Health

Poverty tied to increased respiratory hospitalization rate

(HealthDay)—Household income is tied to significant differences in hospitalizations for ambulatory-care-sensitive respiratory conditions, according to a study published in the September/October issue of the Annals of Family ...

Cardiology

Many at high cardiovascular risk still not on statins

(HealthDay)—Many individuals at high risk for cardiovascular events, such as those with coronary artery disease, diabetes, or both, are not receiving statins, according to research published in the May/June issue of the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Multiple 60-minute massage sessions effective for neck pain

(HealthDay)—Multiple 60-minute massage sessions are effective for neck dysfunction and pain among patients with chronic neck pain, according to a study published in the March/April issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

About one-quarter of patients with MCI progress to dementia

(HealthDay)—About 22 percent of patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) progress to dementia within three years, and depression symptoms modify the prognosis, according to a study published in the March/April issue ...

Health

New tool assesses quality of work relationships in the clinic

(HealthDay)—The Work Relationships Scale (WRS) seems to be a valid tool for measuring the quality of relationships in primary care settings, according to a study published in the November/December issue of the Annals of ...

Health

High patient satisfaction with patient-centered medical homes

(HealthDay)—A significant majority of patients report experiencing a high quality of care at federally-supported health centers, according to a study published in the November/December issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

Health

Little correlation between care quality, patient experience

(HealthDay)—There is little correlation between quality of care assessed by clinical measures versus by patient experience, according to research published in the September/October issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

Diabetes

Cinnamon cuts blood glucose levels in diabetes patients

(HealthDay)—Consumption of cinnamon is associated with favorable reductions in plasma glucose and lipid levels, according to research published in the September/October issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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