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Doctors are growing to like digital health tools, says the AMA - Healthcare IT News (blog) - Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 20:33

Healthcare Informatics

Doctors are growing to like digital health tools, says the AMA
Healthcare IT News (blog)
The American Medical Association surveyed physicians on their use of digital health tools, finding that primary care physicians and doctors working in larger and more complex practices tend to be more digital. In Physicians' motivations and ...
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Don't expect Fitbits to improve health or help drop pounds - Peoria Journal Star - Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 20:10

Peoria Journal Star

Don't expect Fitbits to improve health or help drop pounds
Peoria Journal Star
The results seem to reinforce those of another study, published last month in the Journal of the American Medical Association. In that study, conducted over two years, researchers found that adding wearable activity tracking devices to a diet and ...
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Women's Health, Men's Health: Why Gender Matters - ConsumerReports.org - Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 19:39

Women's Health, Men's Health: Why Gender Matters
ConsumerReports.org
Women are about twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with depression, says Philip R. Muskin, M.D., professor of psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and chair of the American Psychiatric Association's Scientific Program Committee. But men ...

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When did clowns become creepy? - The Boston Globe - Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 19:07

The Boston Globe

When did clowns become creepy?
The Boston Globe
Trigger warning: This column will discuss clowns. If the notion of human beings in white pancake makeup with red rubber balls on their nose makes you want to hide under the bed, put the newspaper or device down and back slowly away. The rest of you: ...

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Study Finds Alcohol Creates Effects of Fast-Acting Antidepressant - AJMC.com Managed Markets Network - Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 18:44

Study Finds Alcohol Creates Effects of Fast-Acting Antidepressant
AJMC.com Managed Markets Network
The study finds a molecular pathway to explain patterns long observed by those who work with patients being treated for both alcohol abuse and depression.

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AMA Releases Online Tools to Help Doctors Prepare for MACRA - Healthcare Informatics - Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 18:07

Healthcare Informatics

AMA Releases Online Tools to Help Doctors Prepare for MACRA
Healthcare Informatics
The Chicago-based American Medical Association has developed several online tools to assist physicians with preparing for and transitioning to pending Medicare payment and delivery changes under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of ...
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Artswalk event at Crawford Square to benefit NAMI Berkshire County - Berkshire Eagle (subscription) - Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 18:06

Artswalk event at Crawford Square to benefit NAMI Berkshire County
Berkshire Eagle (subscription)
PITTSFIELD >> A group of local merchants is banding together to raise funds for county residents who are dealing with mental health issues. "Your Body Is Your Canvas," a free event held in conjunction with Downtown Pittsfield Inc.'s First Friday's ...

Ryan C. W. Hall: Star Wars as a Teaching and Diagnostic Tool - MD Magazine - Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 16:57

MD Magazine

Ryan C. W. Hall: Star Wars as a Teaching and Diagnostic Tool
MD Magazine
Ryan C. W. Hall, MD, a professor at both the University of Central Florida and the University of South Florida, discussed this topic during the American Psychiatric Association's annual meeting (APA 2016) in Atlanta, Georgia. Hall said that using pop ...

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What are you afraid of? Snakes? - Great Falls Tribune - Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 16:56

Great Falls Tribune

What are you afraid of? Snakes?
Great Falls Tribune
Phobias affect more than one in 10 people in the U.S., says the American Psychiatric Association, and of those individuals, up to 40 percent of phobias are related to bugs (including spiders), mice, snakes and bats. That's millions of people fearing ...

Effective antidepressants in the offing - Chandigarh Tribune - Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 16:41

The Statesman

Effective antidepressants in the offing
Chandigarh Tribune
Scientists have discovered a new pathway in the brain which can be manipulated to treat depression, offering a drug target to create more effective antidepressants. New antidepressant options are important because a significant number of patients do ...
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