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Re-shaping negative thoughts of depression
Written by Medical News Feed   
At-risk teens exposed to a program that teaches them to counteract their unrealistic and overly negative thoughts experienced significantly less depression than their peers who received usual care, NIMH-funded researchers have found. However, the cognitive behavioral prevention program failed to similarly help adolescents prone to the mood disorder if their parents were currently depressed.


NIMH grantee Judy Garber, Ph.D., of Vanderbilt University, and colleagues, report on the findings of their multi-site clinical trial in the June 3, 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Pandemic classification likely for H1N1
Written by Naoum Issa, MD, PhD   
June 10, 2009: WHO likely to declare H1N1 pandemic level 6 in the next day based on spread of virus within Australia. Source: BBC News.
Shriners may close 6 hospitals
Written by Naoum Issa, MD, PhD   
June 2009: The Shriners are considering shutting 6 of 22 Shriner's Hospitals due to losses in the endowment associated with the 2008 stock market crash. Source: CNN Health.
Bankruptcies from medical costs
Written by Naoum Issa, MD, PhD   
60% of individual bankruptcies in the US can be attributed to medical bills. 78% of those bankruptcies occurred in households that had health insurance. Source: CNN Health
U Chicago patient dumping inquiry
Written by Naoum Issa, MD, PhD   
6/4/2009: Rep. Bobby Rush (D - Chicago) is calling for a Congressional inquiry into whether controversial emergency room practices at the University of Chicago Hospitals amount to patient dumping. Source: Chicago Tribune
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