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SEATTLE — In Dr. Thomas Insel's new book about the mental health crisis in the U.S., he makes the stakes plain. "Recovery is both a goal for an individual and a necessity for healing the soul of our nation," he writes. Insel, the former longtime head of the National Institute of Mental Health and one of the country's leading neuroscientists and psychiatrists, argues that we're witnessing a ...

The annual meeting of the American Heart Association was held this year from Nov. 5 to 7 and attracted participants from around the world, including cardiovascular specialists, surgeons, and nurses as well as other health care professionals. The conference featured presentations focusing on the latest advances in cardiovascular medicine and surgery.

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MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In a clinical report issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, published online Nov. 21 in Pediatrics, recommendations are presented for identifying and managing cerebral palsy (CP).

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MONDAY, Oct. 31, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Transgender minors in Florida are now one step closer to not being able to get medical care to affirm their gender. In a heated hearing on Friday, the Florida Board of Medicine voted to begin drafting a rule banning puberty blockers, hormone therapy, and surgeries for trans youths younger than 18 years.

Right-wing extremists have tried to deceive voters into thinking that abortion bans won’t negatively affect their lives — whether they know anyone who ever needed the procedure or not. They mischaracterize abortion as a women’s issue and demonize it as a moral failure. They dismiss outrage over the end of Roe v. Wade as a mere “distraction" from "important issues."

FRIDAY, Oct. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- From 1999 to 2018, barriers to timely medical care in the United States increased for all race and ethnic groups, with disparities between groups also increasing, according to a study published online Oct. 28 in JAMA Health Forum.

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FRIDAY, Oct. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- There was an increase in sexual assault (SA) survivors seeking emergency department (ED) care from 2006 to 2019 but a decrease in admission rates for these visits, according to a study published online Oct. 20 in JAMA Network Open.

THURSDAY, Oct. 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with basilar-artery occlusion, a greater percentage with good functional status at 90 days is seen with endovascular thrombectomy within 12 hours after stroke, or within six and 24 hours after stroke onset, compared with medical therapy only, according to two studies published in the Oct. 13 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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