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Comments on My Struggles with Anxiety and Depression By Timothy Hossman

AUTHOR: TIMOTHY HOSMAN, SALEM MA According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 18% of the population of the U.S. suffers from anxiety and depression disorders. I am a 55-year-old man and, sadly, one of the approximately 40 million Americans to which this statistic refers. Real-life, first-hand observations, experience, and on-going treatment for anxiety and...

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Salem Hospital to end heart surgeries

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey GLOBE STAFF MAY 22, 2016 Partners HealthCare plans to stop heart surgeries at its community hospital in Salem this summer and send patients instead to Massachusetts General, saying there aren’t enough cardiac patients to justify keeping the unit open. The move appears to go against the strategy that large health systems...

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What should patients know before taking vinegar to help lower their blood sugar levels?

QUESTION WHAT SHOULD PATIENTS KNOW BEFORE TAKING VINEGAR TO HELP LOWER THEIR BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS? FEEL FREE TO BROWSE THE ARTICLE BY READING THE SENTENCES IN BOLD. Response from Andrea G. Scott, PharmD, MPH Pharmacist, StoneSprings Hospital Center, Dulles, Virginia Vinegar has been used for millennia as a food, drink, medicinal, preservative, and disinfectant. Fruit...

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Waiting on Congress to fund research and vaccine against Zika virus

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more 503-travel associated Zika cases have been diagnosed in the US.  The infection is mild in most adults but may cause birth defects in pregnant women. According to a Boston Globe editorial published on May 17, 2016, “money (from Congress) is not only needed for more...

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What’s the color of your urine?

Some of my patients often ask about the significance of a dark color urine. Medications and foods are often among the most common culprits. Phenazopyridine, a medication used to treat urinary discomfort will turn your urine orange. Blood may slightly tint your pee from a chrome yellow to an alloy orange.  Dehydration can darken your...

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Zika virus can be transmitted sexually

Prevention against Zika virus has focused primarily on mosquito control until yesterday. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Dallas Health Departmenthave confirmed that someone got infected by intercourse with another who had traveled in a Zika-infected country. The former never left the country. This new development will complicate efforts to contain the...

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Learn the difference between feeling depressed and having depression.

Listen to this short video (4 minutes) that provides a comprehensive overview of clinical depression. As noted in this narration, there is a difference between feeling depressed and having depression. Approximately 10% of the US population suffer from depression. Most people do not talk about it; it can take up to 10 years for someone...