Monday, March 3, 2008

More "duh" studies....a grab bag of stuff today

I'm sorry - I know that many of the studies done are started with good intentions - but really.... do we need a study to tell us this: U of M finds teens who eat breakfast daily eat healthier diets than those who skip breakfast. Why is this a duh study? If a teen takes the time to eat a daily (good!) breakfast, chances are he or she is more aware of nutrition to begin with. Not always, but I think they do go hand in hand for the most part.

This one makes sense, it goes with the need of continuity of care: In early childhood, continuous care by 1 doctor improves delivery of health screenings.

Did you know it's Patient Safety Awareness week in the US? You can read about it here: Patient Safety - A Road Taken Together. Alicia, over at Mental Health Notes will be discussing this all week. She begins her series with Grab Drug Advertisements By The Pills: Let Them Educate You.

March is endometriosis awareness month; I mentioned it at Help My Hurt, and a visitor left some information too: HelpMyHurt.com's National Endometriosis Month.

I'll try to pop back in later today to write something of a bit more substance!



News for Today:
FDA Approves PRISTIQ(TM) for the Treatment of Adult Patients with Major Depressive Disorder
New study in the journal SLEEP finds a high prevalence of eating disorders in narcoleptics
Journal SLEEP: Snoring linked to cardiovascular disease, increased health-care utilization
Kaiser Permanente study shows 1 in 3 women has pelvic floor disorder
Certain vitamin supplements may increase lung cancer risk, especially in smokers

3 comments:

Terrie Farley Moran said...

You didn't mention. Is your Migraine better?

Terrie

Marijke Durning said...

Hi Terrie, thanks for asking. Yes, my head is back to normal - just in time to visit the dentist this morning to get the final filling on my root canal. Are we having fun yet? {grin}

Terrie Farley Moran said...

If it's not one thing . . .it's another.