VA Sets the Precedent for Telemental Health Programs

VA Sets the Precedent for Telemental Health Programs

As a pioneer in the telehealth industry, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) earned its reputation as a leader in the field by implementing an especially well–developed and effective telemental health program. This post discusses the origins of the VA's telemental health program in addition to outcome data and associated benefits. 

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New Research Sheds Light on the Biological Basis of Schizophrenia

New Research Sheds Light on the Biological Basis of Schizophrenia

The media is abuzz today with news of a scientific breakthrough in schizophrenia research.  Researchers at Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Harvard/MIT Broad Institute have uncovered a relationship between the genetics and molecular mechanism of schizophrenia. This is HUGE news as scientists have spent years searching for a mechanism by which schizophrenia develops. 

This post examines what was known prior to the Harvard study, what was most recently discovered by Harvard researchers and the implications of current findings. 

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