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    Recently Published: 100 Questions & Answers About Schizophrenia

    Posted by Lindsay White on Jul 21, 2016 10:38:40 AM

    Schizophrenia and its related conditions are all too common among young adults and are prevalent in about 1% of the general population. This is a devastating disorder of thinking; if gone undetected and thus untreated it can lead to robbing an individual of his or her life's goals and aspirations as it develops. If unchecked, it can lead to either suicidal or violent behavior towards others because the affected individual may become plagued by increasing paranoia, bothersome auditory hallucinations commanding various actions, and a general withdrawal from reality. Lately some unfortunate cases of developing schizophrenia have made the news because of the tragic and deadly events they initiated. These have spurred controversial gun control debates and have brought mental illness to the forefront of these debates about government legislation nationally.

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    Topics: education, awareness, medicine, patient education, mental health, General Medicine, Authors, Pyschiatry & Mental Health, patient education

    Leap Year is Also Rare Disease Day!

    Posted by jadef on Feb 29, 2016 2:42:58 PM

    To celebrate this year’s Rare Disease Day, The Tarascon Team is offering a One Day App Sale on all new downloads of our Tarascon Pharmacopoeia mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Enjoy 25% off on Monday, February 29th!

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    October 4-10 is Mental Illness Awareness Week! #IAmStigmaFree

    Posted by jadef on Oct 6, 2015 12:34:52 PM

    The first week of October brings awareness to mental illness and highlights issues, provides support, and works to fight stigma associated with mental health. Did you know, 1 in 17 (14 million) Americans live with a major mental illness like depression, schizophrenia, or bi-polar disorder? According to NAMI (National Awareness on Mental Illness), 1 in 4 (62 million) persons are affected by mental illness, 20% of teens 13-18 have a mental illness, and 18% of adults (42 million) cope with anxiety disorders.

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    September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month!

    Posted by jadef on Sep 17, 2015 3:36:18 PM

    Prostate cancer is common. In 2012, there were an estimated 2,795, 592 (over 2.5 million) men living with prostate cancer in the United States.  It is estimated that there will be 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer in 2015, accounting for 13.3% of all new cancer cases.  Approximately 27,540 men will die from prostate cancer in 2015. (SEER Stat fact sheets: prostate cancer) It is likely that you know someone, a spouse, significant other, family member or friend with prostate cancer.

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    Recently Published: 100 Questions & Answers About Ovarian Cancer

    Posted by jadef on Sep 10, 2015 10:38:41 AM

    I am excited and honored to have been given the opportunity to update 100 Questions and Answers About Ovarian Cancer. This edition reflects some important advances in the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of ovarian cancer, as well as a more nuanced approach to topics related to life with or after ovarian cancer.

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    5-Star Review for Tarascon Primary Care Pocketbook

    Posted by Jennifer Sharp on Aug 21, 2015 4:39:15 PM

    We are excited to share that our Tarascon Primary Pocketbook has received 5 stars from Doody’s Review Service.

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    Topics: Doody's Review Service, medicine, primary care, Physician, esherick, resource, doctor, primary care

    Jones & Bartlett Learning Debuts Digital Review Product for Medical Students Preparing for the USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK Exams

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jul 27, 2015 4:24:23 PM

    We're so proud to announce the debut of USMLE Benchmark, a new digital review product for medical students and residents preparing for the USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK exams.

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    Topics: NBME, resident, medical student, USMLE

    Coming Soon: Tarascon 2015 Pharmacopoeia LARGE PRINT Edition

    Posted by jadef on Jul 15, 2015 2:02:53 PM

    Enjoy the mobility of the pocket-sized Tarascon Classic Pharmacopoeia now with larger print size! The newest pocketbook has the same abbreviated content and trim size as the popular Pharmacopoeia series with the convenience of larger, easier to read font. The new Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia 2015 Large Print edition will be available August 8, 2015!

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    Asking Questions, Getting Answers from Kidney Cancer (Renal Cell Carcinoma) Experts—Helping patients be informed and empowered partners in their care.

    Posted by jadef on Jun 29, 2015 3:42:36 PM

    The National Cancer Institute places kidney cancer among the most common cancers in the United States. The American Cancer Society’s estimates that there will be over 61,000 new cases of kidney cancer each year. Kidney cancer strikes both men and women. The kidneys function as the main filters in the human body, which makes kidney cancer relatively unresponsive to traditional chemotherapy.

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    Topics: Authors

    The Unhealthiest Meals in American Restaurants

    Posted by jadef on Jun 5, 2015 4:01:14 PM

    Chain restaurants aren't known for being the healthiest places to eat, but the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) recently compiled their annual Xtreme Eating list of the unhealthiest meals in restaurants--meals around 2,000 calories (a day's worth of food).

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