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Monday, January 26, 2015
For patients with diabetes, a self-management-oriented group program (Diabetes Motivation Strengthening) is associated with reductions in depressive symptoms, according to a study published online Jan. 20 in Diabetes Care.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
By Adam Hochron
Patients with gastrointestinal conditions can benefit from psychological counseling as well. The question is how much it can help and what it will do to help them with their symptoms.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
By Adam Hochron
The treatment of gastrointestinal conditions requires not only physical attention, but, in some cases, addressing psychological concerns as well.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Current targets call for 150 minutes of weekly exercise -- or 30 minutes of physical activity at least five days a week -- to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Although these standards don't need to be abandoned, they shouldn't be the primary message about exercise for inactive people, experts argue in two separate analyses published Jan. 21 in The BMJ.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Researchers have summarized and clarified what is known about depression treatment in primary care. The reports have been published in the January/February issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.
Friday, January 23, 2015
By Adam Hochron
With so many changes in the health care industry, the days of doctors running solo practices in their hometowns seem to be ending as more physicians opt for employment with large health care systems.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
For patients with psychotic disorders and comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder, prolonged exposure therapy and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy are safe and effective, according to a study published online Jan. 21 in JAMA Psychiatry.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
For fourth-year medical students, working collaboratively is associated with a reduction in diagnostic errors, according to a research letter published in the Jan. 20 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The terms in health care payer contracts are not immutable, and contracts should be negotiated, according to an article published Jan. 9 in Medical Economics.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
For 8- to 11-year-olds, bullying is associated with lower urinary tract symptoms, according to a study published in the February issue of The Journal of Urology.
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