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Shelah Erickson is staffing coordinator at Research Psychiatric Center. Nursing is her passion, but so is being on stage making people laugh, she says. Erickson spends many of her weekends traveling across the country performing as a stand-up comedian, usually as the headliner. She blends her vocations. Erickson performs four to five times each quarter in California, New York, Florida, South Dakota, Missouri, Kansas and beyond.

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The federal government is rolling out a new policy to combat prescription drug addiction as the epidemic skyrockets. Dr. Irfan Handoo at the Research Psychiatric Center said they are seeing a record number of prescription drug addicts.

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Research Psychiatric Center, a campus of Research Medical Center, announces a free 12-week course on education and support for families of individuals with mental illness. Research Medical Center is part of HCA Midwest Health System, Kansas City's leading healthcare provider and one of the area's largest private-sector employers. Research Psychiatric Center is one of the largest providers of behavioral healthcare services in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area and one of the few comprehensive inpatient facilities.

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Research Psychiatric Center STAR Program's primary therapist, David Strother, was interviewed on Kansas City Public Media's Up to Date radio show.

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HCA Midwest Health System, Kansas City's leading healthcare provider, and Midwest Physicians will once again partner with the Just For Her Expo to sponsor the 4th Annual Health and Wellness Expo. Thousands of women from across Greater Kansas City expected to attend "Roadmap to Healthy Living" event to help them navigate healthcare choices.

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While typically used for more mature adult patients or seniors who suffer from debilitating and profound depression, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), under the right circumstances, can be used successfully for younger adults. Such was the case recently with Catherine C., a patient of Dr. Irfan Handoo.

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HCA Midwest Health System, Kansas City��s largest healthcare provider and private sector employer, has appointed Lisa J. St. Aubyn as Chief Executive Officer of Research Psychiatric Center, a campus of Research Medical Center. St. Aubyn replaces retiring CEO Richard Failla. Research Medical Center is part of HCA Midwest Health System. Research Psychiatric Center is one of the largest providers of behavioral healthcare services in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area and one of the few comprehensive inpatient facilities.

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In the Kansas City region, Allen County Regional Hospital, Belton Regional Medical Center, Cass Regional Medical Center, Centerpoint Medical Center, Lafayette Regional Health Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, Research Medical Center and Research Psychiatric Center receive prestigious distinction.

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The rate of homelessness is reported to be increasing due to unemployment, unpaid bills, lack of affordable housing, catastrophic medical illnesses, substance abuse and the chronically mentally ill (Reprinted courtesy of KC Nursing News).

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"In my opinion, we are doing an injustice to those with mental illness by insisting on such strict privacy rights due to the nature and course of serious mental illness." Richard Failla, CEO (Reprinted courtesy of KC Nursing News)

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