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American College of Preventive Medicine creates Uniformed Services Academy of Preventive Medicine
The American College of Preventive Medicine announces the formation of a new component society, the Uniformed Services Academy of Preventive Medicine, comprised of preventive medicine physicians who are currently serving or have served in the Uniformed Services of the United States. The Uniformed Services include the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service. (2007-08-14)

Preventive Medicine 2004 to feature research findings on disease prevention and health promotion
New research findings and state-of-the-art presentations and symposiums on prevention highlight the program for Preventive Medicine 2004, the premier meeting held annually for physicians and other healthcare professionals with an interest in preventive medicine. The forum serves as the annual meeting for the Washington, D.C.-based American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), a national professional society for physicians dedicated to disease prevention and health promotion. (2004-02-13)

Preventive health examinations account for approximately 1 in 12 outpatient visits among US adults
An estimated 63.5 million US adults visited a physician for a preventive health or gynecological examination each year between 2002 and 2004, at an annual cost of approximately $7.8 billion, according to a report in the Sept. 24 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2007-09-24)

Intermittent prophylaxis prevents malaria in infants
Giving infants preventive treatment for malaria can reduce malaria and anaemia even in seasonal, high transmission areas such as Ghana, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2005-09-29)

Preventive Medicine 2007 to feature research and practice findings to improve public health
Uninsured Americans, pandemic flu, obesity, health care quality, HIV, vaccine development and public health preparedness are among the top issues and concerns preventive medicine and public health leaders will address as they gather at the American College of Preventive Medicine's annual meeting, February 21-24, at the InterContinental Miami Hotel. (2007-02-14)

ACPM issues recommendations to address severe shortage of preventive medicine physicians
The American College of Preventive Medicine issued a series of recommendations today to increase the number of physicians qualified to assume leadership positions in state and local public health agencies. An article in the latest issue of Health Affairs (Prescription for Change: The Need For Qualified Physician Leadership in Public Health) calls attention to this critical shortage of public health physicians. (2003-07-22)

US Senate introduces bill to train more preventive medicine doctors
US Sens. Harkin (D-IA), Isakson (R-GA), Bingaman (D-NM), and Lieberman (I-CT) introduced a bipartisan bill today dedicating $43 million to help reverse the nation's critical shortage of preventive medicine and public health doctors. This is increasingly important as the country faces continued threats from infectious diseases such as pandemic flu, bioterrorism attacks and an aging public health workforce. (2007-04-16)

One firm controls costs while maintaining employee preventive health care
Differential cost-sharing approaches in employee health benefits encourage use of preventive care services while controlling a firm's overall health-care costs, according to a study published recently in Health Affairs by researchers at Yale School of Medicine. (2006-11-30)

Preventive Medicine 2004 Annual Meeting
The American College of Preventive Medicine invites you to cover its upcoming Annual Meeting--Preventive Medicine 2004. Scheduled for February 18-22 in Orlando, this annual forum is the foremost professional meeting in the United States that addresses issues related to disease prevention and health promotion. The meeting is organized and coordinated by the Washington, D.C.-based American College of Preventive Medicine, the national professional society for physicians committed to disease prevention and health promotion. (2004-02-11)

Preventive Medicine conference to feature disaster, pandemic, and terror preparedness
In the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and with the backdrop of the Global War on Terror and threats to homeland security, physicians and other healthcare professionals with expertise in public health and preventive medicine are gathering for Preventive Medicine 2006 to address current issues and controversies. Preventive Medicine 2006 serves as the annual meeting for the Washington, D.C.-based American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), a national professional society for physicians dedicated to disease prevention and health promotion. (2006-02-16)

What outcomes are associated with early preventive dental care among Medicaid-enrolled children in Alabama
Preventive dental care provided by a dentist for children before the age of 2 enrolled in Medicaid in Alabama was associated with more frequent subsequent treatment for tooth decay, more visits and more spending on dental care compared with no early preventive dental care for children, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics. (2017-02-27)

Preventive treatments in elderly people needs rethinking
Rather than prolonging life, preventive treatments in elderly people may simply change the cause of death -- the manner of our dying, say doctors in this week's BMJ. They call for a more sophisticated way of assessing the benefits and harms of preventive treatment in elderly people. (2007-08-09)

