“Study: Schizophrenia is 8 diseases”

Article Link This September 16, 2014 article found on the Pittsburgh Action News 4 website, talks about ongoing genetic research that seems to show that Schizophrenia may actually be 8 different diseases caused by different genetic defects. Related articles Schizophrenia

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Posted in Genetics, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Misc., Research, Schizophrenia, scientific

“Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study”

Article Link This September 16, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about a new test being studied to see if it can accurately detect if someone is depressed or at risk of becoming depressed.  The test

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Posted in Blood, Depression, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Misc., Research, scientific, Screening, Treatment and Support, Whole health

“Study Sees Differences in Brain Connections of Kids With ADHD”

Article Link   This September 16, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about studies showing a difference in the brain connections of someone with ADHD when compared to the brain connections of someone who doesn’t have

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Posted in ADHD, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Misc., Physical Health, Research, scientific, The Brain, Treatment and Support, Whole health

“Walking, Biking to Work Seems to Have Mental Health Benefits”

Article Link This September 15, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about not just the physical health benefits of walking or biking to work, but also indicates there are mental health benefits to walking or biking

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Posted in Exercise, Exercise, Mental Health, Personal Medicine, Physical Health, Whole health

“Pittsburgh Mercy Health System to ban tobacco next February”

Article Link This September 15, 2014 statement on the Pittsburgh Business Journal website very briefly states that the Pittsburgh Mercy Health System will be banning all forms of tobacco use on their properties this coming February.

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Posted in Addiction, Awareness, Smoking and Tobacco use, Whole health

“Get A Life: Are people becoming robots?”

Article Link This September 15, 2014 post on Echo-Pilot, talks about one person’s observation with regards to a connection between our addiction to technology and or feelings of being disconnected from the world around us.

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Posted in Mental Health, Physical Health, Teachable Moments, Whole health

“Suicide prevention signs in SEPTA stations part of attitude shift, advocates say”

Article Link This September 12, 2014, Newsworks article, talks about signage being put n place in Montgomery county to help prevent suicides.  The signs encourage people in need of help to call the National Suicide prevention hotline.  While the article

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Posted in Advocacy and Awareness, Counties, Mental Health, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Physical Health, suicide prevention, Whole health

“Aggressive People May Process Violence’s Impact Differently”

Article Link This September 11, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about a recent study that seems to indicate that there are differences in the function of brains in aggressive men compared to the function of

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Posted in Issues, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Physical Health, Research, scientific, The Brain, Whole health

“This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Music.”

Article Link This September 10, 2014 NPR article talks about a small study that shows there could be more benefit to kids learning a musical instrument then what we realize.  The article says that the study was small so it

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Posted in Art and Music, Mental Health, Pediatric Issues, Personal Medicine

“Don’t coerce the mentally ill into treatment”

Article Link This September 10, 2014 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about not only the idea that advocates for the mentally ill are opposed to Rep. Tim Murphy’s solutions, but also offers some insight into why coerced or

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