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What Should I Know After a Heart Attack

  Do not assume that what you’ve been told is all you need to know.   Five Things to Know After Your Heart Attack These five points are important because they address the seriousness of a heart attack. Feeling better after a heart attack is an experience all are grateful for. However, the journey as a cardiac patient is just beginning and knowledge is a powerful tool to have. An engaged and informed patient has a better outcome. Asking the… Keep Reading

Nudging People Towards Cardiac Rehab

Changing the referral process for cardiac rehabilitation to opt-out rather than opt-in caused referral rates to jump from 12 percent to 75 percent in nine months at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Hospital ‘nudges’ providers to increase cardiac rehab referral by 63% Highlights “We started bringing cardiac rehab into our conversations with patients and adding it to discharge documentation and conversations following discharge as well. Now this is part of our daily workflow.” The project was part of… Keep Reading

Depression Reduced by Art Therapy

  After ten treatments the patients who suffered from severe or moderately severe depression had shown more improvement than the patients in the control group.   Highlights Art Therapy Reduces Severe Depression  As part Dr. Christina Blomdahl’s dissertation,  43 patients with severe or moderately severe depression underwent a manual-based art therapy.  The control group consisted of 36 people who all suffered from the same medical condition. All participants were given different combinations of medication, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy and… Keep Reading

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