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What's next after pediatrician advocacy helps defeat Senate health care bill - AAP News - Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 14:07

What's next after pediatrician advocacy helps defeat Senate health care bill
AAP News
... Academy joined a letter with the American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Physicians, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Osteopathic Association and American Psychiatric Association urging senators to ...

Study finds 'alarming' increases in high-risk alcohol consumption, especially among women - WZTV - Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 13:50

WZTV

Study finds 'alarming' increases in high-risk alcohol consumption, especially among women
WZTV
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A new study published in the American Medical Association's JAMA medical journal states American's are drinking more alcohol and the increases in high-risk drinking are "alarming." Researchers examined nearly 80,000 participants and ...
Alcohol abuse in US increasing as researchers warn of 'public health crisis'Washington Times

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Turkey: Russian national detained over planned drone attack - WPXI Pittsburgh - Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 13:43

Turkey: Russian national detained over planned drone attack
WPXI Pittsburgh
The American Psychiatric Association says that doctors should not prescribe any methods to people who are not terminally ill to help them die. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast ...

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Pope Francis to Belgian Catholics: Stop offering euthanasia - ABC News - Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 13:23

Pope Francis to Belgian Catholics: Stop offering euthanasia
ABC News
... previously raised concerns about Belgium's liberal approach to euthanasia while advocates say that people with mental health illnesses should be granted the same autonomy as those with physical diseases. The American Psychiatric Association says ...

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Medical emergency: ER costs skyrocket, leaving patients in shock - CNBC - Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 13:22

CNBC

Medical emergency: ER costs skyrocket, leaving patients in shock
CNBC
... what Medicare allows for the same services, costing consumers more than $3 billion a year, according to a nationwide study by the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine.

Pope Francis to Belgian Catholics: Stop offering euthanasia - New Haven Register - Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 12:51

New Haven Register

Pope Francis to Belgian Catholics: Stop offering euthanasia
New Haven Register
... previously raised concerns about Belgium's liberal approach to euthanasia while advocates say that people with mental health illnesses should be granted the same autonomy as those with physical diseases. The American Psychiatric Association says ...

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STAWAR: Unchosen deaths of despair - Evening News and Tribune - Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 12:45

Evening News and Tribune

STAWAR: Unchosen deaths of despair
Evening News and Tribune
Psychiatrist Ronald Pies, from the State University of New York in Syracuse, says that a true choice (1) is not coerced, (2) is intentional and rational, (3) is consistent with the person's wishes at the time, and (4) is experienced as freely made ...

Motorcycle ride benefits Nami Racine County - Journal Times - Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 12:33

Motorcycle ride benefits Nami Racine County
Journal Times
RACINE COUNTY — A Bikers for Bipolar Disorder Ride will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. The police-escorted ride begins at House of Harley Racine, 1155 Oakes Road, Mount Pleasant, and ends at Hiawatha Bar and Grill, 9809 Durand Ave., ...

Antidepressants Tied to Greater Risk of Brain Injury in Alzheimer's Patients - PsychCentral.com - Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 12:01

Antidepressants Tied to Greater Risk of Brain Injury in Alzheimer's Patients
PsychCentral.com
Alzheimer's patients who take antidepressant medications are at an increased risk for head injuries and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), according to a new study by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland. Although previous research has ...

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Americans think opioid addiction is a crisis. They're not sure federal dollars will solve it. - Washington Post - Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 11:05

Washington Post

Americans think opioid addiction is a crisis. They're not sure federal dollars will solve it.
Washington Post
In a poll by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), researchers found that 39 percent of respondents believe that it is easy to obtain prescription opioids in their communities, while 69 percent “understand how someone accidentally gets addicted.” ...

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