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Robin Williams' death shines spotlight on mental illness

We cannot fathom what was going on in Robin Williams' personal life, nor will we likely ever know. But the actor's now-public struggles have society thinking about the difficulties based upon mental health. According to the National Institute of Health, "people who try to...

source: By Jessica Taylor
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We cannot fathom what was going on in Robin Williams' personal life, nor will we likely ever know. But the actor's now-public struggles have society thinking about the difficulties based upon mental health. According to the National Institute of Health, "people who try to...

source: By Jessica Taylor

Less than a third of adolescents in a 2011 survey reported that their healthcare providers asked them about tobacco use or advised them not to use tobacco, according to an article published online Aug. 18 in Pediatrics. The National Youth Tobacco Survey is a nationally representative...

source: Medscape (free login required)

When it comes to practice transformation and the patient-centered medical home, "There may not be any silver bullets that will work for all or even most clinics." That's the conclusion reached by researchers in an article published...

source: AAFP

In a recent interview, business guru and best-selling author Clayton Christensen described American health care as “sick and getting sicker.” He criticized the system’s administrative overhead, perverse payment models and lack of leadership for failing...

source: Forbes

Veterans who receive mental health screening during primary care visits are generally getting adequate follow-up treatment, but the process for acquiring care could be improved, finds a new study in General Hospital Psychiatry. The study examined primary care screening for...

source: Medical Xpress

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. office-based physicians work in practices of fewer than seven physicians. It is often assumed that larger practices provide better care, although there is little evidence for or against this assumption....

source: Health Affairs Blog

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