The USPSTF recommends that clinicians refer adults with a body mass index of 30 or higher to intensive, multicompetent behavioral interventions.
Both modified cognitive behavioral therapy and pain education interventions were associated with improved pain in patients with disadvantaged backgrounds.
Payment barriers and insurance coverage gaps pose challenges.
USPSTF recommends that providers offer behavioral interventions to patients at high risk for contracting sexually transmitted infections.
Children with this condition develop an insatiable appetite that leads to obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and behavioral problems when not treated.
About one in five children and adolescents with ADHD show signs of autism.
Although more men binge drink than women, health risk is greater among women due to physiologic differences and risk for unintended pregnancy.
Efforts to end gun violence in Newtown's wake must address 'culture of violence.'
Bullying can begin as early as kindergarten, and it can affect all children regardless of race, gender and socioeconomic status.
Greater investment in information technology correlates with increases in obesity.
Getting a pet may help people with autism improve their social skills, particularly with offering to share and offering comfort, study results suggest.
A clinician shares gender-specific advice for comforting patients with dementia in moments of confusion.
Conversations about weight loss can contribute tremendously to behavioral changes, but tangible examples may be even more effective.
Getting patients to make behavior changes that stick can be tough. Treating the change as a process can help.
More teens initiate alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use in June and July than in any other months.
As many as 71.2% of women aged 50 years and older who participated in an online survey reported that they were trying to lose weight and 13% reported at least one eating disorder symptom.
When using dietary avoidance to treat nut allergies, be sure that the patient can properly identify peanuts and tree nuts.
Patients who lucid dream are able to change their dreams at will, as if switching the channel on a television.
Unrefreshing sleep can lead to prefrontal cortical dysfunction. In children, this can manifest as behavioral problems, difficulty controlling emotions and difficulty with attention and hyperactivity.
Teen girls will come up with 100 reasons to use tanning beds. We as health-care providers need to give parents one really big reason to say no.
Advice for dealing with parent requests to drug test their teen without the child's knowledge or consent.
Overall, the number of children who died due to accidents decreased 29% from 2000 to 2009.
At ages 3 and 5, children who had been exposed to methamphetamine in the womb had greater emotional reactivity and higher levels of anxiety and depression than their unexposed peers.
Medical hypnotherapy today is most commonly used for pain management, treatment of anxiety or psychosomatic illness, and treatment of behavioral disorders.
Combating daytime sleepiness is often as easy as turning off the TV before bed.
Women who develop problematic hot flashes after breast cancer treatment, a contraindication for hormone replacement therapy, experienced significant improvement in quality of life after receiving behavioral therapy.
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and their families suffer most, as drug manufacturers produce fewer generic medications.
Toddlers slow their blinking for visual stimuli, but the response is delayed in children with autism spectrum disorders, new research indicates.
Anywhere from 10% to 30% of individuals taking a single antidepressant face obstacles to successful treatment, including undiagnosed illness.
When initiating smoking cessation interventions, taking a long-term chronic disease management approach similar to those initiated for patients with hypertension and diabetes helps smokers quit.