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Depression Screening is Essential among Adults


Date: May 22nd, 2016

The essence of depression screening among adults

The American adults must be checked for depression, this is according to a panel of government experts in an interview conducted by Reuters.  The screening that will be made to detect depression can actually help in the reduction of the symptoms and from its come back again. It can help in lessening the other health care needs and it can help in improving the health of those who are pregnant or women who suffers from postpartum depression. This is according to the American Preventive Services Task Force. After conducting a review about the prior studies, the panel has discovered that if you just wait for the patients to say that they are depressed, you will be missing out the important number of people who are actually depressed and may find advantage from the treatment. This is according to Dr. Pignone of the USPSTF. He is a member & a lecturer at a university in North Carolina.

Smoking can affect the Survival Rate of Patients with Breast Cancer


Date: May 21st, 2016

Smoking to lessen the lives of women with breast cancer

Women who were treated for breast cancer and went on with their smoking habit are less likely to survive than the patients who never smoked at all or those who have stopped smoking according to a research. The research, however, suggests that it will never be too late to stop smoking to increase the cancer survival rate. Women who have stopped smoking during the time of the diagnosis show a much better, they have shown better results than those who went on with their smoking habit after being diagnosed. This is according to the study made by R. Passarelli, he is a cancer epidemiologist at a University in California. The smokers, however, also had a high possibility of dying from respiratory types of cancer or from a heart disease according to the researchers.

Zohydro: The New OxyContin?


Date: May 20th, 2016

Fast becoming one of (if not) the most contentious questions in the medical/pharmaceutical field is the challenge doctors and pharmacists will face striking a harmonious chord between effective pain management and curbing opioid addiction and/or abuse. This is likely due to drug abuse treatment for prescription abuse has climbed a stunning 403 percent in the past decade.

A number of pain management doctors, advocates and patients cite the phenomenon of “opiophobia” among doctors in response to the huge quantity of press given painkiller abuse and addiction as contributing to under-medication. However, looking into the raw numbers of this issue, a Stanford study found that at least 50 percent of chronic pain sufferers were under-medicated, as were more than 50 percent of cancer patients.

The Density of the Primary Care based on Research


Date: May 19th, 2016

The current information about the primary care visits

There was a currently published research and it is about people with diabetes. They offer light into the composite health problems that family doctors and other primary care doctors can help in managing the patient.  The researchers at the Family Medicine & a Primary Care unit of the Robert Graham Center dealt with the question of how the intricacy of the primary care visits when compared with that of the sub-specialists visit in a present article posted online just this January about the Primary Care for Diabetes. The study, however measured the intricacy as well as the number of reasons why patient visits the doctor monthly.

PTSD and the Road to Recovery


Date: May 18th, 2016

With our ongoing military presence in the Middle East, most Americans realize that returning vets often are not the same person they were before deployment. Chances are that if they were sent to active combat zones, they may be suffering from the after effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD can range from elevated anxiety levels all the way to severe debilitation or even as a contributing factor in suicides or homicides. PTSD, though more commonly linked with combat duty, can still affect those who work in a first-responder role, as they are often witness to devastating accidents, volatile and combative tempers and high-stress environments, sometimes so intense that the balance between life and death is literally held in their very hands. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is apparent in nearly 8% of Americans.

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