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Dr. Harmon: The moment I knew medicine was my calling - American Medical Association (blog) - Friday, August 18, 2017 - 19:15

Dr. Harmon: The moment I knew medicine was my calling
American Medical Association (blog)
Physicians are privileged to see patients at their most vulnerable, to reshape lives and continually revitalize the nation's health system. In a challenging practice environment, physicians remain driven by the power of healing and the indelible ...

Electronic documentation impedes emergency department efficiency - American Medical Association (blog) - Friday, August 18, 2017 - 19:15

Electronic documentation impedes emergency department efficiency
American Medical Association (blog)
A recently published study finds that one emergency department's implementation of a custom electronic documentation system reduced patient throughput, and researchers call for new strategies to mitigate the efficiency effects of going paperless. The ...

Express Scripts program to limit first-fill opioid prescriptions moves forward - Business Insurance - Friday, August 18, 2017 - 19:10

Business Insurance

Express Scripts program to limit first-fill opioid prescriptions moves forward
Business Insurance
Dr. Patrice Harris, an Atlanta psychiatrist who chairs the American Medical Association's Opioids Task Force, released a statement saying doctors are already addressing the opioid epidemic. “When patients seek physician help for an opioid use disorder ...
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Scientists May Be on the Road to Making Antidepressants Work Faster - Reader's Digest - Friday, August 18, 2017 - 17:00

Reader's Digest

Scientists May Be on the Road to Making Antidepressants Work Faster
Reader's Digest
Monkey Business Images/ShutterstockIf you've spotted the warning signs of depression, your doctor might prescribe antidepressants, the first line of defense for many people with mental health issues. But the drugs certainly aren't a quick fix—it can ...

Ahoy! Dr. Jay Saux's pirate birthday bash delights community, benefits NAMI - NOLA.com - Friday, August 18, 2017 - 15:46

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Ahoy! Dr. Jay Saux's pirate birthday bash delights community, benefits NAMI
NOLA.com
A quiet dinner and cake alight with candles might be enough to celebrate most adult birthdays. But Jay Sax doesn't do normal. The acclaimed oncologist on the North Shore wears costumes during appointments with patients, skate boards around town, and ...

NAMI to offer family education - Mount Vernon News (press release) (subscription) (blog) - Friday, August 18, 2017 - 15:42

NAMI to offer family education
Mount Vernon News (press release) (subscription) (blog)
MOUNT VERNON — NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Knox Licking County Ohio is currently registering for its free Family to Family Education Program training which begins Monday, Sept. 11 from 6-8:30 p.m. This course is designed for family ...

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Rebutting the claim that antidepressants do not work - Science Daily - Friday, August 18, 2017 - 15:25

Rebutting the claim that antidepressants do not work
Science Daily
According to the challenged hypothesis, the fact that many people medicating with antidepressants regard themselves as improved may be attributed to a placebo effect, i.e. that someone who expects to be improved by a medication often also feels ...

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Drinking soda pop will one day be like smoking on an airplane - Chicago Sun-Times - Friday, August 18, 2017 - 14:42

Chicago Sun-Times

Drinking soda pop will one day be like smoking on an airplane
Chicago Sun-Times
U.S. health organizations from the American Medical Association to the American Heart Association have called for sugary drink taxes to help curb the national epidemics of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. This is not a trivial matter when we ...

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NAMI to offer family education class to help the mentally ill - Mount Vernon News (press release) (subscription) (blog) - Friday, August 18, 2017 - 14:37

NAMI to offer family education class to help the mentally ill
Mount Vernon News (press release) (subscription) (blog)
MOUNT VERNON — NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Knox Licking County Ohio is currently registering for its free Family to Family Education Program training which begins Monday, Sept. 11 from 6-8:30 p.m. This course is designed for family ...

New study rebuts the claim that antidepressants do not work - Medical Xpress - Friday, August 18, 2017 - 13:55

Medical Xpress

New study rebuts the claim that antidepressants do not work
Medical Xpress
A theory that has gained considerable attention in international media, including Newsweek and the CBS broadcast 60 minutes, suggests that antidepressant drugs such as the SSRIs do not exert any actual antidepressant effect. A research group at the ...

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