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2011-08-08 12:07:24

Group Health study finds higher dementia risk with atrial fibrillation The most common kind of chronically irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation, is associated with a greater risk of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. This discovery by scientists at Group Health Research Institute and their collaborators was published online in advance of print on August 1 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. "Both atrial fibrillation and dementia increase with age," said...

2011-07-19 14:39:36

Changes in bone density in oral contraceptive users depends on age and hormone dose Birth control pills may reduce a woman's bone density, according to a study published online July 13 in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism by Group Health Research Institute (GHRI) scientists. Impacts on bone were small, depended on the woman's age and the pill's hormone dose, and did not appear until about two years of use. The study size and design allowed the researchers to focus on 14- to...

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2011-07-05 10:46:11

Annals of Internal Medicine trial compared massage types at Group Health Massage therapy helps ease chronic low back pain and improve function, according to a randomized controlled trial that the Annals of Internal Medicine will publish in its July 5 issue. The first study to compare structural and relaxation (Swedish) massage, the trial found that both types of massage worked well, with few side effects. "We found that massage helps people with back pain to function even after six months,"...

2011-05-23 15:41:00

DALLAS, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association launches a year-long themed series that will focus on the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The series highlights the importance of preventive strategies as a first-line strategy in the fight against CVD and the impact of behavioral and complementary interventions in reducing the CVD burden. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100222/AHSALOGO) "Preventive...

2011-04-07 16:04:22

First randomized trial of shared decision making for weight-loss surgery A video-based decision aid helped severely obese people to make more informed choices about bariatric surgery and reach more certainty about them, according to a trial involving 152 Group Health patients, e-published in Obesity in advance of print. This randomized controlled trial is the first to test shared decision making for weight-loss surgery. Researchers randomly assigned half the patients to receive an educational...

2011-03-17 00:14:42

Randomized trial shows effectiveness, efficiency in Group Health patients Online messaging can deliver organized follow-up care for depression effectively and efficiently, according to a randomized controlled trial of 208 Group Health patients that the Journal of General Internal Medicine e-published in advance of print. After five months, compared to the half of the patients randomly assigned to receive usual care, the half who had three online care management contacts with a trained...

2011-02-22 13:04:24

Changing policy could make screening for breast cancer more accurate Radiologists who interpret more mammograms and spend some time reading diagnostic mammograms do better at determining which suspicious breast lesions are cancer, according to a new report published online on February 22 and in print in the April issue of Radiology. In direct response to a report from the Institute of Medicine that called for more research on the relationship between interpretive volume and performance in...

2011-01-21 16:14:12

Realignment with participants' interest important for future of genomic research Obtaining consent for genetic studies can be an opportunity for researchers to foster respectful engagement with participants, not merely to mitigate legal risk. This shift is proposed in a policy forum appearing tomorrow, Jan. 21, in Science, the journal of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science. The authors of the article, "Research Practices and Participant Preferences: The Growing Gulf" recommend...

2010-12-30 13:26:03

University of Washington/Group Health study published in New England Journal of Medicine Many people in the U.S. have multiple common chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, which complicates health care needs. When depression coexists with diabetes, heart disease, or both, health outcomes are often less favorable. In a randomized controlled trial, testing a primary care intervention called TEAMcare, nurses worked with patients and health teams to manage care for depression and...

2010-12-07 14:01:44

Group Health study finds first week is best for some women Try to schedule your screening mammogram during the first week of your menstrual cycle. It might make breast cancer screening more accurate for pre-menopausal women who choose to have regular mammograms. This recommendation comes from an article published online December 3 in Radiology by Diana Miglioretti, PhD, a senior investigator at Group Health Research Institute. Dr. Miglioretti and her co-authors are working on an issue at the...