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Entries for April, 2011

Study Highlights Arthritis’ Toll on Quality of Life

News from BusinessWeek: THURSDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) — A new study helps confirm what many Americans with arthritis may already know: the illness can greatly diminish quality of life. Researchers analyzed data from 1 million adults who took part in the national Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey in 2003, 2005 and 2007. Poor [...]

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Study Highlights Arthritis’ Toll on Quality of Life

News from U.S. News & World Report: THURSDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) — A new study helps confirm what many Americans with arthritis may already know: the illness can greatly diminish quality of life. Researchers analyzed data from 1 million adults who took part in the national Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey in 2003, [...]

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Stigma and challenges continue for mental health care

News from CTV.ca: Date: Tuesday Apr. 26, 2011 6:07 PM ET Despite campaigns to stop the stigma and start the conversation about improving mental health care, those suffering still face shame and other challenges as they struggle to deal with the issue. The challenges remain despite the fact that almost everyone is touched in some [...]

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Mental health care coverage could get mandate

News from Illinois Statehouse News: Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD – Some Illinois lawmakers are trying to operate on what they say is a sick health insurance system in the state. The Illinois House of Representatives recently approved, a plan on a 70-39 vote that would mandate private health insurance plans providing mental health coverage include substance abuse and [...]

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Blast-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries Turning Up In Civilian Practice

News from Internal Medicine News Digital Network: DENVER – Civilian physicians can expect to encounter numerous cases of blast-related traumatic brain injury, the signature wound of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. That’s because more than half of military personnel returning from those conflicts use civilian medical services rather than the Veterans Affairs health care [...]

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Mindy Tobin: Job change is good for mental health

News from The Tennessean: Continue Reading … Related News: CMS-1500 Health Insurance Laser Printer Claim FormThis form accommodates the reporting of the National Provider Identifier (NPI). Printed in red ink on special bond paper in strict… ABC News Specials Breakdown: America’s Health Insurance CrisisIn the United States there are an estimated 46 million people without [...]

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Controversy over Funds For Mental Health Care Continues

News from TopNews United States: The delayed response from the government to address the percolating issues of the crippled mental health care sector has sparked controversy in the corners of the society. Voicing the persistent issue of pushing funds into the mental health care services, Eastern Regions Mental Health Association (ERMHA) CEO, Peter Waters criticized [...]

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Mental Health Care Changes

News from KIMT:MASON CITY, IA – John Severtson is looking forward to an overhaul in the state’s mental health system. “The most important thing is uniform access for people who have disabilities from around the state.” Severtson is the CEO of Opportunity Village, a place offering support to those with mental disabilities. He says Iowa [...]

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Vietnam Vet Sues For Mental Health Benefits

News from New Haven Independent: After John Shepherd blew up an enemy bunker and saw fellow soldiers die in Vietnam, the U.S. Army failed to acknowledge his “psychological wounds” and sent him home with an other-than-honorable discharge. The Vietnam vet made those charges in a lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court against the Army, [...]

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State’s mental health system braces for cuts

News from Fond du Lac Reporter: Donovan Richards first attempted to take his own life at age 4. The Wisconsin boy, who has bipolar disorder and autism, already had been kicked out of three day care programs. His doctors were sure he would be in an institution before he turned 10. To get the intensive [...]

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