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Press Release: Study Finds Narrative Medicine is an Important Tool to Help Care for Older Adults

Skills that exercise humanism and understanding vulnerable populations can help clinicians deliver more effective, person-based care.   (Boston)—The My Life, My Story (MLMS) project was established through the Veterans Health Administration in 2013 with the goal of bringing the patient’s voice into their medical record. It is a narrative medical tool that allows the care provider […]

Press Release: Primary Language of Mothers Linked to Continued Breastfeeding During NICU Hospitalization

Interventions must consider social and cultural factors that influence breastfeeding continuation including language (Boston)—Very-low-birthweight (VLBW) infants are at substantially higher risk for chronic health problems and neurodevelopmental disabilities compared with full term infants. It is well- established that providing mother’s milk to an infant (also known as provision of mother’s milk) during hospitalization in the […]

Press Release: Patterns of Lifespan Weight Gain/Loss May Predict Dementia Risk

Monitoring risk indicators such as weight patterns offer opportunities for early intervention (Boston)—Dementia is a growing global public health concern currently affecting 50 million people and is expected to rise dramatically to more than 150 million cases worldwide by 2050. Obesity, commonly measured by body mass index (BMI), continues to be a global epidemic and […]

Press Release: Researchers Hope to Integrate Social Determinants of Health and Eradicate Inequities in Atrial Fibrillation Diagnosis, Management and Outcomes

(Boston)—Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the influence of circumstances and systems in which individuals are born, live, work, age and access health care. The deleterious consequences of SDOH on atrial fibrillation (AF) have rarely been investigated. To address this oversight, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute convened an expert panel to identify major […]