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Journal Cover Behavioral Healthcare
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     ISSN (Print) 1931-7093
     Published by Vendome Group Homepage  [4 journals]   [SJR: 0.105]   [H-I: 4]
  • Flu scares me more than Ebola
    • Authors: Julie Miller
      Abstract: I wish the mainstream media would be as concerned about the flu as they are about Ebola You’ll be pleased to hear that I successfully traveled between the Cleveland airport and the Houston airport this week without panicking over the Ebola virus. As you know, Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person in the United States to die from the Ebola virus was diagnosed in Dallas, and Amber Joy Vinson, the nurse who ultimately contracted the virus from treating Duncan, recently traveled to Cleveland for a weekend visit with family, prior to being diagnosed. read more
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:18:58 +000
       
  • Addictions emerge as the nation's #1 public health crisis
    • Authors: anonymous
      Abstract: We need not wait for the next high-profile overdose death to realize that addictions have emerged as America’s biggest public health crisis, nor should we stop asking tough questions The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from a drug overdose earlier this year has faded from the headlines, and the Twitter feeds from fellow celebrities urging people with addictions to get help have stopped. Those suspected of supplying the actor with drugs have been arrested.  read more
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:09:11 +000
       
  • Are you ready for round two of ACA open enrollment'
    • Authors: Ron Manderscheid
      Abstract: Here are some resources to help you prepare. What will you do to help others? Here are some resources to help you prepare. What will you do to help others? Do you know how to enroll or re-enroll an uninsured person through your state health insurance marketplace or Medicaid expansion? Here is some relevant background information: www.behavioral.net/blogs/ron-manderscheid/heads-less-45-days-until-aca-open-enrollment-and-re-enrollment read more
      PubDate: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 01:23:04 +000
       
  • Increased health risks, premature death linked to patients with psychosis
    • Authors: Julia Brown
      Abstract: Researchers say that a combined physical and mental healthcare approach is needed to improve treatment and prevention. Patients diagnosed with psychosis are at high risk for developing health issues that could lead to premature death early on in their mental illness, according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry. Researchers found that increased risks of heart disease and metabolic issues, such high blood sugar, in first episode psychosis patients are due to a combination of three things: read more
      PubDate: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:15:02 +000
       
  • Proposed bill could mandate drug testing for college athletes in Ohio
    • Authors: Julia Brown
      Abstract: Ohio would be the first state to require testing and set penalties for college athletes caught using illegal substances if the measure passes.   Newly proposed legislation in the Ohio House of Representatives, House Bill 633, could subject athletes attending private and public colleges in the Buckeye State to mandatory drug testing. Repeat offenders would receive team suspensions and also would lose any state-supported financial aid. Introduced Oct. 8 with bipartisan support, the bill would require drug testing to be administered during annual physicals and prior to participation in any championship games. read more
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:23:51 +000
       
  • Marijuana breathalyzers coming soon to a roadside near you
    • Authors: Charlene Marietti
      Abstract: Breathalyzers at the roadside overcome challenges by law enforcement officers who currently struggle to identify cannabis impairment.  Neuroscience researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm have concluded that exhaled breath can provide a high rate of detection for most commonly abused substances, much as it does now for alcohol. read more
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:03:02 +000
       
  • Clinicians see potential of mobile apps
    • Authors: Charlene Marietti
      Abstract: Technology adoption and use among mental health clinicians seriously lags behind other healthcare usage. Might mobile apps be the change agent? According to a survey of 401 mental health professionals conducted this summer by Sigma Research Group, fewer than half reported using mental health practice management software. read more
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:22:48 +000
       
  • Keeping those at-risk out of jail
    • Authors: Charlene Marietti
      Abstract: Indiana focuses on interventions instead of incarceration. Recognizing that the mental health population in our prisons and jails is a serious problem is the first step in resolving the issue. read more
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:57:29 +000
       
  • Florida’s medical marijuana initiative could take liability away
           from providers
    • Authors: Julia Brown
      Abstract: Upon voter approval, the initiated constitutional amendment would legalize medical marijuana, and its vague wording could leave negligent providers of the drug without liability in the result of adverse effects, opponents of the amendment say. Industry experts are speaking out about the Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative (Amendment 2 on the November state ballot) and encouraging increased public education and due diligence as Election Day draws near. Upon voter approval, the initiated constitutional amendment would legalize medical marijuana, and its vague wording could leave negligent providers of the drug without liability in the result of adverse effects, opponents of the amendment say. read more
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 20:58:19 +000
       
  • Nobel Peace Prize winners awarded for mental health
    • Authors: H. Steven Moffic
      Abstract: Besides fostering peace, Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi have done a great deal for mental health. And they?ve done it at risk for their own mental health. October 10th turned out to be a red-letter day for mental health. It was the day that the annual Nobel Peace Prize winners were announced as well as the annual World Mental Health Day. Besides what the prize winners have done to foster peace, they?ve also done a great deal for mental health. And they?ve done it at risk for their own mental health. read more
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:18:51 +000
       
 
 
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