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2010-09-21 22:00:55

University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center survey shows doctors who are overweight or lack training uncomfortable counseling patients about diet and exercise Physician's confidence in their ability to counsel patients on a healthy diet and exercise may be related to their own personal habits, according to a study by the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center. Factors that predicted confidence in counseling included the doctor's own exercise time, being overweight, and if the doctor...

2010-08-26 08:58:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Smokers around the state looking for an incentive to quit smoking are encouraged to enter QUITPLAN Services' third annual QuitCash Challenge for a chance to win $5,000 in cash or other prizes. The Challenge kicks off today at the Minnesota State Fair, and Minnesotans who are daily tobacco users and 18 years of age or older can enter from August 26 through September 30, 2010, online at quitcash.com. In order to be eligible for prizes, participants must...

2010-07-01 14:14:20

The field of pathology should take the lead in integrating laboratory medicine, genetic counseling and health information technology to help create new core competency, say doctors Doctors in the Department of Pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have issued "A Call to Action" for the medical profession to catch up with the technology and business communities in the application of genomics to personalized health care. In a Special Article in this month's issue of the...

2010-06-30 14:00:39

Even with health insurance, low-income women had lower rates of mammography screening than middle-class women, but a counseling program increased the likelihood of screening. "Health insurance is a necessary condition for screening, but it is apparently not a sufficient condition," said Nasar Ahmed, Ph.D., chair of epidemiology and biostatistics at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work at Florida International University. Ahmed was the lead researcher on a recent report...

2010-06-25 15:47:28

Brief therapy at the GP's surgery can effectively treat anxiety and depression. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Medicine found that cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) was effective for treating anxiety disorders, while CBT, problem solving therapy (PST) and counseling were all equally effective in treating depression and mixed anxiety and depression. John Cape worked with a team of researchers from University College London to pool the results of 34 studies involving 3962...

2010-05-17 09:14:00

Winners from Chicago, South Carolina and Indiana Rewarded With Makeover, Trip to New York City FLORHAM PARK, N.J., May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nestle HealthCare Nutrition today announced the winners of the OPTIFAST(®) "New You" weight-loss contest. Losing a combined total of more than 240 pounds*, the grand prize winners embarked on a weekend-long trip to New York City for makeovers and shopping sprees to mark the final chapter of their mental and physical...

2010-05-13 08:39:32

Several barriers prevent minority children with ADHD from receiving the most effective treatments, according to a new study by Michigan State University researchers. In the May issue of the Journal of Attention Disorders, the researchers argue schools and communities should do a better job of getting information to minority families about the combined benefit of medication and counseling for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. "ADHD has multiple causes and multiple treatment approaches...

2010-03-23 08:37:14

For women smokers worried about their weight, combining cognitive behavioral therapy addressing weight concerns with the medication bupropion appears more effective than counseling alone to help them quit smoking, according to a report in the March 22 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Many women smokers are concerned about the weight gain that commonly accompanies an attempt to quit smoking," the authors write as background information in the article....

2010-03-16 15:10:00

Parents of children undergoing ear, nose and throat surgery do not appear to remember all of the risks of the procedures explained to them by clinicians, even when detailed surgical risk counseling and data sheets are used, according to a report in the March issue of Archives of Otolaryngology"“Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. When a child undergoes surgery, a parent or legal guardian must first give informed consent, according to background information in...

2010-02-02 08:08:01

Researchers urge health care policy makers and payers to consider coverage Reducing obesity and smoking have become national priorities in the United States. Research has shown that intensive counseling can positively impact each problem. However, because such counseling is typically not covered by medical insurance, cost can be a barrier. In a study published in the March 2010 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond,...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'