Behavioral Health

  • February 17, 2015

    Half of women should expect more than seven years of hot flashes, longer for African-Americans

    Women nearing menopause — especially black women — should be prepared for many more years of hot flashes than previously expected. A new study follow...
  • February 16, 2015

    Penn State study says some colleges struggle to meet growing need for mental health services

    A new report on the mental health of American college students finds that many are seeking help for serious conditions when they show up at campus cou...
  • February 12, 2015

    NJ judge: 'Gay conversion' groups can't advertise homosexuality as mental disorder

    A New Jersey judge has ruled that calling homosexuality a disease in the marketing of "gay conversion" therapy is fraudulent. The judgment ...
  • February 10, 2015

    Pennsylvania switching to traditional Medicaid expansion

    Just weeks after being sworn in, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has made good on his campaign pledge to end the state's alternative Medicaid expansio...
  • February 9, 2015

    To curb Pa. gun crime, panel recommends focusing on past violence more than mental illness

    Since the 2012 shootings in Aurora, Colorado, a lot of attention has been paid to preventing people with mental illness from accessing guns. But Josh...
  • February 9, 2015

    Evidence builds for effectiveness of graphic warning labels on cigarettes

    Although many countries put pictures of blackened lungs or cancerous mouth sores on cigarette packaging, the U.S. has held off because it's been ...
  • February 2, 2015

    Addressing the emotional needs of cancer patients

    Cancer centers accredited by the American College of Surgeons' commission on cancer now have to screen patients for emotional stress - and refer ...
  • January 27, 2015

    Philly first responders attacked by those they seek to help

    Punched in the eye, head butted, tackled by a drunk person — sometimes that's part of the job of working as a paramedic in Philadelphia.
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