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Age-appropriate contraception counseling helps health care providers educate teens

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Age-appropriate contraception counseling helps health care providers educate teens Age-appropriate contraception counseling helps health care providers educate teens Credit: CC0 Public Domain Preventing unplanned pregnancies in adolescents with effective and easy-to-use contraception is key to ensuring that adolescents do not become parents before they are ready. Adolescents view their health …

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Fathers are more likely to be referred for nutrition or exercise counseling

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Fathers are more likely to be referred for nutrition or exercise counseling Fathers are more likely to be referred for nutrition or exercise counseling Credit: George Hodan/public domain Fatherhood status has been linked to medical providers’ weight-related practices or counseling referrals. A new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education …

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E-cigarettes more effective than counseling alone for smoking cessation

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Smokers who received smoking cessation counseling and used electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) containing nicotine were more than twice as likely to successfully quit smoking compared to those who received counseling but did not use e-cigarettes, in a clinical trial presented at the American College of Cardiology’s Annual …

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What features make text-based counseling effective?

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A fascinating new study has shown that the duration of a text-based counseling session, the length of the counselor’s messages, and quick response time by the counselor are important factors in determining the impact of counseling. The study of young people under the age of 23 …

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Telemonitoring plus phone counseling lowers blood pressure among black and Hispanic stroke survivors

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Adding phone-based lifestyle counseling to home blood pressure telemonitoring is an effective strategy to improve long-term blood pressure control among minority stroke survivors with uncontrolled high blood pressure, according to late breaking science presented today at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2020. Uncontrolled high …

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Adding weight loss counseling to group visits improves diabetes outcomes

Credit: CC0 Public Domain For people with difficult-to-control diabetes, adding intensive weight management counseling to group medical visits provided extra health benefits beyond improved blood-sugar control, according to a study led by researchers at the Duke Diet & Fitness Center and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The weight counseling approach …

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