Monthly Archives: October 2018

How to fix bullying in health care

MEDPAGE’STODAY > Andrew C. Bland, MD | Policy | June 23, 2018 When we think of bullying, we’re usually worrying about our school-age kids or remembering bad experiences from high school. We learn quickly in the health care field that bullies don’t change once they enter the clinical world. Health care, with its incredible… Read more »

Light Therapy Improves Sleep, Cuts Depression in Dementia Patients

Medscape Medical News   Pauline Anderson July 27, 2018   CHICAGO — A lighting intervention that closely mimics natural light improves sleep efficiency and reduces depression and agitation in nursing home residents who have dementia. These effects appear to increase over time, new research shows. “This is a simple intervention that can be implemented in every nursing… Read more »

Daily Intellectual Activity May Prevent, Delay Dementia

Medscape Medical News > Psychiatry News Batya Swift Yasgur, MA, LSW July 09, 2018 Active participation in intellectual activities, such as reading and playing board games or card games, may delay or prevent dementia in older adults, even if these activities take place in late life, new research suggests. Investigators studied more than 15,000 adults aged 65… Read more »

People Around the World Experienced Record Levels of Stress and Pain in 2017, Study Says

Techin Rungwattnasophol / EyeEm—Getty Images/EyeEm By Jamie Ducharme September 12, 2018 Last year was the worst in at least a decade for people across the globe, according to Gallup’s annual Global Emotions report. Gallup’s Negative Experience Index — a measure of how many people experienced worry, stress, sadness, anger or pain on the day before… Read more »