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MEDICAL FOCUS: Helping to manage prediabetes or diabetes - Price Sun Advocate - Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 15:19

MEDICAL FOCUS: Helping to manage prediabetes or diabetes
Price Sun Advocate
In 2015, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed that nearly 50 percent of adults living in the United States have diabetes or prediabetes, a condition marked by higher than normal blood glucose levels that are not ...

NAMI of Jasper County to merge with central Iowa chapter - Newton Daily News - Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 14:59

NAMI of Jasper County to merge with central Iowa chapter
Newton Daily News
After lengthy discussions and considerations, the local organization will dissolve and now be a part of NAMI of Central Iowa, which is based out of Ames. The organization will still be tied to the Jasper County community through the monthly NAMI Family ...

Neurology News - LWW Journals (blog) - Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 14:47

Neurology News
LWW Journals (blog)
Depression and anxiety are common symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, especially in the period right after diagnosis, and are often treated with antidepressants. Side effects include dizziness and falling, which is worrisome because falling is already a ...

A new survey says doctors are warming up to single-payer health care - STAT - Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 13:21

STAT

A new survey says doctors are warming up to single-payer health care
STAT
Last year was the first in which fewer than half of practicing physicians owned their practice — 47.1 percent — according to the American Medical Association's surveys in 2012, 2014 and 2016. Many doctors are today employed by hospitals or health ...
Can Medicare for All Succeed?The Nation.

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Antidepressant use jumps 65 percent in 15 years - Chicago Tribune - Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 13:20

Chicago Tribune

Antidepressant use jumps 65 percent in 15 years
Chicago Tribune
Women are nearly twice as likely as men to be taking the medications, the report found, with antidepressants used by 16.5 percent of females compared to just under 9 percent of males. Also, "long-term antidepressant use was common," said a team led by ...

Psychiatrists gone mute - BayStateBanner - Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 10:00

Psychiatrists gone mute
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But that is unlikely to happen. The dominant 37,000 member American Psychiatric Association has decreed that “member psychiatrists should not give professional opinions about the mental state of someone they have not personally evaluated.” So as long ...

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US antidepressant use jumps 65 percent in 15 years - WDEF News 12 - Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 03:23

WDEF News 12

US antidepressant use jumps 65 percent in 15 years
WDEF News 12
The number of Americans who say they've taken an antidepressant over the past month rose by 65 percent between 1999 and 2014, a new government survey finds. By 2014, about one in every eight Americans over the age of 12 reported recent ...

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Doctors Warm To Single-Payer Health Care - Coeur d'Alene Press - Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 00:25

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Doctors Warm To Single-Payer Health Care
Coeur d'Alene Press
Last year was the first in which fewer than half of practicing physicians owned their practice — 47.1 percent — according to the American Medical Association's surveys in 2012, 2014 and 2016. Many doctors are today employed by hospitals or health ...
Can Medicare for All Succeed?The Nation.

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Antidepressant use rises in under-13s - BBC News - Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 23:22

BBC News

Antidepressant use rises in under-13s
BBC News
Four times as many children under 13 were prescribed antidepressants last year as just seven years ago, figures obtained by BBC Scotland show. Last year 252 children aged 12 and under were given antidepressants while in 2009/10 it was 57. During the ...

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Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned - The Boston Globe - Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 23:09

The Boston Globe

Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned
The Boston Globe
But the new program from Express Scripts is drawing criticism from the American Medical Association, the largest association of physicians and medical students in the United States, which believes treatment plans should be left to doctors and their ...
Doctors criticize Express Scripts for plan to limit opioidsWashington Examiner
Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned - ABC NewsABC News

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