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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Data suggest that gentler, thoughtful approach helps boost patient outcomes
Monday, November 24, 2014
Psychosocial therapy significantly reduces suicide attempts and deaths among people who have previously attempted suicide, according to a new study published online Nov. 24 in The Lancet Psychiatry.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Millions of Americans bought health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act in the past year and physicians may be reluctant to accept these patients.
Monday, November 24, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
The current issue of The Lancet takes a deep dive into the World War I treatment of phantom limb pain and amputated limb patients.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Being the boss at work seems to raise the odds for symptoms of depression among women, but not men, according to new research published in the December issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Patients with severe mental illness have increased mortality after myocardial infarction, according to a study published online Nov. 17 in the Journal of Internal Medicine.
Friday, November 21, 2014
The effects of trials to improve medication adherence are inconsistent, with few studies of the highest quality demonstrating improvement in both adherence and clinical outcome, according to a review published online Nov. 20 in The Cochrane Library.
Friday, November 21, 2014
A prosocial Internet support group that encourages breast cancer survivors with elevated anxiety or depression to help others may not be beneficial, according to a study published online Nov. 17 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Jobs requiring intellectually challenging tasks may help preserve thinking skills and memory as workers age, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in Neurology.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
By Adam Hochron
As hospitals around the country deal with the newly instituted readmission penalties many are having to look at how they will handle providing the same level of care without some of the money they counted on in the past.
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