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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Having trainee physicians review cases prior to clinic hours can reduce patient waiting times, flow times, and clinic session times, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in Pain Medicine. The management process studied was first popularized by Toyota in Japan.
Monday, September 29, 2014
By Gale Scott
Patients with the relapsing-remitting (RRMS) form of multiple sclerosis (MS) have shown improvement with glatiramer acetate (Copaxone/Teva). But researchers are still uncertain exactly how the drug works. In research published online Sept. 29 in Jama Neurology a University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center team in Dallas, TX, reported on the ways in which glatiramer acetate affects B cells in these patients
Monday, September 29, 2014
By Gale Scott
Schools could do more to ensure that children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are getting adequate exercise, a team of Oregon State University researchers found. Writing in Autism Research and Treatment Kiley Tyler and colleagues reported on their study measuring the physical fitness of children with ASD. The study was done at OSU in Corvallis, OR, where Tyler is a doctoral student in exercise and sport science.
Monday, September 29, 2014
For older adults with type 2 diabetes, a single dose of intranasal insulin increases resting-state brain functional connectivity, according to a study published online Sept. 23 in Diabetes.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Personal health is a global concern and 3 initiatives are being developed to encourage positive change, according to a report from the American Medical Association.
Monday, September 29, 2014
The National Institutes of Health has granted $2 million to study the effect of malpractice risk and financial incentives on cardiac testing.
Monday, September 29, 2014
People derive value from the anticipation of purchasing something, and this anticipation tends to be greater for an experiential purchase than for a material purchase, according to a study published online Aug. 21 in Psychological Science.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Balance impairment in multiple sclerosis involves constraints across multiple systems and consequently necessitates multimodal treatment, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Cognitive behavioral therapy is better than tai chi for late-life insomnia, according to a study published in the September issue of SLEEP.
Friday, September 26, 2014
By Frank J. Domino, Brandon Hecht, DO
Implementation of Massachusetts health care reform reduced all-cause mortality and mortality from causes amenable to health care
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