Therapy And Wellness News

Insurers use high drug costs to deter some Obamacare patients, economist says
AUSTIN, Texas -- An economist at The University of Texas at Austin will brief members of Congress on how insurers are using high out-of-pocket prescription drug costs to deter certain chronically ill patients from joining their plans in the individual markets. Michael Geruso, an assistant professor of economics, will share his views during a panel discussion at 2 p.m. Thursday at the U.S. Capitol. ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 17
Sleep apnea immediately compromises blood pressure
A single bout of sleep apnea impacts the human body s ability to regulate blood pressure. In a recent study measuring the impact of simulated sleep apnea on humans, researchers at UBC s Okanagan campus found that just six hours of the fluctuating oxygen levels associated with sleep apnea can begin to deteriorate a person s circulatory system. Sleep apnea is a condition where breathing repeatedly s ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 17
Scientists explore how nutrition may feed mental health
Good nutrition has long been viewed as a cornerstone of physical health, but research is increasingly showing diet s effect on mental health, as well. A special section in Clinical Psychological Science highlights the different approaches that psychology researchers are taking to understand the many ways in which nutrition and mental health intersect. Clinical Psychological Science is a journal of ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 17
First-ever study shows e-cigarettes cause damage to gum tissue
A University of Rochester Medical Center study suggests that electronic cigarettes are as equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes. The study, published in Oncotarget , was led by Irfan Rahman, Ph.D. professor of Environmental Medicine at the UR School of Medicine and Dentistry, and is the first scientific study to address e-cigarettes and their detrimental effect on oral heal ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 17
Bridging approach to regulation needed to keep to e-cigarette innovations coming
A regulatory mechanism that allows for a bridging approach between different variants of e-cigarettes and other next generation products is required to maintain the rate of breakthrough innovations. Despite their short history, products like electronic cigarettes have gone through many changes and can now be categorized in multiple generations, Dr James Murphy, Head of Reduced Risk Substantiation ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 17
The Beauty of Being Bound
Ali F. Marvin, a doctoral student in the University of Alaska Anchorage clinical-community psychology program, asks psychologists to step up and stand in solidarity with communities to resist a hateful climate. Sitting in a classroom last fall, I heard my professor talk about an Alaska Native woman who wanted to say thank you to a group, but English words could not translate her true meaning. She ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Nov 17
The Mental Health Struggles of Weight Loss Surgery
The following is a guest post by Joseph Rauch The burden of weight loss surgery is heavier than the discomfort, bodily risks and cost of the procedure itself. People who consider and undergo weight loss surgery cope with issues that impact their mental health and relationships, not only their bodies and wallets.
Psychology Today - Thu. Nov 17
Financial Morbidity
The dictionary defines morbidity as the relative incidence of disease, and in the insurance field, it s associated with the chances of someone becoming disabled. The idea of financial morbidity is aimed clearly at those who possess an inability to deal with their financial lives to a degree that their long-term financial security is put in jeopardy. Do some or most of the following behaviors sound ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Nov 17
Women Veterans Face Mental Health Crisis
In the rough-and-ready, male-dominated world of military pilots, Olivia Chavez held her ground.
Huffington Post - Thu. Nov 17
3 Health Problems That Are Quietly Affecting Thousands of College Students
Stress is in full swing on many college campuses right now, as the fall semester s midterms give way to end-of-the-semester projects and final exams.
Huffington Post - Thu. Nov 17
Nurse-led monitoring improves the care of patients prescribed mental health me...
New research has found that nurse-led medicines monitoring can prevent serious adverse side effects of medicines prescribed to people with mental health problems and previously unnoticed health problems in patients can also be recognized and treated, which can help save lives and improve quality of life. The research published in the Nursing Standard found that people with mental health problems b ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 16
Teen stalking victims: Analysis of consequences reveals disturbing trends
Ann Arbor, MI, November 16, 2016 - Stalking is a widely recognized public health concern, yet little information is available about stalking behaviors among teenage victims. The teen years are a formative period during which boundaries are tested and guidelines of acceptable emotional and sexual behavior are established. A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine surveyed 1,236 ran ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 16
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