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Quantum Sufficit - Aug 1, 2007 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2007 - ...prey claw at the windows. In the second scenario, the user is in a drugstore, and the pharmacist appears to be dispensing poison instead of medicine. For health care professionals and law enforcement and correctional officials who some-day may need to deal with a person having a...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0801/p333.html

Quantum Sufficit - Jun 15, 2007 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2007 - ...From 2003 to 2006, the number of organ donations more than doubled, partly because of an approach known as donation after cardiac death, which was the standard for pronouncing death before the early 1970s. Many experts are concerned that doctors and families may be pressured to end...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0615/p1762.html

Quantum Sufficit - Aug 15, 2007 - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2007 - ...According to study results published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, former professional foot-ball players who have had multiple concussions may be at risk of clinical depression. Questionnaires that asked about previous injuries and other general health information,...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0815/p490.html

Quantum Sufficit - Dec 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2006 - ...taken traditional Chinese herbal medicines within two weeks of surgery. They found that 483 patients had taken self-prescribed traditional Chinese herbal medicines, including licorice, and another 47 patients had taken traditional Chinese herbal medicines prescribed by someone other...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1828.html

Quantum Sufficit - Oct 15, 2007 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2007 - ...According to results of a study published in Cancer, a number of Americans are ill informed about the risks of cancer. Researchers conducted a telephone survey and gathered responses from 957 adults. The researchers found that 38.7 percent of participants thought that living in a...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1015/p1102.html

Quantum Sufficit - Apr 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2006 - ...weekends books in the popular Harry Potter series were released, the number of children admitted to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, England, dropped by almost one half. The authors of the study reviewed the number of children seven to 15 years of age who arrived at the...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0401/p1145.html

Quantum Sufficit - Jan 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2005 - ...percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Reported on MSNBC.com and at a conference of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the study also found that patients who have taken oral contraceptives have an 8 percent reduced risk of developing any form of...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0101/p28.html

Quantum Sufficit - Dec 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2005 - ...the morning. University of Scranton (Pa.) researchers announced at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society that coffee is the number one source of antioxidants for Americans. Using a database from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, researchers studied the antioxidant...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1201/p2169.html

Quantum Sufficit - Sep 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2004 - ...Liposuction may make your patients’ tummies flatter, but it does not improve their health. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine evaluated risk factors for diabetes and coronary heart disease in 15 obese women before abdominal liposuction and 10 to 12 weeks after...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/p809.html

Quantum Sufficit - Feb 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2005 - ...The main hurdle facing RFID is finding a way to provide a detailed shipping history while guarding more sensitive information, such as sales numbers and shipping frequency. The FDA said it is currently working to provide guidelines for RFID pilot programs and is assembling a team to...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0201/p417.html

Quantum Sufficit - Aug 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2005 - ...reported significant pain within the previous month, and approximately 40 percent said they experience pain often. Nearly the same number of respondents chose prescription medications (60 percent) as chose prayer (58 percent) to remedy the pain. Although over-the-counter medications...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0801/p370.html

Quantum Sufficit - Apr 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2005 - ...Most diets don't work. Anybody surprised? Study results conducted at the University of Pennsylvania, and reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine, recently examined nine popular weight-loss programs, finding limited evidence for long-term success and a high cost per pound lost....

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0415/p1476.html

Quantum Sufficit - Jan 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2004 - ...Where there is depression, there also may be chronic pain. As published in Internal Medicine News, reports on the findings of a survey presented at the American Psychiatric Association's annual meeting indicate that two thirds of patients with major depression also have chronic...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0115/p263.html

Quantum Sufficit - Jul 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2005 - ...and those who have this perception are more likely to go to a doctor of their own ethnicity. The study, published in Annals of Family Medicine, found that nearly one fourth of black patients preferred a black doctor and one third of Latinos preferred a Latino doctor. Patients who...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0701/p22.html

Quantum Sufficit - Mar 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2004 - ...Annual Pap tests may not be necessary. According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, it is safe for most women to switch from annual Papanicolaou (Pap) tests to one test every three years. Using a Markov model to estimate the rate at which dysplasia...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0301/p1034.html

Quantum Sufficit - Mar 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2003 - ...While five servings of fruits and vegetables are sufficient for children, women need at least seven servings, and men need nine. Those numbers might seem high, but they are attainable: six spears of asparagus, eight medium strawberries, or one half cup of salsa equals a serving....

