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2009-04-20 08:30:00

Mental Health Professionals Encouraged to Join Network to Provide Free Counseling to Military Members, Veterans, and Their Loved Ones WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Give an Hour(TM) is honoring National Volunteer Week (April 19-25, 2009) with a call to service to licensed mental health professionals to join the Give an Hour(TM) network to provide free counseling and other mental health services. Give an Hour(TM) is a nonprofit organization that has created a national...

2009-04-17 11:47:00

MIAMI, April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Not since the United States Great Depression of 1929 has the American public experienced such significant hardships to their health and well-being across the parameters of occupational, spiritual, emotional, and overall social wellness. Losing jobs at a rapid pace, people are at risk for suffering lowered self esteem, a loss of identity, security and status. Yet Miami'sSt. Thomas University Counseling Programs - initiated decades ago - are still...

2009-04-13 12:05:00

BALTIMORE, FRI., APRIL 17, 10AM, INSTITUTES FOR BEHAVIOR RESOURCES, 2104 MARYLAND AVE.    Demonstration During Event; Major New Tool to Reach Additional Victims   BALTIMORE, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey, the former White House Drug Czar, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Balt), Chair of the Congressional Drug Policy Caucus, and Dr. Barry Karlin, CEO of CRC Health Group, the nation's largest substance abuse treatment provider, join Johns Hopkins...

2009-01-15 10:21:20

Research aims to help doctors in counseling prospective patientsThirty years ago last summer, the world's first "test-tube" baby was born, and since then more than 1 million infants have been successfully conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF), the technique in which a woman's eggs and man's sperm are fertilized in a laboratory and then implanted in the mother's womb.When deciding whether or not to pursue IVF treatment, the obvious question of most patients is, "What is the chance...

2008-12-16 07:00:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- This New Year's, Tobacco Free Florida is urging Floridians to quit smoking and make the most important and impactful health decision of their lives. By offering free counseling and nicotine replacement therapies through the Florida Quitline, it is easier for Floridians to resolve to quit smoking. And, if saving money is one of your resolutions, pack-a-day smokers will avoid spending approximately $1,500 a year. (Logo:...

2008-12-03 14:01:23

Nearly 5 percent of the U.S. population suffers from persistent depression or anxiety but few receive proper treatment, researchers said. The study, published in the journal Psychiatric Services, found that approximately 4.7 percent of the nation's population suffers from persistent depression or anxiety disorders, with a minority of those afflicted receiving adequate medication or counseling. The study also found 12 percent of patients with persistent illness were getting both medication...

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2008-12-03 14:20:00

Study finds that few receive appropriate treatment for disordersThough effective treatments are available for individuals suffering from chronic depression and anxiety, very little is known about how often these treatments are used or how prevalent these conditions are among the nation's general population.But in a first-of-its-kind study, UCLA researchers have developed estimates for both the prevalence of chronic psychiatric illness in the general population and how often individuals...

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2008-12-03 09:53:32

Study finds that few receive appropriate treatment for disorders Though effective treatments are available for individuals suffering from chronic depression and anxiety, very little is known about how often these treatments are used or how prevalent these conditions are among the nation's general population. But in a first-of-its-kind study, UCLA researchers have developed estimates for both the prevalence of chronic psychiatric illness in the general population and how often individuals...

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2008-11-05 08:45:00

U.S. researchers reported Tuesday frequent use of a drug that alleviates withdrawal symptoms could help young people undergoing treatment for addiction to heroin or prescription painkillers. The study found young addicts who took Reckitt Benckiser's drug Suboxone for 12 weeks were less likely to abuse drugs during treatment. Researchers found they also stayed in treatment longer than those who underwent short-term detox and counseling. Dr. George Woody of the University of Pennsylvania in...

2008-10-30 09:00:11

Aetna (NYSE:AET) is implementing a comprehensive plan to increase the quality of genetic diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. The company is guiding members and physicians to laboratories that meet national guidelines for genetic testing accuracy. Aetna also is funding research to understand the use of genetic tests in breast cancer treatment. Each is an important step to help patients access effective genetic services at each step of their care, and build on Aetna's confidential...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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