Mary Politi writes, “Weeks after my father passed away from cancer in 2010, my newly widowed mother received a bill for US $11,000.”

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Part of a shameful medical history. In May 1951, a 35-year-old Boston woman who had been treated for years for ulcerative colitis and a variety of mental disorders — with little success — entered the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass., to have a lobotomy

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Rates of anxiety and depression among PhD and master’s students exceed those in general public

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Despite warnings from experts, older people are using more anti-anxiety and sleep medications, putting them at risk of serious side effects and even overdoses

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Anxious About A Big Speech?

October 25, 2017

This startup wants to calm you down — with a cardiac drug you pop like a mint

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Patients watch health care debate with dread. The war in Congress over repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has brought anxiety to the people whose health insurance is at risk

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It was 70 years ago that the poet W.H. Auden published “The Age of Anxiety,” a six-part verse framing modern humankind’s condition over the course of more than 100 pages, and now it seems we are too rattled to even sit down and read something that long (or as the internet would say, tl;dr)

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By the time Kay Schwister got her diagnosis last summer, she couldn’t talk anymore. But she could still scowl, and scowl she did. After weeks of decline and no clue what was causing it, doctors had told Schwister — a 53-year-old vocational rehab counselor and mother of two from Chicago — that she had an incurable disease called Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, or CJD

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