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Is mental illness really driving gun violence in the US? Here’s what the research says

May 27, 2022 |
Online audience: 5.4 million
In the aftermath of a mass casualty event like Tuesday's shooting in Uvalde, Texas, blame swirls, often landing on one frequent victim: mental illness. However, years of research show that mental illness does not play a role in the vast majority of gun violence. Lauren Khazem is quoted.

Ohio health professionals: Processing trauma when patients are young

May 26, 2022 | WCMH-TV/4
Online audience: 1.3 million
MSN (via Best Life)
Online audience: 442,485
Heartbreak is being felt far and wide after 19 children and two teachers were killed in the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Here in Ohio, a local surgeon is sharing the trauma health professionals face when their patients are young children. Dr. Carrie Sims and Ken Yeager are quoted.

What to do when you're feeling 'helpless' after another school shooting, according to experts

May 25, 2022 | Yahoo! Life
Online audience: 149.3 million
Women’s Health
Online audience: 4 million
MSN (via Women’s Health)
Online audience: 67.2 million
After yet another school shooting — most recently on Tuesday at an Uvalde, Texas, elementary school, which marks the 27th school shooting this year alone — it’s hard not to feel heartbroken and helpless, particularly if you’re a parent. Arianna Galligher is quoted.

Brain fog: What causes it? How can it be treated?

May 25, 2022 | U.S. News & World Report
Online audience: 15.4 million
WTOP-FM (via U.S. News & World Report)
Online audience: 1.2 million
People who experience brain fog often describe it as a sense of confusion or disorganization, disorientation or feeling scattered. A diminished ability to react and difficulty thinking, expressing your thoughts or thinking through complex situations or calculations can all be considered brain fog. Laura Boxley is quoted.

New weapon in the fight against opioid use disorders

May 24, 2022 | Contemporary OB/Gyn
Audience: 48,554
New research presented at the 2022 American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting evaluated program to help address the opioid epidemic. Dr. Kimberly Hu is quoted.

Amanda Lucas from OSU Harding Hospital on Sparking the Conversation

May 24, 2022 | WMFD-TV (Cleveland)
Online audience: 13,261
Amanda N. Lucas is the executive director, Clinical Operations, at The Ohio State University Neurological Institute, and the executive director of OSU Harding Hospital. She oversees all the clinical operation aspects of four hospitals at Ohio State (Brain and Spine Hospital, Harding Hospital, Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital and Talbot Addiction Medicine Hospital at UH East), and the associated ambulatory clinics.

Can a novel med school curriculum curb the US opioid epidemic?

May 22-23, 2022 | Medscape
Online audience: 4.6 million
Drug Topics
Audience not available
Online audience: 691,485
Psychiatric Times
Online audience: 188,566
An opioid-centered curriculum for medical students improves awareness of pain management and treatment of opioid use disorder and may help mitigate the current opioid crisis in the US, new research suggests. Dr. Kimberly Hu is quoted.

Suicides, mental illnesses challenge military readiness

May 19, 2022 | WORLD
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On April 28, Capt. Brent Gaut, commanding officer of the USS George Washington stationed in Norfolk, Va., told his 260 sailors to prepare to move off the ship into barracks. The order came after three service members committed suicide all in the same week. Overall, 10 sailors on the ship, which was docked for long-term repairs, took their own lives in as many months. Craig Bryan is quoted.

Better screening of gun owners could save lives lost to suicide, study shows

May 12, 16, 17, 2022 |
Online audience: 5.4 million
Everyday Health
Online audience: 3.9 million
Online audience: 781,930
Spectrum News 1
Online audience: 188,589
Online audience: 142,708 (via HealthDay)
Online audience: 6.3 million
A new study from Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, based on online surveys of 10,625 U.S. adults taken between March and April 2020, demonstrates the shortcomings in the type of questions asked during suicide screenings, particularly when addressing gun owners. Craig Bryan is quoted.

New military suicide prevention study group to begin work this summer

May 17, 2022 | Military Times
Online audience: 848,189
Army Times
Online audience: 260,292
Air Force Times
Online audience: 212,617
Navy Times
Online audience: 155,723
Defense Department officials on Tuesday unveiled their 10-member panel charged with studying suicide prevention and behavioral health programs across the services, and the nine military installations they’ll visit in coming months to evaluate what fixes need to be put in place. Craig Bryan is mentioned.

