In Sybil Exposed, Debbie Nathan explores the life of Shirley Mason — the psychiatric patient whose life was portrayed in the 1973 book and 1976 TV movie. Mason later admitted to her psychiatrist that she'd made the whole thing up — but not before the story manufactured a psychiatric phenomenon.
Abortion opponents in several states are making an aggressive new thrust at the procedure by focusing on the "supply-side" of abortions: the doctors, hospitals and clinics that provide the services. And the strategy may prove effective.
A decline in the admission of Medicare patients to hospitals for treatment of heart failure saves at least $4.1 billion a year, a new study finds. Better treatment of coronary artery disease and high blood pressure may help explain the decline.
The same day that Abbott Labs announced it's splitting in two, the company disclosed it's also putting aside a big pile of cash to cover a settlement of allegedly illegal marketing of the seizure drug Depakote.
A new study documents significant fluctuations in the IQs of a group of British teenagers. The findings bolster the theory that the IQ test isn't a measure of a person's "fixed" intellectual capacity but rather, a gauge of acquired knowledge that progresses in fits and starts.
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