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2013-12-23 23:03:30

A live version of Evidence in Motion’s Called to Care course will be facilitated by Dr. Larry Benz, Carmen Maria Romero, and Izetta Slade beginning January 20, 2014. Louisville, KY (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 Evidence In Motion (EIM) is thrilled to announce that Dr. Larry Benz, PT, DPT, OCS, MAPP, and CEO of PT Development (PTD), will be facilitating a live version of EIM’s recently released Called to Care course January 20th – February 28th, 2014. Carmen Maria Romero, PT, and Izetta...

2013-11-14 23:26:48

Evidence In Motion releases Called To Care, a course that focuses on the non-clinical factors that impact patient outcomes. (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Evidence In Motion (EIM) is pleased to announce the release of Called to Care, a program designed to shift healthcare away from deeply impersonal care towards an enhanced commitment among caretakers to high quality patient connections with an emphasis on compassion and empathy. Called to Care is based on recent research conducted by EIM...

2013-10-23 23:24:16

Evidence in Motion Executives Write Article Published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy Exploring the Placebo and Nocebo Phenomena, Their Effect On Patient Outcomes, and Real World Implications Louisville, KY (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 An article and follow up responses written by Louisville physical therapist Dr. Laurence N. Benz, PT, DPT, MBA, MAAP and Ft. Collins, CO physical therapist Timothy W. Flynn, PT, PhD, for the July 2013 Journal of Orthopaedic &...

New Study Says Media Creates Disease Symptoms With “Nocebo Effect”
2013-05-06 19:03:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study says the media can take some partial blame in triggering symptoms of a disease. Researchers from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz performed a study to see how what the media reports about health risks affects whether we experience symptoms, creating the "nocebo effect." "The mere anticipation of possible injury may actually trigger pain or disorders. This is the opposite of the analgesic effects we know can be...

Unconscious Mind Plays Significant Role In Placebo Effect
2012-09-11 13:03:27

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The unconscious mind plays a key role in the placebo effect, researchers have found, allowing them to identify a novel mechanism that helps explain the power of placebos and nocebos. The new finding demonstrates that the placebo effect can be activated outside of conscious awareness, and provide an explanation for how patients can show clinical improvement even when they receive treatments devoid of active ingredients or of known...

2012-07-12 13:15:40

Negative suggestion can induce symptoms of illness. Nocebo effects are the adverse events that occur during sham treatment and/or as a result of negative expectations. While the positive counterpart–the placebo effect–has been intensively studied in recent years, the scientific literature contains few studies on nocebo phenomena. In the latest issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International, Winfried Häuser of the Technical University of Munich and his...

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2011-02-17 06:20:00

Scientists studying the benefits of pain medications said Wednesday that people who do not believe their pain drugs will work may actually reduce or even rescind the effectiveness of those drugs. Researchers from Britain and Germany used brain scans to examine how a person's feelings and past experiences can influence how medicines work in their bodies, and discovered that a powerful painkilling medication with a true biological effect can appear not to be working if a patient has been...

2007-09-03 15:14:53

Israeli biopharmaceutical company Obecure said that preliminary results of its Phase II trial for obesity drug Histalean showed a strong response in women 50 years old or less. The double-blinded placebo-controlled study included 281 patients, males and females aged 18-65, with a BMI ranging from 30 to 40. The study was conducted at 19 investigation sites across the US. Subjects were randomized into one of four groups comparing the safety and efficacy of 16mg, 32mg, or 48mg daily doses of...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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