Birkel stated the study confirms what’s known about the often unhealthy burden of personal caregiving. Mosca added that the critical stage is when a relative is discharged from a healthcare facility. That point frame is a crimson flag for caregivers to take preventive action to avoid developing adverse lifestyle behaviors because they cope with the demand of helping their loved one. More emphasis should be positioned on coping mechanisms, stress and depression, she said. These factors will strongly influence whether or not life style education will be honored and if attempts to attain healthy lifestyles are effective.Related StoriesKey protein controls stem cell properties that could make them useful in regenerative medicineFast food TV ads pose danger to childrens' healthNew UCLA study talks about primary care medical home in reducing childrens' repeat appointments to hospitalsBecause stumbling upon such unpredicted findings – especially types of unclear medical importance – can lead to more, often unnecessary, tests and fear, the Hopkins research highlights the need for pediatricians to get ready for such discussions, Strouse says. And in the lack of guidelines on how best to deal with such results, many pediatricians, Strouse provides, feel therefore unprepared that they may forego the discussion altogether and simply refer the patient to a neurologist or a neurosurgeon for consultation.