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The Lance Armstrong Interview -- Your Reactions and One From a Shrink That Might Just Surprise You

(22) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 6:09 PM

No one needs to be a psychiatrist to interpret the myriad reactions to Lance Armstrong's interviews with Oprah Winfrey. Whether we've had enough already or are sick over it, this is sensible and self-evident given the two-hour "content." Here are the top five reactions I've been hearing: 1. "Who cares?"...

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Field Notes From Newtown: Reflections on What Constitutes Good Care in a Time of Crisis

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 6:35 PM

On Saturday morning, the feelings along the streets of Newtown, Conn. were conflicted -- there was sadness and love, fear and pride, uncertainty and pride. It was a testament to the complicated emotions of being human. There to help, to witness and report, I was quickly moved myself. As I...

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5 Reasons You Don't Like Spring and How to Readjust

(1) Comments | Posted April 11, 2012 | 8:00 AM

April has arrived, and whether you love it or hate it, there's no doubt you're in it: It's spring. Perhaps you light up over the sight of this season's star: the cherry blossoms. Or maybe your eyes are too watery with allergies to enjoy the scenery.

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In Honor of Betty Ford

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2011 | 4:33 PM

As we honor the life of Betty Ford, we pause for a moment to remember how vitally important her perspective, straightforwardness and courage remain in confronting the real issues of addiction, treatment and recovery.

In the field of health care, providers view addiction as a disease. Addiction medicine addresses all...

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