: Buprenorphine Maintainance Therapy in the Opioid Addicted Healthcare Professional Returning to Clinical Practice: A Hidden Con

submitted by: WentzMR
: Dr. Ethan Bryson, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY, discusses his article appearing in the March 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which examines the current use of opioid substitution therapy with bupenorphine by state nursing and medical boards in healthcare professionals who wish to return to clinical practice after treatment for substance abuse. Available at:...

Blurred Boundaries: The Therapeutics and Politics of Medical Marijuana.

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Dr. J. Michael Bostwick, Professor of psychiatry at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the February 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the potential benefits and current legal limitations for including marijuana in medical research. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(11)00021-8/fulltext

Suicidal Ideation and Self-Harm in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth

submitted by: mustanski
Background: Suicide is the third-leading cause of death among adolescents and nonsuicidal self-harm occurs in 13%–45% of individuals within this age group, making these phenomena major public health concerns. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth particularly are at risk for engaging in these behaviors. Nevertheless, relatively little is known about the specif?c risk factors associated with suicidal ideation and self-harm behaviors in the population. Purpose: This...
Authors: Richard Liu, Brian Mustanski

Research Helping the Cancer Survivor

submitted by: mdanderson
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is leading the way in new research initiatives addressing issues faced by cancer survivors. Guadalupe Palos, M.S.W., Dr.P.H., Manager of the Office of Cancer Survivorship at MD Anderson, explains the importance of funding cancer survivor research and discusses current studies investigating ways to reduce treatment side effects. Jason Cox is a childhood cancer survivor of rhabdomyosarcoma and is now a successful attorney. Cox discusses his...

Exergaming and Older Adult Cognition: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial

submitted by: gowanc
Background: Dementia cases may reach 100 million by 2050. Interventions are sought to curb or prevent cognitive decline. Exercise yields cognitive benef?ts, but few older adults exercise. Virtual reality–enhanced exercise or “exergames” may elicit greater participation. Purpose: To test the following hypotheses: (1) stationary cycling with virtual reality tours (“cybercycle”) will enhance executive function and clinical status more than traditional exercise; (2) exercise...
Authors: Cay Anderson-Hanley, PhD, Paul Arciero

Physical Activity and Other Health-Risk Behaviors During the Transition into Early Adulthood

submitted by: mattkwan
Background: Research consistently demonstrates that physical activity declines with age. However, such declines do not occur linearly. The transition into early adulthood is one period where disproportionate declines in physical activity have been evident, but much of our understanding of such declines among young adults has been based on cross-sectional data or with prospective studies exclusively focused on college/university students. Purpose & Methods: The purpose of the current...
Authors: Matthew Kwan, John Cairney, Guy Faulkner, Eleanor Pullenayegum