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Education Can Reduce Use of Antipsychotic Drugs in Nursing Home Patients

HBNS STORY | December 13, 2012

A new review in The Cochrane Library finds that education and social support for staff and caregivers can reduce the use of antipsychotic drugs in nursing home patients with dementia.

Health Care Providers Can Learn to Communicate Better with Patients

HBNS STORY | December 18, 2012

Medical students, doctors and nurses can be taught to use a more holistic, patient-centered approach during medical consultations, focusing on the person and not just their medical complaint, finds a new review in The Cochrane Library.

Primary Care Physicians Missing Early Signs of Serious Mental Illness

HBNS STORY | March 21, 2013

Primary care providers could help people with warning signs of psychosis get critical early treatment and potentially reduce the current burden on emergency departments and inpatient units, finds a study in the journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.

Taxing Unhealthy Food Spurs People to Buy Less

HBNS STORY | June 18, 2013

Labeling foods and beverages as less healthy and taxing them motivates people to make healthier choices, finds a recent study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

More Patient Education, Not Physician Training, Helps Control Diabetes

HBNS STORY | May 8, 2014

Teaching people with diabetes how to control their blood glucose levels, not their doctors, helps them achieve better results, finds a new study in Ethnicity and Disease.