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Essential Reads: SBIRT for Women with Alcohol and Drug Use During Pregnancy

Critical to the wellbeing of pregnant women and their infants is universal screening for drug and alcohol use. This is an essential first step in identifying women with harmful substance use and connecting them with appropriate services.  Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment or SBIRT has been shown to be a quick and effective… Read More »

Depression During Pregnancy Affect Infant’s Brain Anatomy, But No Change with Prenatal Exposure to SSRIs

When a woman comes in for a consultation regarding the use of medications during pregnancy, we spend most of our time reviewing the potential risks of exposure to medications during pregnancy.  However, we must also include a discussion of the effects of untreated psychiatric illness in the mother on the developing child, for there is… Read More »

Suspected suicide attempts increased among adolescents during pandemic, CDC study finds

Suspected suicide attempts increased during the pandemic among adolescents, especially among females, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC found that visits to the emergency room for suspected suicide attempts increased among those ages 12-17 during the pandemic. The increase was more pronounced among females of that… Read More »

“Heroes Work Here:” Never More True at Angel Medical Center Than During the Pandemic Year

Karen Gorby By Karen S. Gorby, RN, MSN, MBA, CENP, FACHE It’s May, and as we enjoy a beautiful spring — as well as the chance to get out and about more since we have been fortunate to have access to the COVID-19 vaccine — it promises to be quite different than last year’s. Twelve… Read More »

The Latest: Biden: Sending help to India during virus surge

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden says the U.S. is sending “a whole series of help” to India to combat the coronavirus, including life-saving therapeutics. Biden says the U.S. is sending “mechanical parts” India needs to domestically produce COVID-19 vaccines. The president adds the administration is engaging in discussions about when the U.S. could send vaccine… Read More »