Prescribing of antidepressants to children soars - Independent Online - Monday, September 12, 2016 - 20:27

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Prescribing of antidepressants to children soars
Independent Online
SWANSEA: There has been a massive increase in the prescribing of antidepressants to children over the last decade – but more than 40 percent are drugs that have been shown not to work and which can have toxic side effects, according to new research.

Prescribing antidepressants to kids soars | IOL - Independent Online - Monday, September 12, 2016 - 20:27

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Prescribing antidepressants to kids soars | IOL
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SWANSEA: There has been a massive increase in the prescribing of antidepressants to children over the last decade – but more than 40 percent are drugs that ...

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Abuse of ADHD drugs following path of opioids - Lansing State Journal - Monday, September 12, 2016 - 20:08

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Abuse of ADHD drugs following path of opioids
Lansing State Journal
Public health officials have focused on the national plague of narcotic painkillers. But another scourge is looming largely unnoticed: The drugs used to treat ...
Overprescribing of drugs for adult ADHD causing 'trail of misuse ...MinnPost

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Many with diabetes missing out on statins - UPI.com - Monday, September 12, 2016 - 19:21

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Many with diabetes missing out on statins
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MONDAY, Sept. 12, 2016 -- Nearly all middle-aged patients with diabetes should be taking cholesterol-lowering statins, but cardiologists fail to prescribe these medications for 2 out of every 5 diabetics in their care, a new study finds. Multiple prior ...

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Mental Illness Awareness Week scheduled for Oct. 8 - NJ.com - Monday, September 12, 2016 - 19:18

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Mental Illness Awareness Week scheduled for Oct. 8
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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), in conjunction with NAMI FACE Burlington County, is sponsoring a free celebration on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the First Presbyterian Church, 101 Bridgeboro Road in Moorestown from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in observance ...
Free program helps family members of mentally illFairfield Ledger

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The new heroin? Abuse of ADHD drugs similar to opioids - Asbury Park Press - Monday, September 12, 2016 - 19:03

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The new heroin? Abuse of ADHD drugs similar to opioids
Asbury Park Press
In the case of adult ADHD, the definition was relaxed in 2013 by the American Psychiatric Association. Under the new definition, adults need to have five of a possible nine symptoms from either of two categories, down from six of a possible nine, and ...
Overprescribing of drugs for adult ADHD causing 'trail of misuse, addiction and death'MinnPost

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Bloggers hype Hillary Clinton health poll as a representative survey of all doctors; it's not - PolitiFact (blog) - Monday, September 12, 2016 - 18:15

Bloggers hype Hillary Clinton health poll as a representative survey of all doctors; it's not
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To give that some perspective, the American Medical Association, the nation's largest, reported 224,503 members in 2012. When we contacted AAPS, executive director Dr. Jane Orient and the group's webmaster and business manager, Jeremy Snavely, said ...

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Northwestern Medicine launches study into effects of antidepressants on pregnant women - EurekAlert (press release) - Monday, September 12, 2016 - 18:14

Northwestern Medicine launches study into effects of antidepressants on pregnant women
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Called Optimizing Medication Management for Mothers With Depression, or OPTI-MOM, the Northwestern Medicine study is enrolling up to 200 women to systemically look at genetic and clinical profiles of those who take antidepressants during pregnancy.

St. Joseph Hospital Doctor Named President of the Maine Medical Assoc. - WABI - Monday, September 12, 2016 - 17:50

St. Joseph Hospital Doctor Named President of the Maine Medical Assoc.
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... and medical students throughout the state. It's mission is to support physicians, advance the quality of medicine in Maine, and promote the health of Mainers. The association is one of the 50 medical societies that make up the American Medical ...

CMS announces MACRA flexibility for first year - Politico - Monday, September 12, 2016 - 16:38

Politico

CMS announces MACRA flexibility for first year
Politico
Many medical groups, including the American Medical Association, were calling on CMS to push back the MACRA start date till at least July 1. They said doctors and their technology used to collect and report the MACRA data wouldn't be fully available by ...
MACRA: Physician Groups Praise Flexible Reporting OptionsHealthLeaders Media

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News in brief: Pork Butt Festival, Fall Equinox Yoga, NAMI event, Health Career Fair at JTCC - Keyser Mineral Daily News Tribune

News in brief: Pork Butt Festival, Fall Equinox Yoga, NAMI event, Health Career Fair at JTCCKeyser Mineral Daily News TribunePRINCE GEORGE — The Prince George Pork Butt Festival will be held from 11 a.m.

NAMI Geauga County hosting first-ever Miles for Mental Health Walk - News-Herald.com

NAMI Geauga County hosting first-ever Miles for Mental Health WalkNews-Herald.com“Together, we can put an end to the shame so often associated with these illnesses with education, support and advocacy. Our Miles for Mental Health Walk is a way to stand up and be a voice for those in need.

Exceptional Psychiatrist, Beatriz Mateus, MD, will be Featured in The Leading Physicians of the World - PR NewsChannel (press release)

Health take-away: What to do if someone you love has an opioid addiction - Brattleboro Reformer

Health take-away: What to do if someone you love has an opioid addictionBrattleboro ReformerGet information about addiction from reputable sources such as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), medical societies like the American Medical Association, the American

Health take-away: What to do if someone you love has an opioid addiction - The Manchester Journal

Health take-away: What to do if someone you love has an opioid addictionThe Manchester JournalGet information about addiction from reputable sources such as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), medical societies like the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric

Health take-away: What to do if someone you love has an opioid addiction - Berkshire Eagle (subscription)

Health take-away: What to do if someone you love has an opioid addictionBerkshire Eagle (subscription)Get information about addiction from reputable sources such as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), medical societies like the American Medical Associatio

Health take-away: What to do if someone you love has an opioid addiction - Bennington Banner (subscription)

Health take-away: What to do if someone you love has an opioid addictionBennington Banner (subscription)Get information about addiction from reputable sources such as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), medical societies like the American Medical Association, the American Psy

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