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  • Docs can safely treat alcoholism, PTSD together: study

    Docs can safely treat alcoholism, PTSD together: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite fears that exposure therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) would worsen alcoholism, a new study found that doctors can safely treat both conditions at the same time. Researchers found that people with PTSD...
  • When it comes to weight loss, bad habits die hard

    When it comes to weight loss, bad habits die hard
    On a recent doctor's visit, a compelling health video was looping in the reception room. It incorporated many of the accepted rules for achieving a healthy weight. The motivational video, tailored to the doctor's clientele, illustrated simple ways to...
  • Obamacare is forcing physicians to change

    Imagine the government ordering millions of new customers to buy from your industry — and giving them money to make purchases. Now imagine that the government won't tell you how many new customers you'll have, how you'll get paid and that you...
  • Five groups in Pennsylvania named Obamacare 'navigators'

    Five organizations in Pennsylvania that serve low-income families, mentally ill people and groups that traditionally lack health insurance will split $2.7 million to hire "navigators" to explain Obamacare insurance to consumers. The recipients include...
  • How to drive down a population's hypertension? Keep it simple

    How to drive down a population's hypertension? Keep it simple
    Almost 1 in 3 American adults is believed to have high blood pressure, which increases the risk of stroke, heart attack, dementia and such non-life-threatening problems such as erectile dysfunction. In principle, the condition is easy to diagnose, and...
  • Women told they have breast 'cancer' more likely to want surgery

    Women told they have breast 'cancer' more likely to want surgery
    Women were more likely to want surgery when they were told they had a type of breast cancer than when the diagnosis was a breast lesion or a group of abnormal cells — even though all three scenarios described the same disease. The findings, reported...
  • Global gaps in high blood pressure knowledge, treatment

    Global gaps in high blood pressure knowledge, treatment
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - It's the leading contributor to deaths worldwide yet most people with high blood pressure don't know they have the condition and even for those who do, treatment is mostly ineffective, according to a large new study....
  • A chance to fix Medicare

    A chance to fix Medicare
    More than 1 million men and women in Maryland have one thing in common: They are enrolled in Medicare or Tricare. These programs provide seniors, the disabled and military families the coverage they need to remain healthy and to access the care when...
  • When cancer comes early

     When cancer comes early
    Katherine Warrick was 31 when she was blindsided by an aggressive form of breast cancer. Like many young adults, she simply had no time for it: She was a newlywed, finishing her first year of graduate school and working full time as a social worker....
  • Studies highlight treatment realities and promising new drugs

     Studies highlight treatment realities and promising new drugs
    234,000 number of Americans who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society. Men account for 2,240 cases. An estimated 40,000 will die from the disease. 55.9% of black women on Medicare who were told they...
  • Let Advanced Practice Nurses Practice Independently

    One of the more controversial bills being discussed by lawmakers in Connecticut' s General Assembly would give advanced practice registered nurses the right to practice independently. Current regulations allow them to practice collaboratively under...