Items Tagged ‘stigma’

How social media could help combat sexual assault

March 2nd, 2017

How social media could help combat sexual assault

By Tami Dennis tamidennis

The CNN analysis is disturbing. The conclusions even more so. By combing through state and federal data, by interviewing both regulators and victims, and by reviewing cases that finally went to court, two CNN reporters paint a picture of sexual assault and abuse in the nation’s nursing homes that has been largely ignored, or simply […]

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Tags: Abuse, Elder abuse, Elders, electronic health-record, Facebook, Nursing homes, research, Sean Young, Sexual abuse, sexual assault, Sexual behavior, Sexual misconduct


New drug offers greater hope for some patients with lung cancer

November 7th, 2016

New drug offers greater hope for some patients with lung cancer

By uclahealth uclahealth

For the vast majority of patients with lung cancer, advances in treatment have been minimal. Chemotherapy remains the standard of care, and for those whose cancer worsens during or after initial treatment, the outcome of so-called second-line therapy has been poor: Only about 10 percent of patients show any improvement, and the average length of […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer cells, chemotherapy, clinical trial, docetaxel, Dr. Edward Garon, former smokers, lung cancer, malignancies, non-small cell lung cancer, NSCLC, ramucirumab


Taking the stigma out of mental health

October 4th, 2016

Taking the stigma out of mental health

By uclahealth uclahealth

An estimated 43 million Americans – or 18 percent of the population – live with a mental illness, and many of them are facing it in secret. Some are even too ashamed to seek out the treatment that could help them. “Stigma [around mental illness] is shrinking, but we have a long way to go,” […]

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Tags: Anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, discrimination, Dr. Thomas B. Strouse, mental health, mental illness awareness week, psychiatric illnesses, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, schizophrenia, stigma