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Cancer Survivors Face Tough Road Long After Treatment Ends

... shows they're at increased risk of psychological distress years later THURSDAY, July 30 ... healthy peers to suffer serious psychological distress such as anxiety and depression, even a decade ... found to have experienced severe psychological distress within the previous month, compared with 3 ...

Stories we tell about national trauma reflect our psychological well-being

... exerted an emotional influence had low levels of distress and high levels of well-being. "However, we ... Adler and Poulin found that psychological distress was significantly related to accounts low in ... and their levels of psychological well-being and distress were analyzed using well-known psychological ...

Mothers of children with autism have higher parental stress, psychological distress

... of parenting-related stress and psychological distress than mothers of children with developmental ... increases in both parenting-related stress and distress in both groups, but this relationship was ... a difference and adding stress and psychological distress to these mothers," said Annette Estes, lead ...

Across the U.S., Stress Varies by Region

... 14.9 percent, who reported frequent mental distress in the 2003-2006 survey. Kentucky had 14.4 ... and West Virginia, incidence of frequent mental distress rose by 4 percentage points between the first and ... Reasons for the differences in emotional distress and stress levels might include socioeconomic ...

Focus on treating malnutrition in cancer patients, researchers say

... significantly greater levels of psychological distress than those who are more adequately nourished, ... between malnutrition and psychological distress in patients who were taking part in a cancer ... three distinctive classes of nutritional status. distress was measured using a 'distress thermometer', a ...

Almost Half of Women Have Sexual Problems

... and Drug Administration's guidelines require such distress as part of the diagnostic criteria. This study ... percent, however, reported significant personal distress associated with this problem. And there were ... associated distress," Shifren said. "The most distress occurred at mid-life, and the youngest women had ...

Large-Scale Survey Reveals Low Sexual Desire Most Common Distressing Female Sexual Problem, Affecting Up to One in 10 Women

... of Female Sexual Problems Associated with distress and Determinants of Treatment Seeking), the ... for any form of sexual activity marked by distress or interpersonal difficulty and not better ... make sure to evaluate the patient's level of distress associated with her problem," said Jan L. ...

While prevalent, sexual problems in women not always associated with distress

... but few of those have asked about levels of distress associated with those problems. The current ... supplemented by a validated measure of a woman's distress related to her sex life including feelings of ... and 21 percent difficulties with orgasm. But distress related to any of these problems was reported by ...

Older Patients With Cancer at Heightened Suicide Risk

... urge better management of patients' emotional distress to improve quality of life TUESDAY, ... were associated with having substantial emotional distress or pain, but not with cancer severity. Better management of patients' emotional distress and pain may improve quality of life and reduce ...

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Evaluation Findings Demonstrate Masimo Patient SafetyNet(TM) Delivers Improvements in Clinical Outcomes and Patient Safety on General Care Floors

... safer. Early findings showed a reduction in distress codes, rescue activations, and ICU ... possible for our clinicians to identify patient distress earlier -- preventing codes and rescues -- and ... "The bottom line is that the earlier patient distress is discovered and intervention is initiated, the ...

May/June 2008 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

... By Tanja Krones, M.D., et al New Diabetes distress Screening Instrument Recognizing the high ... of an easily scored, two-item diabetes distress screening instrument that asks patients to rate ... for future research to determine whether similar distress constructs apply to chronic diseases other than ...

Pollin Pediatric Research Prize awarded for discovery of lifesaving treatment of RDS

... of a lifesaving treatment for respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in infants. Once this country's ... p.m. "In the 1950s and earlier, respiratory distress syndrome, sometimes referred to as hyaline ... lungs of infants who had died with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) -- and to later efforts that ...

Cancer Poses Challenges for Husbands' Frame of Mind

... in his wife's experience of psychological distress more so than she is to his. The research was ... a survey of the quality of life and psychological distress experienced by 168 married patient-caregiver ... vulnerable. The greater the psychological distress among wives suffering from breast cancer, the ...

