A recent study at Harvard found that moderate drinkers tend to live longer than those who either abstain or drink heavily. The study found the risk of death from all causes to be twenty-one to twenty-eight percent lower among men who drank alcohol moderately, compared to abstainers. Furthermore, in a larger study of about 88,000 people conducted over a period of ten years found that moderate drinkers were about twenty seven percent less likely to die during the period. This was largely due to a reduction of such diseases as coronary heart disease, cancer, and respiratory diseases. (Alcohol and Health) Moderate drinkers of alcohol are less likely to suffer heart attacks than those who abstain or heavily drink.
Maintaining cholesterol in the recommend range has been shown eliminate 20,000 myocardial infarctions and 8,000 deaths each year. Saving money is not as important as life saving tactics, but studies suggest that controlled cholesterol could reduce billions of health care costs that are related to elevated cholesterol levels annually (CDC, 2011). Elevated cholesterol levels are associated with limited access to health care; therefore looking into areas of lifestyle changes for health care benefits that are low cost and effective would be valuable (CDC, 2011). Description of Search: The process used in searching for articles started in CINA... ... middle of paper ... ...the study the participants had to be female and obtain permission from a doctor to clear them for physical activity. The setting was semi-naturalistic.
Erbes et al. (2014) trialled NT with veterans who had previously been diagnosed with PTSD. Using the CAPS as a measure of PTSD symptom severity, they found that the mean CAPS score after NT was 24.2% lower that pre-treatment scores, indicating an 18.45 drop, in comparison to 10-12 point reduction size deemed significant in prior studies (Erbes et al., 2014). Erbes et al. (2014) commend NT on being able to engage with negative effects of trauma without requiring a recounting of the traumatic event (i.e., exposure to trauma memories).
According to Sandars (2009, 685), reflection is a process of turning back thoughts in order to interpret and analyse events, creating a greater understanding of oneself and influencing future actions and responses. In health, reflection is essential as it improves the actions of a health professional, leading to improvement in the standard of care and therefore impacting on the wellbeing of the patient. A reflection can be personal in the form of a journal, feedback from other staff and patients or a structured analysis of incidents. Reflective practice is the responsibility of the professional and is an ongoing process throughout their whole career (Sandars 2009, 688). As highlighted by White (2003, 8), reflective practice is of paramount importance to a radiation therapy student as it provides an avenue to review methods and develop a greater understanding of best practice early in their career.
In the United State between 1970-1990 coronary heart disease drop by half, leading to 300,000 less deaths a year. This amazingly data can be credited to the health kick that has caught on so rapidly. Instead of worrying about new and improved treatments, there has been a general concern with prevention. Understanding the risk factors has help greatly. Knowing the dangers of chol... ... middle of paper ... ...eristics suggest that lower organisms are perfect specimens for experimentation.
The lack of attention of depression has become worse throughout the years in America. Because of its positive rating of treatment, Electroconvulsive therapy can treat adolescents with depression and dysthymia. In contrast to the treatment of depression in adults, medication has a limited role for treating adolescent depression. ECT can heal depression in approximately one month according to scientific research “there is considerable variability in the trajectories, but most commonly there is progressive symptomatic improvement within the first week and complete remission within 3 to 4 week.”(Avery) Adolescents are likely to be noncomplian... ... middle of paper ... ...n. “Electroconvulsive Therapy in Children and Adolescents: Brief Overview and Ethical Issues” American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. AACAP Ethics Committee, 1 January.
Pro-vaccine parents point to the greater than 500% decrease in the twentieth century of new diagnosis for diseases such as measles and diphtheria. Non-vaccine parents accept the large decrease in diagnosis of the diseases, but attribute it to the better nutrition, healthcare, and sanitation available in the twentieth century (McMahon-Pratt). It is hard to determine which of these two possible factors was directly responsible for the decrease. Similarly, total deaths from the pertussis (whooping) cough were close to 12,000 in 1905. As infrastructure of hospitals and sanitation improved, the rates fell to 1,000 deaths per year by the late 1940’s (Rinner).
Making the conscious decision to abstain from alcohol can positively impact brain health dramatically. Cutting back on cigarettes and tobacco products lessens the likelihood of developing mind deteriorating diseases. Avoiding the use of tobacco products greatly promotes better health across many body systems, including the nervous system. Alcohol consumption can decrease the risk of dementia. “As reported in the journal Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, moderate drinkers were 23 percent less likely to develop cognitive impairment or Alzheimer 's disease and other forms of dementia” (Medical Daily) However, this is false because alcohol actually leads to decreases brain cells which increases the risk of dementia in older ages.
TT may be of value as an adjunctive measure in lowering anxiety levels and reducing withdrawal symptoms for chemical dependency. Larden et al. (2004) undertook a three-group RCT to investigate the TT effects on pregnant hospitalized women with chemical dependency. 42 out of 54 women completed the study and only 16 received the consecutive 7-day treatments. A lower anxiety level was found in the TT group compared to presence and standard care group (p=0.27) on the first three days of intervention.
With the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy people become knowledgeable with their perceptions of specific influences. Goals and Interventions Cognitive Behavioral therapy is a traditional therapeutic approach that contains goals and interventions based on observable behaviors and cognitive thinking. Several goals of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are to reduce behavioral stress and decrease psychological distress of experiences, to explore the relations with clients on their thoughts on their problems and to help them improve their mood and become self-efficient. These goals apply to Ana’s case because she needs therapy to change her thought process and her form of thinking. Other goals indicators include positive reinforcement of behavior and changes of feeling outcomes.