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National TV Promotion Triples Calls to Smoking Cessation Hotline

...romotion. The phone number links callers to state counselors who give them recommendations about how to quit smoking. The counselors gave advice instead of simply referring callers to resources, Augustson said. We know that these t...

Workers Compelled to Stay in Shape to Avoid Pay Cuts

... there is a growing industry of wellness advisers, counselors and consultants thriving, as corporate America tries to increase productivity and control insurance costs by helping its employees get healthy and shed pounds. More employers are zeroing in on obesity and smoking as the primary culprits for the ev...

New DNA Tests Advances Treatment of Lysosomal Storage Diseases

...disorder, or by obstetricians or prenatal genetics counselors who have patients with a family history of these disorders. Physicians in Emory's Lysosomal Storage Disease Center, established in 1993 in the Department of Human Genetics, diagnose, evaluate, and treat patients using a variety of treatment regimen...

Suicide Among Returning US Soldiers on the Rise

...n Los Angeles. He was asked recently to help train counselors at the Suicide Prevention Center in Los Angeles, where a spike in calls from veterans has been reported. One of the biggest challenges for troubled vets is the stigma of a mental health disorder, said Meshad. "It's very, very hard for you to reach ...

Zambia Trying Hard to Tackle Crisis in Mental Health Care

...case of psychologists, occupational therapists and counselors and the like. here has been a steady decline in the number of frontline mental health workers over the years. Two reasons are cited - retirement of skilled professionals, and more importantly, the brain drain, whereby the skilled leave the coun...

Honoring of Organ Donor Families at Raj Bhavan in Chennai

...of these donations in Chennai and Hyderabad. Their counselors have often been called to speak to the families to convince them to opt for the organ donation option in their moment of grief. There is huge gap between organ demand and organs that are available for transplants. In India most of the donations ta...

US Army to Recruit More Psychiatrists to Counsel Stressed Out Soldiers

...revent suicide among veterans by hiring additional counselors at each of its 153 medical centers after an intern... were inadequate. The unspecified number of new counselors would join 9,000 mental health professionals already employed by the VA to help veterans....

Numerous Defense Personnel Granted Early Retirement Due to Mental Illness

... the Army Medical Corps (AMC) have been trained as counselors and posted to the northern and eastern commands where troops are engaged in counter-insurgency operations. The armed forces witnessed 146 suicides in 2006, with 120 in the army, 24 in the air force and two in the navy and the coast guard. There w...

Elevate End- Of- Life Experience by Enhancing Quality of Hospice Care

...home health aides, social workers, and bereavement counselors work together in hospice care units to provide support and comfort to the terminally ill and their families. Many of the terminally ill patients suffering cancer, heart disease, and stroke avail the services of hospice care units. But, is the qual...

School Teen’s Sudden Death Linked To Bacterial Meningiti

... School officials have reportedly brought in grief counselors to help students deal with the death of Brodie Campbell, who was a popular student at his school- Dr. Charles Best Secondary School in Coquitlam, British Columbia. The Fraser Health Authority has now confirmed the reason of death as bacterial meni...

Suicide - Aboriginal Communities Take Stock of the Killing Numbers

...wn set of problems, it becomes imperative to train counselors according to the need rather than adopting a universal solution. Perhaps the right approach should begin by having appropriate people take charge of the counseling centers. Next step could be to improve the diagnostic centers. An agreement has bee...

Virginia Tech. Shooter -Human Rights or Innocent Lives

...with extensive treatment. Paradoxically, college counselors attribute increased improvements in psychiatric drugs making it possible for persons with mental illnesses, to make it to college in the first place. So as this controversial issue is raised one more time, it is indeed sad that it has to be hoist...

Phone Counseling Helps Patients Improve Eating and Exercise Habits

...alk more each day. Throughout the study, telephone counselors helped participants set achievable goals and come up with solutions when they had difficulty meeting their goals. At the end of the intervention, researchers evaluated whether participants increased the total time spent walking from the start of the ...

HIV Tests to Be Made Mandatory for Pregnant Women, Infants in New Jersey

...onversations with respectful medical personnel and counselors about HIV." CDC has recommended that all pregnant women be tested for HIV, although it said testing "should be voluntary and free of coercion." According to Codey, the "additional benefit" of testing every pregnant woman in the state includes redu...

Motivational Interviewing Could Reduce Excessive Drinking by Students

...nter. “There is a rapidly growing movement with counselors to incorporate a motivational interviewing approach when working with behavioral change issues due to the evidence for its effectiveness,” Kirkley said. MI is a collaborative rather than confrontational style that incorporates empathy, respect and ...

Tamilnadu to Extend Nutritional Supplement Support for HIV Patients

...aid the programme would help enhance the skills of counselors and nutritionists. Especially they would be able to offer case specific advice to such segments like pregnant women....

Medical Personnel Can Save More Lives by Screening for Oral Signs of Disease

...istants, nurse practitioners and hospital HIV/AIDS counselors to follow the same. "Dental health providers can be the first line of care when it comes to oral health," she says. “The mouth is the portal to the body and a reflection of general health. We as health providers need to be able to recognize things ...

Dialysis Trust Set Up in Bangalore by End-stage Kidney Patients

.... The trust would initiate training programmes for counselors and volunteers to assist patients in coping with the disease....

Busting the Exam Blues

...lth of the world. Therefore parents, teachers, and counselors alike, must come together to remove their fears, free them from doubts and to instill love for academics in them. History is replete with the track record of many distinguished lives with a poor academic status. There are records of several mo...

Computer Tool Helps Pinpoint Risky Gene Mutations

... all genetic// changes are deadly. To help medical counselors and physicians identify the mutations that pose th...one it is. We hope the system will eventually give counselors and doctors an important new tool to help them advise patients about whether they need to take preve...

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