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Prevalence and psychometric screening for the detection of major depressive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder in adults injured in a motor vehicle crash who are engaged in compensation - Guest R, Tran Y, Gopinath B, Cameron ID, Craig A.
The objective of this research was to determine rates of major depressive disorder (MDD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a...
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The journey to better health care requires a holistic view
Conversations and healthy debate about issues facing our industry and the health care system are critical to addressing some of today ’s challenges and opportunities. The Catalyst welcomes guest contributors, including patients, stakeholders, innovators and others, to share their perspectives and point of view. Views represented here may not be those of PhRMA, though they are no less key to a healthy dialogue on issues in health care today.We are pleased to share a blog post from Dieter Weinand, Member of the Board of Management and President, Pharmaceuticals, Bayer.
Source: The Catalyst - September 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Guest Contributor Tags: Value PhRMA Member Company health care spending Value-Driven Health Care Source Type: news

Working to harness the power of the body ’s own immune system
Conversations and healthy debate about issues facing our industry and the health care system are critical to addressing some of today ’s challenges and opportunities. The Catalyst welcomes guest contributors, including patients, stakeholders, innovators and others, to share their perspectives and point of view. Views represented here may not be those of PhRMA, though they are no less key to a healthy dialogue on issues in health care today.Today, we are pleased to share a blog post from Christina Trout, a research and drug discovery scientist at Celgene.The human body is comprised of many fascinating and complex sys...
Source: The Catalyst - September 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Guest Contributor Tags: GoBoldly Source Type: news

Actor's Facebook Post Offers A Big Lesson About Toddler Tantrums
An actor and father shared a big parenting message with a very simple Facebook post.  Justin Baldoni of “Jane the Virgin” fame posted a photo that his wife, Emily, took in Whole Foods.  The picture shows Baldoni and his father looking down as his toddler daughter, Maiya, throws a tantrum on the floor.  Maiya, who turns 2 on Tuesday, is the Baldonis’ first child. They are currently expecting their second. Baldoni wrote in the caption that this Whole Foods photo is one of his favorites of him and his father. “Two men, standing together in silence, forever bonded by an unconditional...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom Declares Her Kids Are Doing 'Literally Nothing' This Summer In Viral Post
Kristen Hewitt was feeling like a failure. It was the first day of summer vacation, and the Florida mom had made big plans for her two daughters ― a scheduled beach day filled with enriching activities.  But instead, she and her girls were lounging at home, doing nothing. And then she realized just how good that felt.  Later that day, Hewitt, who is a sports reporter and HuffPost blogger, decided to announce her new summer plans on Facebook and her blog, under the title “Why We Are Doing Nothing This Summer.” “I had big plans to be a ‘good mom’ this summer,” she wrote, a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask About Adherence: Discussion on medication adherence as national priority
Ask About Adherence is a blog series featuring discussions with experts and new medication adherence resources. In this post, Sloane Salzburg, M.S, executive director ofPrescriptions for a Healthy America, discusses a recent meeting on the importance of medication adherence in which stakeholders agreed on four priorities.Conversations and healthy debate about issues facing our industry and the health care system are critical to addressing some of today ’s challenges and opportunities. The Catalyst welcomes guest contributors, including patients, stakeholders, innovators and others, to share their perspectives and point o...
