Saturday, March 20, 2010
Note: includes comments from numerous healthcare professional disciplines
Epidemiology of Ovarian Cancer in African American Women | Institute for Health Research and Policy | University of Illinois, Chicago
Therese A. Dolecek, PhD
Faith G. Davis, PhD
Bridget McCarthy, PhD
National Cancer Institute through Duke University
About this grant
This grant is a subcontract of a larger grant at Duke University.
Epidemiology of Ovarian Cancer in African American Women
PI of Parent Study
Joellen Schildkraut, PhD, MPH
Note: Survivour's Laurain and Gillian
Reference Source: Presentation title: Risk of Malignancy in Sonographically Confirmed Septated Cystic Ovarian Tumors. Abstract 53
"Lots of people don't know [an EPHR] is not available. They don't know they don't already have an electronic health record," says Alex Jadad, head of the Toronto Centre for Global eHealth Innovation at the University of Toronto....."For a patient's voice to be heard, who should they go to, to complain about things?" Jadad says to me. A family doctor? A hospital. All hospitals in their city? A province? Ottawa? Everyone seems to have taken some responsibility for ensuring health records become digitalized, and yet nobody seems specifically in charge of making sure it happens for patients."
Note: Comments are open and welcome until Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 11:59 p.m.
media item: Gynecologic Oncologists Advance Promising Intraperitoneal Approach - Carboplatin IP/phase 111 studies
"The present studies provide additional useful data on carboplatin and the feasibility of intraperitoneal infusion. Specifically, data relating to maximum tolerated dose and dose-limiting toxicity derived from these studies will be implemented in advanced phase-III research trials."
"Researching topics such as health, diet, and (especially) the effectiveness of dietary supplements can be hard and time-consuming. Obscured by thousands of marketing tricks, finding the truth takes days, if not weeks of research.
So, when someone puts in the time to do the research and create an infographic that makes certain aspects of these topics easy to understand, it can be a huge time saver. Read on for some of the best health-related infographics we’ve found online.
As always, consider the figures in these infographics with a grain of salt. No one guarantees that the numbers are correct, and some of them are definitely open to interpretation."
1. Dietary Supplements
2. Should You Drink Tap Water?
3. Obesity in the USA
4. The Cost of Health Care
5. Fatality Rates for Different Diseases