Behavioral Health

  • 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 ...
  • March 25, 2015

    Trying to lose weight? Drexel researchers review the best way cities can help

    Cities across the nation, including Philadelphia, have added nutritional information to menus and are building bike share programs in an effort to com...
  • March 17, 2015

    Mental illness a main driver for frequent hospitalizations in Pa.

    Mental health issues are a leading cause for hospital admissions among Pennsylvania's "super utilizers," those patients who are hospita...
  • March 16, 2015

    Study finds link between Great Recession, increase in suicide among middle-aged Americans

    The Great Recession that started in 2007 and lasted for several years years may have led to a jump in suicide rates among people between the 40 and 64...
  • March 15, 2015

    NJ officials push to move hundreds of patients out of psychiatric hospitals

    State officials are ordering New Jersey mental health providers to find placements for 430 patients waiting to be discharged from state psychiatric ho...
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