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10/04/2019

Optional web-based videoconferencing added to office-based care for women receiving psychotherapy during the postpartum period: Pilot randomized controlled trial

Yang R, Vigod S, Hensel J. (2019). Optional web-based videoconferencing added to office-based care for women receiving psychotherapy during the postpartum period: Pilot randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 21(6): e13172. doi: 10.2196/13172

Researchers recruited 38 Canadian women less than 9 months postpartum with mood and/or anxiety symptoms to participate in a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the feasibility of video conferencing (VC) as a psychotherapy adjunct. Randomized participants received office-based treatment as usual (TAU) or treatment as usual plus video conferencing (TAU-VC) with access to office-based psychotherapy and the additional option of psychotherapy via VC (on Web-enabled personal devices). Read More

09/26/2019

NIH Awards Nearly $1 Billion In Research Grants To Battle Addiction, Chronic Pain

Article Excerpt: The National Institutes of Health awarded nearly $1 billion on Thursday to battle addiction and chronic pain, the largest financial commitment to one program ever by the government’s premier biomedical research center…Included in the grants, (NIH Director Francis S. Collins) said, is one to Dartmouth College to study ways of initiating drug treatment in hospital emergency rooms rather than days later at treatment centers. Another will help a small company test a device worn on the wrist to detect biomarkers for stress and cravings in an effort to determine how long people need to continue treatment. A third will look at best practices for the care of hundreds of thousands of infants who have been born to mothers who used opioids during pregnancy.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/y6qevu7j

Article Source: The Washington Post

08/08/2019

Randomized controlled trial of culturally adapted Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD substance misuse and HIV sexual risk behavior for Native American women

Pearson CR, Kaysen D, Huh D, Bedard-Gilligan. (2019). Randomized controlled trial of culturally adapted cognitive processing therapy for PTSD substance misuse and HIV sexual risk behavior for Native American women. AIDS and Behavior. doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-02382-8

Researchers evaluated a cultural adaptation of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for Native American women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance misuse in a randomized controlled trial. Read More

04/10/2019

10 Virtual Reality Applications for Mental Health

Article Excerpt: …VR (virtual reality) may now be at a tipping point where it stands to transform many industries including mental health. While neuroscientists begin to explore how VR affects the brain, it’s already being used to effectively treat various mental health conditions.

Full Article: http://tinyurl.com/yxrzvr55

Article Source: Nanalyze

03/26/2019

iTether Technologies, U of Arizona Doctor Team Up on App for Pregnant Women with Substance Abuse Disorder

Article Excerpt: iTether Technologies and University of Arizona physician Dr. Maria Manriquez have teamed up to develop a new app specifically designed to address the needs of pregnant women who are also dealing with opioid addiction. The app allows women to book appointments, talk to counselors online and message doctors.

Full Article: http://tinyurl.com/y3k62wd5

Article Source: MobiHealthNews

06/24/2018

Dartmouth to Study Opioid Treatment for Pregnant Women

Article Excerpt: A research team at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine is getting $5.3 million to study medication-assisted treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorders.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/y3s6fur4

Article Source: WCAX

02/23/2018

Convergence of online daily diaries and timeline followback among women at risk for alcohol exposed pregnancy.

Chow PI, Lord HR, MacDonnell K, Ritterbrand LM, Ingersoll KS. (2017). Convergence of online daily diaries and timeline followback among women at risk for alcohol exposed pregnancy. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 82: 7-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2017.08.004

Researchers compared timeline followback and online daily diary reports of drinking and sexual behavior from 71 women at risk for alcohol-exposed pregnancy (i.e. reporting unprotected intercourse and drinking more than recommended levels for women). Read More

09/16/2016

Digital health tools for women a growing, necessary and wanted market

Article Excerpt: The market for women-specific digital health tools is ripe, buttressed by the growing number of women tech entrepreneurs, the desire for family planning data, and increasing call for accommodations for women in the workplace, according to a panel at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. While women haven’t historically been the focus in technology – both in the workforce or in the consumer target – that is changing, the panel concurred. Not only are the combined industries of family planning, breastfeeding and infant nutrition worth several hundred billion dollars per year, but people are becoming more comfortable talking about it.

Full Article: http://tinyurl.com/jhasuw3

Article Source: MobiHealthNews

09/14/2015

10 Influential Women in Health IT in 2015

Article Excerpt: Each year, our annual list of influential women in health IT–compiled with the help of reader nominations–includes individuals at the forefront of efforts merging patient care with technology. Once again, we asked readers to submit to us who they think are progressing those efforts, and once again, they did not disappoint.

This year’s list includes, among others, entrepreneurs and innovators, as well as providers, patient advocates and public officials.

Full Article: http://tinyurl.com/nvjwomz

Article Source: Fierce Health IT

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