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2014-07-21 16:25:53

ATLANTA, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one in five adults in the U.S. have arthritis, and 60% are under age 65. The number of people with arthritis is continuing to increase making it more important than ever to communicate to them often overlooked pain management options. Everyone knows physical activity and weight management are good for overall health, but not many people know the positive impact they can have on...

2014-06-14 12:20:58

During the 1-year program, patients showed statistically significant reductions in blood glucose levels, increased belief in their ability to self-manage their diabetes and improved perceptions of support, while the community showed statistically significant increases in diabetes awareness SAN FRANCISCO, June 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation announced today that the Cities for Life program, supported by Sanofi US, helped decrease blood glucose...

2014-04-30 10:46:20

Clinical Therapeutics features a special report in its April issue focusing primarily on the behavioral issues associated with patients’ self-management of type 2 diabetes. “Diabetes, perhaps more so than any other chronic disease, requires people to significantly modify their behaviors—sometimes in ways that are contrary to their cultural norms and backgrounds—even when they don’t ‘feel’ sick or experience symptoms of the disease,” said John G. Ryan, Dr.PH., Topic Editor for...

2014-03-28 12:24:04

Women's History Month is a time to reflect on the contributions of women while addressing the issues of daily life. WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the United States, March is Women's History Month. While it is a time to reflect on the contributions women have made to the fields of politics, art, science, medicine and elsewhere, it is also a time to pay attention to the issues that women today are facing in their daily lives. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

2014-03-26 11:27:31

People with type 2 diabetes who report good self-management behavior have a reduced mortality risk. This was the result of a population-based study conducted by scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München emphasizing the great importance of patient behavior in the diabetes treatment process. These findings were published in the journal ‘Diabetes Care’. Scientists of the Institute of Health Economics and Health Care Management (IGM) and of the Institute of Epidemiology II (EPI II) at...

2013-09-20 23:22:05

The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research has been approved to receive a $1.35 million research award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study if telehealth programs are effective self-management tools for patients with chronic disease. Renee Pekmezaris, PhD, will lead the research project, which will evaluate the success of telehealth in managing the health of elderly African Americans who have suffered heart failure. Manhasset, NY (PRWEB) September 20,...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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