Health

Getting doctors and nurses to work together at patient bedsides

The structure of health care systems helps determine how doctors and nurses collaborate during hospital rounds, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. A greater understanding of such team-based treatment ...

Overweight & Obesity

New research reveals obese individuals can't switch off from food

A new study has revealed what many health care professionals have long suspected, that obese individuals have a specific difficulty in directing their own attention away from unhealthy foods, when compared to the rest of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nurse-physician collaboration tied to lower infection rates

(HealthDay)—Collaborative relationships between nurses and physicians decrease rates of common health care-associated infections in intensive care units, according to a study published in the April issue of Critical Care ...

Attention deficit disorders

ADHD children may gain more from family-centered care

(HealthDay)—For children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), receiving more family-centered, compassionate care may be more effective than standard care, a new study found.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Collaborative care improves depression in teens

How best to care for the many adolescents who have depression? In a collaborative care intervention, a care manager continually reached out to teens—delivering and following up on treatment in a primary-care setting (the ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

New care approach eases depression among women

Women who received collaborative care for depression at an obstetrics and gynecology clinic showed fewer symptoms after treatment than women receiving usual depression care in the same setting, recent University of Washington ...

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