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Henry Ford Health System Launches Project To Help Patients Have “The Conversation” About End-of-Life Care

Henry Ford Health System is embarking on a major initiative over the coming year to inform its patients about “The Conversation” – an often daunting and uncomfortable discussion of advance planning for death and dying. The initiative is part of an ongoing nationwide project aimed at helping individuals and families prepare for a loved one’s [...]

Intravenously Administered Ketamine Shown To Reduce Symptoms Of Chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

For the first time, evidence that a single dose of IV-administered ketamine was associated with the rapid reduction of symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in patients with chronic PTSD was demonstrated in a proof-of-concept, randomized, double blind crossover study, undertaken by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.  [...]

Nationwide Event: Safely Dispose Unused Medications on April 26, 2014

Americans spend nearly $1,100 per person on prescription and over-the-counter medications every year, and much of it is left in cabinets, drawers, or forgotten. “Unused medication should not be left sitting around the house for several reasons,” says Amy Tiemeier, PharmD, BCPS, associate professor of pharmacy practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. “It could [...]

Researchers Pioneer Telemedicine Training For Rural Parents Of Children With Autism

In 2004 University of Kansas researchers Linda Heitzman-Powell and Jay Buzhardt had the bold idea of training parents of children with autism to use an intervention based on the science of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to help them increase their children’s independent skills and reduce problem behaviors. What’s more, the training would be rigorous, and [...]

Study Shows Brand/Type Of Helmet And Mouthguard May Not Significantly Reduce Risk Of Sport-Related Concussion In High School Football Players

Alison Brooks, MD, MPH, a sports medicine physician and faculty member at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, will present, “Incidence of Sport-Related Concussion in High School Football Players: Effect of Helmets, Mouthguards, Previous Concussions, Years Playing Experience” last week at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Medical Society for [...]