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Pure Sole: Just tired

...attempt suicide an estimated 1 million times annually.? 90 percent of those who die by suicide had a diagnosable psychiatric disorder at the time of their death.? In 2012, firearms were the most common method of death by suicide, accounting for...
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...
Knowledge is power - and our best defense

...percent more likely to become pregnant as teens, and 81 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...
Alleged TV attacker arraigned

...highly likely that Ms. Davison's ... alleged actions were caused because she suffers from an emotional or psychiatric disorder," Prosecuting Attorney James Scott said.Scott said he was constrained to ask for cash bail due to Davison's...
My Turn: The serious costs of maijuana

...impaired motor coordination, reduced life satisfaction, cognitive impairment and increased risk of chronic psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, in individuals who are predisposed to those disorders. The adverse effects are especially...
Gov signs 'medically necessary' abortion bill

...proposed an amendment on the House floor to include psychiatric disorders among the list of "medically necessary" criteria...19-21.A second try that would have only included psychiatric disorders that put the woman at risk of death also failed...
State | AK legislature
House begins to debate abortion funding bill

...performed."The House defeated a proposed amendment offered by Rep. Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau, to add to that a psychiatric disorder that places the woman's health at risk, in line with language in the regulations. Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Setting the facts straight on SB49

...believe the bill is not perfect. I will present an amendment on the House floor to add language so that it covers psychiatric disorders, making the measure consistent with current state regulations. If SB49 fails, the medical-necessary definition...
Opinion | AK legislature
New Parnell regulations are an invasion of medical privacy

...submit a form listing medical conditions such as "renal disease," "diabetes," "cervical dilation" or "a psychiatric disorder." This intrusion into our personal medical records is unprecedented and inconsistent with the Alaska Constitution...
No more state funding for elective abortions

...for women suffering from mental health issues. The department's regulations say that a pregnant woman with a psychiatric disorder would have to be "in imminent danger of medical impairment of a major bodily function" to have an abortion covered...


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