Keith Ablow, a Good Man, a Good Doctor

Last March a grassroots effort was made when I contacted Dr. Keith Ablow and asked if we could retain his services privately so he would observe and report truth in lieu of the Department of Children and Families and he said YES.  Since 15 October, 2015 DCF Massachusetts have been …

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SENIOR Q&A: Who to call for medical questions

Q: My mother and I have not seen eye to eye in a long time. I call often and we have better conversations over the phone then in person. My mother told me that she was recently diagnosed with cardiac problems. We discussed her recent appointment with the cardiologist. My …

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WHAT’S UP DOC? Cellulitis

Q: My doctor said the red, warm, tender area that developed on my shin was cellulitis and she prescribed an antibiotic. What is this?A: Cellulitis is an infection of the skin, and possibly of other soft tissues. It is diagnosed based on the history and especially the physical exam, where …


Smoking Rates Remain High Among Those With Mental Health Conditions

Nationwide initiatives to decrease cigarette smoking prevalence have not accommodated individuals with mental health or substance use disorders.


Risk Factors for Prescription Opioid Misuse Include Suicide Ideation, Past Substance Abuse Disorders

These data underscore the impact of comorbid health conditions on opioid misuse disorders and support the use of screening for co-occurring health conditions for patients who misuse prescription opioids.


Using Neurocognitive Profiles to Predict Conversion to Psychosis in High-Risk Patients

The study exhibited an overall conversion rate of 35% to a psychotic disorder.


Childhood Trauma Associated With Impulsivity in Bipolar Disorder

Patients with bipolar disorder most often reported emotional abuse, emotional neglect, and physical neglect.


Could “Disruptive” Innovation Improve US Population Health?

Partnerships between the healthcare community and the technology sector can strengthen the development of evidence-based, HIPAA-compliant, clinical resources.