Local Interest

09/20/2018 – Medicare 101 – Understanding Your Options

Get to know the basics of Medicare with this brief presentation by Community Development expert Gerald Lodge from Tufts Health. With over 30 years working in the Medicare Health Plan industry, Gerald Lodge can answer all of your questions about this important federal service. Find out what is covered, how …

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09/20/2018 – Michael’s Harborside – Wicked Rustic Public Workshop

A fun, interactive social experience where from start to finish you make your own wooden masterpiece. $25-50 Purchase tickets at https://www.wickedrusticworkshops.com/public-workshop-september-20  

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Gestational Diabetes Associated With Increased Risk for Postpartum Depression

These findings suggest an increased risk for postpartum depressive symptoms in mothers with gestational diabetes, independent of depressive symptomatology during pregnancy.

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Combination Cognitive Behavioral Therapy With Fluoxetine Effective for Adolescent Depression

These data suggest that combination therapy not only produces greater proportional response in depression symptoms it is also effective in a broader range of individuals.

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Smartphone-Based Psychoeducational Programs May Be Effective for Bipolar Disorder Management

These data support the efficacy of smartphone-based educational programs in the management of bipolar disorder. Such programs could serve as a cost-effective and accessible method of treatment delivery to patients.

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Prazosin May Be Effective as Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder

These data provide preliminary support for the use of prazosin in the treatment of alcohol use disorder.

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Risk Factors for Recurrent Suicide Attempts in Substance Use Disorder Outpatients

Researchers sought to identify risk factors for recurrent suicide attempts, controlling for gender and addictive substance exposure.

Author Keith Ablow

Ariel Castro ‘was not born a predator, he became one’: doc

I have written before that there is no original evil left in the world; everyone is just recycling pain. Ariel Castro was, of course, wrong when he claimed, bizarrely, Thursday that there was “harmony” in the house where he kept three women hostage, repeatedly beating and raping them. But he …

Author Keith Ablow

The psychology behind goodwill

EMPATHY — the capacity to feel the emotions of others as one’s own — is the glue that binds people. It’s the psychological software that allows us to worry about a friend’s economic troubles across the country or cry at a movie. It’s also one major reason humans extend themselves …

Author Keith Ablow

Look inward to unlock secrets

In an age dominated by quick fixes, e-mail and Twitter, it’s easy to keep wearing masks that make us strangers not only to one another, but also to ourselves. What’s the antidote to this kind of estrangement? Introspection. These questions are the beginning of a journey that can reintroduce you …

Author Keith Ablow

How to stay safe from predators

Headlines about predators like Anthony Sowell, whose “House of Horrors” in Cleveland contained the remains of at least 11 victims, are evidence that too many people put themselves in harm’s way by interacting with dangerous individuals. I’ve evaluated and treated murderers, kidnappers and rapists — and know some of the …