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0301/p929.html

Quantum Sufficit - Apr 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2003 - ...promote smoking may be lurking in your waiting room, according to a Cleveland Clinic Foundation survey reported in Internal Medicine News. Of 18 internal medicine and pediatric offices surveyed, 16 had magazines that contained pro-tobacco advertisements. Only 20 percent of...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0401/p1429.html

Quantum Sufficit - May 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

May 1, 2003 - ...and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have issued new recommendations on diet and exercise in response to the increasing number of deaths from chronic diseases. The WHO/FAO report recommends reducing intake of high-fat and sugary foods, as well as salt, and increasing...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0501/p1870.html

Quantum Sufficit - Feb 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2003 - ...meat; 8 percent of beef and 20 percent of lamb and pork carry the microbe, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine and cited in the New York Times. However, if the expectant mothers are still worried, they can ask their doctors to test them for an...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p459.html

Quantum Sufficit - Feb 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2003 - ...adverse weather conditions, crime, and school policy. An editorial note accompanying the findings adds the reminder that increasing the number of walking and biking trips to school is a national health objective for 2010. Prosit! Here's a toast to your mental health. People who...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0215/p687.html

Quantum Sufficit - Jul 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2002 - ...in patients, reported two studies published in New England Journal of Medicine. After reviewing 2.5 million Medicare claims from 1994 to 1999, one study found that hospitals performing a low number of six types of cardiovascular operations and eight cancer operations reported death...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/p205.html

Quantum Sufficit - Oct 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2003 - ...Laughter really is the best medicine. In a two-day experiment conducted in Japan and reported in a letter to the editor published in Diabetes Care, two-hour postprandial glucose levels were found to increase less when patients with type 2 diabetes who were not receiving insulin...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1001/p1257.html

Quantum Sufficit - Jan 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2000 - ...Administration, reported in Psychiatric News. The survey, which tracked trends in treatment admissions from 1992 to 1997, found that the number of admissions for heroin addiction treatment has surpassed that for cocaine addiction. Opiate use admissions climbed to 16 percent in 1997,...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0101/p29.html

Quantum Sufficit - Jun 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2000 - ...New ammunition supporting sexual abstinence has been released by the New England Journal of Medicine. Persistent human papillomaviruses, lasting a year or more, increase the risk of developing cervical cancer by 200 times. The sexually transmitted infection causes genital warts and...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0601/p3235.html

Quantum Sufficit - Apr 1, 1999 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 1999 - ...Are your patients drinking during their pregnancies? A survey of 138,000 women in Obstetrics and Gynecology found that the number of women who drink occasionally during pregnancy has increased from 10 percent in 1992 to 15.3 percent in 1995 and that frequent alcohol consumption...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0401/p1729.html

Quantum Sufficit - Nov 1, 1999 - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 1999 - ...reports USA Today. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 49,351 persons died of AIDS in 1995 alone. This number drastically decreased to only 17,047 AIDS fatalities by 1998. Patients with diabetes may be dangerous drivers. In a survey reported in...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1101/p1905.html

Quantum Sufficit - Jun 1, 2001 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2001 - ...of Maryland School of Medicine and Eastern Virginia Medical School found that the female offspring of baboons with low estrogen levels were born with underdeveloped ovaries and produced about one half the normal number of eggs. They also had a higher number of abnormal and broken...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0601/p2111.html

Quantum Sufficit - Mar 15, 1999 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 1999 - ...to The Wall Street Journal. The number of fatalities related to bike riding has risen almost 30 percent in the past five years, from 291 deaths per year to 373 deaths per year, reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The number of accidents, from very minor to...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0315/p1379.html

Quantum Sufficit - Aug 1, 2001 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2001 - ...80 percent of Americans used over-the-counter medications during the past year to treat at least one ailment. That's more than twice the number of people who either consulted a physician or took a prescription medication. The study results also show that 57 percent of Americans...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0801/p355.html

Quantum Sufficit - Oct 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2000 - ...It all depends on how you look at it. In a study conducted by the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Washington University School of Medicine, six of the 69 participants (at least 90 years of age) showed no cognitive decline before death or brain changes after death. Most people...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1001/p1491.html

Quantum Sufficit - Nov 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2000 - ...15 to 19 years of age. The incidence of fatal car crashes in 16- and 17-year-old drivers increased with the number of passengers they were carrying in their vehicles. The number of fatalities among drivers in this age group also increased when the passengers were male or traveling...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1101/p1961.html

Quantum Sufficit - Mar 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2000 - ...injuries. The lowest number of recorded deaths took place in 1983 with 2,962. UCLA researchers hope to help end the cycle of domestic violence by putting their recent findings to use. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, included 256 women with physical...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0315/p1609.html

Quantum Sufficit - Feb 1, 1999 - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 1999 - ...problems, such as hypertension, respiratory problems and gastrointestinal disorders. According to findings published in Psychosomatic Medicine, genetics and environmental factors unrelated to combat are responsible for more than 90 percent of reported health problems. The main...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0201/p521.html

Quantum Sufficit - Jan 1, 1999 - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 1999 - ...Ever wonder why you can remember your best friend from grade school but not your mom's phone number? Neuroscientists at Stanford University studied brain activity in healthy volunteers who looked at photos of indoor and outdoor scenes and then were shown a larger group of photos a...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0101/p17.html

Quantum Sufficit - May 1, 2001 - American Family Physician

May 1, 2001 - ...From the sometimes it's better to reserve comment file: an ophthalmologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center claims that a small number of men experienced ischemic optic neuropathy (and permanent vision loss) within minutes of taking a popular impotence drug (yes, that...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1677.html

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