Editor’s Selections: How NOT to quit smoking, publish a journal, hand-off patients, and help your child learnMarch 17th, 2010 Editor's Selections 20 Comments
Travis Saunders selects several notable posts each week from Health and Clinical Research. He blogs at Obesity Panacea.
- How to stop smoking. The vast majority of people who quit smoking do so without the use of drugs or other treatment aids, yet unassisted smoking cessation is hardly ever the focus of research. What gives?
- Editorial support, CME, and the Primary Care Companion. Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry: A Closer Look examines a journal that is “so bad, it’s good”.
- Fumbling the communication baton in patient hand-offs. Remember the game “telephone” where you whisper a sentence in someone’s ear, they then whisper it to someone else, and eventually the message gets completely changed? A new study suggests that patient hand-offs between physicians are pretty similar.
- Do baby Einstein DVDs work? New research suggests that they may not be just ineffective – they may actually delay language development.