Fritz Stern, a Leading Historian on Modern Germany, Dies at 90 - New York Times - Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 00:12

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Fritz Stern, a Leading Historian on Modern Germany, Dies at 90
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Fritz Stern, a longtime Columbia professor, at his Manhattan home. Credit Vincent Laforet/The New York Times. Fritz Stern, a German-born historian and longtime professor at Columbia University whose searching studies of Germany's political culture in ...

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Dr. Maria A. Oquendo Appointed First Latina President of the American Psychiatric Association - Newswise (press release) - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 21:53

Dr. Maria A. Oquendo Appointed First Latina President of the American Psychiatric Association
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Newswise — NEW YORK (May 18, 2016) – Dr. Maria A. Oquendo was inducted in as American Psychiatric Association's (APA) newest president at the organization's annual meeting in Atlanta. It is the first time a Latina has ever been elected president of ...

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Doctors Urged To Consider Other Depression Treatments Amid Declining Efficacy Of Antidepressant Medications - Tech Times - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 09:59

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Doctors Urged To Consider Other Depression Treatments Amid Declining Efficacy Of Antidepressant Medications
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Researchers in Australia are urging doctors to prescribe other treatments for depression along with the use of antidepressants, especially for young patients. There is growing evidence that suggests these medications are not as effective as they were ...
Antidepressants not as effective as previously thought, say doctorsThe Sydney Morning Herald
Doctors are being urged to consider other treatments for depression and anxiety besides antidepressant drugs.ABC Online
Antidepressant use soars despite findings effectiveness is lower than believedThe Guardian

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Well | What Should You Pay for a Child's Guitar (Or Any Musical Instrument)? - New York Times (blog) - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 09:30

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Well | What Should You Pay for a Child's Guitar (Or Any Musical Instrument)?
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And while the Baby Taylor is portable (which is why many adults love owning it too), he wondered whether we'd be inclined to tote it around given its price and the possibility of damaging it. My wife asked another question that I hadn't thought of: Why ...

Book Review|'Zero to One,' 'Good Profit' and 'Team of Teams' - New York Times - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 09:30

Book Review|'Zero to One,' 'Good Profit' and 'Team of Teams'
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Of the three, “Zero to One: Notes on Startups; Or, How to Build the Future,” by the Silicon Valley investor and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, spends the least amount of time justifying itself. This gives the book the feel of an advertisement for a man ...

KCPD searching for new mental health leads following NAMI-KC closure - KSHB - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 03:16

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KCPD searching for new mental health leads following NAMI-KC closure
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UPDATE: Cindi Keele, executive director of NAMI Missouri, the state organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, issued the following statement Thursday, May 19, 2016, clarifying news reports earlier this week about the closing of its NAMI ...
Michelin, NAMI seek to change conversation about mental illnessGreenville News
NAMI-Kansas City to close services helping people with mental illnessKansas City Star
NAMI to offer new Hispanic family support groupThe Morning Journal

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Antidepressants aren't as effective as we thought — and shouldn't be the only treatment for depression - Business Insider - Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 20:00

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Antidepressants aren't as effective as we thought — and shouldn't be the only treatment for depression
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My colleague Andrew Chanen and I have just published an article that describes the apparent falling effectiveness of the medications. We argue that doctors have become too reliant on them. When medications are used to treat depression they should be ...
Doctors Urged To Consider Other Depression Treatments Amid Declining Efficacy Of Antidepressant MedicationsTech Times
Antidepressants not as effective as previously thought, say doctorsThe Sydney Morning Herald

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Michelin, NAMI seek to change conversation about mental illness - Greenville News - Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 16:57

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Michelin, NAMI seek to change conversation about mental illness
Greenville News
David Stafford recalls during his childhood when cancer was a word that people didn't say. When they did, they whispered it or referred to it as the "C" word." In many places, he said, that's where the conversation about "mental illness" is today ...
KCPD searching for new mental health leads following NAMI-KC closureKSHB
NAMI-Kansas City to close services helping people with mental illnessKansas City Star
NAMI to offer new Hispanic family support groupThe Morning Journal

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'Paper,' by Mark Kurlansky - New York Times - Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 14:28

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'Paper,' by Mark Kurlansky
New York Times
Paper holds the world together. It wipes our foreheads, cleans up our spills, bags our groceries and disposes of our waste products. It floods into our mailboxes at home and across our desks at work. And it's not going away anytime soon. From the late ...

NAMI-Kansas City to close services helping people with mental illness - Kansas City Star - Monday, May 16, 2016 - 21:42

Kansas City Star

NAMI-Kansas City to close services helping people with mental illness
Kansas City Star
Key people on NAMI-KC's small staff have been coping with physical health problems, Blakely said. Those issues, combined with increasing strains on obtaining funding and the exhausting demand of mental health needs, prompted the decision to close.
Michelin, NAMI seek to change conversation about mental illnessGreenville News
KCPD searching for new mental health leads following NAMI-KC closureKSHB
NAMI to offer new Hispanic family support groupThe Morning Journal

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AMA Urges Congress to Provide Immediate Funding to Help Combat Zika Virus - Marketwired (press release)

AMA Urges Congress to Provide Immediate Funding to Help Combat Zika VirusMarketwired (press release)CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - June 14, 2016) - Amidst growing concerns about the nation's ability to respond to the Zika virus, the American Medical Associ

Off-Label Prescription of Antidepressants on the Rise - Psychiatry Advisor

Off-Label Prescription of Antidepressants on the RisePsychiatry AdvisorOff-label antidepressant use is on the rise due to increased prescribing by primary care physicians (PCPs) for nondepressive indications such as insomnia and pain, according to a new study published in JAMA.

AMA Adopts New Policies to Prevent Future Lead Poisoning - Marketwired (press release)

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AMA Appoints Dr. David Barbe as its New President-Elect - EHRIntelligence.com

AMA Appoints Dr. David Barbe as its New President-ElectEHRIntelligence.comOutside of the AMA, Barbe has served in many capacities in healthcare professional organizations. He served as the head of the governing board for the Missouri State Medical Association in 2003 and was the society's president in 2005.

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