New device implanted by UT Southwestern cardiac surgeons helps paralyzed patients breathe easier
Physicians at UT Southwestern Medical Center soon will begin implanting a new device designed to improve breathing in patients with upper spinal-cord injuries or other diseases that keep them from breathing independently.
Medical students regularly stuck by needles, often fail to report injuries
Medical students are commonly stuck by needles — putting them at risk of contracting potentially dangerous blood-borne diseases — and many of them fail to report the injuries to hospital authorities, according to a Johns Hopkins study published in the December issue of the journal Academic Medicine. more
Chronic pain found to increase risk of falls in older adults
Chronic pain is experienced by as many as two out of three older adults. Now, a new study finds that pain may be more hazardous than previously thought, contributing to an increased risk of falls in adults over age 70. The findings appear in the November 25 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
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