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The Future Of Voter Suppression Is Before The Supreme Court

A petition asking the Supreme Court to consider the fate of Wisconsin’s voter ID law begins with a powerful quote: “There is no right more basic in …

The Supreme Court is about to hear the case that could destroy Obamacare

Matt Chase<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>On March 4, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in <i>King v. Burwell</i>, …

Psychiatric Malpractice Lawsuits and Their Causes

Psychiatric treatment is often a difficult process for both doctor and patient. Because of this, strict guidelines have been set out to help doctors …

This Tote Bag Says Everything You Need To Know About Vaccination

Childhood vaccinations: Just do it. As the measles–a highly contagious, easily preventable virus–makes its way across the country, impacting even the happiest place on Earth, one L.A.-based designer has this message for you: Vaccinate Your Fucking Kids.<p>The design, like the message itself, is …

The Rise of the Teenage Breast Reduction

A growing number of young patients are opting for the procedure—but their age comes with its own set of medical and insurance challenges.<p>I was sitting topless on crinkly paper in a room with white walls and toothpaste-green privacy curtains hanging from the ceiling to separate the hospital beds. …

Training the Next Generation of Doctors in Palliative Care is a Key to the New Era of Value-Based Care

The World Health Organization defines palliative care as care that,<p>improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and …

Would more psychiatric asylums solve the mental health crisis in America?

For many, the phrase “psychiatric asylum” conjures up haunting and disturbing images: lobotomy procedures, drugged and restrained patients, the creepy facility in the movie “Shutter Island,” the cruel Nurse Ratched from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” But that image may be outdated.<p>In a …

Mental Health

The Fallacy of 'Giving Up'

The importance of talking with a doctor about values and priorities in life—at any age<p>At 30 years old, a person's brain weighs about three pounds. In its capaciousness it wears the skull like a well-tailored suit. So notes Harvard professor and surgeon Atul Gawande in his most recent book <i>Being</i> …

Results of 2014 Stories of the Year in Hospice and Palliative Medicine

by Christian Sinclair, MD, FAAHPM<br>The results are in and the public* has had their say!<br>The top story of the year in hospice and palliative medicine …

Five ways to improve mental health care in 2015

Greater investment, taking a more mainstream approach and a payment system that is fit for purpose could help to raise the profile of mental health<p>Back in the autumn it felt that finally mental health was the issue whose time had come. There was a steady stream of announcements. Perhaps the most …

When Patients Kill Doctors: The Horrifying Murder Of Michael Davidson

In China, doctors live in fear of their patients.<p>They’re stabbed. They’re beaten by crowds. They’re threatened if anything goes wrong — or at least, if the patient <i>thinks</i> something is going wrong.<p>The violence is mostly in the rural provinces, but the danger is everywhere: There were nearly 30 …

Canada Lets Makayla Sault Die of Leukemia Over Religious Sensitivity

On Monday, Makayla Sault, an 11-year-old from Ontario and member of the Mississauga tribe of the New Credit First Nation, died from acute …

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How Patient Suicide Affects Psychiatrists

Mental-health practitioners whose clients kill themselves can face stigma from their colleagues, lawsuits, and a toll on their own psyches—making them less likely to take on suicidal patients who need their help.<p>It’s hard to listen to a psychiatrist who sounds so broken. I expect a mental-health …

Je Ne Suis Pas Mental - The Difference Between Freedom of Speech and Stigma

With so much talk in the news recently about freedom of speech, it really got me thinking. If everyone should be entitled to free speech why do I get …

Mental Health

Mental Healthcare in Rural Texas: Interaction design for the people, by the people – that have no idea what the people need

It’s true. I would imagine the majority of projects that an Interaction Designer works on are for people they may have never met, and have no idea …

Coming Out About My Mental Illness

Each of us has a unique story, something that will be etched in our tombstone, and quintessentially a set of core values that will define us. I've done many things that I can be proud of. I worked on the F-117A Stealth Fighter, have written a number of ebooks (some of which you won't find under my …

Malpractice Changes In Massachusetts Offer Injured Patients New Options

When a woman had gallbladder surgery at a Massachusetts hospital in 2013, doctors noticed something suspicious on a CT scan that they thought could be ovarian cancer. But the recommendation that she get a pelvic ultrasound fell through the cracks. Months later, she was diagnosed with stage 3 …

Why we need to tackle depression everywhere

Depression can ruin the lives of individuals and families, but it also stands in the way of economic development in some of the world’s poorest …

Depression

Supreme Court’s police debacle: How it quietly helped cops prey on poor people

<b>(AP/Nati Harnik/Dave Tulis/Reuters/Stephanie Keith/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>I’m a public defender who has to challenge illegal police action. Here’s the new SCOTUS ruling that made it harder<p>Seth Morris<p>January 20, 2015 3:41pm (UTC)<p>In December, in the midst of nationwide protests drawing attention to …

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The Hunting of Billie Holiday

How Lady Day was in the middle of a Federal Bureau of Narcotics fight for survival.<p>F <i>rom his first day in office in 1930, Harry Anslinger had a problem, and everybody knew it. He had just been appointed head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics—a tiny agency, buried in the gray bowels of the Treasury</i> …