Ilana Marcus, The Washington Post Published 8:12 am PDT, Sunday, March 31, 2019 Grit alone got Linda Greene through her husband's muscular dystrophy, her daughter's traumatic brain injury, and her own mysterious illness that lasted for three years and left her vomiting daily before doctors identified the cause. But eventually, after too many days sitting at her desk at work crying, she went to see her doctor for help. He prescribed an antidepressant and referred her to a psychiatrist. When the first medication didn't help, the psychiatrist tried another - and another and another - hoping to find one that made her feel better. Instead, Greene felt like a zombie and sometimes she hallucinated and couldn't sleep. In the worst moment, she found herself contemplating suicide. "It was horrible," she said. She never had suicidal thoughts before and was terrified. She went back her primary care doctor. In the past, when Jeremy Bruce, Greene's physician in Cincinnati, treated … [Read more...] about Can DNA tests help prescribe antidepressants?
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Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Feb. 6, 2019, 2:37 AM GMT / Updated Feb. 6, 2019, 5:00 AM GMT By Jane C. Timm and Carrie Dann President Donald Trump delivered his second State of the Union address on Tuesday, where he re-enforced his immigration agenda, slammed "ridiculous partisan investigations" and announced he would meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un for a second time later this month. NBC News fact-checked his State of the Union address as it happened. Claim: Trump's administration has created 600,000 manufacturing jobs Trump's figure is close. The U.S. has added 454,000 manufacturing jobs since Trump took office in January 2017, some of the biggest gains in 20 years, according to jobs data. Trump’s numbers mark an acceleration of a trend that began in 2010 under President Barack Obama. Still, after decades of automation and change to the industry … [Read more...] about State of the Union fact check: What’s true and false in Trump’s address
Mike Stobbe, Ap Medical Writer Updated 10:12 pm PDT, Sunday, September 16, 2018 An addict prepares heroin, placing a fentanyl test strip into the mixing container to check for contamination, Wednesday Aug. 22, 2018, in New York. He said the test strips are hard to come by, but he’s used them _ usually when he bought drugs from a new dealer. All those tests were positive. He said he took the drugs anyway, starting with a smaller dose called a “tester shot.” less An addict prepares heroin, placing a fentanyl test strip into the mixing container to check for contamination, Wednesday Aug. 22, 2018, in New York. He said the test strips are hard to come by, but he’s used ... more Photo: Bebeto Matthews, AP An addict injects heroin, even as a fentanyl test strip registered a positive result for contamination, Wednesday Aug. 22, 2018, in New York. He said the test strips are hard to come by, … [Read more...] about To avoid overdoses, some test their heroin before taking it
President Donald Trump distorted the facts in a Labor Day tweet complaining about the Justice Department’s indictments last month of two of his earliest congressional allies, Reps. Chris Collins and Duncan Hunter Jr. In the tweet, Trump described both cases as “long running, Obama era, investigations.” That’s wrong in Collins’ case and misleading in Hunter’s case: The investigation that led to the charges against Collins began after Trump took office. The Department of Justice alleges that Collins used insider information that he obtained on June 22, 2017, to help his son make illegal stock trades in a biotechnology company. Collins is a board member and shareholder of the company. As for Hunter, it’s true that the federal investigation was opened during the Obama administration. But the “long running, Obama era” investigation actually lasted longer under the Trump administration (19 months) than it did under the Obama … [Read more...] about Fact Check: Trump Distorts Facts on Collins, Hunter Indictments
This week, I answer questions from readers who are concerned about Medicare and insurance for long-term care. Q: Can getting a genetic test interfere with being able to buy long-term-care insurance in the future? If you do get a plan, can the insurer drop you after you find out the results of a genetic test? In general, long-term-care insurers can indeed use genetic test results when they decide whether to offer you coverage. The federal Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act prohibits health insurers from asking for or using your genetic information to make decisions about whether to sell you health insurance or how much to charge. But those rules don’t apply to long-term-care, life or disability insurance.MORE HEALTH: Genetic testing: Should I get tested for Alzheimer's risk?When you apply for long-term-care insurance, the insurer may review your medical records and ask you questions about your health history and that of your family. It’s all part of the … [Read more...] about How genetic tests muddy your odds of getting a long-term-care policy