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Mental Health Month: the truth about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

Approximately 1 in 5 adults (46.6 million) in the U.S. will have experienced a mental illness during their lifetime. Globally, an estimated 300 million people are affected by depression alone. Mental disorders are among the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. If those statistics aren’t staggering enough, try this one…
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Reducing a Patient’s Exposure to Radiation – Our Radiation Right Program

The use of diagnostic imaging like CT and PET scans is an essential part of modern medicine for both diagnosis and treatment. Radiation, when delivered in the right dose, can be very effective. A CT scan, for example, can help doctors see cross-sectional images of the patient’s bones and soft tissues and reveal internal bleeding,…
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Baby Ava Hears After Treatment

At five days old, baby Ava Pearson was diagnosed as profoundly deaf. The unexpected news came as quite a shock to Ava’s parents Lauren and Chris, as you can imagine. Still there was hope that little Ava could one day hear. Doctors at The Portland Hospital in London reviewed treatment options with the Pearsons. After…
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