Jaime is a freelance writer for The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®), where she previously worked as an assistant editor.
She has a BA in print journalism from Penn State University. You can connect with Jaime on LinkedIn.
How Structural Changes Can Signal Brains of Young Adults With ADHDOctober 19th 2017
Adult ADHD diagnosis and particular child symptoms were associated with widespread macro- and micro-structural changes in the frontal, basal ganglia, anterior cingulate, temporal, and occipito-parietal regions in young adults with ADHD.
Mitochondrial DNA-CN Is Independently Associated With CVDOctober 17th 2017
Mitochondrial DNA-CN was inversely associated with both prevalent and incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) events and showed potential of being a useful predictor of CVD by improving risk prediction and reclassification for primary hard ASCVD prevention.
Study: Linoleic Acid Is Beneficial for Prevention of Type 2 DiabetesOctober 16th 2017
With little research on the effects of omega-6 polyunsaturated acids in the prevention of type 2 diabetes (T2D), the study focused on the link between linoleic acid and arachidonic acid biomarkers with incident T2D.
Public Health Initiatives Can Improve Outcomes for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac ArrestOctober 14th 2017
People who suffer from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest at home are 4 to 5 times less likely to survive than those who experience one in a public location. A new study determined that adopting certain public health initiatives may improve outcomes in communities for these patients.
Stand Up To Cancer Awards $5.5 Million for Epigenetic Immunotherapy TrialsOctober 13th 2017
While many lung and bladder cancer patients respond well to immunotherapy, they eventually succumb to the disease because the immune system can not detect the cancer cells. Two clinical trials will combine immunotherapy with epigenetic agents in order to allow the immune system to recognize and destroy the cancer cells.
2017's Best and Worst Cities for People With DisabilitiesOctober 12th 2017
Choosing a new city can be difficult for people with disabilities. There is a lot to think about, from the cost of a doctor's visit to the employment rate for people with disabilities. WalletHub analyzed and compared 150 of the most populated cities in the United States and ranked them, taking into account the economy, quality of life, and healthcare.
Child and Adolescent Obesity Dramatically Increased Since 1975October 11th 2017
A new study focused on worldwide trends of body mass index, underweight, overweight, and obesity in children and adolescents over 4 decades and found the number of obese children and adolescents has increased by more than 10-fold.
Using Gamification and Social Incentives to Increase Physical ActivityOctober 9th 2017
The application of gamification has become an increasingly popular way to stimulate physical activity amongst Americans. With more than half of American adults not obtaining the proper amount of physical activity needed, many are at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease, and gamification has proven to be a viable way to address the issue.