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NAMI Advocates Rally in Frankfort, Lobby Against Death Penalty - WKMS - Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 22:26

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NAMI Advocates Rally in Frankfort, Lobby Against Death Penalty
WKMS
Under previously suggested pension reforms, Kelly Gunning with Lexington NAMI said 85% of community mental health center payroll would go to meet retirement obligations. “What we have here is a system already so strained by the near 50% mandated track ...

Women need doctors' opinions, not politicians - Mankato Free Press - Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 22:20

Women need doctors' opinions, not politicians
Mankato Free Press
... prescribe how physicians should care for their patients.” The American Medical Association opposes it as well and “strongly condemns any interference by the government or other third parties that causes a physician to compromise his or her medical ...

AAP, ACP renew calls on Congress to act on gun violence - Healio - Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 22:13

AAP, ACP renew calls on Congress to act on gun violence
Healio
The ACP also reported that in 2015, it joined with the American College of Surgeons; American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Public Health Association, American Psychiatric Association; American Academy of Family Physicians, AAP ...

Searching for nutrition research on gluten-free, fat, or sugar? It's all wrong. - The New Food Economy - Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 21:24

Searching for nutrition research on gluten-free, fat, or sugar? It's all wrong.
The New Food Economy
You may have missed it (I certainly did), but over the holidays the Journal of the American Medical Association published an enigmatic little article about nutrition research: “Disclosures in Nutrition Research: Why It Is Different.” The title may ...

Remarkable secrets of ketamine's antidepressant effect unlocked by scientists - The Independent - Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 20:49

The Independent

Remarkable secrets of ketamine's antidepressant effect unlocked by scientists
The Independent
Compared to traditional antidepressants, which can take days before an improvement in the patient's mood is seen, ketamine's fast action made scientists think it was acting on a fundamental link of the brain chemistry of depression. But, despite its ...

Remarkable secrets of ketamine's antidepressant effect unlocked by scientists - The Independent - Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 20:49

The Independent

Remarkable secrets of ketamine's antidepressant effect unlocked by scientists
The Independent
Ketamine, most commonly known for its use as a recreational drug, has in recent years come to be thought of as the biggest breakthrough psychiatric treatment for severe depression in half a century. In as little as half an hour it has been shown to ...

Connecticut, Colorado, and Washington Join California in Aetna Probe - AJMC.com Managed Markets Network - Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 20:46

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Connecticut, Colorado, and Washington Join California in Aetna Probe
AJMC.com Managed Markets Network
The group included the American Hospital Association, America's Health Insurance Plans, American Medical Association, American Pharmacists Association, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and Medical Group Management Association. The statement called ...
Aetna inquiry widens over ex-medical director's commentsCNN

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Healthcare is going gangbusters for the economy - ModernMedicine - Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 20:23

Healthcare is going gangbusters for the economy
ModernMedicine
The DOW is up. Unemployment is at an all-time low. The economy is going gangbusters. According to an American Medical Association report, that's due in part to the healthcare industry. In fact, physicians are responsible for creating and supporting 12 ...

No mass shootings in Australia in 20 years: How did they do it? - yourcentralvalley.com - Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 20:18

No mass shootings in Australia in 20 years: How did they do it?
yourcentralvalley.com
(NBC News) - Mass shootings stopped in Australia after strict new gun laws passed, researchers reported, and overall deaths from firearms have fallen since the 1997 law, which banned certain semi-automatic and pump-action weapons and forced owners to ...

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HHS May Nix Reporting Requirements for Value-Based Care Program, Azar Says - Morning Consult - Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 19:58

Morning Consult

HHS May Nix Reporting Requirements for Value-Based Care Program, Azar Says
Morning Consult
The budget deal that Trump signed into law last week made changes to MIPS aimed at helping physicians ease into the program. A provision in the legislation maintains cost-reduction requirements of physicians at 10 percent annually through 2021 ...

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