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How COVID-19 Compares With Other Illnesses

How COVID-19 Compares With Other Illnesses

What does being sick with COVID-19 look like compared with a cold or the flu? Check what types of symptoms show up for each illness and how often in the chart below.  NOTE: If you have not been to a country or area with an outbreak of COVID-19 or have not had contact with someone who […]

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Disturbed, A Reason to Fight

Disturbed, A Reason to Fight

Our world is plagued by an epidemic. By a disease that shows no mercy. The demons known as addiction and depression are very real. And they have claimed far too many of those we love, far soonerthan they should have left us. Those still with us are fighting a battle they wage every day oftheir lives keeping those demons at […]

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An Unexpected New Diagnosis in Older Adults: ADHD

An Unexpected New Diagnosis in Older Adults: ADHD

For years, ADHD has been considered a disorder of kids and younger adults. Now, doctors are realizing older people have it too—and it’s sometimes mistaken for dementia. Many seniors get diagnosed with conditions like dementia or heart disease. Not Timothy McMichael. At the age of 60, he was diagnosed with a condition most often associated […]

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Less is More.

Less is More.

February 1, 2020 By Robert W. Pollack, M.D. CEO The APA (American Psychiatric Association) says that depression is a serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think, and how you act. Since many medical illnesses and medications can mimic depression, it is mandatory that depression should be diagnosed and treated […]

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Once Again, No Link Between Autism and MMR Vaccine

Once Again, No Link Between Autism and MMR Vaccine

Alan Elrich, MD Level 2 [mid-level] evidence Measles outbreaks continue throughout the world, resulting in more than 100,000 deaths each year and millions of dollars spent to treat and prevent the spread of the disease. In 2019, more than 1270 new cases of measles were reported in the United States, the largest report of new […]

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Strengthened theta-burst transcranial magnetic stimulation as an adjunctive treatment for Alzheimer’s disease: An open-label pilot study

Strengthened theta-burst transcranial magnetic stimulation as an adjunctive treatment for Alzheimer’s disease: An open-label pilot study

Potential to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease with TBS Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a globally prevalent debilitating neurodegenerative disorder with significant socioeconomic implications. Presently, successful neuroprotective or curative treatments for AD are lacking [1]. However, one promising alternative therapy is repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) [2]. Most studies have chosen the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) as the […]

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Vaping Illness Tracker: 2,602 Cases and 59 Deaths

Vaping Illness Tracker: 2,602 Cases and 59 Deaths

Cases and Deaths The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state agencies have reported 2,602 lung injury cases that required hospitalization and 59 deaths linked to vaping. Vaping-related emergency room visits peaked in September and mostly involved younger people, especially young men and boys. Vaping Regulations Several states and cities have announced or enacted vaping bans in response to the […]

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No More Resolutions to Lose Weight!

No More Resolutions to Lose Weight!

By Chrisanna Harrington, MA, RDN, LMHC What would it be like to never diet again? What would it be like to finally feel comfortable in your body? Have lab work that shows your health and not your illness? At PASWFL, we can help you achieve permanent weight loss, without surgery, without a diet, without prepackaged […]

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Robert Pollack MD Awarded Distinguished Life Fellowship by the American Psychiatric Association

Robert Pollack MD Awarded Distinguished Life Fellowship by the American Psychiatric Association

Distinguished Fellowship is awarded to outstanding psychiatrists who have made significant contributions to the psychiatric profession in at least five of the following areas: administration, teaching, scientific and scholarly publications, volunteering in mental health and medical activities of social significance, community involvement, as well as for clinical excellence. Distinguished Fellow is the highest membership honor […]

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Stopping the scourge of social media misinformation on vaccines

Stopping the scourge of social media misinformation on vaccines

It is common that patient searches for information and products related to the word “vaccine” yield top results pointing to harmfully inaccurate information about immunization safety. This place of prominence given to medical disinformation is deeply troubling to America’s physicians, especially amid alarming new reports regarding measles, tetanus and other vaccine-preventable conditions.   The AMA sent a letter to […]