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Depression
27
Jul

Depression And Employee Absenteeism: Estimated Cost In The US Is $23 Billion

What kind of work do you do? It is kind of an odd question for a Saturday morning, but over the last day or two we saw a number of articles that dealt with the cost of depression in the U.S. workplace. Yes, we said depression. Working at a job for an employer or being...
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05
Jul

Research: Preschoolers’ Brain Scans Show Evidence Of Depression

How much do you remember of your preschool or kindergarten days? How you respond to this question really depends quite a bit on how long ago you were of preschool age (say 4-6 years old). If you ask a friend or associate, “Do you remember your kindergarten days?” Their answers will vary. They may remember...
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12
Jun

AAFP and NIDA’s Addiction Performance Project: “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”

This the Radio City Music Hall in New York, New York (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Did you watch the TONY Awards on Sunday, June 9, 2013? This past Sunday the TONY Awards was held at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. According to the Nielsen Ratings 7.2 million people tuned in...
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30
May

“Depression Is A Deadly Disease…and It’s Very Treatable”

Depression in the news If you have a minute, open an internet browser and search the news for the term “depression.” We did this search today on Google and there were 113,000 results. Of course, since our search was fairly general the search results included a few news items about weather, i.e. a tropical depression;...
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24
May

Honor Flight Network ~ Memorial Day 2013

Aerial view of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Memorial Day 2013 This weekend our nation will celebrate Memorial Day with Monday, May 27th, being the day that we all take a bit of time to remember the men and women who died in service to our country while...
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23
May

Migraines, Depression, And Smaller Brain Volume: Is there a connection?

 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Do you suffer from migraine headaches? Maybe you answered this question affirmatively. Or maybe you have a close relative or friend who suffers from migraine headaches. Experts suggest that the number of Americans that suffer from migraine headaches is somewhere between 12 and 16 percent of the total population. The U.S. National...
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17
May

CDC Report: Mental Health Surveillance Among Children In The United States – 2005-2011

 Logo of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “CDC 24/7: Saving Lives, Protecting People” How much do you know about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)? For example, did you know that its roots date back to...
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02
May

New Study Of College Roommates Examines Cognitive Vulnerability To Depression

The randomness of college roommate assignments… It is springtime and across the country high school seniors, along with community college students, have recently learned if they have been accepted to a four year college or university. Many of these students will be looking forward to living away from home for the first time in their...
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25
Apr

NSI-189 Approved For Final Test And Trial Test For NFLAA Members

English: A CT of the head years after a traumatic brain injury showing an empty space marked by the arrow were the damage occurred. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Interesting news week for Neuralstem, Inc. If you do not recognize the name Neuralstem, Inc. you can visit their website to get a better understanding of the type...
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03
Apr

The BRAIN Initiative: Unlocking The BRAIN Could Be More Important Than Going To The Moon!

The BRAIN Initiative There may come a time when you will remember the day that The BRAIN Initiative was first announced. Yesterday, April 2, 2013, President Obama presented The BRAIN Initiative. BRAIN is an acronym for Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies. As the National Institutes for Health (NIH) website offers: “With nearly 100 billion...
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