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PTSD common in ICU survivors

Post-traumatic stress disorder is often thought of as a symptom of warfare, major catastrophes and assault. It's rarely considered in patients who survive a critical illness and stay in the intensive care unit (ICU). However, ...

10 hours ago
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Alcohol study yields surprising results

The mortality of alcohol dependent patients in general hospitals is many times higher than that of patients without alcohol dependency. In addition, they die about 7.6 years earlier on average than hospital patients without ...

Apr 02, 2015
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Illness

Illness (sometimes referred to as ill-health or ail) can be defined as a state of poor health.

It is sometimes considered a synonym for disease. Others maintain that fine distinctions exist. Some have described illness as the subjective perception by a patient of an objectively defined disease.

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