By Tara Haelle
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) People with psoriasis may be twice as likely to experience depression as those without the common skin condition, regardless of its severity, a new study suggests.

Psoriasis in general is a pretty visible disease, said study author Dr. Roger Ho, an assistant professor of dermatology at New York University School of Medicine in New York City. Psoriasis patients are fearful of the publics stigmatization of this visible disease and are worried about how people who are unfamiliar with the disease may perceive them or interact with them.

Genetic or biologic factors may also play a role in the link...

Jeff Bracken, Group Vice President and General Manager, Lexus Division

Good morning everybody, and thank you Jay and Sean for this invitation.

You know, I suspect all of us carry memories of very special places we’ve lived or visited. For me, it’s Michigan, and specifically Petoskey, Michigan. Growing up, it was our family’s summer retreat destination and, coincidentally, about 65.8 miles from this stage not that I checked or anything. And if you love this industry, any visit to the hub of the automotive universe Michigan is always a guaranteed adrenaline rush.

And today, being in Michigan takes on even MORE meaning for me.

Thirty-seven years ago,...

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It is no secret that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has changed the future of health care in the United States, but in the midst of the ACAs high-profile litigation on the individual mandate, contraceptive coverage, and tax subsidies, one critically important provision of the ACA has received scant attention. That section, Section 1557 of the ACA, is simply entitled Nondiscrimination and provides as follows:

An individual shall not, on the ground prohibited under title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,...

Phoenix ranks sixth on a new national ranking of the best US markets for real estate investments.

Houston-based commercial real estate firm Situs RERC ranked 48 US metro areas on the attractiveness of their commercial real estate markets for future investments.

The average age of our communities is rising. This changes everything, from housing to retail offerings and especially medical care. We see hospitals expanding and medical facilities cropping up all over town. In addition to the facilities, the health-care industry continues to research new solutions for whatever ails you, from increased testing, new drug solutions and more focus on diet and exercise. These are all good things … and they are all expensive.

The 2015 United States of Aging Survey, conducted by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and United Healthcare, examines older Americans’ perspectives on aging and what...

Health Care Current – August 18, 2015

My Take: Building a Legacy–Planning for the Health System of the Future

In 2004, Kenneth Freeman was the CEO of Quest Diagnostics, a provider of medical diagnostic testing services. He had taken the company from the brink of bankruptcy to one that was sharply focused on the future of health care. He led the company into new business areas with a focus on “cutting-edge procedures” like genomic testing. In the spring of 2004, BusinessWeek ranked Quest Diagnostics number 34 on its list of corporate America’s 50 best-performing companies.¹

Freeman subsequently walked out the door.

But, this was all part...

By DJ McAneny 4:13pm, August 5, 2015

The scene at Wilmingtons S amp; R Automotive where six vehicles and several pieces of property burnt in a fire/(Mike Phillips/WDEL)A fire at a Wilmington automotive shop destroyed six vehicles and a minor section of the rear of an adjacent business Wednesday afternoon, city fire officials said.

Wilmington Fire units responded to S R Automotive in the 1900 block of West 4th Street at approximately 2:12 pm on August 5, 2015, for reports of visible heavy smoke.

Arriving units found six cars fully-involved and spreading toward another automotive repair facility on an adjacent property in the 300 block of North Lincoln Street.

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Adolescence is a time for parents and teachers to intervene and instill key healthy habits to develop into a lifelong routine. In order to improve current adolescent health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) met on Tuesday for the Public Health Grand Rounds dedicated to “Adolescence: Preparing for Lifelong Health and Wellness.”

In the United States alone, there are 42 million children, between the ages of 10 and 19 years old. Out of those adolescents, 91 percent are enrolled in an academic institution. According to the CDC, school lends itself as an “ideal place” to develop and engrave healthy behaviors they can carry well into adulthood....

Auburn University and The Korea Institute of Technology signed a memorandum of understanding today to formalize joint research efforts to support the Korean automotive industry.

President Jay Gogue signed a memorandum with Youngsoo Lee, president of The Korea Institute of Technology, or KITECH, to enact research efforts at Auburns faculty and labs with local companies supported by KITECH.

KITECHs research and technology development with Auburn University will go towards supporting the Korean automotive industry. In 2014, the Office of University Outreach held a workshop for local companies supported by KITECH. With this declaration of a commitment to joint research, the Office...

The study is led by psychology specialist Mari Hysing from Uni Research in Bergen, and published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.

Adolescents with sleep problems were significantly more likely to report self-harm than those without sleep problems, the researchers report.

In order to assess the relationship, a large population-based study was conducted, based on data from the unique material in the youth@hordaland survey.

The data included self-reports from 10,220 teenagers (16-19 years old) in Western Norway on mental health, including a comprehensive assessment of sleep and self-harm.

A total of 702 (7.2%) met the criteria for self-harm, and more than half...