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AMA Survey Collects Advice for Physicians Approaching Retirement

The transition from the workforce into retirement is always challenging, but for physicians accustomed to working long or odd hours, it can be especially difficult.

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Prescription Digital Therapeutic Approved for Opioid Use Disorder

Sandoz and Pear Therapeutics announced that the FDA has granted clearance for reSET-O, the first prescription digital therapeutic for patients with opioid use disorder.

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Etiology of Schizophrenia: Strong Association With Certain Rare Copy Number Variants

Genetic risk from rare copy number variants and common single-nucleotide polymorphisms may contribute to liability to schizophrenia.

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Revised Children’s Anxiety and Depression Scales Reliable Measurement Tool for Adults

RCADS is often used to measure anxiety and depression and researchers assessed its structural validity for adults, given the life span nature of anxiety.

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Symptom Improvement Seen With Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Sertraline in Postpartum Women

Investigators examined the efficacy of sertraline and interpersonal psychotherapy vs pill placebo over 12 weeks in woman with postpartum depression.

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FDA to Review Lumateperone for Treatment of Schizophrenia

Lumateperone and follow-on compounds are also being evaluated for bipolar depression, behavioral disturbance associated with dementia, sleep disturbances associated with neuropsychiatric disorders, and other neuropsychiatric conditions including major depressive disorder and autism.

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Polygenic Risk Scores May Predict Antipsychotic Efficacy in Schizophrenia

The use of a polygenic risk score for schizophrenia can effectively predict an antipsychotic treatment response after a first episode of psychosis.

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Can Examining Marginalization Identify Gaps in Medical or Nutritional Care?

Healthcare interventions should assess the multiple layers of a person’s life, rather than simply classifying marginalized groups as vulnerable.

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WHAT’S UP DOC? Strange rash may be ‘golfer’s vasculitis’

Q: Over Thanksgiving my family and I went to Disney World. I developed a rash on my legs, and the clinic I went to in Orlando, Florida, said it was “Disney Rash” from walking so much in the heat. Is this a real thing?A: Yes! I have heard of this …

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SENIOR Q&A: Stay positive if holiday visit isn’t in the cards

Q: My brother lives in an assisted living facility, and I will not be able to visit him this year for Christmas. I am feeling guilty about leaving him alone. What can I do to make his holiday pleasant for him?A: There are many people who live in assisted living …

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WHAT’S UP DOC? Golfer’s vasculitis

Q: Over Thanksgiving my family and I went to Disney World. I developed a rash on my legs, and the clinic I went to in Orlando said it was “Disney Rash” from walking so much in the heat. Is this a real thing?A: Yes! I have heard of this being …

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Efficacy, Safety of Long-Term Ketamine Administration Still In Question

Ketamine, originally approved by the FDA in 1970 as an anesthetic, is increasingly being recognized as an option in treatment-resistant depression.

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Vulnerability to Psychosocial Disability in Psychosis

Psychosis, or a psychotic episode, is characterized by a distorted perception of reality that is often exacerbated by hallucinations or delusions.

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11/30/2018 – Friday’s Prime Rib at Plum Island Beachcoma

On Friday’s at Plum Island Beachcoma join us for Prime Rib Dinner!

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12/10/2018 – Ribbon Cutting – Black Duck

You are invited! Join Mayor Donna Holaday & the Greater Newburyport Chamber and the new owners, the Patel family, as we celebrate a Ribbon Cutting for The Black Duck Market & Deli located in the Tannery Marketplace.   Monday, December 10 @ 3:30 pm Location:50 Water Street, The Tannery  Newburyport RSVP online or call  (978) …

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12/10/2018 – The Nightmare Before Christmas (film)

The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the “real world.” When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colors and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on life — he plots to …

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12/11/2018 – A Brief History of Old Newbury: From Settlement to Separation

  Tuesday, December 4th at 6 pm: Sequel Cinema.    Tuesday, December 11th at 7 pm: A Brief History of Old Newbury: From Settlement to Separation.  Local historian Bethany Groff Dorau introduces the compelling personalities that shaped the history of Old Newbury from its founding in 1635 until 1764, when Newburyport received its independence from …

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