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Estrogen pills for menopause symptoms vary in blood clot risk

A recent observational study comparing the safety of estradiol and conjugated equine estrogen associated estradiol with a lower risk of leg vein and lung clots.

Screening test validated for depression in adolescents

Primary-care clinicians know teen depression is common, but they’ve lacked a reliable screening test for it.

Severe complications of diabetes higher in depressed patients

Depression raises risks of advanced and severe complications from diabetes, according to a prospective study of Group Health primary-care patients in western Washington.

Free e-samples of prescription drugs: At what cost?

Search the Internet to learn about your asthma, high cholesterol or other common disorder, and odds are you’ll be directed to a pharmaceutical company-sponsored Web homepage.

Violence at home affects nearly half of all women

Intimate partner violence (IPV), also called domestic violence, is common and damages women’s physical and mental health significantly, according to a Group Health study reported in two papers in the June issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.