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  • Getting rural patients psychiatric help fast

    WASHINGTON When emergency room patients are deemed "a danger to themselves or others," every state requires hospitals to hold them until a psychiatrist conducts a face-to-face evaluation to decide whether it is safe to let them leave. In rural hospitals...
  • This product is nuts

     
    A reader has called my attention to the 20 oz. "Mental Patient Cup" for sale at Party City. The chain store's website describes the $1.50 item thus: A crazy awesome gag gift! This cup features a black and yellow design......
  • Goya's 'Los Caprichos' is scathing commentary

    "Los Caprichos," a set of 80 etching and aquatint prints created by the Spanish artist Francisco Goya in 1797 and 1798, are considered to be among the most influential works of art in the Western world. Strange, graphic and often cryptic, these images...
  • Forced Medication No Answer

    The Connecticut Psychological Association is troubled by the recent op-ed by Judge Robert K. Killian Jr. [June 22, "The Dangerously Mentally Ill"], and would like to respond. The issue of medicating patients against their will is highly complex and...
  • U.S. regulator approves Afrezza inhalable insulin

    U.S. regulator approves Afrezza inhalable insulin
    After more than a decade of work and nearly $1 billion of his personal fortune, Los Angeles inventor Alfred Mann's quest to develop an inhalable form of insulin for people with diabetes won approval Friday from U.S. regulators. His company, MannKind...
  • Health: Stress from interpersonal conflict may spur high blood pressure

    Fighting with friends and family may have more lasting effects than just ruining your day. In a recently released study , psychologists Rodlescia Sneed and Sheldon Cohen of Carnegie Mellon University found that negative social interactions can increase...
  • Former Canucks F Odjick has terminal disease

    The Sports Xchange Former Canucks F Odjick has terminal disease Former NHL forward Gino Odjick posted a letter on the Vancouver Canucks' website late Thursday night revealing that he has a terminal disease. Odjick, 43, spent the majority of his...
  • Asian tiger mosquitoes carry several diseases

    Asian tiger mosquitoes carry several diseases
    Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus, has made its way to Virginia via a handful of travelers to the Caribbean. The Centers for Disease Control has recorded six imported cases in the state this year — double the number counted in 2013 — but...
  • Lest we forget, aging has its downside [Commentary]

    Lest we forget, aging has its downside [Commentary]
    I am standing at the front door, locked out of my own house. If this were a movie, it'd be raining. Thankfully, this isn't so it isn't. But the reality is embarrassing enough without any Hollywood embellishments. You see, we have this digital lock. To...
  • Preemie baby and toothless adults urge smokers to quit in new CDC ads

    Preemie baby and toothless adults urge smokers to quit in new CDC ads
    You probably know that smoking causes lung cancer, emphysema and heart disease. But former smokers want you to know that cigarettes can give you a stroke, make your teeth fall out and cause your baby to be born dangerously early. These are some of the...
  • Study links veterans' traumatic brain injuries to Alzheimer's

    A new study of nearly 200,000 older military veterans has found that those with traumatic brain injuries are 60% more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. The study, published online Wednesday in the journal Neurology,...