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2012-07-12 23:02:11

Online program supports patient counseling initiatives and is available with CPE. Tallahassee, Florida (PRWEB) July 12, 2012 LearnSomething, the leading provider of online education for retail pharmacies, announces the release of “Patient Engagement Skills for Pharmacy Staff.” The course, available with CPE, supports the pharmacy professional´s ability to provide patients with in-store counseling and can be included in curriculum for Medication Therapy Management (MTM)...

2012-07-10 12:01:21

Greater adherence to guidelines, study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine reports The federal government has committed $11 billion to expand the operating capacity of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), which receive federal funding and enhanced Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement, and "look-alike" clinics that receive enhanced reimbursement but no federal grants. These clinics, which serve primarily the poor and uninsured, are expected to be part of the solution to...

2012-05-14 22:37:00

Managing adult obesity is challenging for primary care physicians, but a new review published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) aims to provide an evidence-based approach to counseling patients to help them lose weight and maintain weight loss. "Even though evidence suggests that patients are considerably more likely to lose weight when they are advised to do so by their primary care physicians, most patients who are clinically obese do not receive weight-loss counseling in...

2012-03-26 14:35:47

A new study has found that very few young women with cancer take steps to preserve their fertility while undergoing cancer therapy. Also, certain groups of young women are more likely to do so than others. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that efforts are needed to provide counseling on fertility preservation in reproductive-aged women diagnosed with cancer. More than 120,000 women under 50 years of age are...

2012-03-24 04:34:38

A major research trial to test the effectiveness of extra support for smokers calling an NHS quitline - on top of what is already offered by the service - has found the additional help does not improve success rates for quitting the habit. The pilot scheme offered smokers additional help in the form of free nicotine patches and extra telephone counseling from the English National Quitline. The Department of Health and UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies (UKCTCS)-funded study led by The...

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...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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