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Love Can Turn the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary
Linda Jim Williams spent over four decades of his life in search of something that would fulfill his longing to contribute to humanity, share his numerous gifts with others and satisfy his quest for spiritual fulfillment. Always a gifted and diligent student, he easily got accepted into medical school and has been a practicing pediatrician for over forty years. A devout Catholic, Jim became increasingly immersed in the church and was ordained a priest in 1 ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jun 10
Study finds little consistency for UTI prevention in nursing homes
Charlotte, N.C., June 10, 2016 - A survey of nearly 1,000 nursing homes in the U.S. found little consistency across facilities of policies implemented to prevent urinary tract infections UTIs , according to a new study presented at the 43rd Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology APIC . Led by Patricia Stone, PhD, RN, FAAN, researchers from the Center for Health Policy at Columbia University School of Nu ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 10
The Hawthorne Effect hinders accurate hand hygiene observation, study says
Charlotte, N.C., June 10, 2016 - When healthcare providers know they are being watched, they are twice as likely to comply with hand hygiene guidelines. This is in comparison to when healthcare providers do not know someone is watching, according to a new study being presented at the 43rd Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology APIC . This phenomenon--called The Hawthorne Effect--impacts the ability to c ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 10
An investigation of nurses' job satisfaction in a private hospital and its cor...
An investigation of nurses job satisfaction in a private hospital and its correlates by Wai Tong Chien and Sin Yin Yick The Open Nursing Journal , 10, 99-112. Doi 10.2174 1874434601610010099 Job satisfaction and its impact on staff performance, absenteeism, retention, and turnovers in health care services has been a topic of global interest over decades. Particularly, job satisfaction and stress are two facets highlighted by nurses, for which their job sat ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 10
Study shows strong prevalence of insomnia symptoms among female veterans
DARIEN, IL - A new study sheds light on the prevalence of insomnia symptoms among female veterans. Results demonstrate that more than 47 percent of female veterans reported symptoms of insomnia that resulted in functional impairment. Of this sample group, less than one percent had a diagnosis of a sleep disorder based on medical records. Results from the analysis provide a clinical decision tree identifying subgroups of women with high and low risk for ins ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 10
Individuals exposed to blue wavelength lights experienced faster reaction times
DARIEN, IL - A new study found that blue wavelength light exposure led to subsequent increases in brain activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex DLPFC and the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex VLPFC when participants were engaging in a cognitive task after cessation of light exposure. The results also showed that a short single exposure to blue light for half an hour is sufficient to produce measurable changes in reaction times and more efficient respo ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 10
Need better sleep? Consider the cognitive shuffle
Simon Fraser University research aimed at helping people get to sleep will be highlighted at an international sleep conference next week. Luc Beaudoin, an adjunct professor in cognitive science and education, created the mySleepButton reg app two years ago a new version with the world s first configurable body scan will be released shortly . It uses what he calls a cognitive shuffle, or Serial Diverse Imagining SDI , a method that essentially scrambles one ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 10
Faulty assumptions behind persistent racial/ethnic disparities in behavioral h...
Racial and ethnic disparities in the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders may result from key faulty assumptions about the best ways of addressing the needs of minority patients. Those assumptions are detailed, along with recommendations for potential improvement strategies, in an article in the June issue of Health Affairs Despite increased attention to racial ethnic disparities in health care since the early 2000 s, national reports sho ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 10
New Research From Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science The Missing-Phoneme Effect in Aural Prose Comprehension Jean Saint-Aubin, Raymond M. Klein, Mireille Babineau, John Christie, and David W. Gow, Jr. Studies repeatedly show that when people read text for comprehension while searching for a target letter, they miss a great number of the target letters that appear in function words such as 8220 the 8221 and 8220 of. 8221 In this study, one grou ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Jun 10
7 Myths About Concussions
From NFL controversy to underreporting to more accurate diagnostic testing , concussion research has been making headlines lately. Yet despite the public s growing awareness, misconceptions regarding these injuries are common. Today s post is by Linda Halabi on behalf of the concussion experts at Cerebrum Health Centers
Psychology Today - Thu. Jun 9
Porn vs. Religion
People with strong religious beliefs are at lower risk for many behavioral health conditions, including drug and alcohol problems. But, stronger religious beliefs increase the risk of a person identifying themselves as addicted to pornography, or struggling with porn use. Religion has a long history of serving to restrict sexual behaviors. More religious people are likely to restrict their sexual fantasies , have fewer sex partners, express stronger disapp ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jun 9
Is Noise the Key to Artificial General Intelligence?
The term noise has negative connotations, both in vernacular usage and in scientific contexts. Noise is the number one enemy of engineers. For empirical scientists, random noise is undesirable measurement variability when fluctuations cannot be eliminated from experiments. However, in the last thirty years a multidisciplinary field has emerged that has been exploring the counterintuitive benefits of noise McDonnell and Abbott, 2009 . Stochastic resonance d ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jun 9
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