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2009-10-18 08:20:50

Research presented at the 2009 American College of Rheumatology meeting finds program initiates lifestyle changes According to a new study by Hospital for Special Surgery investigators presented at the American College of Rheumatology meeting on October 21 in Philadelphia, most lupus patients are not aware that their condition puts them at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease and a counseling program is a valuable way to promote education and lifestyle change. "Lupus patients are battling...

2009-10-12 19:00:00

Personalized, proactive telephone counseling centered on motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral skills training has been found to favorably impact quit rates among teen smokers, according to a pair of studies published online October 12 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Arthur V. Peterson, Ph.D., and colleagues at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, and colleagues designed the Hutchinson Study of High School Smoking trial to evaluate to what extent...

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2009-09-30 12:40:00

A United Nations report released on Wednesday showed that more than half of the 9.5 million people who need AIDS drugs cannot get them and 33 million people across the world are still infected with the virus that causes it, Reuters reported. The report said that access to drugs, counseling and testing for AIDS has increased, but there were still 2.7 million new infections in 2007 and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS remains a major challenge for global health. However,...

2009-09-22 13:55:57

Exercise counseling and fitness center training effective Physical therapist-directed exercise counseling combined with fitness center-based exercise training can improve muscular strength and exercise capacity in people with type 2 diabetes, with outcomes similar to those of supervised exercise, according to a randomized clinical trial published in the September issue of Physical Therapy, the scientific journal of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Type 2 diabetes is...

2009-09-22 11:05:00

Exercise Counseling and Fitness Center Training Equally Effective as Supervised Exercise Program ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physical therapist-directed exercise counseling combined with fitness center-based exercise training can improve muscular strength and exercise capacity in people with type 2 diabetes, with outcomes similar to those of supervised exercise, according to a randomized clinical trial published in the September issue of Physical Therapy, the...

2009-08-12 08:30:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- With the recent increase in the tobacco tax, many Floridians are faced with a tough decision in these already hard economic times - do they pay the extra dollar per pack or quit smoking for good. For those who want to quit, The Florida Quitline (1-877-U-CAN-NOW) is here to help by offering free nicotine replacement therapies (NRT) and counseling. According to Kim Berfield, Deputy Secretary of the Florida Department of Health, when comparing the...

2009-08-06 10:16:55

Many women at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer are choosing to undergo surgery as a precautionary measure to decrease their cancer risk, according to a report in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research."Women have their breasts or ovaries removed based on their risk. It does not always happen immediately after counseling or a genetic test result and can take more than seven years for patients to decide to go forward...

2009-05-15 09:26:47

Working with a population of individuals at risk for gastrointestinal cancers, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have learned that many people misjudge their actual degree of cancer risk and, therefore, their true need for prevention support. Strategies for accurately assessing cancer risk are critical for appropriately targeting educational, counseling, and diagnostic resources to prevent cancer in as many individuals as possible, the investigators say.The study, to be presented at the...

2009-05-11 06:58:18

The battle of the bulge might be won with the addition of probiotics to the diet. That's the take home message from Finnish researchers who studied the use of probiotics "“ also known as "good" bacteria -- in 256 pregnant women. Those who took daily probiotic capsules were less likely to be obese a year after the birth of their children than those who did not. The study looked at three groups of pregnant women. The first was given the daily capsules plus dietary counseling and healthy...

2009-04-27 23:40:52

One in five women ages 18 to 24 are smokers, and most of them say they keep lighting up for fear of gaining weight, U.S. researchers said. Melissa Napolitano, a clinical psychologist at Temple University, and a team of researchers looked at the smoking habits and weight gain of women in the age group. The first phase of the study collected data from focus groups who stated that stress, peer pressure and weight management were the main reasons why they smoked. The results laid the groundwork...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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