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2008-08-28 03:00:20

By Hays, Ron D Smith, Ashley Wilder; Reeve, Bryce B; Spritzer, Karen L; Marcus, Stephen E; Clauser, Steven B This study examined associations between cigarette smoking, cancer, and self-reported physical (SF-36(R) Physical Component Summary Score, [PCS]) and mental health (SF-36(R) Mental Component Summary Score, [MCS]) among 123,567 Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in managed care plans. As expected for a sample of older individuals, the SF-36(R) PCS mean (42.6) was lower than the U.S....

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2008-07-01 10:50:12

People in most countries around the world are happier these days, according to newly released data from the World Values Survey based at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. Data from representative national surveys conducted from 1981 to 2007 show the happiness index rose in an overwhelming majority of nations studied. "It's a surprising finding," said U-M political scientist Ronald Inglehart, who directs the World Values Surveys and is the lead author of an article on...

2008-07-01 06:00:13

By Chauvin, Alyssa Rupley, Laurel; Meyers, Katie; Johnson, Kristin; Eason, Jane Research Corner INTRODUCTION In today's medical system, limited resources are available for patient care. For this reason, it is important to evaluate the outcomes of various interventions to ensure that patients are receiving the most efficient and best available care. Recently, clinicians and payers are recognizing that physiological measures do not necessarily relate to function, and functional outcomes...

2008-07-01 06:00:12

By DeTurk, William E Scott, Lisa Benz ABSTRACT Purpose: Physical therapists have engaged in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) for decades, but the extent of their current involvement in this practice area is unclear. This study surveyed directors of CR and PR programs on a statewide level to ascertain what type of provider is writing the prescription, which methods of exercise formulation are used, which outcome measures are used and their congruency with...

2007-11-10 06:00:09

By Wade, Alan G Ford, Ian; Crawford, Gordon; McMahon, Alex D; Nir, Tali; Laudon, Moshe; Zisapel, Nava Key words: Insomnia - Melatonin - Morning alertness - Sleep latency - Sleep quality ABSTRACT Objective: Melatonin, the hormone produced nocturnally by the pineal gland, serves as a circadian time cue and sleep-anticipating signal in humans. With age, melatonin production declines and the prevalence of sleep disorders, particularly insomnia, increases. The efficacy and safety of a...

2007-10-24 09:01:01

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Almost Family, Inc. today announced an agreement to acquire the assets of all the Medicare-certified home health agencies owned and operated by Quality of Life Holdings, Inc. (Quality of Life). Largo, FL-based Quality of Life operates 4 agency locations in Florida in the Tampa Bay area. Company Comments on Acquisition "We are very pleased to welcome the employees and patients of Quality of Life to our family of home health providers,...

2007-05-05 03:00:13

By Chen, Ying; Lin, Shou-Qing; Wei, Yang; Gao, Hong-Lian; Wu, Zheng- Lai Abstract The present study aimed to evaluate the satisfaction with quality of life of menopausal women living in an urban community of Beijing, People's Republic of China, using the Chinese version of the menopause-specific quality of life questionnaire (MENQOL). Menopause- related complaints were assessed for 353 women aged 40-60 years during their menopausal transition (MT) or postmenopause (PM) using MENQOL. The...

2006-04-10 06:43:34

LONDON (Reuters) - Zurich is the city with the highest quality of life in 2006, while Baghdad, for the third year running, has the lowest, a survey published Monday shows. Geneva and Vancouver made the top three in the list compiled by human resource company Mercer while Bangui in the Central African Republic and Brazzaville, the capital of Congo Republic, joined Baghdad in the bottom three. The top three cities in the list are all unchanged from last year. Chicago is one of the...

2006-04-09 19:08:47

LONDON (Reuters) - Zurich is the city with the highest quality of life in 2006, while Baghdad, for the third year running, has the lowest, a survey published on Monday shows. Geneva and Vancouver made the top three in the list compiled by human resource company Mercer while Bangui in the Central African Republic and Brazzaville, the capital of Congo Republic, joined Baghdad in the bottom three. The top three cities in the list are all unchanged from last year. Chicago is one of the...

2006-02-27 09:35:00

NEW YORK -- A series of therapy sessions designed to address all aspects of cancer patients' lives, from physical fitness to spiritual well-being, can help maintain their quality of life and even improve it, a new study shows. People undergoing treatment for cancer typically experience a decline in quality of life, Dr. Teresa A. Rummans of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota and colleagues write in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Interventions designed to help...