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  • Sexting: The New Threat to Adolescents?Is sexting just a harmless form of sexual expression, or is this widely prevalent phenomenon causing irreparable damage to adolescents?
  • 'Magic Mushrooms' Effective for Severe DepressionPsilocybin, the active compound in 'magic mushrooms,' has been shown to improve a variety of psychiatric conditions, including depression. A study focuses on the neurobiology underlying its effect.
  • Genome Sequencing in NICU Improves Care, Lowers CostsWhen whole-genome sequencing is used to diagnose genetic disorders in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), appropriate treatment starts sooner and cost savings are substantial, researchers report.

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  • Should Doctors Embrace or Reject Alternative Treatments?   More consumers are using complementary and alternative treatments, and medical centers are adding nontraditional therapies. Should doctors embrace or reject these treatments?
  • How Much Is Your Practice Worth? Many doctors who have a financial stake in a practice don't know what the practice is worth. That's a mistake, say experts in practice valuation. Here's why, and what a practice valuation involves.

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