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09/19/2018 – Thinking Outside the Mailbox – Stamps and History. Presented by Henry Lukas, Education Director at the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History at Regis College in Weston

Thinking Outside the Mailbox – Stamps and History – presented by Henry Lukas, Education Director at the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History at Regis College in Weston  Learn about the history of the U.S. postal system by viewing stamps issued since 1847, plus the very first postage stamp …

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09/19/2018 – A Year (and a life) in Paris

North Shore Photography Lecture Series – If you’re a traveler, you probably know the feeling. Over the second glass of wine at the bistro or trattoria, between the appetizer and main course, you turn to your partner and wonder aloud, “Wouldn’t it be fun to live here?” During their many …

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Quetiapine Exposure Does Not Appear to Increase Risk for Infant Malformations

In conclusion, these preliminary findings suggest that quetiapine is not a teratogen and could be used safely during pregnancy, but further research is needed to completely understand the risks involved.

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Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors May Increase Risk for Suboptimal Fetal Growth

Use of serotonin reuptake inhibitors for maternal depression may increase the risk for low birth weight in children.

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Transdermal Nicotine Boosts Mood and Cognitive Function in Late-Life Depression

Results showed a significant change in depression severity with a mean MADRS reduction of 18.45 and a response rate of 86.7%.

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Ketamine Infusions Reduce Suicidal Ideation in Depression: Characterizing Different Responses

Researchers found 3 distinct subgroups of patients in relation to suicidal ideation and effects of ketamine, with one group’s suicidal ideation completely eliminated and the other group’s improvement independent of depressed mood.

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Prenatal Insecticide Exposure in Mother May Be Linked to Risk for Autism in Children

Levels of p,p’-DDE were higher in mothers of children with autism than in mothers of children in the control group.

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Nomophobia: The Modern-Day Pathology

People are increasingly finding themselves dependent on their mobile phones, and separating themselves from their devices has been associated with high levels of anxiety, as well as feelings of panic and stress.

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WHAT’S UP DOC? Tilt table test

Q: I have had a couple of fainting spells, and so far, all my tests have been normal. My doctor now wants me to have a tilt test. What is this?A: Fainting/passing out (the medical word is syncope) is a temporary loss of consciousness and postural tone (going limp and …

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Asenapine Effective for Pediatric Bipolar I Disorder

Efficacy of asenapine was not associated with the type of current episode, stage of disease progression, or baseline body weight.