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2012-03-02 13:32:57

Wide variation in practices and counseling reported in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology When making decisions and counseling about risk and management options for deliveries between 22 and 26 weeks (periviable deliveries), obstetricians are heavily influenced by family preferences, particularly by the impression that parents consistently prefer to have everything possible done to prolong a pregnancy or "save the baby" through interventions such as cesarean section. The...

2012-02-28 14:45:13

Telephone motivational counseling sessions did not result in a statistically significant improvement in adherence to an osteoporosis medication regimen, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Osteoporosis and osteopenia are associated with more than 2 million fractures every year in the United States at an estimated cost of $19 billion. Improving adherence to osteoporosis drug regimens is a public health priority...

2012-01-26 09:34:15

Telephone counseling services (also known as quitlines) are an effective intervention for Chinese-, Korean-, and Vietnamese-speaking smokers living in the U.S., and should be incorporated into current smoking cessation services, according to a study published January 25 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Quitlines have played an essential role in helping people quit smoking in the U.S. These services, however, had never been tested with Asian immigrants who may have limited...

2012-01-25 04:57:05

Lifestyle counseling, practiced as part of routine care for people with diabetes, helps people more quickly lower blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels and keep them under control, according to a large, long-term study published in the February issue of Diabetes Care. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) conducted a retrospective cohort study of more than 30,000 people with diabetes who received diet, exercise and weight-loss counseling in a primary care setting...

2012-01-10 12:15:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark's chief health care strategy officer today outlined how the company's integrated pharmacy-based program for chronic diseases such as diabetes, called Pharmacy Advisor(TM), increased medication adherence rates and physician initiation of prescriptions for concomitant medications to improve patient health. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) At a forum sponsored by Health Affairs, Helena Foulkes,...

2012-01-09 15:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A CVS Caremark study found that the company's integrated pharmacy-based program - Pharmacy Advisor(TM) - increased medication adherence rates and physician initiation of prescriptions for concomitant medications, improving care for diabetes patients and resulting in savings for health plans. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO) Pharmacy Advisor(TM) promotes interactions between diabetes patients and...

2011-12-24 15:30:00

The Community Center for Health and Wellness, in Palo Alto, is extending its schedule during the upcoming holidays for anyone needing support and counseling services. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) December 24, 2011 The holiday season can be a time of joy and renewal with loved ones and family, yet for some it can also be a time of stress, grief and anxiety. Many counseling centers close during the holidays, however the Community Center for Health and Wellness, in Palo Alto, is extending its...

2011-12-14 07:00:00

Shape Up America! Wants to Extend Medicare Coverage for Obesity Treatment to All Obese Americans WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) considers what health benefits must be covered by new state insurance plans operating under the Affordable Care Act, one of the nation's leading groups on healthy weight for life is encouraging HHS to follow the lead of its agency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), by...

2011-12-09 16:00:00

The American Society of Breast Surgeons suggests that the evidence in the MD Anderson study should be considered in pre-surgical counseling but is not strong enough to preclude the use of APBI in properly selected patients. Columbia, MD (PRWEB) December 09, 2011 In a study presented on 12/7/2011 at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (âœPartial Breast Brachytherapy is Associated With Inferior Effectiveness and Increased Toxicity Compared to Whole Breast...

Counseling Therapy Greatly Improves Rates of Smoking Cessation
2011-11-29 11:43:55

Two studies released this week in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine offer hope for smokers who may have given up on quitting the habit, writes Jeannine Stein for the Los Angeles Times Booster Shots blog. The first study utilized a practice quit-attempt program paired with nicotine therapy for smokers who weren´t motivated to quit. A total of 849 people were used in this study by researchers in a randomized trial in a six-week practice quit-attempt program or a program that...