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12/11/2018 – Essex Coastal Scenic Byway – Kiosk Ribbon Cutting! You’re invited…

You’re Invited! Please see attached the invitation to attend the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway Kiosk Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Newburyport!  Essex Heritage is pleased to announce the installation of 9 informational kiosks in communities along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway at the end of November-early December. The Byway is a …

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12/11/2018 – Glenn Miller Orchestra

The first Glenn Miller Orchestra did not make it at all. It was a total and absolute economic failure. But Glenn knew what he wanted, held to that dedication and relentlessly worked to succeed. He launched his second band in March of 1938. The Glenn Miller Orchestra has been a …

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Behavioral Health Screening Advocated for Teens With Epilepsy

Teen patients with epilepsy experience high levels of depressive symptoms, with 13% requiring behavioral health interventions.

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KCNQ Channel Potentiator Ezogabine Delivers Promising Results in Major Depressive Disorder

The use of ezogabine, a KCNQ channel opener, may improve depression and anhedonic symptoms in patients with major depressive disorder.

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Psychotic Experiences May Predict Future Suicidal Behaviors

Psychotic experiences may be a clinical marker of risk for future suicidal behaviors.

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Abstinence From Regular Cannabis Use Improves Memory Among Adolescents, Young Adults

Future studies need to determine whether improvement in cognition with abstinence is associated with improvement in academic and other functional outcomes.

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Effects of Mindfulness Meditation on Mood in Middle-Age, Older Adults

Mindfulness meditation training may reduce negative affect variability in middle-age and older adults.

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Psychosocial Intervention Improves Anxiety and Quality of Life in Patients With Psoriasis

A recent review found that existing psychosocial interventions using cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches had a small but significant effect on quality of life and anxiety outcomes in patients with psoriasis.

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Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Is Effective Treatment for Adolescent Anxiety

Investigators conducted a comprehensive literature review to determine whether CBT is the most effective form of psychotherapy for children with anxiety disorders.

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Noninvasive Brain Stimulation of Prefrontal Cortex in Trait Anxiety

The role of noninvasive brain stimulation of the prefrontal cortex on amygdala threat reactivity in individuals with trait anxiety was examined.

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Predictors of CBT Outcomes Identified in Youths With Anxiety Disorders

Investigators sought to determine predictors of long-term treatment outcomes in youths with mixed anxiety disorders.

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Psychotropic Medication May Reduce Symptoms and Improve Functioning in PTSD

In patients with traumatic injury, there may be a benefit to starting paroxetine to prevent PTSD and associated symptoms, including numbing and avoidance.

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NOTHING BUT THE TOOTH: Silver fillings don’t really expand

I have heard dentists say that silver fillings can expand and crack teeth but it is just not true. I do not know where they get that idea as there has never been anything in the scientific literature to support that thinking.

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OVER THE COUNTER: Slim down, shape up to prevent diabetes

As if we needed another reason to keep our body weight at a healthy level, here’s one more: It may help prevent us from becoming diabetic.In fact, being overweight is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes.Newly published numbers show that, unfortunately, we’re not following the advice of our …

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NOTHING BUT THE TOOTH — Silver fillings can last a lifetime

Q. I have been to my new dentist three times for cleaning only. I am 62 years old and have no problems that I am aware of. Every time I go, he wants to take out three silver fillings that were done when I was in college. He says they …

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