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December 24, 2006

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Web Checkup | Everydayhealth.com
Miami Herald
Visit www.everydayhealth.com and, through a quick intake exam, you'll get an assessment of your overall health and suggestions for improvement. Then, you can personalize the site based on your concerns and medical history. You'll find in-depth information on topics including bipolar disorder, diabetes and stroke. Also, experts from top institutions such as Harvard and Sloan Kettering are ...

Report: Zyprexa maker minimized possible risks
KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul
Drugmaker Eli Lilly has spent a decade downplaying serious health risks of Zyprexa, its best-selling medication for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to

Euthanasia advocate and patient seeks to die in Italy
International Herald Tribune
A patient whose wish to be sedated and removed from his respirator was denied by a court is now deciding whether to appeal the ruling or to perform an act of civil disobedience that will kill him.

Woodgate bi-polar over return home
Evening Standard
His head protected from the bitter cold by a woolly hat, even indoors, and still dressed in his full training attire, Jonathan Woodgate is halted in mid-flow by one of Middlesbrough's sports scientists.

State grant to help mentally ill inmates
The Union Democrat
With a state grant of almost $700,000, the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Department will be better able to help mentally ill patients who wind up in jail - at least for the next 18 months.

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The Buffalo News
Debora Merchant is trying to make a better life for her children and herself. A recovering addict who has been clean for six years, Merchant was diagnosed with bipolar disorder four years ago.

New guidelines allow troops with traumatic stress disorders to redeploy
Stars and Stripes
WASHINGTON - Troops with bipolar and psychotic disorders cannot deploy into Iraq or Afghanistan but those recovering from traumatic stress disorders still can, under new defense guidelines released this week.

Mother Struggling to Make a Better Life
RedNova
By Deidre Williams, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Dec. 22--Debora Merchant is trying to make a better life for her children and herself. A recovering addict who has been clean for six years, Merchant was diagnosed with bipolar disorder four years ago.

GOV OKS INSURANCE LAW FOR MENTALLY ILL
New York Post
ALBANY - Gov. Pataki yesterday signed into law a measure requiring insurance companies to provide far more coverage for mental illness. The ceremonial bill-signing follows years of tireless work by Tom and Donna O'Clair of Schenectady. Their...

Locals support better insurance for mental health
News Journal
MANSFIELD -- Mary Kay Pierce said the mental health insurance bill approved by Ohio lawmakers last week and awaiting Gov. Bob Taft's signature could help one-third of her clients.

Neediest Cases: A Family on the Verge of Eviction, With No Place to Go
New York Times
Lillian Ayuso, 45, who suffers from asthma and recurring pulmonary embolisms, turned to an agency supported by The Neediest Cases to resolve a dispute over back rent.

Mental health court tested
The Scranton Times-Tribune
A treatment court designed to help mentally ill people who find themselves in trouble with the law, is being tested in Lackawanna County.

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