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2012-01-23 21:56:53

A spoonful of medicine goes down a lot easier if there is a dog or cat around. Having pets is helpful for women living with HIV/AIDS and managing their chronic illness, according to a new study from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. “We think this finding about pets can apply to women managing other chronic illnesses,” said Allison R. Webel, instructor of nursing and lead author of the article, “The Relationship Between Social...

2011-12-27 08:00:00

Burke Primary Care of Morganton's diabetes self-management education program recently received the American Diabetes Association´s prestigious Education Recognition Certificate. The ADA certificate recognizes the family practice for high-quality patient education essential to effective diabetes treatment and acknowledges that the staff administering the program is composed of knowledgeable health professionals who provide participants with comprehensive information about diabetes...

2011-07-11 08:00:00

JACKSON, Miss., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Internationally renowned pediatrician, Dr. Aaron Shirley, has officially launched a program in Mississippi focused on reducing unnecessary readmissions, using an evidence-based model supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The program was launched at Central Mississippi Medical Center, an HMA hospital. The goal of the program is to provide an evidence-based intervention that is proven to reduce unnecessary...

2011-05-16 21:54:48

Waiting to seek emergency medical care for asthma exacerbations can result in worse outcomes, including hospitalization, according to a study conducted by researchers from New York. Patients who delay regular medical care also were sicker when finally seen by a doctor than patients who sought care when asthma exacerbations first occurred. The study will be presented at the ATS 2011 International Conference in Denver. "An important aspect of managing asthma is for patients to realize when they...

2010-12-08 02:26:47

A school-based intervention program designed for adolescents with asthma significantly improves asthma management and quality of life for the students who participate, and reduces asthma morbidity, according to researchers in New York City, who studied the effect of the program aimed at urban youth and their medical providers. The Asthma Self-Management for Adolescents (ASMA) program is an eight-week intervention geared toward helping adolescents learn more effective ways of managing their...

2010-12-07 09:00:00

BOSTON, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthrageous, Inc., a personalized connected health technology company, today announced the launch of its new mobile app, h!GO. The mobile app extends Healthrageous' online support to help individuals shed unhealthy habits and embrace healthy lifestyles. h!GO also provides timely support to aid in the effective self-management of blood pressure and blood sugar. This mobile app is currently available to Healthrageous customers on devices such as the...

2010-09-24 08:51:22

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Patients with mild to moderate heart failure who received both educational materials and counseling in an attempt to improve adherence to medical advice did not have a reduced rate of death or hospitalization compared to patients who received educational materials alone. "Patient nonadherence to heart failure drugs ranges from 30 percent to 60 percent and nonadherence to lifestyle recommendations from 50 percent to 80 percent, with higher rates occurring in more...

2010-01-05 20:00:23

Study finds self-management alone may effectively treat early OA Researchers participating in the Multidimensional Intervention for Early Osteoarthritis of the Knee (Knee Study) determined that physically inactive, middle-aged people with symptomatic osteoarthritis benefited equally from strength training regimens, self-management programs, or a combination of the two. Details of this study are available in the January 2010 issue of Arthritis Care & Research, a journal published by...

2009-10-26 06:45:00

HACKENSACK, N.J., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) released a white paper, written by a panel chaired by CMSC member Robert T. Fraser, Ph.D., of the University of Washington Rehabilitation Research and Training Center in Seattle, Washington, analyzing patient self-management in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) to develop recommendations for best practices aimed at improving patients' lives. An initial literature review revealed that the basis for most...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'