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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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AMA: Do Not Use Electronic Cigarettes

AMA: Do Not Use Electronic Cigarettes

HealthDay News – Americans should not use electronic cigarettes while health officials investigate cases of severe lung illness that may be linked to the devices, according to a statement issued by Patrice A. Harris, MD, president of the American Medical Association. “In light of increasing reports of e-cigarette-associated lung illnesses across the country, the AMA […]

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Unlocking the Mysteries of the Glutamate System

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Glutamate System

Ketamine, Similar Compounds Emerging as Mood Disorder Treatments Sanjay J. Mathew, MD, vice chair for research at Baylor College of Medicine and staff physician at the Michael E. Debakey VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas, has long been interested in the brain’s glutamate system and how it could be manipulated with substances such as ketamine to […]

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Celebrating a Beautiful Life One Brush Stroke at a Time.

Celebrating a Beautiful Life One Brush Stroke at a Time.

The colorful painting of a bass player that hangs in the office of Robert Pollack, MD, is typical of Cori Scheft’s work. It’s a vivid and vibrant collage of brightly dyed newspaper clippings, fabrics and strips of sheet music that believe one simple fact: Cori has been suffering from a Brain Disease know as Depression. […]

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Being Bullied May Alter the Teen Brain

Being Bullied May Alter the Teen Brain

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Teens who are often bullied may be left with shrinkage in key parts of their brain, increasing their risk for mental illness, European researchers report. They said such shrinkage eventually appears to create a growing sense of anxiety, even after taking into account […]

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Prevalence of Prescription Medications With Depression as a Potential Adverse Effect Among Adults in the United States

Prevalence of Prescription Medications With Depression as a Potential Adverse Effect Among Adults in the United States

June 12, 2018 Key Points Question  How frequently do US adults use prescription medications with depression as a potential adverse effect and is use of these medications associated with concurrent depression? Findings  In this cross-sectional US population-based survey study conducted between 2005 and 2014, the estimated overall prevalence of US adults using medications with depression as a potential adverse […]