Carolyn Crist

Doctors struggle to help older gun owners

14 Dec 2018

(Reuters Health) - Doctors who work with seniors are grappling with ways to prevent gun-related suicides and accidents, often among gun-owning older patients with dementia or depression, according to a recent review article.

Crosswords and sudoku may not stop mental decline

14 Dec 2018

(Reuters Health) - - Mental engagement through problem-solving games like crossword puzzles, sudoku and brain teasers may not offset cognitive losses due to age-related dementia, a new study suggests.

Self-weighing, self-awareness may prevent holiday weight gain

13 Dec 2018

(Reuters Health) - - A brief program that encouraged people to track their weight and to be mindful of the excess energy in every holiday cookie or cup of nog seems to have helped participants get through the holiday season without gaining weight.

Food-benefits recipients need a better shopping experience

07 Dec 2018

(Reuters Health) - Parents who receive supplemental food vouchers for grocery shopping need a better retail experience to make the most of the benefits, U.S. researchers say.

Patients often withhold relevant information from doctors

07 Dec 2018

(Reuters Health) - - Patients commonly hold back information from doctors that could help in their healthcare, which could influence the care they receive or even harm them, researchers say.

Pre-race screening of runners could reduce life-threatening health issues

06 Dec 2018

(Reuters Health) - - As long-distance races like half-marathons and full marathons become more popular, race organizers and medical directors should consider using online medical screening to identify risky runners and avert medical emergencies, researchers say.

Hypnosis could help irritable bowel syndrome symptoms

05 Dec 2018

(Reuters Health) - Patients with irritable bowel syndrome may find that hypnotherapy helps them cope with their symptoms, a new study shows.

Sexual rehab could have benefits for men with heart disease

30 Nov 2018

(Reuters Health) - A sexual rehabilitation program could help with erectile dysfunction in men who have heart disease, a study from Denmark suggests.

With back pain, depression tied to higher healthcare spending

30 Nov 2018

(Reuters Health) - - When patients with painful back problems are also depressed, they have significantly higher healthcare costs than back-pain patients without depression, a U.S. study suggests.

'Echo chamber' surrounds parental decisions about childhood flu vaccine

30 Nov 2018

(Reuters Health) - Although the annual flu vaccine is recommended for all children older than 6 months, about a third of parents say their child won't receive one this year, according to a new U.S. poll.

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