Source: The Catalyst - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Guest Contributor Tags: Ask About Adherence Medication Adherence Source Type: news

Mom's Raw Post-C-Section Photo Offers Empowering Message
Blogger Mel Watts aka The Modern Mumma went viral in April thanks to her honest post about sex during pregnancy. Now, she’s returned with an empowering take on postpartum body image.  Four days after giving birth to her fourth child on June 5, Watts posted two photos of her belly ― one taken when she was 30 weeks pregnant and one from a few days after her caesarean section delivery. A post shared by M E L W A T T S - MUMMA LIFE (@themodernmumma) on Jun 9, 2017 at 3:12am PDT ”Honestly it’s no castle or bloody piece of art,” she wrote. “Sure it’s filled with str...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom's Devastating Facebook Post Shows Why Car Seat Safety Matters
Car seat safety can be a frustrating topic for many parents, but it’s an important one. A recent report published in The Journal of Pediatrics showed that 43 percent of kids killed in car accidents aren’t properly restrained.   On May 29, Christine Miller of the vlog Growing Humans shared a devastating story that underscores the importance of child passenger safety.  Miller’s son Kyle died in a car accident 12 years ago to the day at the age of 3. The mom believes that her son may have survived if he had been properly restrained in a car seat with a five-point harness instead of i...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Democracy Dies In Darkness—Done In By Ignorance And Apathy
We depend on the free press to shed light on deeds done in darkness, but diligent reporting will not in itself preserve the health of our democracy. If a democratic system is to endure, its citizens must hold their elected representatives accountable every day, not just on Election Day. Obviously, citizens are powerless to affect their government if they don’t know how it works. Yet studies routinely tell us that large numbers of voters do not know which elected officials are responsible for the issues they care about, and relatively few Americans understand the most basic process of how a bill becomes a law. A recen...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Orlando Bloom's Sweet Post About Miranda Kerr Sums Up Successful Co-Parenting
Orlando Bloom’s got this co-parenting thing down.  Following their 2013 split, the actor and his ex-wife, Miranda Kerr, are raising their 6-year-old son Flynn together. On Monday, Bloom posted an adorable photo of Flynn hugging an ad that features his supermodel mom on Instagram. we came across this billboard in china while he was visiting me on set he loves his mum and what's not to love- she's a wonderful mother a great friend and co parent so blessed and grateful @mirandakerr #happymothersday A post shared by Orlando Bloom (@orlandobloom) on May 14, 2017 at 10:15am PDT ”We came across...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom's Post Goes Out To Anyone Who Thinks C-Sections Are 'The Easy Way Out'
After hearing multiple people say her caesarean section delivery “wasn’t a real birth,” an Australian mom decided to put to bed the myth that C-sections are “the easy way out.” On May 11, Olivia White, who blogs at House of White, posted a postpartum photo of herself on Instagram. Look I know it might not be my best angle (or is it?) but who wouldn't take selfies hours post birth so they can see where they sliced you open and yanked out a whole person (if you couldn't tell I still couldn't see past my still inflated uterus) This is what you really look like a few hours post ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Teen's Powerful Post Shows How Depression Can Be Crippling
A Facebook post that candidly depicts what it’s really like to live with a mental health condition has gone viral. Katelyn Marie Todd, a 17-year-old with depression, uploaded a photo of herself brushing her hair on the social media site recently. It was accompanied by a heartbreaking post that opened with one simple line: “I brushed my hair today.” Hair brushing may seem like part of a daily routine, but for Todd it was a major accomplishment. She goes on to explain in her post that this is the first time she has used a comb in four weeks due to her depression. “It was matted and twisted together. I...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viral Post Highlights The Body Image Messages Girls Get From Their Moms
A Missouri mom’s Facebook post is highlighting the way mothers can have an impact on their daughters’ relationships with body image. On May 8, Brittney Johnson posted a photo of herself trying on a swimsuit in a Target fitting room with her 4-year-old daughter Payton.  In the caption, Johnson described the day she spent with her daughter, noting that Payton chatted with a barista at Starbucks, made sure to say “please” and “thank you” at dinner, complimented a stranger’s’ hair, high-fived the attendant at a carousel she rode and even gave her two extra ride tokens t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'This Is Mastitis' Post Sheds Light On Breastfeeding Struggle
