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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,...

2009-12-02 13:17:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Care Support of America's model of outpatient palliative care coordination, Advanced Illness Coordinated Care (AICC), has been shown to reduce hospitalizations in the last years of life as well as improve the quality of life for seniors and their family caregivers without increasing mortality. These are the principal findings of a new study published in American Journal of Managed Care (November 2009). Based on a reduction of hospitalizations,...

2009-11-18 14:15:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) Massachusetts today announced extraordinary results from its aggressive efforts to help Medicaid beneficiaries quit smoking by providing easy access to coverage for smoking cessation medication and counseling. Massachusetts reported that smoking rates among beneficiaries in its...

2009-10-27 12:57:49

More than half of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) don't get any counseling on their ability to drive after angioplasty "“ and this could be putting lives in danger, Dr. Ravi Bajaj told the 2009 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, co-hosted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. "If a patient is discharged from hospital following a cardiac event there is always a risk of another serious cardiac event or complication within a short period of...

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...