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depression questionnaire
2014-10-02 05:30:03

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the University of California Davis Health System reveals that the short questionnaires used to identify patients at risk for depression might lead to unnecessary antidepressant prescriptions. The self-administered questionnaires are known as "brief depression symptom measures" and are, for the most part, used in primary care settings to determine how frequent, and how severe, depression symptoms are for a patient....

2014-09-15 12:26:57

- Abbott's Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) is a revolutionary medical device used in the heart that functions like a stent but dissolves over time ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott announced today the start of the ABSORB IV clinical trial, which will test whether its Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) is more cost-effective and offers a higher quality of life than a best-in-class, permanent, metallic drug eluting stent. Absorb is the...

2014-09-10 23:07:22

UC Davis study highlights the need for better guidance for primary care providers SACRAMENTO, Calif. (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Short questionnaires used to identify patients at risk for depression are linked with antidepressant medications being prescribed when they may not be needed, according to new research from UC Davis Health System published in the September-October issue of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Known as “brief depression symptom measures,” the...

new york city unhappiest
2014-07-24 06:35:37

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It isn't unusual to see articles in the newspaper and online showing which US cities have the best housing, which are best for retirees, and which are the friendliest for your pets. The newest in this trend is a study released by the US National Bureau of Economic Research which reveals the unhappiest cities in the country. Despite the unhappiness quotient of these cities, the researchers were surprised to find that young people were...

2014-07-17 08:30:15

The Reeve Foundation presented $537,550 in grants to support quality of life initiatives for the paralysis community SHORT HILLS, N.J., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a leading nonprofit dedicated to enhancing care and improving quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, announced it has awarded $537,550 in Quality of Life grants to 73 nonprofit organizations nationwide. Conceived by the late Dana Reeve, Quality of...

2014-06-24 23:13:59

Quality of life is the general well-being of individuals and societies in the context of international development, healthcare, politics and employment. The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has newly published abstracts of 17,300 studies of how to measure Quality of Life. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 EurekaMag.com has newly published 17,300 studies on how to measure Quality of Life. In contrast to Standard of Living which is based primarily on income,...

2014-06-12 23:14:11

Beneufit’s cFIT™ system allows physicians to prescribe exercise and quantify the impact of specifically followed exercise programs to quality of life in cancer survivors. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Beneufit’s cFIT™ was selected as a semifinalist to move on to the second phase of the LIVESTRONG Foundation’s inaugural Big C competition, aiming to change the way the world lives with cancer. cFIT, that applies data-driven exercise protocols to help patients manage...

2014-05-20 20:22:02

NEW YORK and BOULDER, Colo., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People are individuals. They differ. Patients differ too. Yet, patients with chronic diseases are frequently treated using protocols that ignore patient variability and that have rarely been tested in diverse populations. They do not take into account characteristics that may influence responses to treatment such as age, race, gender, and co-morbid illnesses. Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) is an iterative, continuing,...

2014-05-20 10:05:16

American Thoracic Society A pedometer-based walking program supported by Internet-based instruction and support can improve health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new study presented at the 2014 American Thoracic Society International Conference. "Low levels of physical activity among individuals with COPD can contribute to impaired quality of life and have been linked to higher risk of exacerbations,...

2014-05-06 08:36:01

Significant Improvements Observed in Quality-of-Life Measurements and Reduced Seizure Frequency Support VNS Therapy as Foundational Treatment for Refractory Epilepsy HOUSTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyberonics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYBX) today announced positive results from the PuLsE (Open Prospective Randomized Long-term Effectiveness) study conducted at 28 sites in Europe and Canada and published in the peer-reviewed journal Epilepsia. The goal of this comparative effectiveness...


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  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".
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