A U.K. mom’s Instagram post is shedding light on the reality of mastitis. On May 1, Remi Peers shared a photo of herself in the hospital, along with a powerful caption about her breastfeeding struggles. This is mastitis. After hitting the 1 year breastfeeding mark last Sunday I felt compelled to share my story. Breastfeeding did NOT come easy for me. My milk came in after 5 days. I wasn't aware that it could take that long, I didn't even necessarily know what "milk coming in" meant. (Nobody ever taught me.) I was the only mother breastfeeding on my ward. One women did try to breastfeed, but switched...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

And On His 92nd Day, He Fired The Surgeon General
If you saw the “Diabetic Lesbians and a Blushing Bride” episode of last season’s CBS sitcom “Mom,” an improbably funny series about the struggles of a mother (Allison Janney) and daughter (Anna Farris) in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse, the last five minutes held a shocker for you: a teenager played by recurring guest star Emily Osment dies of a drug overdose. But then you were in for another surprise: U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy in dress blues, flanked by Janney and Farris, warning that drug overdoses kill more Americans than car crashes. The families behind these numbers, he...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Debunking The Washington Post's Latest Outrageous Attacks On Social Security
A just-released report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) reveals that, once again, the “serious people” in Washington are weaponizing shoddy, inaccurate data to stoke false claims about Social Security. The CAP report exposes The Washington Post’s misuse of data to inflate the numbers of working-age Americans receiving Social Security disability insurance benefits. The Post sensationally – and inaccurately – claimed, in a recent front-page story entitled, “Disabled, or just desperate?”, that as many as one in three working-age Americans living in the nation’s rural ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Residual Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
When someone experiences a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder episode there are residual symptoms. Residual symptoms are different from PTSD symptoms. These begin immediately after the episode subsides. And, these residual effects last for another 24 to 48 hours. The most common symptoms induced are physical pain, dissociation, and disorientation. PTSD physical pain and residual symptoms are intense. Because your loved one has had PTSD take over, certain things happen to their mind and body. During a PTSD episode the sufferer is involuntarily mentally checked out. It’s like someone took over their body and mind, push...
Source: Psych Central - April 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Patricia Eden Tags: Caregivers Family Personal Stories PTSD Stress Trauma complex post-traumatic stress disorder complex ptsd disorientation Dissociation Fight or Flight Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Psychological trauma Traumatic Events Source Type: news

Pink's Empowering Body Image Post Urges Women To 'Stay Off That Scale'
When it comes to body image, Pink refuses to get caught up in the number on the scale. On Sunday, the singer posted a selfie she took at the gym on Instagram, along with an empowering caption. Would you believe I'm 160 pounds and 5'3"? By 'regular standards' that makes me obese. I know I'm not at my goal or anywhere near it after Baby 2 but dammit I don't feel obese. The only thing I'm feeling is myself. Stay off that scale ladies! #feelingmyself #strongismygoal #bodygoals @msjeanettejenkins #happysaturday #getitin #GIJaneismyWCW A post shared by P!NK (@pink) on Apr 1, 2017 at 10:58am PDT ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Post About Stretch Marks Nails The Way We Think About Our 'Flaws'
A picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes it’s the caption that speaks directly to you.  Kenzie Brenna is an actress recovering from eating and body dysmorphic disorders who regularly preaches self-love to her 151,000 Instagram followers. At first glance, the photo she posted of her stomach last week might look like many others on her page. Her thought process, however, will resonate with anyone who’s struggled to find their confidence and maintain a positive body image. Here are my thoughts when I look at my least favourite part of my body. ----------- "They're not usuall...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom's Viral Post Offers Important Message About Car Seat Safety
On an ordinary day, Maine mom Rachel McNamara was adjusting the straps on her toddler son’s car seat when an idea struck.  “I had him sit in his car seat and get all buckled up to make sure it looked good, and I thought, ‘Lets do a fun little test,’” she told The Huffington Post. “I flipped him up and had my husband take a quick picture.” McNamara shared two photos from the “test” and a caption about car seat safety on Facebook and was overwhelmed to see the post quickly go viral.  The mom’s original caption stated, “After strapping your ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I Don't Want To Travel
