Congress Approves Bill Expanding Private Care for VA Patients - Medical Bag - Friday, May 25, 2018 - 13:58

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Congress Approves Bill Expanding Private Care for VA Patients
Medical Bag
"Senate passage today of legislation reforming VA Choice is a victory for our veterans -- continuing our commitment to honor their service and providing them with the best care available," David O. Barbe, M.D., president of the American Medical ...

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Mental health conditions affect one in five people - Mountain Mail Newspaper - Friday, May 25, 2018 - 13:30

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Mental health conditions affect one in five people
Mountain Mail Newspaper
The National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI, directly meets these challenges with evidence-based signature programs. The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to helping millions ...
Voices of Alaska: Alaska must come together to reduce mental illness stigmaKenai Peninsula Online

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Viewpoints: Many Oppose Right-To-Try Drug Law For All The Right Reasons; Where's The Cure For Runaway Drug ... - Kaiser Health News - Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:59

Kaiser Health News

Viewpoints: Many Oppose Right-To-Try Drug Law For All The Right Reasons; Where's The Cure For Runaway Drug ...
Kaiser Health News
The American Psychiatric Association's controversial “Goldwater rule” says it is unethical for a psychiatrist to offer a professional opinion unless he or she has conducted an examination and has been granted proper authorization. Whether Trump is ...

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Study Links Antidepressants, Bipolar Medications, Parkinson's Drugs To Dementia - CBS San Francisco - Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:55

CBS San Francisco

Study Links Antidepressants, Bipolar Medications, Parkinson's Drugs To Dementia
CBS San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — New research is raising important questions as to whether certain widely-prescribed drugs — antidepressants, bipolar medications, and Parkinson's drugs — may be linked to dementia. Globally, 50 million people are living with ...

American Medical Association Comments on Administration's Attack on Family Planning Services - Sierra Sun Times - Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:47

American Medical Association Comments on Administration's Attack on Family Planning Services
Sierra Sun Times
May 25, 2018 - Statement attributable to: David O. Barbe, M.D, President, American Medical Association: ama logo “The AMA objects strongly to the administration's plan to withhold federal family planning funding from Planned Parenthood and other entities.

UR researchers aim to close gap in autism support services in low-income districts - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - Friday, May 25, 2018 - 10:00

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

UR researchers aim to close gap in autism support services in low-income districts
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
A group of Rochester researchers are working in collaboration with national partners to develop autism intervention strategies that aim to reduce income-based and race-based disparities in services for autistic children. The Autism Intervention ...

Public Health Leaders Push To Speed Reduction Of Nicotine In Cigarettes - Pharmaceutical Processing - Friday, May 25, 2018 - 09:41

Public Health Leaders Push To Speed Reduction Of Nicotine In Cigarettes
Pharmaceutical Processing
In their May 21, 2018 letter to Gottlieb, the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Association, the American Medical Association, and dozens of other public health and medical organizations described the “massive public health benefits” that ...

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Antidepressant use may be linked to increased risk of weight gain - European Pharmaceutical Review - Friday, May 25, 2018 - 09:13

European Pharmaceutical Review

Antidepressant use may be linked to increased risk of weight gain
European Pharmaceutical Review
Long-term use of antidepressants is associated with a sustained increase in the risk of weight gain over at least five years. The findings show that patients prescribed any of the 12 most commonly used antidepressants were more likely to experience ...

Why medicine leads the professions in suicide, and what we can do about it - PhillyVoice.com - Friday, May 25, 2018 - 04:24

PhillyVoice.com

Why medicine leads the professions in suicide, and what we can do about it
PhillyVoice.com
A study reported earlier this month at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association revealed that among U.S. professionals, physicians have the highest suicide rate. According to the researchers, the suicide rate in medicine is more than ...

Americans feel more anxious now than last year - Minneapolis Star Tribune - Friday, May 25, 2018 - 04:12

Americans feel more anxious now than last year
Minneapolis Star Tribune
A survey from the American Psychiatric Association reveals that 39 percent of Americans feel more anxious now than they did a year ago. That's more than double the 19 percent who feel less anxious now. (Another 39 percent of survey respondents said ...

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