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mental health

Judges Are Forcing People to Get Mental Health Treatment But We Still Don't Know if It Works

Nearly every state in the US allows courts to force people with severe mental illnesses into outpatient treatment. But critics argue these controversial intervention programs don't address underlying problems in behavioral health services.
Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News
15 hours ago
school

Thinking You're Bad at Math Causes a Specific Type of Anxiety

Many of us may need to overcome what's known as "math trauma."
Jennifer Ruef
21 hours ago
healthcare guides

24 Health Insurance Terms Explained in Plain English

Learn what premiums, deductibles, copays are and how they work together.
Susan Rinkunas
4 days ago
Phys Ed

Does Exercising Before Breakfast Help You Burn More Fat?

Critics like to say that fasted cardio is a catabolic menace that will strip away the muscle you’ve worked so hard to build.
Christian Finn
11.7.18
Drugs

What You Need to Know About Combining Cocaine and Alcohol

While common, the combination of the two drugs can be toxic and highly dangerous.
Julie Stewart
11.5.18
disability

This Single Mom Trained Five Hours a Day for the NYC Marathon

She’s also a grad student, employed full-time, and hopes to qualify for the Paralympics.
Michelle Wheeler
11.2.18
Drugs

Prescription Drugs Made Overseas Are a Risk to Your Health

The manufacture and distribution of medicines is a global industry, tainted by fake and substandard products. Not only might these drugs not work as expected, but some are even contributing to antimicrobial resistance.
Srinath Perur
10.30.18
STDs

Primary Care Doctors Aren't Doing Enough to Fight the Spread of STDs

Sexually transmitted diseases are often asymptomatic​, so screening is essential. “If providers don’t ask the questions and don’t apply the screening recommendations, the majority of STDs will be missed.”
Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News
10.26.18
Health

Should You Be Worried About Whether Your Tap Water Is Safe?

When it comes to clean water, the most important factor is where you live.
Richard Morgan
10.24.18
Flu

Exactly What Happens to Your Body When You Catch the Flu

Most symptoms are actually caused by your immune system's response to the virus.
Laura Haynes
10.23.18
healthcare guides

15 Practical Questions About Getting an Abortion

From how much it costs to whether insurance covers it.
Garnet Henderson
10.19.18
Phys Ed

Your Pre-Workout Supplements Might Contain Some Shady Ingredients

“Many claims on supplement labels are usually, if not always, based on exaggerated research findings."
K. Aleisha Fetters
10.19.18