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Most veterans who commit suicide do so with a gun, but most therapists don’t understand gun culture. A veteran who has struggled with depression himself now helps bridge that gap by educating mental health professionals.
A Republican-led effort to overturn D.C.’s aid-in-dying law may catalyze a broader effort to ban the practice nationally.
In an interview with Kaiser Health News, Michael Botticelli outlines his concerns about how GOP efforts to dismantle the health law’s coverage expansions could jeopardize treatment for people in need.
An expert geriatrician says the benefits for the patient, such as alleviating pain and maintaining independence, must be weighed against the possible risks. Her motto: ‘start low and go slow.’
Alzheimer’s researchers hold onto hope after another promising trial ends in disappointment.
Wood, who chairs the Assembly Health Committee, lays out his priorities for 2017.
More hospitals, including Montefiore Medical Center in New York, are setting up support centers to help stressed-out family members cope.
Little Brothers, which operates in San Francisco and several other cities, sends volunteers to brighten the lives of isolated elderly people, helping to reduce the risk of serious illness.
Researchers are studying families from the U.S. and Mexico for clues to how Alzheimer’s develops in young patients, with the hope of finding treatments and even cures for the more common form of the disease.
Teachers and health professionals report post-election depression, anxiety and stress in young immigrants and minorities.
Using opioids to treat pain in seniors has been common, and that has led some to dependence disorders in later life.
The U.S. Senate passed a landmark bill to help millions of Americans suffering from mental illness.
A billionaire hedge fund manager, whose son served in Afghanistan, has opened a chain of clinics to tend to the psychological needs of veterans
States that expanded eligibility for Medicaid have failed to enroll large numbers of a significant group that stood to benefit: ex-inmates.
States can set their own rules about these benefits for Medicaid enrollees and a study shows wide disparities. But researchers say a repeal of the health law’s expansion could derail progress.
Sponsors of Congressional action up for vote Wednesday have championed mental health changes since the 2012 Newtown shootings.
As numbers of vulnerable seniors without relatives rise, groups call for new efforts to navigate declines in physical and mental health.
Providing regular care at a Texas clinic prevents patients from cycling back to the hospital in a psychiatric crisis.
Education and better heart health may deserve credit.
More people struggle with alcohol or drugs than have cancer, and 1 in 5 Americans binge drink. It all costs the nation $420 billion a year. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says we know how to help.