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:'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


Terrie Farley Moran said...

You didn't mention. Is your Migraine better?


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.