Violent Threats Force Democratic Lawmaker to Cancel Panel With Psychologists on Trump Inspiring Violence - Daily Beast - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:12

Daily Beast

Violent Threats Force Democratic Lawmaker to Cancel Panel With Psychologists on Trump Inspiring Violence
Daily Beast
The rule was established in 1973 by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), and prohibits members from making and airing a diagnosis of a public figure without both a face-to-face evaluation and the permission of the individual in question. It was ...
What's wrong with Trump?Socialist Worker Online

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Health Care Leaders Collaborate to Streamline Prior Authorization and Improve Timely Access to Treatment - GlobeNewswire (press release) - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:01

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Health Care Leaders Collaborate to Streamline Prior Authorization and Improve Timely Access to Treatment
GlobeNewswire (press release)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Physicians, pharmacists, medical groups, hospitals, and health insurance providers are working together to improve prior authorization processes for patients' medical treatments, also known as pre-approval ...
Physicians, payers collaborate on prior-authorization reliefAmerican Medical Association (blog)

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Is surgery better than dieting for weight loss outcomes? - Medical News Today - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 09:09

Medical News Today

Is surgery better than dieting for weight loss outcomes?
Medical News Today
... directly to the now-smaller section of the stomach; laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, in which much of the stomach is removed, with only a smaller "wedge" left, which can hold a lower amount of food. Recently, Orna Reges, Ph.D., and others from ...
Obesity surgery reduces the risk of death by half finds new studyNews-Medical.net
Obesity surgery 'halves risk of death' compared with lifestyle changesThe Guardian
Bariatric Tx Bests Usual Care for Long-Term HealthMedPage Today

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Physicians, payers collaborate on prior-authorization relief - American Medical Association (blog) - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 08:36

American Medical Association (blog)

Physicians, payers collaborate on prior-authorization relief
American Medical Association (blog)
In the past, Jack Resneck Jr., MD, expected to fill out an occasional prior-authorization (PA) request if he ordered a new or unusually expensive medication or diagnostic test for his patients. But lately, he said, “the burden has grown exponentially ...
Health Care Leaders Collaborate to Streamline Prior Authorization ...GlobeNewswire (press release)

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HEALTH SENTINEL: Could changing your diet lessen depression? - News Sentinel - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 08:04

News Sentinel

HEALTH SENTINEL: Could changing your diet lessen depression?
News Sentinel
It negatively affects a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person's ability to function at work and at home, according to the American Psychiatric Association. A 2013 World Health Organization report ranked MDD as the second ...

Breastfeeding for 6 months cuts diabetes risk in half: study - The Daily Star - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 07:10

The Daily Star

Breastfeeding for 6 months cuts diabetes risk in half: study
The Daily Star
The findings from a three-decade US study of more than 1,200 white and African-American women were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine. "We found a very strong association between breastfeeding duration ...
Breastfeeding May Reduce Diabetes Risk By Half: 4 Foods That Help Increase Breast MilkNDTV

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Edwardsville news and events for the week of Jan. 17 - STLtoday.com - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 06:15

Edwardsville news and events for the week of Jan. 17
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NAMI support group. The National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) Southwestern IL will facilitate a support group for family members and other caregivers from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 23, at First Baptist Church, 534 St. Louis St., in Edwardsville (use ...

Walmart, Jewel-Osco join list of retailers taking steps to curb opioid epidemic - Chicago Tribune - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 05:05

Chicago Tribune

Walmart, Jewel-Osco join list of retailers taking steps to curb opioid epidemic
Chicago Tribune
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Medical Association have recommended doctors consider co-prescribing opioids and naloxone under certain circumstances, such as when patients have a history of substance abuse or also use ...

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Breastfeeding for 6 months cuts diabetes risk in half: Study - The Straits Times - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 02:42

Breastfeeding for 6 months cuts diabetes risk in half: Study
The Straits Times
MIAMI (AFP) - Women who breastfeed their babies for six months or more may be able to cut their risk of developing diabetes in the future by nearly half, according to a study on Tuesday (Jan 16). The findings from a three-decade US study of more than 1 ...

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Letter: Medical aid in dying up to patients and their doctors - Albany Times Union - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 02:19

Letter: Medical aid in dying up to patients and their doctors
Albany Times Union
In "How does assisting with suicide affect physicians?" (Jan. 8), Dr. Ronald Pies cites the discomfort of some physicians who participate in medical aid in dying (which he calls "suicide," a misleading term). Physicians have, for many years, hastened ...

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Idaho physicians have outsize economic impact - Idaho Business Review

Idaho physicians have outsize economic impactIdaho Business ReviewIdaho's 2,738 patient-facing physicians are responsible for creating on average 12.1 jobs each, for combined economic activity in the state of $5.2 billion, according to the 2018 American Medical Association Economic Impact Study.

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