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'Religiously Integrated' Psychotherapy Is Effective for Depression

For chronically ill patients with major depression, an approach to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) that incorporates patients' religious beliefs is at least as effective as conventional CBT, suggests a study in the April issue of The Journal of...
31-Mar-2015 1:00 PM EDT

How Did He Do It? Mayor Bloomberg's Public Health Strategy Evaluated in Journal of Public Health Management and Practice

How did former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg succeed in achieving so much of his "comprehensive and far-reaching" public health agenda? Key strategies included harnessing the full authority of the City health department and mobilizing the...
31-Mar-2015 10:25 AM EDT

Rate of Opioid Misuse Is Around 25 Percent, Addiction Rate 10 Percent, Reports Study in PAIN

New estimates suggest that 20 to 30 percent of opioid analgesic drugs prescribed for chronic pain are misused, while the rate of opioid addiction is approximately 10 percent, reports a study in the April issue of PAIN®, the official journal of the...
30-Mar-2015 1:55 PM EDT

Two Different Fat Graft Techniques Have Similar Effects on Facial Skin

Two approaches to fat grafting—injection of fat cells versus fat-derived stem cells—have similar effects in reversing the cellular-level signs of aging skin, reports a study in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the...
30-Mar-2015 10:10 AM EDT

Fat Grafting Technique Improves Results of Breast Augmentation

In women undergoing breast augmentation, a technique using transplantation of a small amount of the patient's own fat cells can produce better cosmetic outcomes, reports a study in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the...
30-Mar-2015 10:10 AM EDT

For Drivers with Telescopic Lenses, Driving Experience and Training Affect Road Test Results


For people with low vision who need bioptic telescopic glasses to drive, previous driving experience and the need for more training hours are the main factors affecting performance on driver's license road tests, according to a study in the April...
27-Mar-2015 1:15 PM EDT

Study Shows Association between Migraine and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Reports PRS Global Open

Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome are more than twice as likely to have migraine headaches, reports a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open®, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic...
23-Mar-2015 10:35 AM EDT

WebTIPS Helps Make Surgery Less Scary for Children—and Their Parents

A newly developed website provides parents and children with individualized information and support—based on factors like coping style and levels of worry and fear—to help lower anxiety before outpatient surgery in children, according to a pair...
23-Mar-2015 8:30 AM EDT

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