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Neurology Now magazine launches at AAN meeting

...eatment. Articles will provide tips for living and coping with disorders including Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, migraine, multiple sclerosis, neuropathy, Parkinson's disease, and stroke, among other conditions. The premier issue will feature a cover story about actress Teri Garr who has been living with M...

Easing the anxiety of pregnancy after miscarriage

... of the threat to their pregnancy and how they are coping with the pregnancy. "The knowledge gained from this study will help clinicians in the future know when women who are pregnant after losing a baby might need emotional support the most, and what kind of support will be most helpful," she said. At...

Paramedics need help to revive marriages: U of T study

...aramedics operate in a stressful work environment, coping daily with health dangers and changing shift schedules. Add a traumatic event, such as a death, to the mix and paramedics' emotional resources may be taxed. Generally, they bring the workplace stress and trauma home with them. "The aftermath of the t...

Perceived discrimination linked to coronary artery calcification

...can women," Lewis said.It is important to identify coping strategies that might reduce the negative effects of discrimination on health outcomes for African-American women, she said. "This is an unavoidable stressor for African-American women," she said. "Because we can't change society, we need to focus on...

Men with spouses, partners, fare better after prostate cancer treatment

...aring for prostate cancer patients need to address coping and social support mechanisms in order to encourage the beneficial aspects of partnership and overcome the detrimental affects of being single," the study concludes. A special advantage of the UCLA study is the population assessed, Litwin said. The m...

Relationships improve quality of life for prostate cancer patients

...aring for prostate cancer patients need to address coping and social support mechanisms in order to encourage the beneficial aspects of partnership and overcome the detrimental effects of being single."...

Teenage depression can be enduring, but is more often short-lived

...bad things happen to them that they don't have the coping skills to deal with." Women are especially at increased risk for depression from stress factors, particularly interpersonal stress, such as poor relationships marked by as conflicts. "Most depression, particularly for women, is triggered by negative ...

Resettling the 'Lost Boys of Sudan' in the United States

...aff and the children themselves, to assess trauma, coping and quality of life. Of the 304 individuals who returned questionnaires, most had directly witnessed or were victims of war-related violence. Ninety-three percent of the youths reported that their villages had been attacked; many reported witnessin...

Resettling the 'Lost Boys of Sudan' in the United States

...aff and the children themselves, to assess trauma, coping and quality of life. Of the 304 youths who returned questionnaires, most had directly witnessed or were victims of war-related violence. Ninety-three percent reported that their villages had been attacked; many reported witnessing close friends or...

New program focuses on the sometimes neglected needs of siblings of sick children

...ommunication issues, alleviate stress, and work on coping skills. The fourth session is divided into two parts. First, the well siblings meet with the counselor alone, and then the parents join them to review the emotional needs of the child. Parents may be encouraged to schedule time with only the well ...

Good friends, rather than close family ties, help you live longer in older age

...o have important effects on mood, self esteem, and coping mechanisms in times of difficulty. An accompanying editorial suggests that feeling connected to others may provide meaning and purpose that is not only essential to the human condition, but also to longevity, conferring a positive physiological effec...

Study confirms intensive treatment of diabetic patients significantly reduces heart disease

...ovascular events. "This is exciting news for those coping with diabetes. This intensive treatment of glucose control could allow them to live longer with less suffering," said Stanley Schwartz, MD, the principal investigator on the DCCT follow-up study, called the Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and ...

Neurology Now, patient magazine of American Academy of Neurology, wins national award

...l patient stories, and helpful tips for living and coping with neurological problems. In the first three months of publication, Neurology Now has received 10,000 requests for subscriptions from people with an interest in neurological disorders. The circulation is over 300,000. The premiere issue, published ...

Swamped city: New Orleans and nature

... occasions throughout the city's long history, and coping with nature has become second nature to the citizens of New Orleans. As LSU Geography Professor Craig Colten discusses in his new book, "An Unnatural Metropolis: Wresting New Orleans from Nature," the city, which sits well below sea level and is vir...

Cognitive therapy effective in preventing repeat suicide attempts

...rticipants were helped to develop adaptive ways of coping with stressors. Usual care included outpatient therapy and medication. From baseline to the 18-month assessment, 13 participants (24.1 percent) in the cognitive therapy group and 23 participants (41.6 percent) in the usual care group made at least ...

NJIT entrepreneurs demonstrate their inventions for science commission

... patent on a silicone device to help male patients coping with urine retention who now must rely on catheters. The device would be implanted into the urethra during a simple procedure performed in a physician's office or by a nurse in a patient's home. It contains a metal valve which opens whenever the us...

Tsunami raises questions about disaster mental health, Science reports

... Others suggested that some tsunami survivors are coping better because they're used to adversity and see t...ng all they've been through and attributed that to coping mechanisms they've built up through years of hardship. I think this is a bit speculative because it'...

Alcoholics Anonymous and treatment seem to work best together

...ciated with more self-efficacy and problem-solving coping skills, and better social functioning, which are linked to better alcohol-related outcomes." Moos and his colleague(s) wanted to further examine the even longer-term outcomes of AA and treatment, and how they might interact with one another. "In the...

Mayo Clinic researchers find math learning disorder is common

... are essential for success at school, work and for coping with life in general. The results appear in the September-October issue of Ambulatory Pediatrics. "Our research on the incidence of Math LD indicates that Math LD is common, affecting many children at some time during their school years," says Willia...

Talk therapy more effective long term treatment for SAD than light therapy, study finds

...run, has more lasting effects and teaches lifelong coping skills. "Before investing in a light box, I encourage SAD patients to go for a 30-minute walk after sunrise every morning. This gets just as much light to the retina as using light therapy and has the added benefit of increasing physical activity," ...

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