Savvy Senior: Spotting and fixing medical billing mistakes - Press & Sun-Bulletin - Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 22:37

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Savvy Senior: Spotting and fixing medical billing mistakes
Press & Sun-Bulletin
According to the American Medical Association, 7 percent of medical bills in 2013 had errors, and other groups estimate that figure to be much higher. Unfortunately, untangling those mistakes is almost always up to you. Here are some tips and tools ...

YOLO COUNTY NEWS - Davis Enterprise - Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 21:21

YOLO COUNTY NEWS
Davis Enterprise
29: NAMI-Yolo, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will hold the next Davis meeting of the Connection support group from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Community Room at César Chávez Plaza, 1220 Olive Drive in Davis. The group meets ...

Charting the Course of Electroconvulsive Therapy: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Headed? - Healio - Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 18:24

Healio

Charting the Course of Electroconvulsive Therapy: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Headed?
Healio
Catatonia, now recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition (DSM-5) (American Psychiatric Association, 2013) as a separate syndrome occurring in conjunction with a number of other manifestations of brain ...

"Queer, Ill And Okay": Defusing HIV, Disability And Otherness In The LGBT Community - NewNowNext - Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 17:13

"Queer, Ill And Okay": Defusing HIV, Disability And Otherness In The LGBT Community
NewNowNext
(Homosexuality was removed as a mental illness by the American Psychiatric Association in 1973.) When medical authorities tell you you're “disordered,” it's difficult not to internalize it, says Cordelia. “When you're trans, you inherit this enormous ...

Apple iPhone Health Apps Could Be More Dangerous Than Helpful - iTech Post - Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 15:24

iTech Post

Apple iPhone Health Apps Could Be More Dangerous Than Helpful
iTech Post
The accuracy of medical apps may be a major cause of concern at the moment but four organizations, namely, the American Medical Association, American Heart Association, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, and DHX Group is in ...

Record Straight: Inventing the autism epidemic - Bennington Banner (subscription) - Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 15:14

Record Straight: Inventing the autism epidemic
Bennington Banner (subscription)
Since 1994, however, when the American Psychiatric Association (APA) expanded the diagnostic criteria for autism in its official manual, the prevalence of autism has increased by twenty-fold (Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics: Frances ...

Record Straight: Inventing the autism epidemic - Bennington Banner (subscription) - Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 15:14

Record Straight: Inventing the autism epidemic
Bennington Banner (subscription)
By Meg Hansen. "As Chair of the DSM-IV Task Force [that prepared the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 1994], I bear partial responsibility for the false epidemic of autistic disorders," Dr. Allen Frances confessed to the ...

Prevalence of immunosuppression among US adults - Pharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association, pharmacist.com - Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 14:08

Prevalence of immunosuppression among US adults
Pharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association, pharmacist.com
Immunosuppression, which lowers the body's defense against infection, is believed to be on the rise in the United States. Although the condition has been largely underappreciated as a public health concern, the significance for food and water safety, ...

Prevalence of immunosuppression among US adults - Pharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association, pharmacist.com - Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 14:08

Prevalence of immunosuppression among US adults
Pharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association, pharmacist.com
Immunosuppression, which lowers the body's defense against infection, is believed to be on the rise in the United States. Although the condition has been largely underappreciated as a public health concern, the significance for food and water safety, ...

Thank congressmen for 21st Century Cures Act - The Missoulian - Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 14:03

Thank congressmen for 21st Century Cures Act
The Missoulian
Tim Murphy's (Pennsylvania) Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015 (H.R. 2646), and Sens. Chris Murphy (Connecticut) and Bill Cassidy's (Louisiana) Mental Health Reform Act of 2016 (S. 2680). These bills were fashioned into what became ...

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