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Smoking weed and coronavirus: Even occasional use raises risk of Covid-19 complications

Smoking weed and coronavirus: Even occasional use raises risk of Covid-19 complications

By Sandee LaMotte, CNNUpdated 8:22 AM EDT, Fri April 10, 2020 (CNN)If you’re smoking weed to ease your stress during the coronavirus pandemic, experts say it’s time to think twice. Smoking marijuana, even occasionally, can increase your risk for more severe complications from Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. “What happens to your […]

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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 […]

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Talking to Pregnant Patients About Cannabis Use

June 24, 2020Cornel N. Stanciu, MD, MRO Consumption of cannabis during pregnancy results in a host of problems, including cannabinoid placental crossing and accumulation in the fetal brain as well as other organs. Public endorsement for potential benefits of the marijuana plant is at an all-time high. To date, 33 states and the District of […]

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Introducing Genomind® Mental Health Map™

Introducing Genomind® Mental Health Map™

The Expert Starting Point For Your Mental Health™ We’ve learned that genetics plays a powerful role in your mental health. Genomind® Mental Health Map™ is a breakthrough innovation designed to help you understand your genetic predispositions so that you can take more informed action to improve your mental well-being. A Breakthrough Innovation in Mental Health […]

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Regions with early interest, adoption of face masks showed modest COVID-19 infection rates

Regions with early interest, adoption of face masks showed modest COVID-19 infection rates

Countries with early interest in face mask use had milder COVID-19 infection rates, according to a letter-to-the-editor published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Researchers with the Chinese University of Hong Kong reported findings from an analysis of how public interest in face masks, based on Google Trends relative search volume data, […]

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PTSD Treatment WORKS – Raise Awareness

PTSD Treatment WORKS – Raise Awareness

PTSD Awareness Month Each June, we mark PTSD Awareness Month. It is a time to bring together people and programs across the country to spread awareness about PTSD—what it is and how to treat it—to help improve the lives of trauma survivors. This year—during a global pandemic that has created significant challenges for so many […]

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Emerging Therapy: TMS for Drug and Alcohol Use Disorders Now Available at PASWFL

Emerging Therapy: TMS for Drug and Alcohol Use Disorders Now Available at PASWFL

The misuse of alcohol and illicit drugs is a topic of national conversation these days. Addiction can have a tremendous impact on individuals, families, and communities across our nation. People use drugs or alcohol to relax, escape problems, or reward themselves.             Drugs and alcohol excite the parts of the brain that make you feel […]

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Police brutality must stop

Police brutality must stop

Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH Board Chair American Medical Association Full Bio Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA President American Medical Association  @PatriceHarrisMD Full Bio AMA policy recognizes that physical or verbal violence between law enforcement officers and the public, particularly among Black and Brown communities where these incidents are more prevalent and pervasive, is a critical […]

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Doctors raise alarm about health effects of continued coronavirus shutdown: ‘Mass casualty incident’

Doctors raise alarm about health effects of continued coronavirus shutdown: ‘Mass casualty incident’

More than 600 doctors signed onto a letter sent to President Trump Tuesday pushing him to end the “national shutdown” aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, calling the widespread state orders keeping businesses closed and kids home from school a “mass casualty incident” with “exponentially growing health consequences.” The letter outlines a variety of consequences that the doctors have […]