If you want to feel out of place tell your friends you don’t want to travel. The looks you’ll receive in return will run the gamut from shock and disgust to quiet pity. Admitting this is pretty much declaring ignorance and isolationism. It’s tripping down the stairs while crawling back into your doomsday bunker. Good, self-actualized people travel. If they don’t, they want to. Somehow getting on a plane and going far away became the highest form of purchasable enlightenment. To experience real life is to experience it somewhere else. As a homesteader I chose the opposite. I haven’t left this f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viral Post Explains Once And For All What A Good Mom Is
A viral post is offering a powerful message about judgment. On March 9, Ohio-based mom Ashle Potter posted a message that’s been making the rounds on social media over the years. “To the mom who’s breastfeeding: Way to go! It really is an amazing gift to give your baby, for any amount of time that you can manage! You’re a good mom,” the post begins. “To the mom who’s formula feeding: Isn’t science amazing? To think there was a time when a baby with a mother who couldn’t produce enough would suffer, but now? Better living through chemistry! You’re a good mom,&...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michelle Obama Gives 'MasterChef Junior' Challenge Winner A Recipe For Life
When it comes to reaching kids, the former first lady still reigns. On Thursday’s pretaped episode of “MasterChef Junior,” Justise Mayberry triumphed in guest star Michelle Obama’s cooking challenge by making pan-seared shrimp with vegetables from the White House garden. But the adorable Justise, 11, won something perhaps even better: a sit-down with the then-first lady at the Kids’ State Dinner in July. As shown in an unaired conversation posted Thursday by Fox, Obama did not disappoint. Asked by Justise what advice she had for young chefs, Obama replied: “There is nothing mor...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Fresh Off The Boat' Explains The 'Asian Flush' Phenomenon
Louis explains the effect of alcohol on the body to Eddie when he gets the Asian Flush. Watch #FreshOffTheBoat here: https://t.co/Euc8WBsDsT pic.twitter.com/XBfuJQoxBy— Fresh off the Boat (@FreshOffABC) March 15, 2017 This week’s episode of ABC’s “Fresh off the Boat” touched on a red-hot issue that has plagued the Asian American community for years: the Asian flush. During Tuesday’s show, aptly titled “The Flush,” the underaged Eddie Huang takes a sip of beer and, to his horror, inexplicably turns beat-red. His dad, Louis, catches him and has to put aside his anger and ca...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom Writes Honest Post About Wishing She Hadn't Breastfed Her Baby
With all the care a new mom gives her baby, it’s easy to forget that she needs to take care of herself, as well. That’s the message behind Australian reality star Maddi Carter’s refreshingly honest Instagram post about breastfeeding.  The former “House Rules” star welcomed a second child with her husband Lloyd Wright in October. “I wish I never breastfed my baby,” the mom wrote under a photo of 4-month-old Marlow.  I wish I never breastfed my baby. A strong statement and many would disagree but here's why... 3 weeks post stopping breastfeeding with my 4 month old I ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Scientist Sent A Superbug To Space To Help Life On Earth
At 9:39 a.m. on the morning of February 19th, 2017, NASA Kennedy Space Center’s historic Launch Complex 39A rumbles to life, waking from a six-year slumber. On the platform where men were once launched to the moon, sit a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule loaded with cargo, ready to be catapulted through Earth’s atmosphere to the International Space Station on a resupply mission. Among the payload, tucked inside a protective box under subzero temperatures, something else sleeps: a deadly, antibiotic-resistant superbug. This sounds like the premise for a sci-fi television drama, but truth is often stranger than ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 7, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Guest Contributor: Debra of America on Epidermolysis Bullosa
Conversations and healthy debate about issues facing our industry and the health care system are critical to addressing some of today ’s challenges and opportunities. The Catalyst welcomes guest contributors, including patients, stakeholders, innovators and others, to share their perspectives and point of view. Views represented here may not be those of PhRMA, though they are no less key to a healthy dialogue on issues in health care today.We are pleased to host a Q&A with Brett Kopelan, executive director for Debra of America.
