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Removing barriers to contraceptive access reduced teen pregnancy, abortion rates

October 1, 2014

Teenagers who were given free access to a variety of birth control methods, along with counseling about the risks and benefits of each, were significantly less likely to have an unwanted pregnancy or induce an abortion and were more likely to be adherent to treatment, particularly those on long-acting, reversible contraception methods, new research shows.

The study, named the Contraceptive CHOICE Project, was conducted with 1,404 sexually active teens aged 14 to 19 years from the St. Louis region, who were followed for 2 to 3 years, depending on their enrollment date.

Just-in-Time management principles helped reduce patient wait time

October 1, 2014
Applying processes used in manufacturing to streamline patient flow can successfully reduce patient wait time and increase the confidence of residents at teaching…
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Medical societies express concern as CMS publishes first wave of payment data

September 30, 2014
CMS has come under criticism today for the release of its first batch of Open Payments System data. According to some medical societies, the data are inaccurate and…

APA guidelines suggest structured weight gain, behavioral therapy for eating disorders

September 30, 2014
In 2012, the American Psychiatric Association issued an update to its Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Eating Disorders, 3rd Edition. The updated…
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The Human Condition and Behavioral Addictions

Psychiatric Annals, August 2014, Volume 44 Issue 8
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Differentiating Pediatric Bipolar Disorder from ADHD

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Psychiatric Annals

Youth with bipolar disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or both? These are critical distinctions…
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Experts debate PANDAS diagnosis in children

September 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Margaret K. Hostetter, MD, the B. K. Rachford professor and chair of department of…
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