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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 […]

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Why the HHS conscience-rights rule was blocked in court

Why the HHS conscience-rights rule was blocked in court

Tanya Albert Henry – Contributing News Writer American Medical Association In a win for physicians and their patients, a federal court blocked a Trump Administration-backed conscience rights rule the AMA and other medical associations opposed in an amicus brief because the change would “radically disrupt medical care and endanger the health and lives of patients.” […]

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Robert Pollack, ABPN, LFAPA, a Psychiatrist with Psychiatric Associates of Southwest Florida

Robert Pollack, ABPN, LFAPA, a Psychiatrist with Psychiatric Associates of Southwest Florida

Get to know Psychiatrist Dr. Robert Pollack, who serves patients in Fort Myers, Florida.  Dr. Pollack is a Florida-licensed, board-certified psychiatrist who has been in practice since 1977. He is the CEO of Psychiatric Associates of Southwest Florida (PASWFL) in Fort Myers, Florida. PASWFL was founded on the principle of providing the highest caliber of […]

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FDA Warns of Potential Harm From CBD Products

FDA Warns of Potential Harm From CBD Products

Agency says it has seen limited data on effects of cannabis derivative; risk of liver injury is cited. By Inti Pacheco Updated Nov. 27, 2019 2:16 pm ET The Food and Drug Administration said this week that it can’t vouch for the safety of food and other products containing CBD, because of limited information about […]

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Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) using different TMS instruments for major depressive disorder at a suburban tertiary clinic

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) using different TMS instruments for major depressive disorder at a suburban tertiary clinic

Summary: A clinic named Awakenings KC Clinical Neuroscience Institute (CNI) did a comparative study with Magventure and Neurostar. Both sets of patients improved but the consensus was: “Our findings suggest that treatment outcomes may vary based upon the TMS instrument utilized (MagVenture vs NeuroStar) and further identified subgroups that may be more responsive to the […]