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Financial Distress Taking Toll on Employee Health

SUMMERFIELD, Fla., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Financially distressed employees have trouble functioning in their jobs, and this is hurting their physical health as well as taking a bite out of the employer's bottom line," says Dr. E. Thomas Garman, president, Personal Finance Employee Educ...

Cancer Caregiver Distress Unrecognized and Under Reported

Study Commissioned by Non-Profit Identifies Unmet Needs of Caregivers WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national survey released today by The Wellness Community revealed many Americans who provide support to a loved one with cancer do not recognize themselves as a caregiver. In...

AIDS Action Welcomes President's Budget Increases Yet Expresses Distress With Failure to End Federal Ban on Syringe Exchange Funding

WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In his Fiscal Year 2010 (FY 10) budget request, President Barack Obama increased funding for HIV prevention and treatment and care by $107 million. In doing so, President Obama has put funding behind the vision set forth in his FY 10 budget outline of ...

Number of Revascularization Procedures, Related In-Hospital Mortality and Some Complications Decline, While Rates of Infection and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery Increase

Increases translate into $170 million in incremental Medicare spending in FY 2006 ATLANTA, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of revascularization procedures, related in-hospital mortality and some complications among Medicare beneficiaries decreased between 2003 and 2006. At the same time, ...

New study highlights the distress of medical staff

Whilst losing a baby is distressing for parents, until now it has been less widely acknowledged that medical staff themselves can be affected by the losses experienced by their patients. New research from the University of Leicester shows that staff working in obstetrics and gynaecology, caring...

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome as Deadly as Ever

Finding contradicts belief that death rate associated with condition has dropped FRIDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- The death rate for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) hasn't changed since 1994, according to a study that contradicts the common belief there's be...

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

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. New research out of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center suggests that Vicks® VapoRub®, the popular menthol compound used to relieve symptoms of cough and congestion, may instead create respiratory distress in infants and small children. The study appears ...

Marital Distress May Affect Breast Cancer Recovery

Outcome appears to be related to quality of marriage relationship,, THURSDAY, Dec. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Marriage problems are associated with poorer outcomes for women with breast cancer, a new U.S. study finds. The researchers found that women in troubled marriages had higher lev...

Anti-same-sex marriage amendments spark distress among GLBT adults and families, says new research

WASHINGTON Amendments that restrict civil marriage rights of same-sex couples such as Proposition 8 that recently passed in California have led to higher levels of stress and anxiety among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults, as well as among their families of origin, according to sev...

UNICEF Concerned About Emotional Distress of Children in Myanmar

Child-friendly spaces set up in camps sheltering people affected by Cyclone Nargis NEW YORK and BANGKOK, Thailand, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Young victims of Cyclone Nargis that have lost or been separated from their families are receiving protection and c...

The 'choking game,' psychological distress and bullying

Ontarios youth are experiencing a different kind of high -- approximately seven percent (an estimated 79,000 students in grades 7 to 12) report participating in a thrill-seeking activity called the choking game, which involves self-asphyxiation or having been choked by someone else on purpose. The...

Respiratory Distress Treatment Studies Conflict

Experts differ on what answers the research offers TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies try to answer one of the most pressing questions in critical care medicine: How much pressure should be applied to keep open the partially collapsed lungs of people being treated fo...

Maternal Distress Raises Risk of Childhood Asthma

Study finds moms with persistent depression, anxiety more likely to have children with airway disease TUESDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to mothers who have persistent depression or anxiety have an increased risk of developing asthma, new research suggests. Canadian...

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

Ask any mother and she'll tell you that raising a preschooler is no easy task. Now imagine what it must be like to bring up a child with autism or a developmental delay. Researchers at the University of Washington's Autism Center asked mothers about their experiences and found that moms of ch...

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

The largest such study ever published finds that, while about 40 percent of women surveyed report having sexual problems, only 12 percent indicate that those issues are a source of significant personal distress. The report led by a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) physician appears in the Nov...

Mental Distress Sufferers Loathe To Come Out In The Open

According to a survey, which was carried out to mark Mental Health Action Week, in Scotland, more than 80 percent of respondents know two friends// who have experienced mental distress at some time or the other. The survey also showed that almost 90 percent of those suffering from mental distre...

Newborns With Respiratory Distress Potentially Have Rare Genetic Disease

Newborns with respiratory distress should be evaluated for primary ciliary dyskinesia, a rare genetic disease that has features similar// to cystic fibrosis. According to Thomas Ferkol, M.D., Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, reports that about 80 percent of patients wit...

Lower Fetal Weight Linked to High Distress in Mothers

Fetuses of mothers who show high rates of depression, anxiety and stress weigh less and are smaller than average at midterm, according to a recent study from the University of Miami School of Medicine.// Psychobiologist Miguel A. Diego and colleagues found that cortisol seems to be one potenti...

Genetic Disorders, Not Fetal Distress Increase Cerebral Palsy Risk

In a medical breakthrough, Australian researchers have discovered that hereditary blood clotting disorders increase the risk of cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a neurological // disorder that affects about one in 500 babies and results in co-ordination problems, and it was previously assumed t...

