Varicose veins: Clues to a deeper problem? - Harvard Health - Friday, May 18, 2018 - 14:17

Harvard Health

Varicose veins: Clues to a deeper problem?
Harvard Health
27, 2018, Journal of the American Medical Association. About one-quarter of adults have varicose veins, and about half of these people have a family history of the problem. Varicose veins are also more common after age 65 and in women, especially those ...

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With PTSD reaching well beyond combat vets, trauma experts see need for 'healing spaces' - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Friday, May 18, 2018 - 12:16

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

With PTSD reaching well beyond combat vets, trauma experts see need for 'healing spaces'
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
It wasn't until 1980 that the American Psychiatric Association included the term PTSD in its diagnostic manual, mainly in response to mental health problems among Vietnam War vets. It didn't take long, however, before nonmilitary public health workers ...

Mental health community prepares for season 2 of '13 Reasons Why' - Healio - Friday, May 18, 2018 - 11:02

ABC News

Mental health community prepares for season 2 of '13 Reasons Why'
Healio
In the year since the first season aired, the show has acquired a large following on social media as well as huge media attention for its depictions of bullying, depression, trauma and suicide, according to an American Psychiatric Association blog post.
A '13 Reasons Why' suicide prevention tool kit is dropping with the new seasonRevelist (blog)
Dylan Minnette Wants Clay's Mental Health To Be Explicitly Discussed In Future Seasons Of “13 Reasons Why”BuzzFeed News

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Acupuncture is a popular offering at fertility clinics, but it doesn't improve fertility, study says - Washington Post - Friday, May 18, 2018 - 10:03

Washington Post

Acupuncture is a popular offering at fertility clinics, but it doesn't improve fertility, study says
Washington Post
This week in the American Medical Association's journal, JAMA, researchers report the results of a study that drilled down on that question using a respected research method: a randomized clinical trial. It involved looking at women who received either ...

Cohen: The VA's is a superior health-care system - MetroWest Daily News - Friday, May 18, 2018 - 09:06

Cohen: The VA's is a superior health-care system
MetroWest Daily News
Recent research in the Journal of the American Medical Association illustrates this well: A study looked at more than 11,000 veterans with kidney failure age 67 or older receiving kidney care through either VA or Medicare providers. While those treated ...

Major Depression and Anxiety Levels are on the Rise in America - Creators Syndicate - Friday, May 18, 2018 - 04:37

Creators Syndicate

Major Depression and Anxiety Levels are on the Rise in America
Creators Syndicate
According to another new survey conducted by the American Psychiatric Association, on a scale from 0 to 100, this year's national anxiety score is 51, a five-point increase over last year. For the report, the American Psychiatric Association surveyed ...

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Dartmouth, DH Study Tracks Drop in End-of-Life Care Costs - Valley News - Friday, May 18, 2018 - 03:38

Valley News

Dartmouth, DH Study Tracks Drop in End-of-Life Care Costs
Valley News
Lebanon — A study published this month by Dartmouth College and Dartmouth-Hitchcock researchers found that spending for medical care at the end of life appears to be declining. The study, which used Medicare data from the Dartmouth Atlas Project for ...

My Turn: David Kahn: Red tape means fewer RI doctors - The Providence Journal - Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 21:48

My Turn: David Kahn: Red tape means fewer RI doctors
The Providence Journal
Tell them to pass Senate Bill 2408 and House Bill 7964 — bills that are in accordance with the American Medical Association's policy of protecting the practice of medicine from this monopoly. If we don't pass a law making it a little easier to keep ...

Your Shame-Free Guide to Taking Antidepressants for the First Time - Allure Magazine - Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 21:17

Allure Magazine

Your Shame-Free Guide to Taking Antidepressants for the First Time
Allure Magazine
You may have noticed a recent flurry of somewhat alarmist headlines about the long-term implications of being on antidepressants — namely, the difficulty some people have discontinuing selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), the most common ...

The Truth About Hans Asperger's Nazi Collusion - Scientific American - Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 19:20

Scientific American

The Truth About Hans Asperger's Nazi Collusion
Scientific American
Finally, in 1994, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) recognized the diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome in the fourth edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). The syndrome is characterized by strengths such as unusually deep, narrow ...

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