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Consider alternative approaches to treat insomnia, nurse says

June 23, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — Given the limitations of pharmacotherapies in treating insomnia, alternative therapies that do not involve medications should be contemplated to provide relief, according to a presenter here at the annual meeting of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

“Insomnia makes a real impact on our society in terms of cost, in terms of things such as lost productivity at work, in terms of motor vehicle and occupational accidents,” Paula Demasi, BSN, MSN, APN, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, told Healio Family Medicine in an interview. “Though it’s hard to quantify and measure, it’s a true problem.”

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Yoga seen as noninferior to physical therapy for treatment of chronic low back pain

June 19, 2017
For patients with non-specific chronic low back pain, a manualized yoga program was non-inferior to physical therapy for both function and pain, according to recently…
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Select traditional Chinese medicine may benefit patients with heart disease

June 16, 2017
Unmet needs in Western medicine have made traditional Chinese medicine a more common alternative for primary and secondary CVD prevention, but more randomized trials of…
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Century-old fertility method may eliminate need for in vitro fertilization

May 26, 2017
Flushing a woman's fallopian tubes with an iodized poppyseed oil showed significant benefits for fertility, according to research recently published in The New England
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Consider alternative approaches to treat insomnia, nurse says

June 23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Given the limitations of pharmacotherapies in treating insomnia, alternative therapies that do not involve medications should…

In the Journals

Yoga seen as noninferior to physical therapy for treatment of chronic low back pain

June 19, 2017
For patients with non-specific chronic low back pain, a manualized yoga program was non-inferior to physical therapy for both function and pain…

In the Journals

Select traditional Chinese medicine may benefit patients with heart disease

June 16, 2017
Unmet needs in Western medicine have made traditional Chinese medicine a more common alternative for primary and secondary CVD prevention, but more…

In the Journals

Century-old fertility method may eliminate need for in vitro fertilization

May 26, 2017
Flushing a woman's fallopian tubes with an iodized poppyseed oil showed significant benefits for fertility, according to research recently published…

In the Journals

Acupuncture provides benefits to patients with asthma

May 16, 2017
Receiving acupuncture treatment along with routine care was associated with increased health-related and disease-specific quality of life compared…

Meeting News

Teen ED visits related to marijuana use skyrocket after legalization in Colorado

May 9, 2017
ED and urgent care center visits at a Colorado hospital increased rapidly among adolescents after the legalization of marijuana for commercialized…

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Mindfulness briefly, but insignificantly, relieves low back pain

April 27, 2017
Mindfulness-based stress reduction practices offer short-term improvements in pain and function for patients with low back pain; however, these…

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Hypnosis CDs noninferior to hypnotherapist for children with IBS, functional abdominal pain

April 18, 2017
Home-based hypnotherapy exercises on a CD were as effective as individual gut-directed hypnotherapy performed by a qualified therapist in children…

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Massage therapy alleviates chronic back pain in the ‘real world’

April 17, 2017
Massage therapy was beneficial to patients with chronic back pain, according to research recently published in Pain Management. “A recent…

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Twice weekly yoga improves depression symptoms

March 13, 2017
Yoga and coherent breathing improved depressive symptoms among adults with major depressive disorder, according to recent findings. “In…

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