Preventive Medicine 2006 conference to feature quality improvement and patient safety
Physicians and other healthcare professionals with expertise in quality improvement, disease prevention, and health promotion are gathering for Preventive Medicine 2006 to explore the state of the art in quality improvement and patient safety. Preventive Medicine 2006 serves as the annual meeting for the Washington, D.C.-based American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), a national professional society for physicians dedicated to disease prevention and health promotion. (2006-02-17)

ACPM recommends research priorities for child and adolescent immunizations
The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) recommended today research priorities that aim to encourage the development of new vaccines and increase immunization rates. Developing new combinations of vaccines and needleless vaccine delivery systems are among the key recommendations. If implemented on a population-wide basis, such improvements would increase immunization rates by reducing the inefficiency of multiple injections and by minimizing the emotional and physical trauma in children. (2003-08-13)

Rural residents less likely to use preventive health services
Rural residents appear less likely than urban residents to seek out certain types of preventive healthcare, according to a new study. (2001-10-01)

People with mental illness receive inadequate mass screening for prevention of medical conditions
New research from the University of Leicester and the Leicestershire Partnership Trust shows that people with mental illness are receiving lower levels of preventive medical screening compared with the general population. (2010-12-01)

ACPM conference to feature research findings, practice innovations in preventive medicine
New research findings, emerging issues, and state-of-the-art presentations on disease prevention and health care quality highlight the program for Preventive Medicine 2006, the premier meeting held annually for physicians and other healthcare professionals with an interest in preventive medicine. The forum serves as the annual meeting for the Washington, D.C.-based American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), a national professional society for physicians dedicated to disease prevention and health promotion. (2006-02-14)

Inner-city residents need cancer screening and preventive efforts from their physicians
Changes in physician behaviors may improve cancer screening and prevention among inner-city residents, suggest the results of a study. (2000-06-18)

Partnership for Prevention and ACPM commend expanded coverage of preventive services under Medicare
Partnership for Prevention, a nonprofit organization devoted to helping Americans prevent disease and injury, welcomes new proposed rules from the Department of Health and Human Services to expand coverage for preventive services under Medicare as (2004-07-29)

Personal preventive health practices of physicians can benefit patients
There is a direct, positive link between physicians' preventive health practices and those of their patients, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2013-04-08)

Young women with low CVD risk have lower death rate when aged
Young women at low risk for coronary heart disease and cardiovascular diseases have a lower long-term death rate from these diseases and all other causes compared with those with higher risk levels, according to an article in the Oct. 6 issue of The Journal of the American Medicine. (2004-10-05)

American College of Preventive Medicine applauds IOM report on training public health physicians
The American College of Preventive Medicine today applauded the recent release of the Institute of Medicine report, (2007-06-13)

Aspirin may cause more harm than benefit in preventing coronary heart disease
Taking low dose aspirin as a preventive measure against coronary heart disease may result in more harm than benefit in some men, according to researchers at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine in London. (2000-06-29)

IPTi in co-endemic falciparum and vivax malaria
A three-arm randomized trial conducted by Ivo Mueller of the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea, and colleagues among infants in Papua New Guinea estimates the preventive effect against malaria episodes of intermittent preventive treatment, in an area where children are exposed to both falciparum and vivax malaria. (2012-03-27)

Study suggests radiography unnecessary to identify TB in HIV pts in some settings
Authors of a research letter in this week's issue of THE LANCET provide evidence that counters UNAIDS/WHO guidelines with respect to preventive tuberculosis treatment for people with HIV-1 infection. Chest radiography-considered important by UNAIDS/WHO in screening out people with tuberculosis before preventive antibiotic treatment can be initiated-was not found to be necessary. (2003-11-06)

Seasonal intermittent treatment highly effective for preventing malaria in children under five
Intermittent antimalarial treatment could be highly effective for the prevention of malaria in children under five years living in areas of seasonal transmission, according to the results of a randomised trial in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2006-02-23)

Moderate drinkers healthier than abstainers and ex-drinkers
Moderate drinkers appear to be healthier than both former drinkers and lifelong abstainers, according to a new study. Previous studies have shown that light-to-moderate drinkers have certain health benefits compared with teetotalers. However, some of these studies had not adequately accounted for potential differences between lifelong abstainers and former drinkers, the latter of whom may have quit drinking because of health problems. (2001-11-02)

