NIH Launches Second Phase of PROMIS

NIH Launches Second Phase of Patient Reported Outcomes Initiative The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that it is awarding 15 new grants to further develop and test the Patient more »


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Types of Blood Tests

January 2012 Some of the most common blood tests are: A complete blood count (CBC) Blood chemistry tests Blood enzyme tests Blood tests to assess heart disease risk Blood clotting more »


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Ocular Side Effects of Various Medications (Drops, Pills and Injectables)

January 2012 By James A. Garrity MD Whitney and Betty MacMillan Professor of Ophthalmology Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN One of the functions of the Vasculitis Foundation has been to provide more »


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Your Health Depends on Good Communication

December 2011 Asking questions and providing information to your doctor and other care providers can improve your care. Talking with your doctor builds trust and leads to better results, quality, more »


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Placebo Improves Asthma Symptoms, But Not Lung Function

July 2011 By Allison Bierly, Ph.D. Placebo treatment may make asthma patients feel better but not actually lessen disease, according to a new study. The finding helps clarify the benefits more »


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