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Lay interventions for depression and drinking
Brief psychological interventions delivered by lay counsellors in primary care were effective and cost-effective for patients with depression and harmful drinking in India, according to two studies in PLOS Medicine by Vikram Patel of Harvard Medical School, USA, and colleagues from the London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine, London, UK and Sangath, India. The authors have previously reported the effectiveness of the two interventions, Healthy Activity ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 13
September/October 2017 Annals of Family Medicine
Primary care physicians spend more than one-half of their workday interacting with the electronic health record during and after clinic hours. Based on data from EHR event logs an automated tracking feature and confirmed by direct observation data, researchers from the University of Wisconsin and the American Medical Association found that physicians spent 355 minutes 5.9 hours of an 11.4 hour workday in the EHR, including 269 minutes 4.5 hours during clin ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 13
Primary care practices use 4 complementary methods to identify high-risk patie...
Risk stratified care management--assigning a patient to a risk category on which care is based--is increasingly viewed as a way to improve care and reduce costs. An analysis of 484 practices in the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative finds that practices used four primary methods to risk stratify their patient populations a practice-developed algorithm 215 practices , an American Academy of Family Physicians clinical algorithm 155 practices , payer claim ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 13
Innovations in Primary Care: Interdisciplinary opioid treatment and a massive ...
Innovations in Primary Care are brief one-page articles that describe novel innovations from health care s front lines. This issue s innovations address the following. Providing Office-Based Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder--The death of a patient from an overdose inspired an interdisciplinary team at a regional health and education center to establish an office-based opioid treatment program. http www. annfammed. org content 15 5 481. full Falls Preventio ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 13
Scientists reveal new insights and possible solutions for opioid epidemics usi...
New York, NY - Sept. 12, 2017 -Mount Sinai researchers have identified unique structural, biological and chemical insights in the way different opioid drugs activate the receptors and specific signaling pathways responsible for the drug s beneficial and adverse effects, according to a study to be published in Nature s Scientific Reports . To read the study click here . Opioid overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. The fin ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 13
Treating acute pain in opioid-dependent patients -- Review and recommendations
September 13, 2017 - As healthcare providers see more patients with opioid abuse and dependence, they face a difficult challenge What s the best way to manage acute pain without contributing to the patient s opioid use disorder OUD A review and recommendations for acute pain treatment in patients with OUD is presented in in the September October Journal of Trauma Nursing , official publication of the Society of Trauma Nurses . The journal is published by W ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 13
Does Mother's Mental Health Affect Pregnancy?
Three common mental health disorders -- depression, panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder -- pose no serious threat to pregnant women or the health of their babies, a new study finds. I think a major take-home message is that women are not harming their babies if they have one of these psychiatric conditions, said study lead author Kimberly Yonkers of Yale University. She and her team followed more than 2,600 pregnant women at 137 clinical practi ...
Healthday - Wed. Sep 13
ER Visits for These 3 Health Woes Don't Have to Happen
Each year, thousands of Americans end up in hospital emergency rooms for problems that could have been avoided, new research shows. The top causes of preventable ER visits in the United States include alcohol abuse, dental problems and mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety, the new study says. ER visits could be reduced if patients had better access to dental and mental health care, according to researchers from the University of Californi ...
Healthday - Wed. Sep 13
Eye Movements Reveal Temporal Expectation Deficits in ADHD
A technique that measures tiny movements of the eyes may help scientists better understand and perhaps eventually improve assessment of ADHD, according to new research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . Emerging evidence shows that small involuntary eye movements saccades and microsaccades are a promising new tool for shedding light on the hidden workings of mental processes like attention and anti ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Sep 13
Counterarguments Are Critical to Debunking Misinformation
It s no use simply telling people they have their facts wrong. To be more effective at correcting misinformation in news accounts and intentionally misleading fake news, you need to provide a detailed counter-message with new information and get your audience to help develop a new narrative. Those are some takeaways from an extensive new meta-analysis of debunking studies published in the journal Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psy ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Sep 13
Metabolically healthy obese, underweight individuals still susceptible to hear...
Individuals who are metabolically healthy obese and underweight are at a higher risk of heart disease compared to metabolically healthy normal weight individuals, according to the largest study to date comparing weight and metabolic status to cardiovascular risk, published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology . Normal weight individuals with metabolic abnormalities showed similar risk as those who were healthy obese and healthy underw ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 13
Why high-fiber diets do not always lead to weight loss
In the era of personalized nutrition, there might be value in getting your stool tested and your gut bacteria counted before starting on a new diet. The results can be used to predict whether a particular diet will work for you. This follows a study in the International Journal of Obesity , published by Springer Nature, which shows that the increasingly popular fibre-rich New Nordic Diet might not work for everyone. Its success depends on the particular co ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 13
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