Medical meeting to feature research findings and disease prevention and health promotion sessions
New research findings and emerging issues in disease prevention and health promotion highlight the program for Preventive Medicine 2005, the premier national conference held annually for physicians and other healthcare professionals with an interest in preventive medicine. The forum serves as the annual meeting for the Washington, D.C.-based American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), a national professional society for physicians dedicated to disease prevention and health promotion. (2005-01-27)

Springer publishes new journal in predictive, preventive and personalized medicine
Springer and the European Association for Predictive, Preventive and Personalised Medicine have founded, as the Association's official publication, the EPMA Journal. Creating a reliable scientific platform for the optimal combination of conventional medicine with new advances in biomedicine and laboratory medicine, the EPMA Journal will highlight worldwide progress in the emerging discipline of predictive, preventive and personalized medicine. (2010-02-03)

OHSU research informs NIH panel on achieving equity in preventive health services
In a review of 120 previously published articles, researchers at the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center at Oregon Health & Science University assessed the effects of barriers that create health disparities in 10 select preventive services, such as cancer screening, smoking cessation or obesity management, and the effectiveness of interventions to reduce barriers. Their findings indicate that enhanced services such as patient navigation, telephone calls and prompts, and reminders increased cancer screening rates across different patient populations. (2020-01-14)

Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, M.D., recipient of the American Heart Association's 2010 Chairman's Award
On Nov. 14, Donald M. Lloyd-Jones M.D., received the 2010 Chairman's Award in Chicago at the opening sessions of the American Heart Associations Scientific Sessions 2010. The Chairman's Award is the highest honor bestowed by the AHA for volunteer services. (2010-11-15)

Importance of preventive medicine not reflected in major medical publications
Major medical journals publish relatively few articles about preventive medicine, which may affect how doctors and society regard it, suggest the results of a study. (2000-07-23)

ACPM recommends primary care have systems in place for screening and treating depression
The American College of Preventive Medicine supports the recommendations of the US Preventive Services Task Force that primary care providers should screen all adults for depression, and further recommends that all primary care providers should have systems in place to ensure the accurate diagnosis and treatment of this condition. The earliest and best opportunities to identify depression are in the clinics of primary care providers and all primary care practices should have such systems of care in place. (2009-10-06)

ACPM recommends reproductive health care benefits for adolescents
ACPM has issued a new position statement calling on state health insurance programs to pay for comprehensive reproductive health services for adolescents. Specifically, ACPM recommends that SCHIP cover reproductive health assessments during annual physical examinations and cover the prevention, detection, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. SCHIP provides health insurance coverage to millions of otherwise uninsured children and adolescents from families with incomes above state-set income eligibility ceilings for Medicaid, but at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. (2003-11-07)

American College of Preventive Medicine recommends chlamydia screening
The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) recommended today that all sexually active women 25 years of age or younger as well as sexually active women with other risk factors be screened annually for chlamydia. Other risk factors include having a new male sex partner or two or more partners during the preceding year, inconsistent use of barrier contraception, history of a prior sexually transmitted disease, African-American race, and cervical ectopy. (2003-04-25)

American College of Preventive Medicine calls on ABC to cancel 'Eli Stone' episode
The American College of Preventive Medicine, a national medical specialty society representing primary care and public health physicians who administer individual and community immunization programs, has called on ABC to cancel or revise the medical content of its program, (2008-01-30)

Elsevier announces the launch of open-access journal: Preventive Medicine Reports
Elsevier, world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce the launch of a new peer-reviewed open-access journal, Preventive Medicine Reports. (2014-09-24)

Occasional lack of health insurance results in less preventive care
People with even short breaks in their health insurance coverage are less likely to seek crucial preventive care, according to a new study. (2003-01-02)

ACPM concludes insufficient evidence to recommend routine prostate cancer screening
The American College of Preventive Medicine has found there is insufficient evidence to recommend for or against routine population prostate screening with digital rectal examination or measurement of the serum tumor marker, prostatespecific antigen. ACPM advises that clinicians caring for men, especially African-American men and those with a family history, should provide information about the potential benefits and harms of screening and limits of current evidence to allow for them to make an informed decision about screening. (2008-01-28)

Women more likely to use other preventive health services after mammography
Medicare beneficiaries who undergo breast cancer screening with mammography are more likely than unscreened women to undergo other preventive health services like screening for cervical cancer and osteoporosis, according to a major new study. (2018-06-05)

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