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For depression, prescribing exercise before medication
The Atlantic
Joel Ginsberg was a sophomore at a college in Dallas when the social anxiety he had felt throughout his life morphed into an all-consuming hopelessness. He struggled to get out of bed, and even the simplest tasks felt herculean.

"The world lost its color," he told me. "Nothing interested me; I didn't have any motivation. There was a lot of self-doubt."
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FDA clears GE's Revolution CT 256-slice scanner
Imaging Technology News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted 510(k) market clearance for the GE Healthcare Revolution computed tomography system. The 256-slice CT system offers technology that provides excellent image quality and clinical capabilities through the convergence of coverage, spatial resolution and temporal resolution. CT still has challenges with patients that have high heart rate, metallic implants, and non-compliant patients.
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Critics oppose FDA approval of painkiller Zohydro
WebMD
A new narcotic painkiller came on the market in March, and critics want the FDA to reverse its approval of the drug, Zohydro ER. They claim it could become the next OxyContin, another opioid that's become a popular drug of abuse. Critics of the FDA's ruling include attorneys general from 28 states and FED UP!, a union of consumer groups, addiction treatment providers, drug and alcohol prevention programs, and other interested groups. They have petitioned FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, M.D., to prevent Zohydro from coming on the market. The FDA approved the drug even though its advisory committee voted 12 to 2 against approval.
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Sleep, interrupted
Advanced Health Network
The National Institutes of Health report chronic sleep disorders and intermittent sleep problems affect 50 to 70 million Americans. Sleep studies, which measure how well one sleeps and responds to sleep problems, are imperative to help diagnose sleep-related breathing, seizure and movement disorders, as well as excess daytime tiredness.
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The case files: Niacin overdose to mask marijuana use
Emergency Medicine News
Patients employ numerous ways to evade a positive urine drug screen, with most of the information on how to do this spread by word of mouth or the Internet. A simple Internet search leads to a bevy of options, including high-dose niacin. Drug testing has become a major topic recently with many reports from Major League Baseball, the Olympics, and, famously, Lance Armstrong documenting various masking agents used to evade testing.
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