Source: The Catalyst - March 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Guest Contributor Tags: Rare Diseases Source Type: news

Mom's Viral Post Sums Up Why Parenting Used To Be Easier
An Australian mom’s viral Facebook post is highlighting the immense pressure parents face today. On Wednesday, blogger Constance Hall posted a photo of herself having fun with one of her children. In the caption, she shared a powerful message about the cost of trying to keep up with the demands of society. “What happens when we put too much pressure on mothers?” she asked.  Hall recalled that after becoming a mother, she once asked her father how her grandmother managed to raise 11 children. “My dad responded that she wasn’t given half the pressures I was,” she wrote. “S...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Guy's Post-Breakup Weight Loss Transformation Is #FitnessGoals
Getting healthy and fit for your own well-being is is a huge deal regardless of who notices ― but having your weight loss journey go viral makes it extra sweet. Just ask Abrahiem Sarwar. Earlier this week, the the full-time student from San Antonio, Texas watched as a before-and-after photo got more than 300K likes on the popular Instagram account WorldstarHipHop.  It didn’t hurt that there’s a great story behind the 21-year-old’s weight loss transformation: Part of the reason his girlfriend left him two years ago was because of his weight.  At his heaviest, Sarwar was 380 pounds. To...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Public Health Officials Can Make The Truth Heard In A 'Post-Fact' World
As reports of fake news ― real or perceived ― and “alternative facts” become more common, so does Americans’ distrust in public officials and institutions. Respondents to an Edelman survey conducted last year, for example, said they would consider the view of a “person like me” twice as credible as that of a government leader. The public’s trust in businesses, the government, nongovernmental organizations and the media have all declined, the survey found.  Public health officials appear to be feeling the effects of this, with many saying it has beco...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Push or Not to Push: How to Help Your Child Deal with the Inevitable Stresses of Life
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Kathryn D. Boger, PhD, ABPP Some kids acclimate quickly to new situations. They express excitement about meeting their new classmates at the start of the school year, jump right into the mix at birthday parties, and easily adapt if and when their regular routine is disrupted. For other kids, change is challenging. If your child fits into this latter category, you have a tougher job as a parent. Here are some tips for supporting the child who is behaviorally inhibited, struggles with transitions, and shies away in the face of new people and places. Avoid Avoidance What do you do when your ch...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom Of Three Shares Uplifting Body Image Post To Empower Women
In March of 2015, mom of three Rachel Hollis shared an unfiltered photo of her “flabby” tummy exposed in a bikini on Facebook, along with a powerful message about postpartum body image. Now nearly two years after her post went viral, Hollis is sharing the same words to inspire even more mothers. On Thursday, Hollis posted a new photo of herself in a bathing suit with a #TBT message. Hollis, who runs the popular lifestyle blog The Chic Site, posted the original photo while on vacation in Mexico. So when she found herself traveling in Cabo San Lucas, she felt inspired to share another beach photo. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bill Nye’s New Netflix Show May Save The World
In a world full of “alternative facts,” it’s nice to have a guy like Bill Nye back. Netflix just released a trailer for “Bill Nye Saves the World,” and it looks a lot like “Bill Nye the Science Guy” for adults — in the best possible way. The 13-episode show, which will debut on April 21 (the day before Earth Day), will attempt to debunk anti-science claims and myths championed by politicians, religious leaders and titans of industry that range from global warming to sex and alternative medicine. Nye will also be doing a fair share of fist bumping with the show’s corres...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just in Time for Valentine's Day: Taking Care of the One You Love
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Jacqueline Olds, MD We are all under the impression that if you really care about someone, taking care of them should be a joy with no thought of being burdened or annoyed. And so, in many couples, one partner may get in the habit of doing things for the other person, first, out of love, then out of habit, and finally out of martyrdom. Each partner usually has some area in a long-term romantic relationship in which he or she feels very responsible and slightly taken for granted, as he/she performs his usual duties. And soon that person starts to feel invisible as she or he goes about their us...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another Cockroach Gets Stuck In Someone's Head (Ew!)
