SMJ Article | Original Article

Role of Socioeconomic Factors on Physical and Mental Distress Reported by Alabama Adults with COPD

Objectives: Educational attainment, income, and race play significant roles in managing and treating patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of these socioeconomic factors and others on the physical and mental distress reported by patients with COPD living in Alabama....

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Abstract | April 6, 2022

Resilience to Mental Fatigue in Sports Performance

Prolonged exposure to activities with a high cognitive load result in a psychobiological state known as mental fatigue (MF). Those affected by MF feel tired, less motivated, and have lessened cognitive ability.

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Abstract | April 5, 2022

THE IMPACT OF GUT MICROBIOTA ON COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

Cognitive development is the study of how the brain develops as an individual ages. Specifically, the study of cognitive development focuses on the areas of emotional, structural, and motor development.

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March 30, 2022

Depression in the Global Spotlight

By Jane Collingwood Jane Collingwood is a medical journalist with 17 years experience reporting on all areas of medical research for online and print publications. Jane has also worked on a range of medical studies funded by the UK National Health Service within the University of Bristol in the South...

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January 6, 2022

Anxiety among Young People in the US

Childhood and adolescence are key risk phases for the development of anxiety symptoms that can range from transient and mild to a lasting anxiety disorder. Anxiety is a basic emotion present from infancy in response to a threat. Usually it is not considered pathological as it is a healthy brain...

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September 27, 2021

Simple Health Tips That Seniors Should Keep in Mind

As you get older, your body isn’t as resilient as it was when you were younger. You may notice that your workouts become more difficult or that it takes longer to recover from a simple cold. Investing time and effort into everyday healthy habits becomes even more important as you...

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September 7, 2021

Safety Around the Clock: Keeping a Senior with Alzheimer’s Safe Inside and Outside

Senior caregivers face an overwhelming array of responsibilities, from managing medications to just listening when their loved one needs a sympathetic ear. Providing for an elderly person’s safety seems pretty straightforward, yet even the most basic considerations can be overlooked. Seniors who need 360-degree care require careful attention to detail...

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September 7, 2021

The Role of Histamine in Depression

Recent research is suggesting that reduced serotonin levels due to bodily inflammation may explain the ineffectiveness of antidepressants for some people. Depression affects about one in ten of the adult population in the United States and is a main cause of disability globally. Many individuals do not respond to pharmaceutical...

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SMJ Article | Original Article

Impact of Depressive Symptomology on Pain and Function during Recovery after Total Joint Arthroplasty

Objectives: To determine the effect of preoperative depressive symptoms on patient-reported function and pain following total joint arthroplasty (TJA) after controlling for potential confounding factors; how depressive symptoms changed after TJA; and the impact of postoperative depressive symptoms on recovery. Methods: A prospective cohort study undertaken in a metropolitan region...

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Physicians’ Total Burden of Occupational Stressors: More than Threefold Increased Odds of Burnout

Objectives: To assess the relation between total job stressor burden and physician burnout, identifying potentially contributory modifiable stressors, using a comprehensive, theory-based instrument created for physicians by physicians. Methods: From 2018 to 2019, we conducted a cross-sectional study in a public teaching hospital in India. Of 305 clinically active physicians,...

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