Tag Archives: Illness

COVID-19 survivors reveal how the crippling illness left them breathless and weak after recovery

Life after coronavirus: COVID-19 survivors reveal how the crippling illness left them breathless, weak and with lingering coughs for weeks after recovery The virus can cause long-lasting lung damage and exhaustion in severe patients More than 84,000 people have been official diagnosed with COVID-19 in Britain Around 10,000 have died but the vast majority will… Read More »

US to screen airline passengers from China for new illness

NEW YORK — Three U.S. airports will screen passengers arriving from central China for a new virus that has sickened dozens, killed two and prompted worries about an international outbreak, health officials said Friday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say they will begin taking temperatures and asking about symptoms of passengers at three… Read More »

In Brief: Improving Care for New Mothers with Severe Psychiatric Illness

NPR just aired a short story about a young woman who experienced postpartum psychosis after the birth of her first child.  It was a short article but it brought up several important themes. The article highlights the importance of recognizing postpartum psychosis. While we have worked hard to increase awareness of postpartum depression, the article… Read More »

Over 100 People Die of AIDS-Related Illness Each Year at This U.S. Clinic

At an HIV/AIDS clinic in Atlanta, over 100 people die of causes related to the virus each year—and most of them are young, reports The Independent in a profile on the Ponce De Leon Center. “The numbers alone are certainly astonishing,” Jonathan Colasanti, MD, MSPH, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Infection… Read More »

Common Heart, Diabetes Meds May Help Ease Mental Illness

Print this page THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 — A new study is raising the question of whether certain cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes drugs could help manage mental illnesses like schizophrenia. The findings come from a study of over 142,000 Swedish patients with serious mental illnesses — including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The researchers found… Read More »