Patients’ Mental Health a Focus for Primary Care Clinicians

Is it possible to separate the heart from the mind? The answer is “no,” according to specialists who met at the 39th Congress of the State of Rio de Janeiro Society of Cardiology (SOCERJ), an event held virtually in May. During a conference on mental health, physicians and psychologists recalled that long-term data have suggested … Read more

High-Intensity Exercise Helps Patients With Anxiety Quit Smoking

DENVER ― High-intensity exercise may help patients with anxiety quit smoking, new research shows. Results from a randomized study of 150 participants reporting symptoms of anxiety showed that among daily smokers who received a personalized, high-intensity aerobic intervention, rates of smoking abstinence were nearly twice as great as for those who received a lower-intensity exercise … Read more

Restless Legs Syndrome Surged Early During COVID Pandemic

Individuals with restless legs syndrome showed an increase in symptom severity in the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States in 2020, but this increase had waned by 2021, according to data from 500 participants in the National Restless Legs Syndrome Opioid Registry . Sufferers of restless legs syndrome (RLS) experience not … Read more