Judge strikes down law to limit Medicaid funds for abortions

...bodily impairment if an abortion is not performed."The regulation is similar but also included consideration of psychiatric disorders.Suddock said the law seeks to limit Medicaid funding to high-risk, high-hazard situations while failing to address...
Fogle to plead guilty to sex acts with minors, child porn

...who will each receive $100,000. He will also be required to register as a sex offender and undergo treatment for sexual disorders.The government agreed not to seek a sentence of more than 12½ years in prison, and Fogle agreed not to ask for less than...
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Anchorage artist plans suicide awareness sculptures

...closing in on her.For most of her life, she had experienced what she described as "a spectrum of mental illness," a web of disorders including overwhelming depression, fatigue, weakness, cognitive delay and complex childhood trauma caused by "prolonged...
Becoming a dad? Expect to gain 3 to 5 pounds, study suggests

...not on most doctors' radar, said Tom Wadden, director of the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Weight and Eating Disorders.The study's lead author - Dr. Craig Garfield of Northwestern University - said he could only speculate about what's...
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Dark days for tanning salon

...Boehm's spa offers salt therapy, also known as halo therapy, which is a form of treatment for respiratory, skin and stress disorders.Boehm added that it is importance to find a way in Southeast Alaska, where winter months are riddled with darkness, to...
Study: Scant evidence medical marijuana helps many illnesses

...79 studies involving more than 6,000 patients. Evidence was weak for many other conditions, including anxiety, sleep disorders, and Tourette's syndrome and the authors recommend more research.The analysis is among several medical marijuana articles...
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SEARHC hires pediatric specialist

...disabilities and autism with the University of Alaska Anchorage LEND program and has additional training in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and diagnosis. Her medical degree is from Harvard Medical School and she completed her residency in pediatrics at the University...
Knowledge is power - and our best defense

...percent of children who suffer abuse have at least one psychiatric disorder by age 21, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and suicidal tendencies. Most disturbing, researchers estimate that one in three victims of sexual abuse will go on to abuse...

...0-18, Schwartz has some specialized training in working with children experiencing autism and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. "I especially enjoy working with kids who are a little bit more challenging," she said. "To pull all these pieces together...
Juneau celebrates Eating Disorders Awareness Week

...mark the 21st annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Locally, those personally touched by eating disorders. Please stop by to pick up an awareness...will air information on National Eating Disorders Awareness Week at 3 p.m. Friday...


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