Health information should be tailored to a patient’s ability to understand health concepts and keep them motivated to maintain long-term changes.
Chronic illness, even in patients with no record of mental health problems, raises suicide risk substantially, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Aquatic resistance training significantly decreases body fat mass and increases walking speed, i.e., physical function in postmenopausal women with mild knee osteoarthritis. The effect of aquatic resistance training on walking speed are long lasting and are maintained one-year after training is ceased. However, higher overall levels of leisure time physical activity are required for long-term management of fat and body mass. This was observed in the study carried out in the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
Statin side effects are the strongest predictor of failure to meet low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol targets, according to research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.Other predictors were statin non-adherence and use of weaker statins.