Dr. John Preston, PsyD

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The antidepressant Effexor (venlafaxine) appears to increase a pregnant woman's risk of excess bleeding following labor, researchers say.

    Effexor, a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI), was linked with a more than 70 percent increas...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Marriage & Family Therapy:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Constant criticism from parents reduces the likelihood that children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will have fewer symptoms by the time they reach their teens, a new study suggests.

    In many cases, ADHD symptoms decrease as c...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New mental challenges might help your mind stay sharp as you age, according to a small study.

    The research, from the University of Texas at Dallas, included 39 older adults who were randomly assigned to high- or low-me...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study dispels the widely held belief that Native Americans have high rates of alcohol abuse.

    Native Americans are more likely to avoid alcohol than whites, and both groups have similar rates of heavy and binge drinking, University of Arizo...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurodevelopmental Disabilities:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists and doctors still lack good insight into Gulf War illness and other health problems plaguing U.S. veterans of the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War, a new report says.

    More than $500 million in U.S. government-funded research on Gulf War veter...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Child Abuse Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with bipolar disorder who have a history of being abused or neglected as children may have more severe symptoms and a higher risk of suicide, new research suggests.

    "Our findings have important implications for clinical practice, as they ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the potential risks to their baby's health, roughly one in 10 women smoke in the three months before getting pregnant, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.

    And only one-quarter of those women quit before they become pregnant, the r...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Dogs have different levels of intelligence that can be measured, and researchers say this new finding might one day help improve understanding of the link between health and intelligence in people.

    British researchers created a dog IQ test to a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It may come as little surprise to people who know and love horses, but the animals appear to be adept at identifying emotions on human faces.

    New research suggests horses can distinguish between positive and negative human facial expressions, a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A South Dakota program that requires people involved in alcohol-linked crimes to stay away from booze and be closely monitored for drinking appears to reduce deaths, a new study finds.

    Offenders in the program must undergo breathalyzer tests twice...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The thousands of babies born in Brazil with abnormally small heads and brains -- believed to be caused by infection in the womb with the Zika virus -- typically face a lifetime of health challenges, doctors say.

    But not all are destined to a life ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The brain relies on several areas on the left side (hemisphere) of the brain to spell words, a new study says.

    Researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore pinpointed these regions by studying the brains of 33 stroke patients who lost the...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Adolescent Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Primary care doctors should screen all patients between 12 and 18 years of age for major depression, but not younger children, preventive health experts say.

    Screening of adolescents needs to be accompanied by accurate diagnosis, effective treatmen...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When do you think more clearly: winter or summer? What time of year is your short-term memory at its best?

    A small new study suggests your brainpower may be stronger at certain times of year. The research isn't definitive, and the apparent differen...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- REM (rapid eye movement) sleep is the phase when dreams are made, and a lack of good REM sleep has long been associated with chronic insomnia.

    But new research is building on that association, suggesting that the bad and "restless" REM sleep experi...Full Article