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5 Ways to Minimize Mental Health Medication Side Effects

on October 18, 2019

Taking medication for a mental health issue? You’re not alone—more than 80 million Americans have prescriptions for everything from depression and anxiety to post-traumatic stress disorder.

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What You Should Know Before Taking an Opioid

on October 01, 2019

Opioids can be angels or devils. When used properly, these medications can provide relief from severe acute pain, such as what you could experience after a surgery or from cancer. However, opioids can also have devastating consequences, including addiction, overdose, and death.

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6 Things You NEED to Discuss with Your Doctor Before Taking an Opioid

on October 01, 2019

You’re in pain. Your doctor thinks that a prescription of an opioid can help you find relief, but you’re wary. You’ve heard the news reports about the opioid crisis and the addiction that has affected 1.7 million Americans. Your concern is understandable.

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VIDEO: This is How Your Genes Affect Your Mental Health

on September 18, 2019

Consider this, mental illness affects nearly 20% of US citizens, including both adults and children.

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What Everyone Needs to Know About Drug Metabolism

on August 28, 2019

Drug therapy is a common part of everyday life, from managing acute illnesses to treating chronic conditions. Nearly 49 percent of people in the United States used at least one prescription drug in the last 30 days, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And that doesn’t count the over-the-counter medications that people also take.

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Mental Illness Comorbidity: The Genetic Connection

on August 26, 2019

Mental illness comorbidity is common—making mental health not as simple as having one diagnosis. Here’s how your genes are involved.

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Deal With ADHD

on July 19, 2019

As any parent knows, children say, and do, some pretty baffling stuff.

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Mental Health Medication: What You Need to Know About Side Effects

on July 11, 2019

When it comes to taking medicines as directed, Americans have a shaky track record.

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Explained: What Is Pharmacogenetics?

on June 18, 2019

Personalization. Every company wants to create unique experiences for its customers. For most industries, that requires digital data and user experience designers. For the medical community, it means assessing your specific genes to determine how you’re likely to respond to specific medications. This is known as pharmacogenetics (PGx).

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How to Spot Mental Health Issues in Children: A Guide for Parents

on June 03, 2019

No parent wants to witness their child suffering—for any reason. But mental illness can be exponentially more difficult to watch, because you can’t see or comprehend the source, as you could with a fever, for instance.

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