Is low birth weight related to psychological distress in adulthood?

Being underweight at the period of gestation has a profound effect on the psychological behavior in adulthood. It has been found // that although children even if born full term but weighing below 5.5 lbs are at 50% risk towards psychological distress in their adulthood. This being the same after ...

NHP Reports 2009 Second Quarter Results

...d availability of capital; government regulations, including changes in the reimbursement levels under the Medicare and Medicaid programs; the general distress of the healthcare industry; increasing competition in our business sector; the effect of economic and market conditions and changes in interest rates;...

Key Factors Define 'Prolonged Grief'

...uthors say their findings confirm the disorder is "a distinct mental disorder on the grounds that it is a clinically significant form of psychological distress associated with substantial disability." More information The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about loss, grief and bereavement . ...

Antidepressant Use in U.S. Has Almost Doubled

...he authors suggested. "It is encouraging that there is apparently an increased awareness and increased willingness to seek assistance for emotional distress . . . and that is a big step forward," said Dr. Kathryn J. Kotrla, chairwoman and associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at Texas A&...

New Study Measures Benefits of More Involved Fathers

...t 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 fathers-on...

Cancer Survivors Face Tough Road Long After Treatment Ends

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

ARDS Promotes Awareness with New Campaign

...ime, 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 ...

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

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

Radiation Plus Chemo a Good Option in Lung Cancer

...g removed (lobectomy) rather than an entire lung. They speculated that removing an entire lung left patients more likely to die from acute respiratory distress syndrome or other respiratory diseases. "On the basis of the findings of our study, patients should be counseled about the risks and potential benef...

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

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

Community Hospitals: Dying Breed or Community Cornerstone?

...ergency and inpatient medical practice had achieved a 936% return on investment, with profitability continuing annually since. Sometimes the distress call comes too late, admits Burnette. Hospitalogic successfully re-opened a community hospital in Brownsville, Pennsylvania in 2008, overcoming regul...

Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc. Announces Closing of Offer to Acquire Warrants

...ted products in major markets including traumatic brain injury, sickle cell crisis pain, trauma, wound care, decompression sickness, acute respiratory distress syndrome, stroke, myocardial infarction, surgery, diabetes and cosmetic applications. More information is available at www.oxybiomed.com . ...

Cornerstone Therapeutics' David Price Named 2009 Chief Financial Officer of the Year by the Triangle Business Journal

...r license for the U.S. commercial rights to Curosurf(R), the world leading treatment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Respiratory distress Syndrome in premature infants. Mr. Price has more than 25 years of international experience working for leading accounting and investment fi...

Need for At-Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Underscored by High-Profile Cardiac Deaths

...blood pressure at home - a preventive measure highly recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA)(3) since it can help signal impending cardiac distress caused by high blood pressure. High blood pressure increases the workload of the heart and arteries in order to maintain the body's necess...

Parents of Children With Autism Report High Stress Levels

... Behavior problems, not additional caretaking, seem to cause the distress FRIDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone who has tried to quell a 3-year-old's temper tantrum knows that dealing with small children ca...

Financial crisis increases suicides and homicides

...thors, noted that "Suicides are just the tip of the iceberg rising suicide rates are a sign of many failed suicide attempts and high levels of mental distress among workers and families." As with any ecological study, the analysis had several limitations. The analysis focused on the experience of entire ...

Why Swine Flu Differs From Seasonal Flu

...THURSDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have uncovered some intriguing clues about why the new swine flu frequently brings on gastrointestinal distress and vomiting, symptoms not usually associated with seasonal flu. In experiments with ferrets, research teams in the United States and the Netherlan...

Younger People Appear More at Risk From New Swine Flu

...disease. In another report in the journal, Mexican researchers also looked at the age distribution of those who died or developed acute respiratory distress from the new H1N1 flu. Of the 18 people with pneumonia hospitalized in April with the flu at the National Institute of Respiratory Diseases in Mexico ...

Girls' Overall Self-Worth Improves With Contact Lens Wear, Study Shows

...trates the value-added benefits of contact lens wear beyond vision correction. "Girls are particularly vulnerable to social and psychological distress during the transitional years of early and middle adolescence and this data suggests that for girls, in particular, a switch from glasses to contact l...

Pre-Diabetes Costs Nation $25 Billion Annually in Extra Medical Care, New Data Show

...r but also to the developing fetus. Among infants, gestational diabetes results in an increased risk of death, jaundice, hypoglycemia and respiratory distress syndrome. Further, adult offspring of mothers with gestational diabetes have a significantly increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes as well as ...

First Brain Health lndex Ranks America's “Brain Smarts” Based on 21 Indicators: D.C. Ranks No. 1

... insurance coverage. No. 8: New Jersey. New Jersey has the secret to better mental health. It has one of the lowest rates of serious psychological distress in the nation. No. 9: Maine. Never bet a native Mainer in a game of cards. The state ranks among the top two states that boost brain health throu...
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