‘Dr Dog’ Eases Emergency Patients’ Anxiety, Pain

A 10-minute visit with a therapy dog ​​leads to clinically significant reductions in pain and anxiety and improved well-being in patients attending the emergency department (ED), results of a randomized controlled trial show. “This did not occur among those that did that not visit with a therapy dog. This gives us confidence in the intervention,” … Read more

HIV and Schizophrenia: Partners in Disparities

“People don’t think about schizophrenia when they think about HIV,” Christina Mangurian, MD, professor of clinical psychiatry and vice chair for diversity and health equity at the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF), told Medscape Medical News. The problem is complicated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, … Read more