Caregivers are essential to a patient's recovery, but hospitals seldom invest in support spaces dedicated to caregivers' needs, Tara Bannow writes for Modern Healthcare. But Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, which is part of Montefiore Health System, is trying to change that.
Patients with psychological disorders across the United States are participating in concentrated cognitive behavioral therapy—a sort of "boot camp" in which patients see therapists for as much as 10 hours in a single day, Andrea Petersen reports for the New York Times.
New research into credit card debt reveals simple, inexpensive ways that debt collectors can use behavioral economics to significantly reduce delinquency—and Advisory Board's Robin Brand writes that she can "easily see applications in health care" for the study's findings.
People with "essential fructosuria"—a rare genetic condition in which a person lacks the primary enzyme needed to metabolize fructose—have exceptionally low risks of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and certain liver diseases, and some drugmakers think the condition could illuminate new ways to fight those diseases, Jared Hopkins writes for Bloomberg.
About 25% of second-year medical students last year reported "almost never" attending class during their first two, preclinical years in school—but it's not to slack off: They're making time to study for a grueling exam, Orly Farber writes for STAT News.
NeDina Brocks-Capla doesn't like to go in her bathroom these days. It's where her son Kareem Jones died five years ago, at age 36, from sickle cell disease. Brocks-Capla thinks her son might still be with her if he'd received proper medical care, Jenny Gold reports for Kaiser Health News.