Maternal Distress Raises Risk of Childhood Asthma

... asthma for children who are exposed to maternal distress from birth to age 7. No such association was ... prescriptions for asthma medication. Maternal distress was defined as having a doctor visit, ... included in this study was exposed to maternal distress during their first year of life, according to the ...

Mothers' stress may increase children's asthma

... Evidence is emerging that exposure to maternal distress in early life plays a causal role in the ... of children born in 1995, we found that maternal distress which persists beyond the postpartum period is ... seventh birthday, and related it to maternal distress as defined by doctor visits, hospitalizations and ...

Meditation May Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers

... difference in perceived psychological distress between the two groups -- those practicing ... care. "There's a fair amount of emotional distress that accompanies RA in terms of stability, ... novel and innovative way to handle this emotional distress and one that hasn't been tried before, and we ...

Oncologists are critical in managing psychiatric disorders in patients with advanced cancer

... Mental illness and emotional distress in patients with advanced cancer are often ... disorder, consisting of symptoms of emotional distress such as irritability, mood swings, anxiety, or ... oncologists can help reduce psychological distress in patients with advanced cancer through ...

Breaking Up Is Not So Hard to Do

... The emotional distress is not as bad as predicted, college researchers ... two weeks before a split far exceeded the actual distress they underwent for three months after the split. And, although both real and imagined distress diminished as time went on, the spread between ...

New Study Measures Benefits of More Involved Fathers

... Obama is calling on fathers to take more responsibility and when economic distress is expected to put more pressure on young fathers and their families. ... when fathers and mothers participated in the groups together. While distress in couple relationships grew predictably in both the control and ...

ARDS Promotes Awareness with New Campaign

... expertise and dedication to help create awareness of Acute Respiratory distress Syndrome (ARDS.) Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 27, 2009 -- Acute Respiratory distress Syndrome (ARDS) may not be one of the most talked about medical conditions ...

Study finds acceptable levels of anxiety among men living with early, untreated prostate cancer

... Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and colleagues assessed levels of anxiety and distress in a group of recently diagnosed prostate cancer patients on active ... and those who were in poor physical healthexhibited more anxiety and distress than others. These findings indicate that besides cancer-specific factors, ...

Frisco ISD Treats Four Students in Medical Emergencies With OxySure(R) Model 615

... a wrestling match. The student was showing signs of severe shock and distress and knowing that oxygen should be administered for shock, I quickly ... (1) Individuals at risk for cardiac, respiratory or general medical distress needing immediate help prior to emergency medical care arrival; and (2) ...

Program focused on body, mind and spirit helps women with breast cancer cope

... in the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. "The program helped improve distress and despair during the initial three months and up to six months after ... more symptoms related to their cancer, they reported that they felt less distress and despair as a result of being able to better cope with the cancer." ...

Where you live may affect your state of mind

... San Diego, CA, April 14, 2009 Frequent Mental distress (FMD), defined as having 14 or more days in the previous month when ... making is especially warranted. The continued surveillance of mental distress may help these programs to identify unmet needs and disparities, to focus ...

Troubled Economy Impacts Providers of Specialized Health Care Services for Children

... in the U.S. are located in the 20 states that are in the most financial distress (as reported by Kaiser State Health Facts; the State Fiscal distress ranking is based on three indicators, including foreclosure rates, changes ...

Omega-3s ease depressive symptoms related to menopause

... Quebec City, January 28, 2009Omega-3s ease psychological distress and depressive symptoms often suffered by menopausal and perimenopausal ... improved the condition of women suffering symptoms of psychological distress and mild depression. "The differences we observed between the two groups ...

Vicks VapoRub Linked to Infant Breathing Problems

... after treating an 18-month-old girl who had developed severe respiratory distress after the salve had been put directly under her nose to relieve cold ... he said. "To say it was the Vicks VapoRub that caused the respiratory distress -- I'm not sure we have made that link yet." Dr. James A. L. Mathers ....

