Mental Health News

  • FDA Panel Backs Limits on Testosterone Drugs

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    c.2014 New York Times News Service HYATTSVILLE, Md. — An expert panel voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday for the Food and Drug Administration to impose strict new limitations on the multibillion-dollar testosterone drug industry, which would tighten labels for the medicines so they are not...

  • Pirates studio voice Tekulve has heart transplant


    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Kent Tekulve (teh-KUL'-vee) is recovering from heart transplant surgery. Allegheny General Hospital officials announced Tuesday that Tekulve was discharged on Friday after having the transplant on Sept. 5. The hospital released a...

  • On-duty Newark officer suffers fatal heart attack


    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A longtime member of the Newark police force has died after he had a heart attack while on duty. Officials say 47-year-old Newark Police Officer Reinaldo Arocha Jr. was stricken around 7:15 a.m. Tuesday. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time...

  • Schizophrenia is eight different diseases, not one

    Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    New research shows that schizophrenia is not a single disease, but a group of eight distinct disorders, each caused by changes in clusters of genes that lead to different sets of symptoms, according to USA TODAY. The finding sets the stage for scientists to develop better ways to diagnose and...

  • Doctors hold free seminar on heart failure

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    MANCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Cardiac specialists from Southwestern Vermont Health Care and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center will be holding a free seminar next weekend in Manchester, Vermont, on living with heart failure and advanced treatments. Patients diagnosed with heart failure and their...

  • Heart condition no obstacle to be Toughest Mudder

    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — When David Fortner was diagnosed with a heart condition, he didn't take the approach of limiting his body to strenuousness workouts. Instead, Fortner, a 33-year-old youth pastor at Calhoun Baptist Church and coach of the girls' McLean County Middle School basketball team,...

  • Coverage of 2014 NAMI National Convention

    Jean Williams | Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    NewsOK contributor Jean Williams attended the 2014 NAMI Conference in Washington, D.C. last week. Read some of her updates below.

  • Mental Illness: Mother hopes, prays for her daughter's future

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    Elizabeth is one of 7,500 people who will experience some period of homelessness in Oklahoma City this year. Many of them, like Elizabeth, struggle with a serious mental illness, unwilling to seek care and thus, left in a fluctuating state of sanity and delusion.

  • San Juan Regional Medical Center, Heart Center offer new solution for coronary artery disease

    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    FARMINGTON — A new medical procedure to treat coronary artery disease is now offered in San Juan County, potentially saving residents a trip to Albuquerque. San Juan Regional Medical Center and San Juan Regional Heart Center recently acquired a machine that can bore calcified plaque out of the...

  • FDA: Little evidence to support testosterone drugs

    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs taken by millions of American men are beneficial, though the agency is also unconvinced by studies suggesting the hormone carries serious risks. The agency posted its review online...

  • Healthy tips and advice for lowering your risk of heart disease

    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    (BPT) - Every year in the United States, about 600,000 people die of heart disease – that’s one in every four deaths. Coronary heart disease (CHD), which can lead to heart attack, remains the most common type of heart disease amongst Americans – killing nearly 380,000 annually. What’s more –...

  • Controversial high-protein diet author tackling sugar next

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    He went to Harvard and Stanford universities to become a scientist, but then Gary Taubes discovered investigative journalism. He had a bachelor’s degree in physics and was working on a master’s degree in aerospace engineering at Stanford when he chose a different career path. He earned a...

  • All Fat Is Bad? Not So Fast

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    c.2014 New York Times News Service People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have favored for decades, a major new study shows. The findings are...

  • Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade — a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent. Doctors say the Novartis drug — which doesn't have a name yet — seems like one...

  • Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade. Doctors say that a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug cut the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent. The drug, made by Switzerland-based Novartis, does not have a name yet...

  • Teen with heart condition dies at Ala junior high

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    PELL CITY, Ala. (AP) — A school in Pell City is helping students cope with grief after one of their classmates collapsed in a classroom and died. Authorities say 13-year-old Jalin Puckett died at a hospital Thursday morning after collapsing at Duran North Junior High School in St. Clair County....

  • Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him,...

  • Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — "Do-it-yourself" blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a study of older adults in England found. Those who did their own readings at home and adjusted their medicine as needed had healthier blood pressure...

  • It’s vegan vs. cavemen as cardiologists square off on nutrition

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    CHICAGO — Dr. Kim Williams thought he followed a heart-healthy diet: He avoided red meat and fried foods. He ate his chicken breast without the skin. Then in 2003, the Chicago cardiologist realized his level of LDL, the so-called “bad” cholesterol, was too high. Inspired by a patient’s success...

  • Coroner: Illinois student dies of heart disease

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    O'FALLON, Ill. (AP) — The St. Clair County coroner says southwest Illinois junior high school student who died after suffering a medical emergency during a basketball practice had heart disease. The Belleville News-Democrat reports ( ) coroner Rick Stone identified the...

  • Deaths from stroke and heart disease are down

    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    That's according to a new study from the Yale School of Medicine, which examined data on more than 34 million fee-for-service Medicare patients 65 and older. Researchers found that, between 1999 and 2011, the rate of hospitalization for heart attack dropped by 38 percent and the rate of...

  • Fan suffers heart attack during 49ers game, dies

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A man who collapsed during the San Francisco 49ers' debut game at Levi's Stadium has died. Stadium staff responded to a cardiac emergency during the third quarter of the 49ers' preseason opener against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, the Santa Clara Fire Department...


nDepth Fighting Back: 'Where is my Amma?'

Dr. R. Murali Krishna is president, COO and medical director of Integris Mental Health. He is also the president and co-founder of the James L. Hall Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit. He has spent hours and hours...