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Nurses Cut Stress 40% With Relaxation Steps At Work

Ohio State study shows dramatic stress reduction among ICU nurses

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)  May 2015 – More than 40 percent of Americans say their job is “very” or “extremely” stressful, which not only costs our economy billions of dollars each year, it also takes a significant toll on our health.

 

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Most Women Don't Know Female-Specific Stroke Signs

National survey: women are largely unaware of many symptoms and risks of strokes

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) May 2015 – A new national survey shows that most women don’t know the risks or symptoms females face when it comes to having a stroke. The survey, released byThe Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, found that only 11 percent of women could identify female-specific risk factors for stroke from a list and nine out of 10 weren’t aware that hiccups combined with chest pain are among the early warning signs of a stroke in women.

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Study: Young Kids With Autism Behave Better If Parents Are Trained

Parents who go through 24-week training program have children who behave better

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – A new study suggests that doctors may want to focus on parents and not just on their patients when it comes to caring for children with autism spectrum disorder. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that parents who were taught specific behavior management skills saw a dramatic improvement in their child’s behavior.

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Smoking Among Cancer Patients A Tricky Problem

New national guidelines are released so doctors can help more patients quit

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) March 2015 – Doctors have been urging tobacco users to quit for decades, but it is an addiction so powerful that many are unable to kick the habit even after a cancer diagnosis. “Smoking among cancer patients is a huge issue. In fact, the number of people who have cancer and smoke is actually higher than the general population,” said Dr. Peter Shields, an oncologist at Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, and deputy director of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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New Procedure Helps Achilles Tendon Heal Faster

Sports medicine surgeons design a new way to suture injury

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) March 2015 – From elite athletes to weekend warriors, more than 250,000 Achilles tendon injuries occur every year in the United States, according to The Bone & Joint Journal. Despite the fact that the Achilles is the strongest and thickest connective tissue in the body, it’s also one of the most vulnerable to injury. That is why Dr. Timothy Miller, a sports medicine expert at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, has developed a new surgical technique to repair torn Achilles tendons.

 

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