Popular cold and cough treatment may create respiratory distress in young children

... relieve symptoms of cough and congestion, may instead create respiratory distress in infants and small children. The study appears in this month's issue ... who was taken to the emergency room after developing severe respiratory distress following the application of Vicks directly under her nose. Researchers ...

Multiple Doses of Steroids Don't Help Preemies

... care for many years to reduce the chances of infant mortality, respiratory distress syndrome, and bleeding in the brain. And, it was thought that women who ... before or after delivery and other conditions, such as severe respiratory distress syndrome and bleeding in the brain. Murphy's team found that women ...

Stakeholders and public should use 20 specific health indicators

... pulmonary disease, asthma, cancer, and arthritis Serious Psychological distress percent of adults with serious psychological distress as indicated by a score of 13 or higher on the K6 scale ...

Large health differences between population groups in Norway

... and Sri Lankans. Mental Health Women reported more mental distress than men. Turkish and Iranian women (40 percent) reported the most mental ... In all groups, except immigrants from Pakistan and Sri Lanka, mental distress decreased with increasing education. Use of Health Services ...

Intervention program boosts survival in breast cancer patients

... that patients in the intervention group who had the greatest reductions in distress and physical symptoms were those who practiced progressive muscle ... did not participate. That is most likely related to the lower levels of distress they felt, Andersen said. Overall, the results show a promising new way ...

Tummy Hurts From Eating Too Much or From Too Many Turns in the Road? Clear Motion & Digestive Aid(TM) Comes to the Rescue

... Supplement Relieves Motion Sickness, Acid Reflux, Abdominal distress and General Nausea - Quickly, Naturally and ... Aid(TM) relieves the symptoms motion sickness, acid reflux, abdominal distress and general nausea, without harmful side effects. "A trip shouldn't trip ...

NASA-Enhanced Dust Storm Predictions to Aid Health Community

... which has important implications for air quality and respiratory distress warnings," said John Haynes, Public Health Applications program manager at ... of dust concentrations for their areas and track the number of respiratory distress situations that result. Ultimately, the system could allow health ...

New self-management program offers significant benefits for arthritis patients with chronic pain

... programme significantly reduces healthcare visits, pain scores and health distress in arthritis patients with chronic pain. Results were comparable to ... GP visits (reduced by 17% at 6 months and by 23% at 12 months) and health distress (reduced by 15% at 6 months and by 31% at 12 months) and self-efficacy was ...

Exposure Therapy Effective in Preventing Post-Traumatic Stress

... Despite some concerns that patients may not be able to manage the distress elicited by prolonged exposure, there was no difference in drop-out rates ... the authors wrote. In addition, by the end of three sessions, the distress ratings were significantly lower in the exposure therapy group than in the ...

Expressing feelings after trauma not necessary, research shows

... about the attacks reported more physical health problems and emotional distress over time, even after controlling for exposure to and distance from the ... after trauma and do just fine, and it's a myth that you must express your distress in order to recover," Silver said. "Mandatory or required psychological ...

Personality study shows risk of first depression episode late in life

... Even after the age of 70, people prone to feelings of anxiety, worry, distress and insecurity face a risk for a first lifetime episode of clinically ... 70. Although we are aware of no research on how people who are highly distress prone manage to stave off clinically significant depression, protective ...

When couples face the diagnosis of cancer, women carry a larger emotional burden than men

... analyzed the findings of 43 studies from around the world that assessed distress in couples coping with cancer. It is the gender that maters, said ... from waiting rooms of primary care practices, they found that the level of distress in couples facing the diagnosis of cancer was only moderate in comparison. ...

Respiratory Distress Treatment Studies Conflict

... of people being treated for the deadly condition called acute respiratory distress syndrome? Unfortunately, that question has not been definitively ... rate. In the French study of 767 people treated for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), the hospital mortality was 39 percent among those who got ...
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