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Sander Markx from Columbia University: Charting a New Future in Targeted Psychiatric Care
Studying the use of targeted medicines in psychiatry is still new but early studies have shown that this could be a viable treatment option in the future for some patients in need.
In the field of oncology the use of targeted medications is becoming more commonplace to address various conditions. Research is being done in other areas of medicine, including psychiatry to see if there is more that can be done to address this patient population as well.
As more women take leadership roles in gastroenterology and , it can go a long way in helping to bridge the gender gap in that other specialties in medicine.
As with many areas of medicine, the ratio of male doctors in gastroenterology to female counterparts is considerable – although work is being done to lessen that gap across the field.
MyCounterpane, an online gathering for the multiple sclerosis illness community, was recently featured on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. MyCounterpane also offers an illness community for those with mental illnesses and another for veterans.
A recent analysis of past studies has shown that loneliness and social isolation are risk factors for both stroke and coronary heart disease with stroke showing a slightly greater association.
Can having a chronic disease define who you are?
As the population ages one of the biggest concerns for people is developing various forms of dementia. What can be done to help these patients is the topic of much debate.
Up until recently there had been no approved treatment methods for patients diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease psychosis or treatment options for patients. This changed recently with the approval of pimavanserin.

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