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Family Therapy Twice As Effective As Psychotherapy for Anorexia

PHOENIX, AZ (ASRN.ORG) -- Family-based therapy, in which parents of adolescents with anorexia nervosa are enlisted to interrupt their children’s disordered behaviors, is twice as effective as individual psychotherapy at producing full remission of the disease, new research shows. 

Millions of Medicare Recipients Forced Into Different Drug Plans

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- Millions of Medicare recipients have been forcibly reassigned to different prescription drug plans because Part D reimbursements to insurance companies covering low-income patients are lower than the actual costs incurred, according to a new study. 

Reducing Heart Disease Through The DASH Diet

SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- A new study suggests yet another reason for Americans to abandon their current fatty diets in favor of one rich in fruits and vegetables and low in saturated fat. Choosing these healthier options appears to significantly reduce the long-term risk of heart disease in patients with mildly elevated blood pressure, particularly African Americans.

Joint Commission Sets Goal for 400 Hand-Off Failures Per Day

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- More than a year after The Joint Commission enlisted 10 hospitals to look closely at why patients’ medical information isn’t adequately shared between health care professionals, the project has come up with answers, and effective solutions.

Oncologists Need to Learn When to Stop Fighting

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- More than half of men dying of prostate cancer use hospice care — a significant increase over the last two decades — but most wait too long to enroll and can't take full advantage of the palliative care that could make their deaths easier, a study by researchers has found.


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