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Open Access Review

A Review of Clinical Influencing Factors in the Selection of Cardiac Medications in the Elderly

Received: 14 January 2023;  Published: 31 May 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2302023


Aging is a stage of the natural life cycle. It is a set of natural and coordinated growth changes all organs and body systems undergo to burnout. It is impossible to determine the exact time of old age for two reasons. First, the aging process is different for humans due to individual, hereditary factors. Second, aging has a set of physiological, psychological and, social factors. This review aimed to gather appropriate clinical information and facts for clinicians when practicing heart medications in elderly patie [...]

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Open Access Research Article

Implementation of a Whole-School Mindfulness Curriculum in an Urban Elementary School: Tier 1 through Tier 3

Received: 27 November 2022;  Published: 24 May 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2302022


Mindful education (ME) in schools can address student well-being and stressors, as well as improve the overall school environment. Implementing a whole-school mindfulness curriculum can be challenging, especially when serving students in both general education and emotional behavioral disorder (EBD) settings. We investigated the feasibility, implementation, and benefits of a whole-school mindfulness curriculum (MindUP) in an urban elementary school. This study is unique in that it investigated how to implement mind [...]

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Open Access Original Research

A Multi-Centric Single-Blind Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy of the Individualized Homeopathic Intervention in Breast Fibroadenoma

Received: 17 October 2022;  Published: 16 May 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2302021


The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of homeopathic medicines in the reduction or resolution of breast fibroadenoma (FA) through ultrasound (US) assessment in intervention and control groups. The secondary objective was to compare the efficacy of the homeopathic intervention in single and multiple fibroadenomas. A single-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled pilot study was conducted from January 2014 to June 2018 at 4 research centers with 6 months of follow-up. Females in the age group [...]

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Open Access Editorial

Chess and Acupuncture?

Received: 18 April 2023;  Published: 19 April 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2302020


This editorial briefly describes possible relationships and similarities between chess and acupuncture. Although the methods of chess and acupuncture could not be more different, possible joint effects on the brain can be hypothesized. However, the effectiveness of these joint effects has yet to be proven in scientific studies. Both chess and acupuncture can be used to improve physical and mental well-being. According to the author, the Yintang point could play a key role here.

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Open Access Research Article

Teacher Outcomes with a School-Based Mindfulness Intervention during COVID-19

Received: 30 November 2022;  Published: 13 April 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2302019


Teacher burnout is one of the primary drivers of turnover. Skills such as improved classroom management have been shown to mitigate teacher burnout. COVID-19 created classroom disruption and an unprecedented youth mental health crisis. This study examined the effectiveness of a school-based mindfulness training at improving classroom management self-efficacy and reducing teacher burnout during COVID-19. Elementary school personnel were invited to participate in two versions of Kidding Around Yoga training and to im [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Greater Objective and Perceived Competence for Clinics is Associated with Reduced Stress but No Change in Impostorism in Medical Students a

Received: 27 February 2023;  Published: 10 April 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2302018


Impostorism is prevalent in medical students and negatively impacts wellness, contributing to stress and burnout. Perceived competence is noted as one attribute underlying impostorism. A curricular change that resulted in improved United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 scores and student self-perceptions of preparedness for clinical training was used as a natural experiment to assess the effects higher competence/preparedness, based on an objective indicator and self-perceptions, on impostorism, [...]

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Open Access Research Article

Better to Not Be Alone: Relationships between Hurricane Related Trauma, Spiritual Support, and Social Support

Received: 03 November 2022;  Published: 06 April 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2302017


There has been a paucity in the literature on the protective effects of spiritual and social support as it pertains to trauma symptoms following a disaster. This secondary analysis investigated: a) the longitudinal analysis of the effect of perceived spiritual support (PSS; measured using PSSS-S2) on posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS); and b) the effect of social support and Wave-1 PTSS results on Wave-2 PTSS among Hurricane-Katrina (H-K) volunteers. We hypothesized that, 1. The shortform PSSS-S2 would have an ad [...]

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Open Access Review

Optimizing Lymphedema Outcomes through Lifestyle

Received: 11 January 2023;  Published: 17 March 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2301016


Lymphedema, a chronic incurable condition characterized by edema, inflammation, reactive fibrosis, adipose proliferation, and compromised immune function, affects over 250 million people worldwide [1]. Further, a comorbidity of obesity increases the risk of developing lymphedema and can result in irreversible damage to lymphatic function. Access to appropriate and timely lymphedema treatment, performance of proper self-management strategies, and implementation of healthy lifestyle practices are critical for optimal [...]

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Open Access Case Report

Employee Support During COVID-19 Using Compassionate Mind Training

Received: 15 November 2022;  Published: 17 February 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2301015


An individual’s wellbeing at work is now recognised as key, particularly for those in challenging environment’s such as health and social care. Focusing on the cultivation of (mindful) compassion has been shown to be an effective way of improving mental health. This service evaluation focused on a pilot drop-in group for council and NHS staff, informed by Compassionate Mind Training. It was facilitated during the COVID-19 pandemic, between April – August 2020. The group was evaluated by recording the number and cha [...]

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Open Access Research Article

Assessing Burnout and Well-Being in Higher Education Health Science Faculty

Received: 25 October 2022;  Published: 14 February 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2301014


This study aimed to examine and compare the extent of burnout among health science faculty at a higher education institution and their self-reported perception of well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. The design of the study was cross-sectional, descriptive survey research. An electronic questionnaire was developed to measure the constructs of burnout and well-being. Validated instruments used in the survey included the Oldenburg Burnout Inventory (OLBI) and the World Health Organization-5 Well-being Index. The [...]

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