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2009 Press Releases


Date Title
12/14/09 Non-surgical Method for Diagnosing Breast Cancer Safe, Nearly as Effective as Surgical Biopsy, New Report Finds
11/12/09 HHS Secretary Appoints Members to AHRQ National Advisory Council: Council Scheduled to Meet on November 13
10/23/09 HHS Awards $17 Million in a New National Initiative to Fight Health Care-Associated Infections
10/19/09 High Blood Pressure Medicines Show Promise for Treating Heart Disease
10/1/09 New Tools Help Emergency Planners Select Alternate Care Facilities and Transfer Patients During Disasters
9/28/09 Task Force Finds Insufficient Evidence for Screening for Newborn Jaundice To Prevent a More Serious Chronic Condition
9/15/09 Medications Effective in Reducing Risk of Breast Cancer but Increase Risk of Adverse Effects, New Report Says
9/14/09 AHRQ Announces New Video to Help Patients Use Blood Thinner Pills Safely and Effectively
9/14/09 Particle Beam Radiation Therapy Promising but Unproven for Treating Cancer
9/8/09 AHRQ Annual Conference Focuses on Achieving Health System Change
7/29/09 New Spanish-Language Consumer Guides Compare Treatments for Depression, Prostate Cancer and Other Conditions
7/20/09 AHRQ National Advisory Council To Meet July 24
7/15/09 New Data Say Uninsured Account for Nearly One-fifth of Emergency Room Visits
7/13/09 Secretary Sebelius Releases Inaugural Health Care "Success Story" Report
7/6/09 New AHRQ Study Finds Mixed Evidence on Use of Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation for Treating Atrial Fibrillation
7/6/09 AHRQ Launches Monthly Health Advice Column and Enhanced Web Site in Spanish
6/26/09 New Snapshots Show States Vary Widely in Providing Quality Health Care
6/16/09 Value of Genetic Testing for Preventing Blood Clots Unproven, According to New AHRQ Study
5/8/09 New Study Finds Fewer Families Can Afford Health Insurance
5/6/09 Secretary Sebelius Highlights Two New Reports on Health Care Quality, Says Improving Quality is Key Component of Health Reform
4/29/09 Complications and Costs for Obesity Surgery Declining
4/15/09 AHRQ and Ad Council Encourage Consumers To Ask Questions and Get More Involved in Their Health Care
4/7/09 Federal Coordinating Council on Comparative Effectiveness Research to Hold Public Listening Session in Washington DC
3/30/09 Task Force Recommends Screening Adolescents for Clinical Depression
3/28/09 AHRQ-Funded Study Finds Lower Risk of Death and Heart Attack in Patients with Drug-Coated Stent Implants Compared to Those with Bare Metal Stents
3/26/09 AHRQ National Advisory Council To Meet April 3
3/16/09 Task Force Recommends Using Aspirin To Prevent Cardiovascular Disease When the Benefits Outweigh the Harms
3/11/09 AHRQ Announces New Members of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
3/10/09 AHRQ Issues Recommendations for Safeguarding Children During Public Health Emergencies
2/19/09 10-State Project To Study Methods To Reduce Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Hospital ICUs
2/2/09 Educating Patients Before They Leave the Hospital Reduces Readmissions, Emergency Department Visits and Saves Money
1/14/09 Use of Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs Increases Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death in Adults
1/8/09 AHRQ Announces New Web Site on Emerging Issues in Medical Therapeutics


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