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Save by Rx Shopping

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Patient Care

Save by Rx Shopping

Consumers Find Some Drugs Cheaper Without Insurance In a front-page article, the New York Times (12/9, A1, Ornstein, Thomas, Subscription Publication) reports that consumers are “increasingly” finding that some drugs are cheaper without insurance than with it. According to the Times, “one industry expert estimated that up to 10 percent of drug transactions” – or 400 million prescriptions each year – could fall into this category. In a separate article, the New York Times (12/9, Ornstein, Thomas, Subscription Publication) offers advice to readers on how to save money on prescription...

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Beating diabetes

Posted by on Dec 9, 2017 in Patient Care

Beating diabetes

Will this plan reverse type 2 diabetes? The first-year results of a clinical trial have shown that almost half of people partaking in an intensive weight management program delivered through primary care achieved remission of their type 2 diabetes without medication. The trial, which is called the Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT), builds on earlier work by co-lead investigator Prof. Roy Taylor, director of the Magnetic Resonance Centre at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom. The earlier work showed that a radical change in diet can reverse type 2 diabetes. The results of the...

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Addiction Treatment

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in Patient Care

Addiction Treatment

New Open Access Treatment Center There is a new 24/7 Open Access Center in Rochester. The center, located at 1350 University Avenue, is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will deliver immediate engagement, assessment, and referral services for people suffering from a substance use disorder. The current hours of operation are Monday to Friday 4:00 – 10:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm. Read the brochure (in English and Spanish) for the most up to date information. Center staff are available around the clock to assess people in need of treatment, and refer them...

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A Generational Effect?

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Patient Care

A Generational Effect?

Daughters Of Women Exposed To Childhood Trauma May Be At Increased Risk For Serious Psychiatric Disorders, Study Indicates. In “Well,” the New York Times (11/29, Bakalar, Subscription Publication) reports, “The daughters of women exposed to childhood trauma are at increased risk for serious psychiatric disorders,” researchers found after studying some “46,877 Finnish children who were evacuated to Sweden during World War II, between 1940 and 1944.” Investigators also “tracked the health of their 93,391 male and female offspring born from 1950 to 2010.” The study revealed that “female...

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Smartphone Risk in Teens

Posted by on Nov 26, 2017 in Patient Care

Smartphone Risk in Teens

Smartphones a Likely Culprit in the Recent Decline in Teen Mental Health Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens. In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt useless and joyless — classic symptoms of depression — surged 33 percent in large national surveys. Teen suicide attempts increased 23 percent. Even more troubling, the number of 13-to-18-year-olds who committed suicide jumped 31 percent. In a new paper published in Clinical Psychological Science, my colleagues and I found that the increases in depression, suicide attempts and...

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Don’t fall on ice!

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Patient Care

Don’t fall on ice!

You don’t see penguins slip & fall on ice. Know why? They walk flat footed They take short steps They walk with their arms at their sides (not in their pockets) They concentrate on maintaining balance Avoid slips, sprains and strains by watching out for snow-covered/black ice and uneven surfaces, checking your tread, practicing defensive walking and also walking like a penguin! Do the penguin shuffle University of Rochester Winter Walking Safety Tips Environmental Health &...

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