Integrating health and social care: Seven steps for success

The widespread deaths of the elderly in care homes that occurred as a result of poor decisions by government at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, revealed the lack of knowledge about how the care sector works.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study links depression scores, white blood cell count

Researchers across four health care systems, including Vanderbilt University Medical Center, have found that increased depression polygenic scores are associated with increased white blood cell count, highlighting the importance ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Is 'patient activation measure' relevant for adults on dialysis?

The Patient Activation Measure (PAM) is a standardized instrument that assesses an individual's knowledge, ability, skills, and confidence in self-managing chronic medical conditions. A study published in JASN examined whether ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Four ways that volunteering can be good for you

More than 77 million Americans volunteer a total of 6.9 billion hours a year doing everything from fighting fires to raising funds for cancer research. These efforts help others and support communities. But volunteering also ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How reading aloud can be an act of seduction

Reading aloud is an activity that we associate with the cozy comfort of children's bedtime stories. Certainly, children's classics from The Gruffalo to the Alice books are produced knowing that when they come to be read, ...

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