Dr. Ivan Hernandez, MD

Bio

Dr. Ivan A. Hernandez serves as the Medical Director of Bayview Center for Mental Health Inc. since 2003. Dr. Hernandez is a volunteer instructor for law enforcement providing training as a part of the crisis intervention team. He is also the Psychiatric Physician Advisor for the University Of Miami Hospital. Since 1998 has been the Psychiatric Consultant to the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida. Dr Hernandez is a graduate of the Psychiatric Residency program of New York Medical College – Medical Hospital Center.

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    FRIDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- As war raged in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. soldiers almost doubled their use of mental health services -- and they felt more comfortable seeking such treatment, according to new research.

    Even so, about two-thirds of soldiers ...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- British researchers say they've identified several psychological factors that can contribute to short-term paranoia in some people who use marijuana.

    The paranoia is caused by the main active ingredient in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), ...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may increase a person's risk for suicide, but high cigarette taxes and smoking restrictions in public places lower that risk, a new study suggests.

    Previous research has found that smokers are more likely to take their own lives than no...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although the exact reason why Alzheimer's disease develops still remains elusive, scientists report that they've found a new protein that may play an important role in the devastating memory illness.

    What they don't yet know is whether or not t...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Health behaviors and challenges often vary depending on a person's sexual orientation, a new U.S. report finds.

    But, those changes do not seem to follow a set pattern -- some are healthy, some aren't. For example, the federal researchers found t...Full Article

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    MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stress can slow a woman's metabolism and lead to weight gain, new research suggests.

    The study included 58 women, average age 53, who were asked about their stress levels the previous day and then given a meal than included 930 calories and 60 gra...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In people with sex addiction, pornography affects the brain in ways that are similar to that seen in drug addicts as they consume drugs, a new study finds.

    "There are clear differences in brain activity between patients who have compulsive sexual ...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, July 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some people would rather do anything -- even hurt themselves -- than spend quiet time with their own thoughts, a new study finds.

    Researchers conducted a series of experiments with volunteers aged 18 to 77 and found that they generally did not l...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who start treatment for heroin addiction while in the hospital and continue to receive outpatient addiction treatment after they're discharged are far less likely to relapse, new research finds.

    The study, led by ...Full Article

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    MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A medication commonly used to treat HIV appears to double the risk that patients will develop suicidal thoughts or take their lives, new research contends.

    The finding concerns the anti-HIV drug efavirenz, which is marketed as Sustiva.

    Pr...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, June 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were elite high school athletes tend to win competitions for top jobs, according to a new study.

    The researchers found that people who played a varsity high school sport are viewed as having more self-confidence and leadership skills t...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, June 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Unborn children of mothers exposed to severe stress are more likely than others to grow up overweight or obese, even if that stress occurred months before pregnancy, a new Danish study has found.

    Children whose biological fathers died while they w...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If your spouse has a stroke, and the two of you disagree about the rate of recovery, your own health might suffer, a new study finds.

    The caregiving spouse is at increased risk for emotional distress and depression if the couple has different pe...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young Australian women drink more alcohol than their mothers did as young women, researchers find. And the trend may not be limited to the Aussies.

    Daughters in their early 20s are five times as likely to consume 30 glasses of alcohol a month c...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One in 10 deaths among U.S. adults is linked to excessive alcohol consumption, federal officials reported Thursday.

    While people often link drinking with deaths from motor vehicle accidents and chronic liver disease, many other conditions that ...Full Article