Tag Archives: health

Freddie Flintoff health: ‘I don’t even know when it started’ Cricket star’s health battle

What is depression and what are the symptoms? The Mayo Clinic said: “Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. “It affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. “Depression may require long-term treatment. But don’t get… Read More »

Ken Libertoff: Vermont needs a mental health czar – vtdigger.org

Editor’s note: This commentary is by Ken Libertoff, Ph.D., who was director of the Vermont Association for Mental Health in Montpelier for 30 years. Since retiring in 2010, he has served as a consultant on mental health and general health care policy issues. With the announcement that the proposed construction of a new inpatient psychiatric… Read More »

Vitamins and hearing health

Many of us know that vitamin D helps our bones and vitamin A is good for vision, but are there any equivalent vitamins for hearing health?  Some vitamins may help preserve hearing. Not exactly, said Dr. Sharon Curhan, MD, a physician and epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston. While there… Read More »

World Health Organization stops short of declaring a global emergency over coronavirus

The World Health Organization today stopped short of declaring a public health emergency of international concern over the deadly coronavirus that has reportedly killed 17 people and sickened 291, including the first known  case in the United States. U.S. health officials confirmed Tuesday that a Seattle, Washington resident in his 30s had contracted the virus… Read More »

If We Are So Concerned About Maternal Mental Health, Why Don’t We Have More Mother-Baby Mental Health Programs? 

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) now recommends screening for perinatal depression, stating that “clinicians screen patients at least once during the perinatal period for depression and anxiety symptoms using a standard, validated tool.” Having the backing of ACOG is certainly a big step in the right direction, but as we move toward… Read More »