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New CDC guidelines say face masks protect those wearing them, too—here are the best ones

New CDC guidelines say face masks protect those wearing them, too—here are the best ones

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a statement that face masks do in fact offer protection to the wearer in addition to helping prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Initially, it was thought that masks only prevented individuals from spreading the virus to others, but new research shows that exposure from infectious droplets is lowered through the filtration […]

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8 coronavirus tips that doctors wish patients would follow

8 coronavirus tips that doctors wish patients would follow

As communities continue to navigate the impending flu season amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is vital that patients take preventive measures to minimize their risk and limit exposure to SARS-CoV-2, often referred to as the novel coronavirus. Following proper precautions can decrease a person’s chances of being infected or spreading the deadly virus. With […]

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Nurture trumps nature in determining severity of PTSD symptoms

Nurture trumps nature in determining severity of PTSD symptoms

Researchers at Yale and elsewhere previously identified a host of genetic risk factors that help explain why some veterans are especially susceptible to the debilitating symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A new Yale-led study published Sept. 30 in the journal Biological Psychiatry has now identified a social factor that can mitigate these genetic risks: the […]

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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, it was noted that psychologists and psychiatrists are bracing for rising rates of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is defined as a disorder that occurs after a person was exposed to death, threatened death, actual or threatened serious injury, or actual or threatened sexual violence. The […]

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FDA orders stronger warnings on benzodiazepines

FDA orders stronger warnings on benzodiazepines

The Food and Drug Administration wants updated boxed warnings on benzodiazepines to reflect the “serious” risks of abuse, misuse, addiction, physical dependence, and withdrawal reactions associated with these medications. “The current prescribing information for benzodiazepines does not provide adequate warnings about these serious risks and harms associated with these medicines so they may be prescribed and […]

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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Fort Myers, FL

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Fort Myers, FL

Millions of individuals are impacted by hormone imbalance every day. From fatigue, and weight gain to severe mood changes, and low libido, many are left with feelings of discomfort, unaware of how they may help alleviate these common issues. Psychiatric Associates of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers, FL specializes in addressing these and other early […]

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AMA campaign urges Americans to wear face masks

The AMA recently launched the #MaskUp campaign to normalize mask wearing in the fight against COVID-19. “COVID-19 respects no geographic, demographic or ideological boundaries, and unfortunately it shows no signs of going away any time soon,” AMA President Susan R. Bailey, MD, said in a press release. “Make masks part of your daily wardrobe and regular routine. […]

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988 to become the new 911 for suicide prevention

988 to become the new 911 for suicide prevention

BY LI COHEN JULY 16, 2020 / 5:31 PM / CBS NEWS By 2022, people experiencing a mental health crisis will be able to connect with someone who can help faster than ever. The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to designate 988 as the new nationwide emergency number that will connect callers 24/7 to the National […]