What Educators Do When a Student Asks, 'Are You Gay?' - SF Weekly - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 06:37

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What Educators Do When a Student Asks, 'Are You Gay?'
SF Weekly
In December 1973, the American Psychiatric Association removed “homosexuality” from the psychological disorders listed in the second edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. December 1973 also happens to be the month and year that I was born.

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Arthur C. Evans, CEO of American Psychological Association. - PhillyVoice.com - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 00:41

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Arthur C. Evans, CEO of American Psychological Association.
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Two years earlier, he received the American Medical Association's top government service award in health care, the Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service. His primary legacy in Philadelphia will be his realignment of the $1.2 billion ...
Arthur C. Evans Jr. Named CEO of American Psychological AssociationNewswise (press release)

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Where telemedicine has been, where it's headed - American Medical Association (blog) - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 00:00

Where telemedicine has been, where it's headed
American Medical Association (blog)
Telemedicine can speed diagnoses, increase access to care for remote populations, reduce health care costs and even relieve physician shortages. Experts recently gathered to discuss what the technology has accomplished and what needs to happen to ...

Betsy DeVos' 'clerical error' dates back to nearly two decades - CNN - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 23:57

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Betsy DeVos' 'clerical error' dates back to nearly two decades
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... least $5 million to Focus on the Family. The conservative religious group touts conversion therapy on their website, arguing that groups like the The American Psychiatric Association have "no evidence" to back up their finding that the practice is ...

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Do You Have To Choose Between Mental Health And Your Sex Drive? - Refinery29 - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 23:17

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Do You Have To Choose Between Mental Health And Your Sex Drive?
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Common anti-anxiety and antidepressant side effects include fatigue, dry mouth, and weight gain. But according to WebMD's chief medical editor Michael Smith, MD, SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) and SNRIs (selective norepinephrine ...

Casey says he supports buying Canadian drugs, despite controversial vote - Meadville Tribune - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 22:59

Casey says he supports buying Canadian drugs, despite controversial vote
Meadville Tribune
But advocates for drug imports say safety concerns are a red herring. More than a decade ago, the American Psychiatric Association called safety certification as “a poison pill” because U.S. regulators are unlikely to guarantee the safety of imported ...

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Price letter: Donald Trump - Idaho Statesman - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 22:32

Price letter: Donald Trump
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... who skillfully explained how having knowledge about personality disorders might help us better understand Trump's comments/behaviors, their correlation with American Psychiatric Association — The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM -5 Cluster B ...

Health Insurance Companies Are the Culprit in "Surprise" Medical Bills - Yahoo News - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 22:25

Health Insurance Companies Are the Culprit in "Surprise" Medical Bills
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Dr. Parker gave the following statement in response to media coverage generated by a recent letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association: "Several recent news reports present inaccurate, one-sided perspectives of the "surprise ...

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Many Millions to Lose Insurance With ACA Repeal, Report Shows - Medscape - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 21:47

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Many Millions to Lose Insurance With ACA Repeal, Report Shows
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Medicaid coverage — especially for the seriously mentally ill — has made it easier for patients to get expensive medications paid for, said Dr Raney, who is vice chair of the American Psychiatric Association's Council on Healthcare Systems and Financing.
Repealing The ACA Could Be A Nightmare For Mental Health CareHuffington Post
Trump vows 'insurance for everybody' in Obamacare replacement planWashington Post

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Philly writers brace for Trump era with resistance-inspired reading - PW-Philadelphia Weekly - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 20:50

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Philly writers brace for Trump era with resistance-inspired reading
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One writer read an anonymous open letter by a gay physician to the American Psychiatric Association in 1972, decrying the persecution of LGBT professionals in their field. Another read Absalom Jones' 1799 “Petition of the People of Color.” There were ...

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AVMA makes strategic investment in AVMF - American Veterinary Medical Association

AVMA makes strategic investment in AVMFAmerican Veterinary Medical AssociationHarp also pointed out that the practice of a medical association, academy, or society supporting the operational expenses of its own foundation is not uncommon, as do the American Medical Association and American Association of Equine Practitioner

NAMI classes aim to help family, friends support those with mental illness - Kendall County Now (subscription)

NAMI classes aim to help family, friends support those with mental illnessKendall County Now (subscription)The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americ

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