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Gastroenterology/hepatology societies release report evaluating fellowship training curriculum
Due to the increasing complexities of treating digestive diseases, allowing gastroenterological trainee physicians the opportunity to develop enhanced abilities and experiences in specific disease areas or procedures will be a great benefit to patients, according to a (2009-11-04)

Exercise keeps dangerous visceral fat away a year after weight loss, finds UAB study
A study conducted by exercise physiologists in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Human Studies finds that as little as 80 minutes a week of aerobic or resistance training helps not only to prevent weight gain, but also to inhibit a regain of harmful visceral fat one year after weight loss. (2009-10-28)

Register now for the 19th IOF Advanced Training Course on Osteoporosis in Lyon, France
The International Osteoporosis Foundation invites you to attend its popular IOF Advanced Training Course on Osteoporosis, scheduled for Feb. 2-4, 2010, in Lyon, France. (2009-10-22)

Tailoring physical therapy can restore more functions after neurological injury
New research suggests a tailored approach to physical therapy after a neurological injury such as a stroke, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury could help restore a wider variety of functions. (2009-10-21)

Resident physicians seldom trained in skin cancer examination
Many resident physicians are not trained in skin cancer examinations, nor have they ever observed or practiced the procedure, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2009-10-19)

Exercise reduces fatigue in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy
Supervised exercise programs that include high and low intense cardiovascular and resistance training can help reduce fatigue in patients with cancer who are undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy or treatment for advanced disease. The exercise training also improves patients' vitality, muscular strength, aerobic capacity and emotional well-being, according to research published on bmj.com today. (2009-10-13)

Supervised strength training is more effective
Half of all Swedish elite volleyball players suffer at least one injury per season. One important reason may be that most players perform injury-preventing strength training unsupervised. This is shown in a new thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (2009-10-12)

Medical professionals from developing nations to pursue hematology training
The American Society of Hematology is proud to announce the participants in the 2009 ASH Visitor Training Program, which builds hematologic capacity in developing countries. Through this program, hematologists and medical professionals from developing countries receive valuable clinical, laboratory or technological training on a specific topic at a host institution under the mentorship of an ASH member anywhere in the world. Upon completion, participants return to their home countries to implement their training and share their newfound knowledge with their colleagues. (2009-10-09)

Exercise programs recommended as standard for rheumatoid arthritis
Exercise programs designed to improve strength and stamina are safe and effective treatments for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a new Cochrane Systematic Review. The researchers reviewed dynamic exercise program trials in RA patients and found moderate benefits associated with this type of treatment. (2009-10-06)

Where's the science? The sorry state of psychotherapy
The prevalence of mental health disorders in this country has nearly doubled in the past 20 years. Who is treating all of these patients? Clinical psychologists and therapists are charged with the task, but many are falling short by using methods that are out of date and lack scientific rigor. (2009-10-02)

Why one way of learning is better than another
A new study from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University reveals that different patterns of training and learning lead to different types of memory formation. The significance of the study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, is that it identifies the molecular differences between spaced training (distributed over time) and massed training (at very short intervals), shedding light on brain function and guiding learning and training principles. (2009-10-01)

Leg movement training in preterm infants demonstrates positive changes in motor skills
Preterm infants who receive leg movement training display feet-reaching behaviors similar to that of full-term infants, according to a randomized controlled trial reported in the October issue of Physical Therapy, the scientific journal of the American Physical Therapy Association. This finding supports feet-reaching play as an early intervention strategy to encourage interaction with physical objects in preterm infants who have movement problems within the first months of postnatal life. (2009-10-01)

Less than half of medical students understand health care system
New findings from University of Michigan researchers indicate that less than half of medical students say they are adequately trained to navigate health care system. A paper published this month in Academic Medicine reports that medical students could benefit from intense curriculum that teaches more medical economics and better explains insurance strategies. (2009-09-30)

Training clinicians helps reduce rates of early childhood cavities
Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine have found that pediatricians provided with the proper communication, educational and information technology tools and training could reduce the rates of children developing early childhood caries or cavities by 77 percent. This study appears in the October issue of the Journal Medical Care. (2009-09-29)

Web-based in-service training requires new skills
A new thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, looks at how people working within the food production industry learn when they use chat tools to discuss and develop their work skills. (2009-09-28)

People with type 2 diabetes improved muscular strength
Physical therapist-directed exercise counseling combined with fitness center-based exercise training can improve muscular strength and exercise capacity in people with type 2 diabetes, with outcomes similar to those of supervised exercise, according to a randomized clinical trial published in the September issue of Physical Therapy, the scientific journal of the American Physical Therapy Association. (2009-09-22)

Surgery residents satisfied with training, concerned with confidence, career motivation
A survey of nearly 4,500 general surgery residents finds that the majority are satisfied with their training and relationships with faculty and peers, but also indicated concerns regarding motivations for pursuing surgical careers and the need to complete specialty training, according to a study in the Sept. 23-30 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on medical education. (2009-09-22)

UAB partners with the National White Collar Crime Center
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Justice Sciences has signed a collaborative agreement with the National White Collar Crime Center and the Internet Crime Complaint Center to conduct research on cyber-crime and to create training programs in cyber-crime investigations for law enforcement. (2009-09-17)

Stevens awarded 6th Workforce Development grant of $563,600 by NJ Department of Labor
Stevens Institute of Technology has again been awarded a $563,600 High-Growth Workforce Development training grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. This is the sixth consecutive year in which Stevens has been awarded a grant to deliver training opportunities to New Jersey companies. (2009-09-14)

