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- The Family Physician of the Future July 3, 2011
Any discussion of complementary and alternative medicine inevitably polarizes people. Both sides feel very strongly that they are “right” and can provide dramatic examples of the benefits of — or serious harm caused by — whatever approach they support or challenge. However, it is unlikely that anyone will change his or her mind based on an article or expert opinion.
Regardless of which view one holds, it is well documented that patients do things that physicians do not prescribe, and they benefit from mechanisms we might not expect. We have evidence that good communication skills result in improved health outcomes. An article published in March’s Academic Medicine correlated higher empathy scores in physicians with objective improvement in their patients’ ability to control diabetes. As we learn to measure the variables of the physician-patient relationship, bridges can be built between seemingly disparate treatment modalities.
- Difference Between Complementary and Alternative Therapy December 27, 2010
Although complementary therapy and alternative therapy are often used interchangeably, they are two different forms of therapy. You cant blame others for thinking they are the same since resources use one term to mean the other, like complementary therapy to mean alternative therapy and vice versa.
- Handgrip strength test used to assess fibromyalgia January 3, 2011
A handgrip strength test has been developed as a complementary tool in the assessment of fibromyalgia severity in women.
Handgrip strength was measured in both hands (and the average score was used in the analyses) by a maximal isometric test using a hand dynamometer.
Read more here: http://www.prohealth.com/library/showarticle.cfm?libid=15833
- Welcome to the winter ‘blues’ (SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder) December 3, 2010
“This smack of winter weather will be with us for the next several months and for some it may affect their mood and overall outlook.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that follows the seasons. The most common type of SAD is called winter depression. It usually begins in late fall or early winter and goes away by summer.
SAD may be related to changes in the amount of daylight during different times of the year. As many as a half million people in the United States may have winter depression; another 10 to 20 percent may experience mild SAD.
According to Renee Markovich, M.D., a family physician with Akron General Center for Family Medicine, nearly all studies report a higher incidence in women, but SAD might be more severe for men. There is mixed data on the ages, but in general SAD can start at age 23 and decrease as people age.”
- Largest obesity study November 18, 2010
The largest obesity study ever conducted in Australia has been launched on-line.
The survey is open to anyone in Broken Hill, where hospital admissions due to obesity are significantly higher than the state average.
Dr Mark Donohoe, founder of the Centre for Evidence-based Complementary Medicine, says the survey will give people a comprehensive report that they can take to their doctor.
He says better health rather than weight loss is the goal.
Read more here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/11/15/3066124.htm