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Program taught in American Sign Language helps deaf achieve healthier weight

Program taught in American Sign Language helps deaf achieve healthier weight

A group of deaf adults using American Sign Language in a healthy lifestyle program successfully lost weight, according to a study presented Wednesday. In the first randomized trial of lifestyle modification or weight reduction with deaf people using American Sign Language, participants had moderate improvements in their weight and level of physical activity after a 16-week program. Continue reading

Prostate specific antigen screening declines after 2012 USPSTF recommendations

Prostate specific antigen screening declines after 2012 USPSTF recommendations

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center have assessed the impact of the 2012 U.S. Continue reading

Prostate specific antigen screening declines after 2012 USPSTF recommendations

Prostate specific antigen screening declines after 2012 USPSTF recommendations

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center have assessed the impact of the 2012 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations against routine prostate specific antigen (PSA) cancer screenings, which cited evidence that the risks of screening outweigh the benefits. Results of the current study indicate that the USPSTF recommendations have resulted in a decrease in the number of PSA screenings ordered by doctors, with the greatest decline seen among urologists Continue reading

To prevent injuries, young athletes may need to play more just for fun

To prevent injuries, young athletes may need to play more just for fun

Jan. 11, 2013 — One way to avoid injuries in young athletes may be for them to simply spend more time in unorganized free play such as pick-up games, a Loyola University Medical Study has found. Continue reading

Residents believe vacant land threatens community, physical and mental health

Residents believe vacant land threatens community, physical and mental health

ScienceDaily (Nov. 30, 2012) — As public health researchers continue efforts to understand the effects of neighborhood conditions on health, residents themselves can provide valuable insights regarding public health issues and potential solutions. A new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania uses in-depth interviews with local residents to examine perspectives on how vacant land affects community, physical, and mental health Continue reading

Heavily indebted med students choosing primary care face greater financial challenges

Heavily indebted med students choosing primary care face greater financial challenges

ScienceDaily (Nov. 27, 2012) — Researchers at Boston University and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) have determined that heavily indebted medical students choosing primary care careers will experience difficulty paying their student debt unless they consider alternative strategies to support repayment. These findings appear online in Academic Medicine , the peer-reviewed Journal of the AAMC Continue reading

Popular pain relievers may reduce risk of bladder cancer

Popular pain relievers may reduce risk of bladder cancer

ScienceDaily (Nov. 7, 2012) — Dartmouth researchers have found that duration of ibuprofen use was associated with a reduced risk of bladder cancer in patients in northern New England, which has a high mortality rate of this disease Continue reading

Efforts to establish exercise as a vital sign prove valid, experts say

Efforts to establish exercise as a vital sign prove valid, experts say

ScienceDaily (Oct. 17, 2012) — Kaiser Permanente has created a new electronic Exercise Vital Sign initiative to systematically record patients’ physical activity in their electronic health records. Continue reading