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Social Security Amendments to House.—
The House Rules Committee cleared for expected quick House approval the $1 billion, 5% increase in Social Security cash benefits approved by the House Ways and Means Committee.
The bill came before the House under a...
Implantable pacemakers in humans and in dogs have significantly lowered blood pressures in essential, renal, and neurogenic hypertensive states. Internal electrostimulation of the carotid sinus nerve effects return to near normal and prehypertensive levels, two physicians reported to a...
Immediate ambulation following inguinal and femoral hernia repair under spinal anesthesia and a return to normal activity within 24 hours after surgery is a procedure advocated by Irving L. Lichtenstein, MD, Los Angeles surgeon.
Lichtenstein reported at the AMA Annual Convention...
Patients undergoing cytotoxic drug therapy for psoriasis in a controlled test of 30 subjects exhibited two distinct and unique immunological defects, two dermatologists told the annual meeting of the American Dermatological Association meeting at Kaanapali, Hawaii.
Arthritic children as a group may be more physically active prior to [ill] onset of symptoms than the averge child, a study at Texas Children's [ospital, Houston, indicates.
Sidney E. Cleveland, PhD, reorted on the study of 30 arthritic hildren at the June meeting of the merican...
Four Mayo Clinic physicians have advanced the opinion that systemic lupus erythematosus (LE) is the end stage of a process, probably genetically conditioned, which may remain latent until induced by drugs or other provocative agents.
D. Alarcon-Segovia, MD, reported to the annual...
Aportable electrocardiograph device is being used by the US Public Health Service in Alexandria, Va, to take an automated communitywide cardiac survey.
The Alexandria Health Department and the PHS Heart Disease Control Program collaborated with Honeywell, Inc., in the development...
Seven new tobacco research grants have been announced by American Medical Association Education and Research Foundation President, Raymond M. McKeown, MD.
First-year grants for the seven projects totaled just under $183,000. Duration of the projects ranges from one to five years,...
Rose bengal labeled with131I is used with a high degree of accuracy to distinguish between surgical and nonsurgical causes of jaundice in a method employed by Robert A. Nordyke, MD, Straub Clinic, Honolulu.
Reporting at the 113th Annual Convention of the American Medical...
The average adult, regardless of body weight, must incur a loss of at least three liters of fluid from the body before dehydration becomes apparent, Richard B. Bourne, MD, University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich, told the AMA Annual Convention.
Bourne reported on an experiment at...
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