Findings could lead to improved lip-reading training for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
A new study by the University of East Anglia suggests computers are now better at lip-reading than humans. (2009-09-09)

Speaking in tongues: Language, culture and the future of the military
North Carolina State University has received a grant that will make it a hub for teaching future military leaders the language and cultural skills they will need to address conflict in critical parts of the world, from Eastern Europe to the Middle East. (2009-09-01)

Researchers evaluate resistance training for diabetes prevention
Systematic, progressive resistance training -- also called strength training -- is a safe and efficient way for middle-aged and older adults to improve their health. A Virginia Tech led research team that includes experts in behavior, exercise, physiology, and medicine is designing a program to help pre-diabetic adults begin and, most important, maintain resistance training in order to prevent diabetes. (2009-08-25)

JNCI news brief: Surgeon training found effective in breast cancer sentinel lymph node trial
Training methods for surgeons who perform breast cancer sentinel lymph node resection were found to be effective in almost 97 percent of surgeons assessed, according to a new study published online Aug. 24 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2009-08-24)

Surgeon experience not associated with survival among trauma patients in a structured trauma program
Within a structured trauma program, trauma patients are equally likely to survive if they are treated by a novice surgeon or by the experienced trauma director, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2009-08-17)

Use of a restraining device in the subacute phase after a stroke no better than rehabilitation alone
Restraining the use of some patients' unaffected upper limb during the subacute phase following stroke does not appear to generate greater improvements in motor impairment and capacity than standard rehabilitation alone, according to a pilot study published in the June issue of Physical Therapy, the scientific journal of the American Physical Therapy Association. (2009-08-03)

Queen's leads water-tight training in India
A team of scientists at Queen's University has been chosen to lead a top research and training program to prevent groundwater poisoning in India. (2009-07-28)

$14 million to train the next generation of biomedical researchers at McGill and the MUHC
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research, recognizing the importance of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center and McGill University in the international competition to achieve scientific excellence. These institutions were each awarded four grants of $1,790,000 through the CIHR's Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research. (2009-07-15)

K-State plant pathologists develop online teaching modules used globally
Sparsely stocked libraries, scarce and expensive software, and even a lack of materials in students' native languages are barriers to training plant pathologists in resource-poor regions. (2009-07-14)

Grant encourages protected research time for medical fellows
The American Society of Hematology announces the five 2009 recipients of the ASH Research Training Award for Fellows, a grant that encourages junior researchers to pursue careers in academic hematology by supporting protected time to conduct research during their fellowship training. (2009-07-13)

American Society of Hematology awards grants to encourage novel medical training programs
The American Society of Hematology announces that Ellis J. Neufeld, M.D., Ph.D., of Harvard Medical School, Thomas Shea, M.D., of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Alvin Schmaier, M.D., of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, will each receive ASH's Alternative Training Pathway grant this July. (2009-07-13)

Progressive resistance strength training helps older people in daily life
Progressive resistance strength training not only helps older adults become stronger but also makes their everyday life easier, a Cochrane Review suggests. (2009-07-07)

High levels of cycling training damage triathletes' sperm
Researchers from Spain have found that the high-intensity training undertaken by triathletes has a significant impact on the quality of their sperm. Those triathletes who did the most cycling training had the worst sperm morphology, and positive measures are needed to protect them from infertility, the scientists say. (2009-06-29)

Employee involvement programs key to workplace diversity
A new study by a University of Arizona professor shows employee involvement programs that executives adopt to increase efficiency also end up improving their record on diversity. (2009-06-24)

UIC evaluates 'virtual world' training for public health emergencies
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health have received a $1.6 million grant from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to determine whether collaborative virtual environments improve public health preparedness and response planning. (2009-06-11)

Tulane University partners with South American universities to promote cardiovascular health
Cardiovascular disease researchers at Tulane University are partnering with faculty at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, to establish the South American Center of Excellence in Cardiovascular Health. (2009-06-10)

American Society for Microbiology honors Terry A. Krulwich
The 2009 American Society for Microbiology William A. Hinton Research Training Award will be presented to Terry A. Krulwich, Ph.D., professor, pharmacology and biological chemistry, and program director, Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. (2009-06-08)

Study evaluates use of diaper alarm for toilet training children
A new study appearing in Neurology and Urodynamics evaluates the use of a daytime diaper that uses a musical (2009-06-03)

New study finds lowfat chocolate milk is effective post-exercise recovery aid for soccer players
Soccer players and exercise enthusiasts now have another reason to reach for lowfat chocolate milk after a hard workout, suggests a new study from James Madison University presented at the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting. Post-exercise consumption of lowfat chocolate milk was found to provide equal or possibly superior muscle recovery compared to a high-carbohydrate recovery beverage with the same amount of calories. (2009-06-01)

Recovery funds will support evaluation of suicide prevention training
NIMH is using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to provide grant support for the completion of a project under way to evaluate the effectiveness of a new training program for telephone crisis counselors at suicide hotline centers. The rollout of the new training program, which began in winter of 2008, offers an unrepeatable opportunity to assess the benefits of the training. The information could shape telephone-based suicide prevention services across the country. (2009-05-22)

Next generation of health care workers train through medical simulation
Soldiers and pilots use simulation training to learn accuracy, safety and confidence. Now, University of Missouri medical, nursing, health professions and University of Missouri, Kansas City pharmacy instructors are using medical simulation to train students to recognize safety risks, communicate effectively and work with other health professionals. (2009-05-19)

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