Columbia leads national effort to develop early intervention for schizophrenia
NEW YORK (July 21, 2009) Columbia University Medical Center's Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D., a renowned expert in the field of schizophrenia, has been selected by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) of the National Institutes of Health as principal investigator of a nationwide effort to d...
Siblings target of intervention program
"Siblings are Special," a pilot prevention program targeting fifth graders and their younger siblings, recently received $1.45 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse as part of the National Institutes of Health's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding. The award is for two years...
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Concludes Autism Lawsuit with Settlement Focused on Families Who Received Early Intervention Services, Not Attorneys
DETROIT, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- One month after announcing that it would voluntarily offer its customer groups the ability to purchase coverage for intensive early intervention
treatment for autism beginning July 1, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan said today it has concluded a lawsuit involvin...
Workplace E-Mail Intervention Program Helps People Sit Less and Eat Better, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds
Tailored E-mails Suggest Fruit Snacks and 10-Minute Walks
OAKLAND, Calif . , May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A behavioral intervention
program delivered by e-mail significantly improved diet and physical activity by helping people move more, sit less, and make healthier food choices, accordi...
Workplace e-mail intervention program helps people sit less and eat better
May 19, 2009 (OAKLAND, Calif.) An e-mail intervention
program is an effective way to significantly improve diet and physical activity by helping people move more, sit less, and make healthier food choices, according to a Kaiser Permanente Division of Research study in the American Journal of Pre...
Experts Urge Family Members and Friends to Seek Immediate Intervention for Their Loved Ones Who May Have Alzheimer's Disease (AD)
New Online Resource, YouCanBeTheOne.com, Recommended to Help Guide Important Conversations and Get Families Closer to an Accurate Diagnosis
NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The multi-disciplinary expert consortium known as the Alzheimer's Disease Screening Discussion Group (ADSDG) is calling...
Pivotal Data on Bronchial Thermoplasty from the Asthma Intervention Research 2 (AIR2) Trial to be Presented at ATS 2009
New non-drug procedure for severe asthma featured in eight presentations at annual conference in San Diego
SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Asthmatx released today the schedule of presentations featuring its novel Alair(R) Bronchial Thermoplasty System at ATS 2009, the Internation...
Women Ten Times More Likely To Do Breast Self-Exams Correctly With Intervention Program, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds
Researchers conclude that intervention
can be modified to teach self-screening techniques for other cancers.
PORTLAND, Ore., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A brief intervention
program - consisting of one counseling session and two follow-up phone calls - boosted by tenfold the number of women corr...
TypeAMom.net on Early Intervention for Autism
ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Type-A Mom Special Needs Parenting expert Tina Cruz shares details about the importance of early intervention
with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Early intervention
with regard to autism means that a child has started therapies before hi...
Expose on Crimes Against Humanity as Perpetrated by the Gerontological Elite Asks Is Consensus in Anti-Aging Medical Intervention An Elusive Expectation or A Realistic Goal?
In the May-June 2009 issue of the prestigious Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, an international journal integrating experimental, clinical, and social studies on aging published by Elsevier, founder and Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Imre Zs.-Nagy delivers an intrepid Expose revealing a decade-...
Is intervention beneficial for brain vessel malformations?
NEW YORK (April 1, 2009) -- Individuals diagnosed with a brain arteriovenous malformation (BAVM) -- an abnormal tangle of arteries and veins -- are at increased risk of vessel rupture and bleeding that can cause permanent brain damage. Traditionally, doctors have prescribed preventive intervention...
CDC analysis finds unique social and behavior intervention helps reduce MRSA rates up to 62 percent
Princeton, NJ The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Plexus Institute (Plexus) today announce results from an analysis of a multifaceted methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) prevention program that employed positive deviance (PD), a novel approach to social and behavior...
Environmental Cleaning Intervention Reduces Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in ICUs
SAN DIEGO, March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A rigorous environmental cleaning intervention
can reduce the transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other multidrug-resistant organisms in hospital intensive care units (ICUs), according to a new study presented toda...
