Healthcare Delivery

Childhood Trauma Not a Barrier to Successful Depression Treatment, Analysis Finds

September 22nd 2022, 10:30pm


Prior research has suggested that childhood trauma is linked with a poorer response to psychotherapy and prescription drug treatment for major depressive disorder, but a large meta-analysis suggested otherwise.

Early Use of Short-term Emollients Linked With Reduced Incidence of AD in High-risk Infants

September 22nd 2022, 7:20pm


Early initiation of daily specialized emollient use until 2 months was associated with a reduced incidence of atopic dermatitis development among high-risk infants.

Contributor: The Mental Health Crisis, How We Got Here, and Where We Go Next

September 22nd 2022, 5:11pm


Addressing the mental health crisis in the United States warrants innovation in treatment and recovery, and the development of mechanisms to provide and pay for them accordingly.

Hypertension Manifests Earlier in Black, Hispanic Adults vs White Adults

September 22nd 2022, 2:58pm


Researchers used 2011-2020 data to examine age- and race-/ethnicity-related trends in hypertension diagnosis, with implications for future cardiovascular disease care.

Acupuncture Effective for Anxiety in Patients With Parkinson Disease

September 21st 2022, 6:41pm


Patients with Parkinson disease reported significant reductions in anxiety when provided with acupuncture vs sham acupuncture for 8 weeks.

Headaches, Mood Disturbances Among Neurologic Complications Linked With Monkeypox

September 21st 2022, 6:40pm


Rare presentations of encephalitis and transverse myelitis are among neurologic consequences linked with orthopoxviruses of smallpox and monkeypox.

What We’re Reading: Public Health Emergency in Puerto Rico; Depression Rates and Anxiety Screening; Cancer Death Rates Decrease

September 21st 2022, 2:45pm


HHS declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Fiona; nearly 1 in 10 Americans suffered from depression in 2020, and a task force recommended doctors screen all adults aged younger than 65 for anxiety; advances in cancer research have led to reduced cancer death rates.

Stakeholders Address Innovative Strategies Driving Cancer Outcomes in New Jersey

September 20th 2022, 9:40pm


Key stakeholders involved in the delivery of cancer care in New Jersey discuss strategies driving innovation in oncology and remaining challenges impeding their integration at the 70th Annual Roy A. Bowers Pharmaceutical Conference.

The Importance of Tailored Care Management Programs for High-risk Patients

September 20th 2022, 9:15pm


On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with 2 authors of an article in the September issue of The American Journal of Managed Care®, which focused on the results of their evaluation of an intensive, community-based care management program for dual-eligible Medicaid ACO high-risk patients.

Children With Sickle Cell Anemia Using Medicaid Less Likely to Get Stroke Screening, Pain Treatment

September 20th 2022, 7:42pm


In 2019, less than half of children aged 2 to 16 years with sickle cell anemia received the recommended screening for stroke, a common complication of the disease.