Public shaming of overdosed adults by police department's Facebook post is 'morally repugnant' - STAT - Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 01:38

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Public shaming of overdosed adults by police department's Facebook post is 'morally repugnant'
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It's been 50 years since the American Medical Association classified alcohol abuse as a disease and more than 40 since they did the same with drugs. There's been a lot of research since then devoted to effective methods for curtailing illegal drug use ...

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NAMI Solano offers help for families of kids with emotional, behavior problems - TheReporter.Com - Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 01:12

NAMI Solano offers help for families of kids with emotional, behavior problems
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NAMI Solano County, partnering with Napa Citizens for Mental Health, will offer NAMI Basics, a free, six-session educational program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. Sessions begin ...

Surgeons protest CMS proposal requiring them to code every 10 minutes - Becker's Hospital Review - Friday, September 9, 2016 - 22:20

Surgeons protest CMS proposal requiring them to code every 10 minutes
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These include the American College of Surgeons, the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Medical Association. Medscape Medical ...

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'Sully' Movie and Surviving Guilt - Healthline - Friday, September 9, 2016 - 21:01

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'Sully' Movie and Surviving Guilt
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The American Psychiatric Association (APA) includes it as a common reaction of mass shooting survivors. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs also calls it a common reaction after trauma. “I think part of survivor's guilt is a natural response to ...

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Hillary's Health & Double Standards - Power Line (blog) - Friday, September 9, 2016 - 20:52

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Hillary's Health & Double Standards
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TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Concerns about Hillary Clinton's health are “serious—could be disqualifying for the position of President of the U.S.,” say nearly 71% of 250 physicians responding to an informal internet survey ...

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Why Did Fentanyl Maker Insys Give $500K to Defeat Legalization? - Leafly - Friday, September 9, 2016 - 20:31

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Why Did Fentanyl Maker Insys Give $500K to Defeat Legalization?
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Two years ago a team from Johns Hopkins, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that the enactment of medical cannabis laws is associated with ...

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Magic Pill, Episode #10: 'Exercise Is Like Taking A Little Prozac And A Little Ritalin' - WBUR - Friday, September 9, 2016 - 20:30

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Magic Pill, Episode #10: 'Exercise Is Like Taking A Little Prozac And A Little Ritalin'
WBUR
In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association listed exercise as a treatment for depression. And by the way, Michelle Obama is on record saying that she gets depressed if she doesn't get her exercise in. Andrea Ansuaje tapered off medication and ...

The Health Issue No One Talks About - WomansDay.com (blog) - Friday, September 9, 2016 - 19:56

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The Health Issue No One Talks About
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Over the past decade, people have increasingly treated depression with medication: Starting in 1994, the number of antidepressant prescriptions written by doctors went up 400% over a 10-year period. And today, about 15% of women take an antidepressant.

The Health Issue No One Talks About - WomansDay.com (blog) - Friday, September 9, 2016 - 19:56

WomansDay.com (blog)

The Health Issue No One Talks About
WomansDay.com (blog)
Though research on long-term use is scarce, "generally, studies show that there are no side effects of using antidepressants for an extended duration," says Renee Binder, MD, immediate past president of the American Psychiatric Association. However ...

The next ICD-10 hurdle: Prepare for payer scrutiny - ModernMedicine - Friday, September 9, 2016 - 19:18

The next ICD-10 hurdle: Prepare for payer scrutiny
ModernMedicine
CMS announced the grace period after it reached an agreement with the American Medical Association that had advocated for additional delays of ICD-10. During the grace period, which ends October 1, auditors won't penalize physicians retrospectively for ...

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Getting Pharmacogenomics Into the Clinic - JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association

Getting Pharmacogenomics Into the ClinicJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical AssociationIn the results of a nationwide survey by the American Medical Association released in 2012, only 13% of more than 10 000 responding physicians had ordered a pharmacogenomic test in the previous 6 months, although almost all of them—98%—agreed that .

One Small Change Makes Antidepressants Much More Effective - Huffington Post

One Small Change Makes Antidepressants Much More EffectiveHuffington PostAlthought that sounds like an endless feedback loop for feeling sick and tired, it actually might be good news for those looking to improve their treatment: A new study found that ge

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