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For Civilians, Finding A Therapist Skilled In PTSD Treatments Is A Tough Task

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May 22, 2019 at 10:50 am

AUSTIN, Texas — Lauren Walls has lived with panic attacks, nightmares and flashbacks for years. The 26-year-old San Antonio teacher sought help from a variety of mental health professionals — includi...

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Surprisingly, mental health woes not seen as barrier to veterans' cardiac rehab

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May 22, 2019 at 8:24 am | Contradicting previous research, a large new study says veterans who had post-traumatic stress disorder or depression were more likely to use cardiac rehabilitation services than those who didn't. ...

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Need a break? A vacation really can be good for you – if it's done right

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May 22, 2019 at 9:07 am | Need another reason to take that vacation? It's probably good for your heart and mind. Research over the years has suggested that holidays – and breaking away from a stressful daily routine – rea...

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‘Stonewall Generation’ Confronts Old Age, Sickness — And Discrimination

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May 22, 2019 at 5:00 am | Two years ago, nursing professor Kim Acquaviva asked a group of home care nurses whether they thought she was going to hell for being a lesbian. It’s OK if you do, Acquaviva said, but is the afterlif...

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A Medical Sanctuary For Migrant Farmworkers

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May 21, 2019 at 5:00 am | [UPDATED on May 22] FRESNO, Calif. — On the 15-mile drive between his two Central Valley medical clinics, Dr. J. Luis Bautista often passes armies of farmworkers stooped over in the fields, picki...

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Hidden Reports Masked The Scope Of Widespread Harm From Faulty Heart Device

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May 21, 2019 at 2:50 pm | Faced with the possibility that a bout of abnormal heartbeats could end his life, in 2006, Dr. Marc Sicklick had a small device implanted in his chest that would shock it back into rhythm. Soon he wo...

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Did The ACA Create Preexisting Condition Protections For People In Employer Plans?

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May 21, 2019 at 12:16 pm | [khn_slabs slabs="952206" view="inline"] During a recent appearance on MSNBC, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) answered questions from “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski about the latest lawsuit challeng...

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Potentially fatal buildup of proteins in the heart often goes undiagnosed

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May 21, 2019 at 7:50 am | A potentially fatal buildup of abnormal proteins in the heart and other organs is being delayed in its diagnosis and undertreated – despite new drugs that can combat it, a new study suggests. Alt...

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Facebook Live: Inclusive Care at the End of Life: The LGBTQ+ Experience

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May 21, 2019 at 6:52 am | [protected-iframe id="8ecaa5eaecb62790b9e82c7b8bc6e8de"] For a generation of LGBTQ+ people who lived through unprecedented social change, getting older poses new challenges. When it comes to seeking ...

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