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Long-Term Outcomes of Postpartum Psychosis: What is the Risk of Recurrence?

Postpartum psychosis is the most severe form of postpartum psychiatric illness. It is a rare event that occurs in fewer than one out of every 1000 women after childbirth. Many women who have suffered from postpartum psychosis (PP) wonder about their long term prognosis. Will they have another psychotic episode if they have another child?… Read More »

Physician risk during COVID-19: reflections from the AIDS epidemic

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD. If nothing else, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought crystal clarity to something that all physicians are aware of but don’t often think about  – that because we deal closely with communicable diseases, physicians (along with other health care workers) are clearly at… Read More »

Who is at risk of cardiovascular disease

But you can take steps to lower your risk by changing the factors you can control. How obesity causes cardiovascular disease Previously, it was thought that fat was inert. J Am Stat Assoc. The main risk factors for CVD are outlined below. According to the American Heart Association, the cardiovascular disease death rate among African… Read More »