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Nov. 18, 2009

what is the best way to deal with a varity of addictions including methamphetamine, nicotine and alcohol.

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Nov. 13, 2009

Can use of visualization help people who feel cold all the time, like some older people who wear long sleeves and sweaters in 88 degree weather and still feel cold. these are people who have been scre ...

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Nov. 12, 2009

For patients with various suspected genetic syndromes does the testing improve outcomes for the affected with prospective studies looking at those with suspected diagnosis versus those having confirma ...

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Nov. 10, 2009

What is the difference in patient engagement and clinical outcomes of using a health IT system that is designed around the patient vs just the provider - IE a shared care plan like Group Health Coo-op ...

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Nov. 9, 2009

What is the impact of health coaching to assist people to optimal health? i.e. lose weight, manage diabetes, lower blood pressure, etc

Nov. 6, 2009

For patients with burns of intermediate or indeterminate depth, what is the comparative effectiveness of an assessment method incorporating the moorLDI laser Doppler burns imaging system versus standa ...

Nov. 4, 2009

I have been treated for gout in urgent care /er situations many times. Depending on the provider, the treatment was drastically different. The results were drastically different as well. I will explai ...

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Nov. 4, 2009

Suggestion do research on effectiveness of Mental Health Centers, Mental Health Hospitals, Government ran programs on Mental Health Recovery, such as The Wellness Center located in Stockton, the Menta ...

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Oct. 28, 2009

Building on the June 2009 AHRQ Evidence Report entitled “Outcomes of Community Health Worker Interventions,” we propose the following new research to generate evidence on: (1) What is the effective ...

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Oct. 26, 2009

Can a person get a discount n health isurance for being and staying healthy?

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Oct. 22, 2009

For patients with classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL), what is the comparative effectiveness of standard chemotherapy versus inhibitors of activated signaling pathways (such as Jak-STAT)?

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Oct. 20, 2009

What is the effectiveness of physical therapy for the treatment of acute ambulatory and shoulder, hand, and finger injuries following an accident and/or surgery? (Question 1) How do various physica ...

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Oct. 8, 2009

COPD guidelines use of therapy CPAP Bi-PAP Drugs? Genetic causes for Anemia where the body does not manufacture or uptake iron reaadily when injected?

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Oct. 8, 2009

For 50 to 70 year old patients with low bone density, what is the comparative effectiveness of 6 Licensed Physical Therapist specified protocol (measured load bearing techniques and specific gait/bala ...

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Oct. 1, 2009

In patients with anxiety disorders, what is the effectiveness of using a somatic based therapy (touch) along with the traditional means (talk therapy alone) in treatment? I provide Somatic-based Body ...

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Sept. 25, 2009

For patients undergoing total knee replacement surgical procedures, what is the comparative effectiveness of a continuous peripheral nerve block versus intravenous or oral drug therapy to treat postop ...

Sept. 24, 2009

Viscosupplementation for osteoarthritis of the knee

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Sept. 21, 2009

I've been in an auto accident 18 years ago. and I'm a male suffering with osteoporosis what if any clinical studies out there if any in my area of Yorba Linda, California

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Sept. 17, 2009

Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block (CPNB) for Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)

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Sept. 8, 2009

Are mental health treatment more effective when separate or when integrated into treatment of physical health?

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Sept. 3, 2009

For asthmatic and asthma-prone children, what is the comparative effectiveness of treating with allergen-specific immunotherapy plus standard vs. standard alone?

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Sept. 2, 2009

Evaluation of the effectiveness and quality of patient care using an electronic health record system (EHR).

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Sept. 1, 2009

For adults and children with asthma what is the effectiveness of the Buteyko Breathing method on reducing bronchodilator and inhaled steroid use and improving health status?

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Aug. 31, 2009

For anti-cancer drugs, what is the health outcome benefit of a drug that improves progression free survival without an overall survival benefit and without a documented quality of life benefit?

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Aug. 30, 2009

What is the best second drug choice for treatment of type 2 diabetes?

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