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Damning report on state of U.S. health care

August 28, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that Americans are living longer these days — an average of 78.2 years now — but we are sicker. Our senior years are increasingly marked by chronic illness or disability. The landmark study compared the U.S. with 34 other […]

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PTSD — Post-traumatic stress disorder

May 9, 2013

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by Dr. Justin Petersen —  Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following traumatic personal experiences or after witnessing a life-threatening event. Events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents or violent personal assaults like rape can induce PTSD. Simply put, PTSD creates a state in which memories […]

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Wake up: don’t give up

August 17, 2012

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by Ada Porat —  Are you sure you have to go down with that abusive relationship, substance abuse or suffering? Does it feel as if there is no way out from the negative thoughts and feelings surrounding you? Are you resigned to the fate of your circumstances because it’s all you know? You do not […]

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Signs of depression

March 1, 2012

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Depression can manifest differently in different people, causing sadness and a loss of interest in once pleasurable activities. Symptoms used to diagnose depression are the same regardless of gender, although complaints vary from person to person. Fatigue — Depressed people undergo a series of physical and emotional changes, including fatigue and psychomotor retardation, which is […]

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