Behavioral Health

  • April 10, 2015

    Disabled Pa. residents may soon save tax-free

    Some Pennsylvania residents receiving disability benefits may soon find it easier to set aside money for future expenses through a tax-exempt savings ...
  • April 9, 2015

    Kids on antipsychotic meds more prone to diabetes, CHOP researchers find

    A new study of 1.3 million American children has found that certain antipsychotic medications raise their risk of type 2 diabetes. The drugs fall int...
  • April 6, 2015

    Penn study investigates link between inflammation, depression

    Only about half of those with depression respond to anti-depressant medications. Researchers are trying to improve those odds by better understanding ...
  • April 2, 2015

    Four years later, student-run shelter serves Philly's most vulnerable homeless

    Four years ago, Villanova University professor Stephanie Sena stood inside an empty room in the basement of Philadelphia's Arch Street United Met...
  • April 2, 2015

    Drug testing in schools lacks evidence, pediatricians say

    Back in the 1990s, as part of the "war on drugs," many schools began randomlytesting students for illicit substances. The government even pr...
  • April 1, 2015

    ICUs give life-saving treatment to many patients with 'do not resuscitate' orders

    Whether a sick patient with a "do not resuscitate" order still gets CPR might depend on where that patient is hospitalized. Researchers fro...
  • March 30, 2015

    Disclose or not? Germanwings tragedy brings new attention to mental illness and workplace

    The reported mental health issues of the Germanwings pilot who deliberately crashed a plane last week, killing 150, are fueling international discussi...
  • March 29, 2015

    Proposed NJ law requires doctors to talk with patients about drug addiction

    Some New Jersey lawmakers want doctors to discuss addiction with patients when prescribing certain medications. A measure under consideration in the ...
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