Clinical Intervention Eliminates Heel Ulcer Incidents in ICU
- Texas medical center reduces heel ulcers to zero, saves nearly $2 million
CARY, Ill., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients that are sedated or immobilized are at a higher risk for the development of heel pressure ulcers and plantar flexion contractures, conditions that...
School-based intervention is a promising model for improving adolescent sleep habits
Westchester, Ill. A study in the March 1 issue of the journal SLEEP shows that a school-based sleep intervention
is a promising model for addressing adolescent sleep problems, given its high retention rate, cost-effectiveness and potential for promoting healthy sleep knowledge and practice.
The first Intervention About Women Compulsive Gamblers Airs on A&E February 23, 2009 at 9 PM: Williamsville Wellness will be Featured
The show will be about an intervention
and the growing problem of female compulsive gambling. Ten years ago only 3% of compulsive gamblers were women, today that figure is 46% or higher. Williamsville Wellness (located in Hanover, VA) specializes in treating compulsive gambling, is licensed to ...
Medical College of Wisconsin recognized for AIDS intervention research
A program designed and evaluated at The Medical College of Wisconsin to help prevent the spread of HIV in high-risk populations has been one of eight chosen by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for inclusion in The 2008 Compendium of Evidence-based HIV Prevention Interventions....
MSU researcher receives $1.5 million grant for childhood obesity intervention study
EAST LANSING, Mich. Healthy infant feeding can help stem the staggering rise in childhood obesity, according to a Michigan State University nursing professor who will use a $1.5 million federal grant to start a new three-year infant feeding program.
Mildred Horodynski of MSU's College of Nursi...
Preventing the Next Virginia Tech -- The National Behavioral Intervention Team Association Launched Today
MALVERN, Pa., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Today marked the launch of the National Behavioral Intervention
Team Association ( http://www.nabita.org ).
NaBITA's mission: The National Behavioral Intervention
Team Association (NaBITA) is committed to providing education, development and support to ...
HealthMedia Announces Industry's First Individually Tailored Physical Activity Intervention and Other Innovative New Program Features
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthMedia, Inc., the pioneer
in applying advanced technology to emulate a health coaching session via the
web -- without the coach -- for wellness, disease management, behavioral
health, medication adherence, and aging well, has introduced one of its mos...
Home-based diet and exercise intervention improves elderly cancer survivors' physical function
PHILADELPHIA - A home-based program to improve exercise and diet led to significant, clinically meaningful improvement in body weight and physical function among older long-term cancer survivors in preliminary findings from the RENEW (Reach-out to ENhancE Wellness) trial, according to Wendy Demar...
Autism Speaks, CDC and The Advertising Council Launch Program to Educate Teachers About Importance of Early Intervention for Autism
Autism Speaks, in partnership with the Ad Council and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), launch a new educational tool kit, Talking to Parents About Autism, designed to promote early intervention
and encourage educators to speak to a child's parents if they suspect a developmen...
Does probiotic intervention induce the serum global lipid profile change?
The new global metabolic profiling techniques, like lipidomics as a branch of metabolomics, have made it possible to measure large numbers of different metabolites, and are currently being applied to increase our understanding of the health and disease continuum.
A Finland research group inves...
Bulging prison system called massive intervention in American family life
BOSTON The mammoth increase in the United States' prison population since the 1970s is having profound demographic consequences that disproportionately affect black males.
"This jump in incarceration rates represents a massive intervention
in American families at a time when the federal govern...
HealthMedia Launches First-Ever Binge Eating Campaign and Intervention to Take on Nation's Top Eating Disorder
Web-Based Program Fills Large Industry Gap in Obesity and Weight Management Treatment
ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthMedia, Inc., the
pioneer in applying advanced technology to emulate a health coaching
session via the web - without the coach - for ...
New Intervention for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder Prototype Completed by SIMmersion LLC
Adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) frequently struggle to fit into a world that does not understand them, and aid is often more difficult find for adults than for children. SIMmersion LLC is hoping to help adults with ASD; the company recently completed a prototype of its simulation soft...
U of M study: Online intervention paramount for reducing HIV in high-risk population
ST. PAUL / MINNEAPOLIS (April 29, 2008) Young Internet-using men who have sex with men AND who meet their sexual partners both online and offline have greater numbers of partners, appear more likely to contract HIV, and report higher substance use rates than those who meet their partners exclus...
