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It's Not Just Genetics: Harsh Parenting Linked to  Aggressive, Antisocial Behavior in Children

By Andy Smith on May 17, 2021 7:00:00 AM

How much is a child’s antisocial behavior the result of their home environment? Does it matter if that environment is nurturing or abusive, warm or forbidding, supportive or oppressive? Does any of that matter more than genetics? The answer used to be no, but new studies are changing that view.

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Nurse Suicide: Distressing Rate, Female Nurses Support Woefully Short

By Andy Smith on May 12, 2021 7:00:00 AM

When it comes to suicide rates in healthcare, the focus has long been on physicians, and that concern is well-founded. The wellbeing of nurses, however, has long been an afterthought, despite emerging statistics that now reveal such disregard for what it's been - a gross oversight.

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Mental Health Month Takes On Greater Meaning in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Andy Smith on May 10, 2021 1:13:57 PM

Since 2014, Mental Health America has screened an average of about 50,000 to 100,000 people per month for mental health issues. But as COVID-19 pandemic escalated throughout 2020, so too did the number of people getting screened - to more than 400,000 monthly. Coincidence? Probably not.

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Why Social Determinants of Health Matter For Patients and Your Practice

By Beth Socoski on May 10, 2021 7:00:00 AM

Are you considering Social Determinants of Health when assessing patients in your practice? If not, now might be the right time to do so.

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Study Ties Level Of Alcohol Use To Combat-Induced PTSD And Severity Of Its Symptoms

By Andy Smith on Apr 8, 2021 1:43:49 PM

For many American soldiers, the after-effects of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can linger on throughout their lifetime, but it’s worse for some than others. How much worse? That, in part, can be determined by how much alcohol they consume in order to cope, according to a recent Veterans Affairs study.

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Teens Addicted To Social Media More Likely To Be Culprits Or Victims Of Cyberbullying

By Andy Smith on Apr 5, 2021 10:12:32 AM

Years ago, I pulled up in front of a high school to pick up my daughter. Waiting in line behind the other cars, I noticed dozens of teens waiting for rides – most of them looking at their phones, and hardly any talking with each other. The early stages of social media addiction, I suspect now.

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Who Knew? Solitary Confinement Makes Matters Worse For Mentally Ill  Inmates

By Andy Smith on Mar 29, 2021 12:22:08 PM

Think about this: 15,000 men diagnosed with mental illness are sent to prison. They share roughly the same personality traits as another 15,000 prisoners who have no mental illness. From which group are more inmates more likely to end up in solitary confinement - and for long periods of time? 

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Fact Or Fiction? COVID Fueling Flood Of Fake Health News

By Andy Smith on Mar 4, 2021 5:00:37 PM

When COVID-19 began racing around the globe in early 2020, fake news about its cure and prevention wasn’t far behind. In fact, to the consternation of health officials worldwide, social media posts not only spread misinformation about the virus but also exacerbated the spread the virus itself.

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Too Little Being Done About Mental Health Of Tired Teens

By Andy Smith on Feb 25, 2021 4:54:09 PM

Concerned that 60% of U.S. middle-schoolers aren’t getting their minimum 8 hours of sleep? Or that 70% of high-schoolers aren’t getting their 8 hours? We probably should be.  But more concerning is how often healthcare providers overlook the impact of sleep deprivation on students' mental health.

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