Thursday, September 18, 2014

Discover a Better Understanding of Mental Health Medicine October 10-11, The Westin Hunstville Accreditation Statement This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Medical Foundation of Alabama and the Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association. The Medical Foundation of Alabama is accredited by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to provide continuing medical […]


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On August 30, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) once again closed access to its database that keeps track of payments physicians receive from the pharmaceutical and medical-device industries. The database, called Open Payments, allows physicians who have registered with CMS to verify the accuracy of the information that these industries have reported. As a result of last week’s closure and another scheduled for September 6 for maintenance, the new deadline for physicians […]


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The recent death of actor and comedian Robin Williams may have evoked difficult feelings in psychiatrists, whether or not they ever experienced the death of a patient by suicide. Michael Myers, M.D., talks about those reactions, noting that psychiatrists enter a “foreign and frightening world, a dark and lonely place” when they lose a patient to suicide. Myers is a professor of clinical psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., and the author […]


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JASPER, Ala. — District Judge Greg Williams will preside over a first for Walker County, a veterans-only court docket. Current or former members of the military who are arrested on criminal charges will now have a choice between either standing trial or entering the Walker County Veterans Court. The first session is Thursday. Individuals must commit to the program for one year. They will be required to attend treatment for mental health or substance abuse […]


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