Intensive lifestyle intervention provides modest improvement in glycemic control, reduced need for medication


A high amount and intensity of exercise along with a diet plan resulted in a modest reduction in blood glucose levels among adults with type 2 diabetes, but was accompanied by reductions in the use of glucose-lowering medications, according to a study.

High quality early intervention for children with autism quickly results in costs savings


The costs associated with the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), one evidence-based treatment for young children with autism, were fully offset after only two years following intervention due to reductions in children’s use of other services, new research shows.

How do dads fit in? Engaging fathers in family-centered early intervention services for children


Early intervention services for children with disabilities or developmental delays are focused on being family centered and are ideally conducted in the home setting. Even so, fathers — custodial or noncustodial — are often left out of the process.

Mental health visits spike prior to burn injury, indicating opportunity for intervention


In a new study examining the relationship between mental health and burn injury, researchers note that burn injuries may be preventable through increased access to high-quality mental health care. The study’s findings also show that burn injury victims experience significantly increased rates of self-harm after their injuries.