Bad News for Big Medicine

Pain-killers, other drugs found in Great Lakes ecosystem - WBFO - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 14:04

WBFO

Pain-killers, other drugs found in Great Lakes ecosystem
WBFO
Rosi's team studies a long trail of chemicals from opioids, antidepressants, and even illicit drugs, like cocaine. They get into the environment through human urine and feces. Sometimes unused medications are flushed down toilets and drains. The ...

Barlett & Steele Bronze Award: How We Did It - Reynolds Center - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 13:28

Barlett & Steele Bronze Award: How We Did It
Reynolds Center
... a form of PMS that is said to be so strong it qualifies as a psychiatric disorder. There has never been strong agreement that PMDD was a valid psychiatric condition, but in the years following the meeting, the FDA approved four drugs to treat it ...

People Don't Take Their Pills. Only One Thing Seems to Help. - New York Times - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 12:00

New York Times

People Don't Take Their Pills. Only One Thing Seems to Help.
New York Times
For all that Americans spend on prescription drugs — $425 billion last year — you'd think we'd actually take our medicine. But one of the frustrating truths about American health care is that half or more of prescribed medication is never taken. It's ...

Happening Today: Putin, Roy Moore, Donald Trump, Depression, Breast Cancer, Bullying - NBC New York - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 11:48

NBC New York

Happening Today: Putin, Roy Moore, Donald Trump, Depression, Breast Cancer, Bullying
NBC New York
Some 50 percent of cases of mental illness begin by age 14, according to the American Psychiatric Association. Blood Test May Help Predict Which Breast Cancers Will Recur, Study Finds. A blood test five years after breast cancer treatment helped ...

The data are in, but debate rages: Are hospital readmission penalties a good idea? - STAT - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 09:39

STAT

The data are in, but debate rages: Are hospital readmission penalties a good idea?
STAT
closely watched experiment in health care has unfolded over the last few years: Financial incentives for hospitals to reduce readmissions. It was a feature of the Affordable Care Act, and researchers are now assessing its impacts. But even as data have ...

Don't fall into the trap of quitting your antidepressants because you're feeling great - Metro - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 07:01

Don't fall into the trap of quitting your antidepressants because you're feeling great
Metro
Whether you're new to taking antidepressants or you're a Prozac pro, please heed this warning about mistakes from someone who's made them for you. If you're suddenly feeling loads better after regularly taking antidepressants, do not react by thinking ...

AMA Launches Integrated Health Model Initiative To Create A Common EHR Data Framework - OPEN MINDS - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 05:15

AMA Launches Integrated Health Model Initiative To Create A Common EHR Data Framework
OPEN MINDS
On October 16, 2017, the American Medical Association (AMA) launched its Integrated Health Model Initiative (IHMI) to create a common health care data framework for electronic health records (EHRs). The goal is to develop a new EHR design that would ...

Cover treatments for gender dysphoria - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 05:03

Cover treatments for gender dysphoria
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
These noncontroversial approaches have the backing of major mainstream medical organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Psychiatric ...

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Cover treatments for gender dysphoria - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 05:03

Cover treatments for gender dysphoria
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
These noncontroversial approaches have the backing of major mainstream medical organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Psychiatric ...

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Eclipse related eye injury - WRAL.com - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 04:38

WRAL.com

Eclipse related eye injury
WRAL.com
In the December Journal of the American Medical Association on Ophthalmology a paper by Doctors Avnish Deobhakta, Chris Wu, Michael Jansen and Jorge Andrade, MD describes the diagnosis of acute solar retinopathy in detail. You'll be hearing this story ...

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