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Celebrating, Supporting, and Affirming LGBTQ Youth

This is a week for celebrating, supporting, and affirming lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.  On Sunday, October 11, we recognized National Coming Out Day.  And today, October 15, is Spirit Day, when we stand against the bullying of LGBT youth.  Observances like these are an opportunity to make these young people feel

2015-10-15T14:00:11-08:00October 15th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |

Mental Health at the Movies

This summer, moviegoers of all ages were treated to films and television shows that talked openly and honestly about mental health. In “Love & Mercy,” John Cusack gave an honest and engaging performance as Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, which included Wilson’s schizoaffective disorder and his ongoing recovery with the help of his wife

2015-10-08T21:41:47-08:00October 8th, 2015|Tags: , |

HHS funding will help more than 140,000 clinicians improve quality of care

This week, Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, announced an initiative that will fund 39 national and regional health care networks and supporting organizations to help equip more than 140,000 clinicians with the tools and support needed to improve quality of care, increase patients’ access to information, and reduce costs. The Centers

2015-10-02T19:57:38-08:00October 2nd, 2015|Tags: |

Saving the Alcoholic

Between the medical community and the alcoholic lies a gap in understanding that may be where the answer to recovery is. With one in ten now at risk, addiction is taking a front seat in the medical arena as emergency rooms deal with the fall-out of alcohol abuse including overdoses, auto accidents, chemical withdrawal and

2015-08-28T18:09:20-08:00August 28th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |