Extreme obesity has tripled among teens - Philly.com (blog) - Monday, August 22, 2016 - 08:00

Philly.com (blog)

Extreme obesity has tripled among teens
Philly.com (blog)
Over 450 pounds. That's what a 14-year-old boy who came in for his first appointment with me weighed. Our office scale only goes up to 450 pounds, so we were unable to get his exact weight. We were unable to get a blood pressure because our extra-large ...

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Solano NAMI co-hosts out-of-county summer finale - Fairfield Daily Republic - Monday, August 22, 2016 - 07:51

Solano NAMI co-hosts out-of-county summer finale
Fairfield Daily Republic
NAPA — The National Alliance on Mental Illness Solano County, Napa Citizens for Mental Health and On the Move plan an end-of-summer event from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The gathering will take place at the new Innovations Community Center, 3281 Solano ...

Nonprofit: NAMI sponsoring family educaiton - The Missoulian - Monday, August 22, 2016 - 07:35

Nonprofit: NAMI sponsoring family educaiton
The Missoulian
The National Alliance on Mental Illness Missoula will sponsor the Family-to-Family Education Program specifically for parents, siblings, spouses and significant others of a person with a serious mental illness. The free 12-week class is scheduled to ...

'One Piece' chapter 837 spoilers: Luffy versus Cracker; Nami fights ... - Vine Report - Monday, August 22, 2016 - 07:34

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Focus: Street population soars after SD ups homeless spending - The San Diego Union-Tribune - Monday, August 22, 2016 - 04:09

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Focus: Street population soars after SD ups homeless spending
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Alcoholism has been considered an illness since 1956 by the American Medical Association, a designation later expanded to other addictions. One defining characteristic is that alcoholics can't reliably control their drinking. At some stage, we lose the ...

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AG: BlueShield illegally denied claims for mental, nutritional counseling - Albany Times Union - Monday, August 22, 2016 - 02:38

AG: BlueShield illegally denied claims for mental, nutritional counseling
Albany Times Union
The American Psychiatric Association and the National Eating Disorder Association consider nutritional counseling important in treating eating disorders, which can be fatal if not addressed. The attorney general's office found HealthNow conducted ...

Defining medical professionalism draws large crowd - iPolitics.ca (subscription) - Monday, August 22, 2016 - 00:51

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Defining medical professionalism draws large crowd
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Speakers from American Medical Association (AMA) and the British Medical Association provided an international perspective of the current state of medical professionalism in those countries. Also speaking at the session was Dr. Hartley Stern, CEO of ...

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How the Democrats Are Failing Obamacare - Slate Magazine - Monday, August 22, 2016 - 00:03

Slate Magazine

How the Democrats Are Failing Obamacare
Slate Magazine
The most prominent endorsement of new efforts to pass a public option came in the academic Journal of the American Medical Association this summer from author “Barack Obama, JD.” “The public plan did not make it into the final legislation,” Obama wrote.
Editorial: Aetna pullout reveals a real, but fixable, flaw in ObamacareSTLtoday.com
Obamacare failures: Point by pointWashington Examiner (blog)

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Independents unite: Physician groups eye merger into Answer Health - MiBiz - Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 23:03

Independents unite: Physician groups eye merger into Answer Health
MiBiz
A 2015 study by the American Medical Association showed that a majority of physicians in the U.S., 56.8 percent, still worked in practices wholly owned by doctors, although that's down from 60.1 percent in 2012. In the same period, the number of ...

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Schools pushed to change start times - Zanesville Times Recorder - Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 20:32

Zanesville Times Recorder

Schools pushed to change start times
Zanesville Times Recorder
According to the American Medical Association, recent studies show 32 percent of teens report getting at least eight hours of sleep on an average school night. The association recommends teens between ages 14 and 17 get between 8 1/2 and 9 1/2 hours of ...

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New cancer doctor joins practice in Soldotna - Kenai Peninsula Online

New cancer doctor joins practice in SoldotnaKenai Peninsula OnlineTwo studies published in August 2015 in the Journal of the American Medical Association Oncology found that women who had lumpectomies — surgery to remove a breast tumor — had fewer side effects and better quality of life with shorter radiation ...

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