John Preston, PsyD

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine:

    MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Guns are owned by nearly one in three Americans. And many of those people are part of a "social gun culture" that includes hunters and gun club members, a new survey finds.

    "We were not surprised by the degree of gun own...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of U.S. children and teens have been physically assaulted -- mostly by siblings and peers -- in the past year, a new study finds.

    And one in 20 kids has been physically abused by a parent or another caregiver in the same time p...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young Americans are more accepting of working mothers than previous generations were, a new study finds.

    Researchers say the views of millennials -- those born roughly between 1980 and 2000 -- reflect growing gender equ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There is no evidence that having same-sex parents harms children in any way, a new comprehensive review finds.

    The well-being of children of same-sex couples was an issue the U.S. Supreme Court addressed in its landmark 5-4 ruling on Friday that u...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Small talk can help men get better business deals, but the same may not be true for women, a new study says.

    Among men, small talk before negotiations creates social bonds and increases the chances of good results, the researchers found.

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that having a female boss doesn't necessarily translate into higher wages for working women.

    A study from the University of California, Berkley found that working under a female manager may actually lower women's salaries.<...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision on Friday now guarantees the right to marriage for same-sex couples across the nation.

    In a close 5 to 4 vote, the judges upheld the legality of gay and lesbian couples to marry -- something that 36 state...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Psychotherapy can help some people avoid the disruptive behaviors linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and a new study suggests that brain scans can help spot those patients for whom the therapy will be most effective.

    The treatment is ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As the number of smokers in the United States dwindles, those who still light up are becoming less attached to the habit and more likely to try quitting, a new study has found.

    These findings run counter to the theory of "hardening," which has h...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With the U.S. Supreme Court poised to rule on whether same-sex marriage is a national right, many social scientists say an affirmative ruling in the landmark case would also deliver psychological dividends to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mistakes made on memory and thinking tests may be early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report.

    Low scores on such tests could serve as a "red flag" for the progressive brain disease up to 18 years before it can be diagnosed, ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mistakes made on memory and thinking tests may be early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report.

    Low scores on such tests could serve as a "red flag" for the progressive brain disease up to 18 years before it can be diagnosed, ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Ebola epidemic in West Africa appears to have led to an increase in malaria deaths last year, a new study finds.

    Research in Guinea, one of the countries hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic, indicates an extra 74,000 cases of malaria went unt...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The order in which obese people with type 2 diabetes eat their food can affect their blood sugar levels, a small study suggests.

    The new research found that having protein and vegetables before carbohydrates was linked to lower blood sugar and i...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medical marijuana can be useful in treating chronic pain, but may be less effective for other conditions, a new analysis reveals.

    A review of nearly 80 clinical trials involving medical marijuana or marijuana-derived drugs revealed moderately str...Full Article