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March 10, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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Can Peer-Led CBT Replace Opioids In Diabetes Patients?

March 10, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Annals of Family Medicine looked at whether peer-delivered cognitive behavioral training could improve functioning in patients with diabetes. “We wanted to test an intervention that did not rely on opioids to relieve pain, improve functioning, and increase exercise in people with diabetes and chronic joint pain,” study author Dr. Monika Safford told us. “This is a very common combination that affects up to 70 per cent of people with diabetes. We also hoped that diabetes parameters like blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol would also improve as a result of increased physical activity.” [More]

January 9, 2019
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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New Year Resolutions: Achievable or Just Magical Thinking?

January 9, 2019 20:33 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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Perhaps a resolution is both possible and magical. There’s nothing wrong with magic per se if the belief in the magic is a force for forging ahead. Will the use of enchantment ensure the getting to where one wants to go? Be it January 1st, or a personal guardian angel, if that trust in an intangible helper steadies the way, no harm is done. [More]