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The Nature Of The Doctor-Patient Relationship Influences Patient Engagement

Patients who feel that their physicians treat them with respect and fairness, communicate well and engage with them outside of the office setting are more active in their own health care, finds a new study published in the journal Health Services Research. The study looked at how role relationships between patients and their physicians, which […]

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Louis Appleby

Suicide And Homicide Rates In Mental Health Patients Revealed

Suicide rates among people with mental illness in England and Wales have fallen over the last decade, latest figures show. The 2011 Annual Report was published by The University of Manchester’s National Confidential Inquiry (NCI) into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness. A full-text version of this report is available for free. Check […]

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Researcher Ha T. Nguyen, Ph.D.

Mexican-Americans Who Are Obese Lack Diet And Exercise Advice From Doctors

Only half of obese Mexican-American adults receive diet and exercise advice from their physicians, although obesity is on the rise for this group. “Among this obese population, not seeing 100 percent of people receiving advice is discouraging. There is a much higher risk of having negative health consequences,” said Ha Nguyen, Ph.D., an assistant professor […]

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Physicians And Nurses Caring For Pediatric Patients Communicate Better In Small Teams

Grouping pediatric resident physicians and nurses into unit-based teams is associated with improved frequency and quality of communication, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The need for better dialogue among health care-team members is great, according to the authors.

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Complementary And Alternative Medicine Dialogue Among Patients And Providers Is Lacking

Despite their high use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), Americans over the age of 50 often do not discuss CAM use with their health care providers, a survey indicates. The results, from AARP and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the National Institutes of Health were released today. Check the […]

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