Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 41 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 10-Feb-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 11-Feb-2003
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The Red Dress Project and the Heart Truth campaign
The primary message driving The Heart Truth campaign is: Heart disease is not just a man's disease—it's the #1 killer of women. The campaign pairs the message with an arresting visual—the Red Dress—as the national symbol for women and heart disease. The Red Dress Project is designed to build awareness that women are at risk; give a sense of hope that women can reduce their risk and empower them to do so; and provide a clear call to action coupled with a sense of urgency. more

Act in time to heart attack signs: Small group session lesson plan
The Lesson Plan is part of the Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs Small Group Session Kit. The Kit contains everything needed to plan and conduct a 1-hour small group session on heart attack survival. The lesson plan includes talking points, reproducible handouts, 22 overhead masters, tips on how to organize, publicize, and more. more


Information for patients: The heart truth for women brochure
The campaign brochure, The Heart Truth for Women, features women telling their own stories about heart disease and provides information about risk factors and a checklist of key questions to ask a physician. more

Health professionals report fear of malpractice has a big, and mostly negative, impact on medical practice
As the debate about possible malpractice reform heats up as a result of President Bush's State of the Union address, a new survey of physicians, nurses and hospital administrators provides powerful evidence that the medical liability system needs fixing. Very large numbers of medical doctors report that they personally order more tests, refer more patients, prescribe more medication and suggest biopsies more often than is necessary because of concerns about malpractice. more

Chronic self-doubters face wide range of psychological problems
People who chronically doubt their judgments lead psychologically impoverished lives in a variety of ways, a new study suggests.  more

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