If something happens once, it’s a fluke. Twice, it’s a coincidence, but three times is a trend. And getting a cockroach stuck in your head is always unpleasant. Always always always. Doctors in Chengdu, China, had to remove a roach from the ear of a 60-year-old man Friday. The bug crawled miles into his ear on Feb. 1 and made itself very much at home, despite the man’s best efforts at removing it by sticking toothpicks and tweezers in his ear canal, according to The South China Morning Post. After three days, the frustrated man managed to kill the roach by spraying pesticide into his ear. But the bug was ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

The City That Didn't Forget Alzheimer's
As my mother's Alzheimer's progressed, I learned that it's often the little things that make a big difference. I remember a cashier at a chain store being patient with my Mom while she proudly purchased some festive socks versus a few rather rude shoppers who nearly toppled the tiny lady who shuffled slowly down the aisle. On many days, I felt lonely and isolated as Alzheimer's tightened its grip on my mother's life -- and mine. I recently heard about a dementia-friendly resolution passed by the city of Azusa, California in partnership with Silverado Sierra Vista Memory Care Community. I wanted to know if my community cou...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Borderline Personality Disorder: Fact vs Fiction
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Blaise Aguirre, MD So you think you know about borderline personality disorder? Think again. Many of us have seen Fatal Attraction where the lead female character is described as having borderline personality disorder (BPD), but the diagnosis is not that Hollywood portrayal. In fact, despite great efforts through a number of organizations, including McLean Hospital, Project 375, and the Linehan Institute, there are still many misconceptions about BPD. And unfortunately, along with misconceptions, comes stigma. I was previously interviewed on W5, a popular weekly Canadian television program...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This 90-Year-Old's Advice To Combat Loneliness Is Making Us Cry
Break out the tissues, folks.  Derek Taylor, a 90-year-old man from London, England, felt lonely and isolated following the deaths of two loved ones. So he decided to do something about it, and now he’s sharing his wisdom with the rest of the world.  “I’d lost a partner, and my sister had passed away,” Taylor told the BBC. “And the older you get, the less people seem to contact you. And I thought, ‘What can I do to stop being lonely?’” Taylor created a list of tips, all of which require action, to help him cope. His suggestions were published in a booklet distr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom's Passionate Post Is For Every Mother Who Has Struggled To Breastfeed
After welcoming her daughter seven weeks ago, a Nashville mom learned nursing is a lot more than photos on social media of “blissfully breastfeeding” mothers. Leah, the mom behind the Instagram account The Nashville Bump, posted a breastfeeding photo on Jan. 24. In the caption, she wrote about the many unanswered questions moms face while nursing. “You truly don’t know what’s going on down there,” she wrote. “Too much? Too little? Too intense? Not enough hindmilk? Not enough time? Plugged duct? Mastitis?” Ok, I'm going to say it for us all. Breastfeeding is hard. I...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom's Gut-Wrenching Post Reveals The Reality Of Parenting With Depression
A Missouri mom has seen immense support online after she opened up about her battle with anxiety and depression and how it’s affected her as a mother.  Cierra Fortner, a mom of two, wrote on Facebook on Jan. 20 that a cashier at Walmart recognized her as a regular customer and said she seemed to “have it all together” with her kids. In her post, Fortner wrote that she thanked the cashier, but had some details she wanted to clear up. “I want her to know I battle a personality disorder every day with anxiety and depression mixed and I’m a two times [sic] suicide survivor,” she wrote. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To tackle the post-truth world, science must reform itself
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Too Many Self-Inflicted Deaths
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Hilary Smith Connery, MD, PhD Self-inflicted injury is now the 8th leading cause of mortality, while suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. That's a stunning number of people dying by their own hand in one form or another, and in addition to galvanizing public health prevention efforts, these statistics pose an urgent need to identify root causes and more effective treatment systems. Treatment works, but beyond having access to appropriate medical and psychological help, the social environment is critical to creating successful recovery opportunities for those suff...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Have A Word For Studying The Post-Truth World: 'Agnotology'