First-of-its-kind trauma care conference Saturday in Columbus

May 17, 2022 | WCMH-TV/4
Online audience: 442,485
After the last two years, many people may be living with trauma, and the Columbus Department of Public Safety wants to help those people. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s STAR (Stress Trauma and Resilience) Program is mentioned.

Central Ohio man’s mental health journey chronicled in art

May 16, 2022 | WCMH-TV/4
Online audience: 442,485
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and a central Ohio man is opening up about his struggles to shine a light on the many people who battle bipolar disorder. Dr. Lacramioara Spetie is quoted.

If you take antidepressants like SSRIs, you could be at risk of a condition called serotonin syndrome

April 22, 2022 | INSIDER
Online audience: 8.8 million
Serotonin, sometimes referred to as the "happy chemical," is a neurotransmitter you produce naturally that's responsible for regulating a lot of functions. Dr. Douglas Misquitta is quoted.

Exercise boosts immunity in breast cancer survivors, new study finds

May 3, 2022 | Integrative Practitioner
Online audience: 9,421
While chemotherapy is typically an essential treatment for breast cancer it can dampen an individual’s natural immunity, but new research has found moderate exercise can offer protection against this effect. Janice Kiecolt-Glaser is quoted.

Moderate fitness levels produce significantly larger immune response in breast cancer survivors

April 26, 2022 | News-Medical
Online audience: 1.7 million
Medical Xpress
Online audience: 1.1 million
Technology Networks
Online audience: 352,925
A new study in breast cancer survivors has found that chemotherapy, while a critical part of breast cancer therapy, may also have some lasting dampening effects on natural immunity, but moderate fitness improvements can offer some protection against this effect. Janice Kiecolt-Glaser and Dr. Peter Shields are quoted.

How stress can damage your brain and body

April 26, 2022 | Washington Post
Online audience: 17.5 million
We all know what stress feels like physically — though the symptoms vary by person. Some people experience shakiness or a racing heart, while others develop muscle tension, headaches or stomach aches. But what we might not realize is that our physiological responses to life’s stresses and strains can have deeper, less obvious, repercussions for just about every organ and system in the body. Janice Kiecolt-Glaser is quoted.

Patients with lung cancer show ‘incredible toughness’ during COVID-19 pandemic

April 18, 2022 | Healio
Online audience: 691,485
Patients with non-small cell lung cancer exhibited less depression and anxiety when receiving treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic than healthy individuals, according to a study in Journal of National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Barbara L. Andersen is quoted.

What to know about anxiety medications

April 14, 2022 | U.S. News & World Report
Online audience: 15.4 million
WTOP-FM (via U.S. News & World Report)
Online audience: 1.2 million
It’s completely normal to feel anxious sometimes. Whether your concerns are related to work, family or a big event, it’s totally normal to feel anxious from time to time. But for some people who have anxiety disorders, that normal anxiety becomes a constant companion that can hold you back from doing all you need to do each day. Dr. Douglas Misquitta is quoted.

Are DoD’s suicide prevention efforts failing? Some legislators think so

April 14, 2022 | U.S. Medicine
Online audience: 904
When it comes to suicide prevention, is the DoD putting its time and money in the right place? That was the question asked at a recent House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee hearing. Craig Bryan is quoted.

Perinatal depression can recur—but screening and treatment can help

April 12, 2022 | Health
Online audience: 1 million
Britney Spears, 40, announced that she's expecting her third child in an Instagram post Monday. The singer wrote in the caption that, during pregnancy, she previously suffered from perinatal depression. Dr. Tamar Gur is quoted.

'A really scary moment': Young people's overdose deaths jumped in 2020, so, what now?

April 6, 2022 | Cincinnati Enquirer
Online audience: 577,021
Overdose deaths among teens and young adults escalated in 2020 — as nearly 92,000 overdose deaths were counted in America. And the preliminary toll on 2021 overdose deaths was more than 100,000. Most of the deaths were blamed on synthetic opioids including fentanyl. Dr. Orman Trent Hall is quoted.


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