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Sleep health program reduces firefighter disability and injury
Many firefighters suffer acute and chronic sleep deficiency and misalignment of their circadian rhythm body clock due to extended shifts and long work weeks. Extended duration shifts have been shown to increase the risk of sleepiness, burnout, injuries and errors when compared to shorter shifts in resident physicians and first responders such as emergency medical technicians. Many firefighters also suffer from undiagnosed sleep disorders which further incr ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 13
Sex, race and financial factors affect rates of jaw surgery for sleep apnea
January 12, 2017 - Jaw advancement surgery is one of the most effective surgical treatments for obstructive sleep apnea OSA --but it s less likely to be performed in men, racial ethnic minorities, lower-income groups, and patients with Medicare coverage, reports a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery--Global Open reg , the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ASPS . The nationwide study identified signific ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 13
In teens, strong friendships may mitigate depression associated with excessive...
Teenagers who play video games for more than four hours a day suffer from symptoms of depression, but frequent use of social media and instant messaging may mitigate symptoms of game addiction in these teens, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests. The findings, scheduled for publication in the March 2017 issue of the journal Computers in Human Behavior , suggest that while heavy gaming, particularly in boys, can be viewe ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 13
Decreasing cocaine use leads to regression of coronary artery disease
January 12, 2016 - People who use cocaine regularly are at high risk of coronary artery disease. A study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine , the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine ASAM , reports that stopping or reducing cocaine use can potentially reverse the process of coronary atherosclerosis. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . In particular, reducing cocaine use leads to regression of unstable, noncalcified coro ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 13
Scientists reveal non-addictive pathway to pain relief
OHSU research suggests an avenue for developing treatments for chronic pain that harness the medicinal properties of cannabis while minimizing the threat of addiction. The study , conducted in a rodent model, provides additional rationale for the development of therapeutics using cannabinoid receptors to treat chronic pain, which afflicts about 30 percent of the U.S. population. OHSU investigators studied the function of two forms of cell membrane receptor ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 13
Study: Vulnerable young women of color most likely to need abortion financial ...
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Abortion fund patients who get aid to help pay for abortions are younger and more likely to be African American when compared to general abortion patients in the U.S., according to the findings of a study just published online in the journal Social Work in Health Care . These patients receive over 1,000 in aid on average to pay for procedures that would otherwise be unaffordable, given their limited resources The patients in this study are ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 13
The secret of NOT Yelling When You're Having a Bad Day
I ve been working hard not to yell at my kids. But sometimes I just can t help it. I explode, and then I feel so guilty . I know it isn t really what my kids are doing, it s just me, having a hard day. Is it really possible to stop yelling What s the secret
Psychology Today - Fri. Jan 13
Minimum Daily Requirement for Creativity
Sam Bennett, today s guest poster, has made it her mission to assist people in getting unstuck by helping them focus and move forward on their goals . Her new book, excerpted below, is called Start Right Where You Are How Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference for Overwhelmed Procrastinators, Frustrated Overachievers, and Recovering Perfectionists . It s premise is that small shifts in the right direction can yield big results in the realization of our c ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jan 13
The Problem With (How We Treat) Highly Disciplined People
Self-control it s a skill that most of us wish we had a lot more of. Yet, every once and awhile, you meet a person who has a seemingly mystical ability to make themselves do things they ought to do and resist the urge to do things they ought not to do. It s that person who walks their dog, eats their oatmeal, picks up coffee for everyone in the office, and still shows up to work by 9 a.m. The person who gets their day s work done by lunch and then works ou ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jan 13
Four Uncommon Ways to Clear Your Mind and Make Big Decisions
What are some tips for battling decision-fatigue originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights .
Huffington Post - Fri. Jan 13
How To Revive A Vision For Your Child's Future After a Diagnosis
On a December morning after I dropped my 10-year-old son off at school, a Christmas song came on the radio, which triggered a future vision of my Daughter. It was of her in a wedding dress at a church full of family and friends. The church was decorated with holiday colors red and green.
Huffington Post - Fri. Jan 13
What The War Movie 'Billy Lynn' Teaches Us About Resilience
I recently saw an amazing movie that surprised me in packing such an emotional punch. Billy Lynn s Long Halftime Walk directed by Ang Lee Brokeback Mountain is about the emotional and psychological price American soldiers pay to do their jobs to fight our wars and defend our democratic values.
Huffington Post - Fri. Jan 13
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