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

How Technologies are Helping to Improve Mental Health Care
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Justin T. Baker, MD, PhD In today's world, everyone carries a smartphone. Why not capitalize on this and develop apps that will help improve health care--specifically mental health care? This is a question that many start-up companies and McLean Hospital are asking. Ideally, technology should create a sensible balance in supporting and enhancing clinical care for patients while providing real-time behavioral and physiological data for doctors and researchers. This much-needed data will help lead us to breakthroughs in better understanding the biology of mental illness. At McLean, we've been...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom's Honest Post Highlights The 'Dark Sides Of Motherhood And Pregnancy'
In an encouraging and honest post on Instagram, a mom of two has shared how she’s learned to love her body again and what she wants other moms to know about the many different changes that come with motherhood.  Alexandra, a mom to two sons who are 18 months old and 5-and-a-half months old, posted a photo on Instagram on Jan. 12 of the “tiger stripes” on her stomach. In her caption, she wrote that it took her 18 months “to finally feel beautiful” in her own skin. She also noted that no one prepared her for the mental, physical and emotional changes she experienced after having kids. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jimmy Carter Rates His Presidency And Reflects On 'Gratifying' Post-Presidential Years
As 39th president of the United States, Jimmy Carter remains proud of his administration’s efforts and accomplishments during his four years in office in the late 70s. But, as the 92-year-old told Oprah during an interview for OWN’s “SuperSoul Sunday,” it’s actually his post-presidential years that have been most gratifying.  “When I was president of the most powerful and influential nation on earth, I had more total influence over peace and progress and things like that,” Carter acknowledges in the above clip. “But the last 35 years since I’ve left the White House...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deconstructing Stigma: Picturing the Beauty in Life
Editor's note: Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life is a public awareness campaign developed by McLean Hospital to spark conversation not only about behavioral and mental health but also about the stigma that surrounds it. The campaign features compelling stories from people across the United States who have been affected by mental illness, including Alan's story below. McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Alan S. Despite attempts to love and care for my mother, I never felt valued growing up. As a youth, I tried to take my own life. I wound up in a series of foster homes. It has been a battle since I w...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom's Post Describes The Joy And Anxiety Of Pregnancy After Miscarriage
A mother’s emotional Facebook post is shedding light on the experience of pregnancy after miscarriage.  On Saturday, Allie Boss posted a photo of herself holding her 2-year-old daughter, Rosie, and exposing her midsection. Boss is currently nine weeks pregnant after suffering two pregnancy losses over the past two years. “Pregnancy after miscarriage(s) can be a hard/weird thing,” she wrote in the caption. “There’s emotions that come along with it that you never expected. After losing 2 babies I question everything. Is that pain normal, why don’t I feel sick, is the baby gr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Creationist Ken Ham Gets Into Weirdest Twitter Fight With Washington Post Over Dinosaurs
Creationist Ken Ham is steaming mad over a Washington Post article that claims his giant Noah’s Ark attraction teaches tourists that dinosaurs died in the biblical flood.  Hey @washingtonpost we at @ArkEncounter have NEVER said Dinosaurs were wiped out during Flood-get your facts right https://t.co/BLzQp1mKa0— Ken Ham (@aigkenham) January 1, 2017 Ham, who believes the Earth is about 6,000 years old, fired off several additional tweets directed at the Post over the story.  Indeed, the Ark Encounter doesn’t claim all dinos died out during the flood. Rather, it features dinosaurs living i...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 2, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news