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Patients in primary care networks had fewer visits to ED, shorter stays
Patients receiving care from physicians in primary care networks were less likely to visit emergency departments, according to a new study in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . The study looked at data on all adults who visited 30 primary care networks in Alberta, Canada, between 2008 and 2009. There were more than 1.5 million patients who received community care from a physician in a primary care network 1709 physicians and 30 primary care networ ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
Dengue fever linked to increased risk of stroke
A new study has found that people with dengue fever have a higher risk of stroke, especially in the first 2 months following infection. The study is published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . Clinicians in dengue-endemic areas should be aware of this association, especially for patients with dengue who have neurologic deficits or for patients with stroke who have unexplained fever, writes Dr. Chia-Hung Kao, Department of Nuclear Medicine and ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
Study identifies 76 quality indicators essential for emergency care systems in...
NEW YORK March 12, 2018 -- The need for emergency care in low-income and middle-income countries has never been greater, but until now, measurable indicators for providing this care have been lacking. A study conducted by the sidHARTe - Strengthening Emergency Systems Program at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health in collaboration with the African Federation of Emergency Medicine fills this gap, identifying 76 quality indicators for emerg ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
How long-term depression alters the brain
Depression has become a common mental health problem. For some, this condition lingers for many years, and scientists now strive to understand how that might affect the brain, and how treatments should be adjusted to address these changes.
Medical News Today - Thu. Mar 8
Closing the Orgasm Gap: Tips for Personal and Culture Change
Today is International Women s Day . This day is a global celebration of women s achievements across many domains social, economic, cultural, and political. It s also a day where women are called to action to focus on equality. This year s theme is PressforProgress. Here s what the organizers say about the theme this year Individually, we re one drop but together we re an ocean. Commit to a gender parity mindset via progressive action. The organizers recom ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 8
Nine Guidelines for Aging With Wisdom
The elderly man was sitting on the stairs by the front door taking forever to tie the laces on his sneakers. He was bent over his feet, his fingers fumbling and uncertain, an excruciating process to watch. This was my husband, and we had an appointment to make. By now he was four years into what would be a six year journey with Alzheimer s. I watched his tedious process, furiously trying to remain patient. He finished making the final bow, sat back, and lo ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 8
John Cheever's Best Creation: His Novel "Falconer"
John Cheever wrote more than 300 short stories and five novels. Known primarily as a modern master of the short story, he composed fantasies and satirical social commentaries about the people and life of modern suburbia. He won the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, the Howells Medal, and the National Gold Medal, and was a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Although he had been nominated for the Nobel Prize in literature several ti ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 8
When We Can No Longer Silence Our Truth
This week something remarkable happened change happened. When a long-present way of feeling or behaving transforms, I view it as a miracle, a gift of grace. Two months ago, a dear friend, someone I consider family, asked to borrow money. I m working a lot these days thankfully and therefore could provide the help. My friend told me that she would pay me back by the end of February. Before writing her the check, I asked her three questions 1. Could she, rea ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 8
Baby Talking "Good Dog" Works For Building Social Bonds
I spend numerous hours at dog parks and other venues watching dogs and humans interact and listening to how the people talk with their own and other dogs. While I can t estimate precisely the percentage of these discussions that reek of baby-talk, they occur frequently enough to attract my attention, and I often wonder if there s any reason why people baby-talk to dogs and if this really works to bond humans with the dogs. Thus, I was glad to see a new stu ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 8
How Negative, Repetitive Thoughts Relate to Procrastination
Procrastination is best understood as an emotion-focused coping strategy. We use task avoidance to escape negative emotions associated with a task e.g., frustration, boredom, stress , anxiety . As colleagues have explained so well before, we give in to feel good , prioritizing the management of aversive mood states over our goal pursuit. When we feel bad in relation to a task at hand, we re more likely to procrastinate in an effort to feel better. Of cours ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 8
Preschoolers exposed to nighttime light lack melatonin
Exposing preschoolers to an hour of bright light before bedtime almost completely shuts down their production of the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin and keeps it suppressed for at least 50 minutes after lights out, according to new University of Colorado Boulder research. The study, published today in the journal Physiological Reports , is the first to assess the hormonal impact nighttime light exposure can have on young children. The study comes at a ti ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Our circadian clock sets the rhythm for our cells' powerhouses
Countless genetically controlled clocks tick inside different parts of our bodies, such as the liver, kidneys and heart. Among other things, they initiate many metabolic processes, ensuring that these occur at the optimal time of day. Mitochondria - small organelles that exist in almost all our cells and supply them with energy - play an important role in these cellular processes. Until now, it was unclear how exactly the 24-hour circadian rhythm regulated ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
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