Emergency Departments Nationwide Institute New Alcohol Screening and Intervention Process
Free Emergency Nurses Association Intervention
Tool Kit Reduces Patient Injuries/Repeat Visits and Risky Drinking
DES PLAINES, Ill., April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning April 10,
National Alcohol Screening Day, 360 nurses in emergency departments
nationwide will begin using t...
Psychological intervention reduces postembolization pain
has been shown to reduce the postembolization pain during hepatic arterial chemoembolizatiom therapy. It is highly recommended as a complementary approach to pharmacological analgesia according to research published in the February 14, 2008 issue of the World Journal of ...
Preschool Intervention Curbed Trend Toward Obesity
Kids in program ate less junk food, more fruits and vegetables
WEDNESDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- A preschool-based weight control intervention
program instilled healthy eating habits in children aged 2 to 5, a new study shows.
The study, by researchers at the University of Mia...
Physical Therapist Intervention for Balance Impairments May Help Reduce Risk of Falling
American Physical Therapy Association Sponsors National Toll-Free
Hotline Addressing Ways to Improve Balance and Reduce Risk of Falls
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Falls are
prevalent, dangerous, and costly. About one in three seniors above age 65,
and nearly one in t...
Brief intervention helps emergency patients reduce drinking
Asking emergency department patients about their alcohol use and talking with them about how to reduce harmful drinking patterns is an effective way to lower rates of risky drinking in these patients, according to a nationwide collaborative study supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abus...
Nurse-Led Intervention Boosts Cardiac Rehab: Study
Almost 90% adhered to fluid restriction, weigh-ins when aided by trained support group
MONDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive support from a heart failure nurse and a multidisciplinary team improves the likelihood that heart failure patients will comply with crucial non-medical interventio...
Which intervention would do the most to improve the health of the extreme poor?
Everything published by PLoS Medicine is Open Access: freely available for anyone to read, download, redistribute and otherwise use, as long as the authorship is properly attributed.
This week PLoS Medicine publishes a special collection of articles that aim to highlight the profound influence ...
Early intervention dramatically improves outcomes for new dialysis patients
Washington, DC (October 16, 2007) A program of education, close medical follow-up, and self-empowerment for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) newly starting dialysis, reduces complications and improves outcomesincluding significant reductions in mortality and hospitalization rates, rep...
Two-pronged intervention boosts senior driving skills
Older drivers who couple classroom courses with behind-the-wheel training can significantly improve their driving performance, according to a report published in the latest issue of The Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences (Vol. 62A, No. 10).
A recent study spearheaded by Yale University'...
4-Star Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Former U.S. Drug Czar, & Country's Top Drug Treatment CEO Barry Karlin to Keynote Palm Beach, FL National 'Moment Of Change' Intervention Conference:
8:30-10 AM MON. OCT. 1, BREAKERS HOTEL, 1 S. County Road, Palm Beach, OPEN TO MEDIA; Also Press Availability Following, at 10 AM
McCaffrey, now West Point professor, and Karlin to Discuss 'The Future of National Drug Policy, Intervention, and Addiction Treatment':
23 Million Need T...
Success of 'Shape Up Somerville' childhood obesity intervention to be presented
Christina Economos, PhD, principal investigator of Shape Up Somerville: Eat Smart. Play Hard, a large-scale community intervention
to curb childhood obesity, will present her research at the second annual Friedman School Symposium at Tufts, October 29th to 31st in Boston.
Shape Up Somerville wa...
Success of 'Shape-Up Somerville' Childhood Obesity Intervention to be Presented at the Friedman School Symposium at Tufts, October 29-31, 2007 - Boston
NEW YORK, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christina Economos, PhD,
principal investigator of Shape Up Somerville: Eat Smart. Play Hard, a
large- scale community intervention
to curb childhood obesity, will present
her research at the second annual Friedman School Symposium at Tufts,
Practice-based intervention has sustained benefits for children and families
The Healthy Steps for Young Children Program, which added behavior and development services to pediatric practices, continued to benefit families more than two years after the intervention
ended, according to a study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The sust...