Archive for September, 2008

Heart Patients Should Be Screened for Depression

September 30th, 2008
Heart DoctorA new scientific advisory asserts that heart patients are particularly vulnerable to depression and should be screened, and if necessary treated, to improve their recovery and overall health. “Depression and heart disease seem to be very much intertwined,” ...

Mental Problems among Delinquent Teens

September 30th, 2008
teenA new study finds that nearly one out of five delinquent youths suffer from traumatic brain injury which can contribute to wide ranging mental illnesses. These troubled teens had a significantly earlier onset of criminal and substance-using behaviors, more ...

Behavioral Therapy Helps Kids Lose Weight

September 30th, 2008
teenA medium- to high-intensity behavioral management program has been found to help obese school-age kids and teens lose weight and/or prevent further weight gain. While prevention of weight gain is ideal, the new report by HHS’ Agency for Healthcare ...

Cardiac Patients Need Mental Health Care

September 30th, 2008
cardiacA new scientific advisory asserts that heart patients are particularly vulnerable to depression and should be screened, and if necessary treated, to improve their recovery and overall health. "Depression and heart disease seem to be very much intertwined," said ...

Take Care of Yourself in Tough Times

September 29th, 2008
manUnfortunately, the instruction of Roman poet Virgil that "The greatest wealth is health" is often ignored during difficult financial times. Experts warn that the American mantra of longer hours and harder work to combat financial stress may be ...

Breast Cancer Coping Styles

September 29th, 2008
womanWestern culture puts enormous pressure on women to take charge of their breast cancer, but not ever women responds the same to the new challenge. Coping styles vary say Temple University sociologist Julia Ericksen. She believes each style is ...

Stress Accompanies Law Enforcement

September 29th, 2008
policeForget the glamorous television shows; policing is dangerous work with health dangers extending beyond what is found on the streets. The pressures of the badge put officers at risk for high blood pressure, insomnia, increased levels of destructive ...

Human Damage After The Storm

September 26th, 2008
mental healthFor many Americans it is the damage after the storm that people often don't talk about--mental disorders such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder--that strike in the wake of a catastrophic experience. Post-trauma mental conditions are ...

Hypnotic Therapy Reduces Menopausal Symptoms

September 26th, 2008
womanAs baby boomers age, women are approaching menopause with a goal of maintaining normal activity and well-being during the period of life transition. New research suggests an innovative therapy may be a excellent adjunct toward this objective ...

Brain Activity Regulates Emotions

September 26th, 2008
mindNew brain imaging studies have improved the understanding of how the human brain regulates emotions, report scientists from Columbia University. The research, published by Cell Press in the journal Neuron, identifies brain pathways that underlie reinterpretation of ...
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