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09/22/2018 – Lenny Clarke

Known as the “Bad Boy from Boston,” Lenny Clarke has been on the comedy scene since the 1980’s, rising at the same time as other Boston comics, Steven Wright and Denis Leary. Since catching his first break thanks to Rodney Dangerfield, Lenny has appeared in numerous television series and films, …

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09/22/2018 – Los Texmaniacs in Concert!

Don’t miss these San Antonio-based Grammy Award winners, the new worldwide ambassadors of  Texas Roots/Tex-Mex music, as they mix traditional Tex-Mex conjunto sounds with Texas rock, blues, and R&B.

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Text Message Reminders Improve Medication Adherence in Bipolar I Disorder

Researchers emphasize the cost-effectiveness of text message reminders in prompting individuals with bipolar I disorder to adhere to medication treatments.

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Improving Medication Adherence in ADHD Lowers Risk for Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder in Adulthood

Researchers found that children who were compliant with drug therapy had a significantly lower risk for oppositional defiant disorder or conduct disorder than those who were noncompliant.

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High Suicidality Among Children With ADHD Mediated by Family Functioning, Psychiatry Comorbidities

Clinicians may find these data useful in considering the mediating effects of family function and psychiatric comorbidities among patients with ADHD.

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Pilot Study Investigates Lithium vs Quetiapine for Bipolar Spectrum Disorder

This pilot study demonstrates the potential efficacy and safety of lithium as a treatment option for bipolar disorder.

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How Personalized Hospital Ratings May Drive Patient-Specific Care in the Digital Age

A flexible overall performance score that can be modified in real time by users may be the most optimal method for generating relevant reviews for specific patient interests.

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Antidepressant Effects of Ketamine Appear to Require Opioid System Activation

Researchers conducted a double-blind crossover study in adults with treatment-resistant depression to determine the involvement of the opioid system in ketamine’s antidepressant effects.

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Increasing Among US Children and Adolescents

This increase may be the result of expanded continuing medical education regarding ADHD that has raised physician awareness, as well as modifications in diagnostic criteria.

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Cost-Effective Telehealth Alternatives for Veterans With Depression

Researchers working with a population of veterans found that the healthcare utilization costs of telehealth services were significantly cheaper compared with in-person visits, with only a relatively small difference in quality of life.

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Polygenic Risk Scores Could Aid in Identifying Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia

While polygenic risk scores are not yet ready for clinical use, researchers found that patients with psychosis had significant increases in schizophrenia and bipolar polygenic risk scores.

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Autism Spectrum Disorders Associated With Depression in Young Adults

Investigators examined whether individuals with ASD were more likely to be diagnosed with depression in adulthood.

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NOTHING BUT THE TOOTH: Getting to the root of wisdom teeth problems

Q: Hello Dr. Richard. I have three impacted wisdom teeth that are causing problems: one lower left molar, and two upper molars. I had a panorex X-ray done in 2016 and I was told that the lower molar appears to be close to a nerve so it would be risky …