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From Homelessness to Cirque du Soleil

Joe Putignano | Posted 07.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Joe Putignano

I had been struggling with heroin addiction for nine years and tried everything to get clean. I was barely keeping a job and frequently going to twelve-step meetings, but I could not stop using heroin because every time I did, I would end up with terrible physical withdrawal.

10 Ways to Get the Most of Your Doctor's Visit

Kathy C. Maupin MD | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy C. Maupin MD

If you prepare for your doctor's visit ahead of time and actively participate with your doctor in your care, then you will have fewer questions about what you are to do next, and you will not feel like you are at the mercy of the "medical system" that seems to rush through everything.

Outrage of the Month: FDA Makes Major Blunder After Approving Drug for Rare Sleep Disorder

Michael Carome, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Michael Carome, M.D.

Federal regulators are human, and, like everyone else, they make mistakes. The public reasonably expects that, upon discovering a significant mistake, regulators will take appropriate action to correct it.

Post Op Pain: You Don't Have to Suffer From It

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Suffering from pain after surgery is one of the most feared experiences in medical care. Yet this fear is unnecessary. Why? Because pain is largely preventable. Here's what you can do to prevent pain after your surgery.

10 Things Those With Breast Cancer Need To Know

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.01.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

My cousin, Martha, is one of the toughest women I know. She is a three-time breast cancer survivor who has refused to think about statistics and just keeps going and going. I asked her if she had any advice for others who may have just started on their journey and this is what she said.

Daniel Marans

After Baltimore Unrest Closes Pharmacies, City Helps Residents Access Medication

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

The Baltimore City Health Department continues to provide assistance to thousands of primarily elderly and disabled city residents whose access to ess...

Why I Chose Anti-Anxiety Medication

Elli Thompson Purtell | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Elli Thompson Purtell

Anxiety can make you a prisoner to your own mind. It exhaustively beats your spirit to a pulp. It doesn't go away no matter what you try and how badly you want to change. When decided upon thoughtfully and responsibly, medication can be a lifesaver.

Depression: A Disease Lurking in the Shadows

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Marcel Hidalgo

Vince Grant has got the blues -- not the genre; he really has the blues. His new indie pop/rock EP starts with "Melancholia" and from there the next f...

How to Keep Up With Your Medications

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.20.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Anybody who juggles multiple medications can relate to the problem of forgetting to take a medication, or not remembering whether they already took it. This is especially true for people who take medications at varying times of the day.

Talking to Teens About Medicine Safety

Kate Carr | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Kate Carr

While it is a scary day for any parent whose child may have gotten into medicine or taken medicine incorrectly, the more prepared you are, the better you can help protect your child.

I Shouldn't Need Meds For Depression

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 05.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Rodman PhD

My viewpoint is this: it makes you stronger, not weaker, to open your mind fully to the idea of meds (and therapy, for that matter).  It makes you a better parent if you have the insight and self-awareness to say, "I am not the parent I want to be.  Maybe nothing will change this, but I am going to try.

'We Had Whales Who Were On Medication Every Single Day Of Their Life'

Posted 03.13.2015 | Green

Many SeaWorld orcas were on daily drugs to treat chronic stress, several of the park's former trainers have told The Dodo....

Both Women and Men Are Emotional Beings With the Capability to Suffer From Mental Illness

Marisa Lancione | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Marisa Lancione

A lot of people, myself included, benefit from taking medication to manage our moods. And whether you choose medication, therapy or both, it's important that you seek help for your mental health and choose the treatment that's right for you.

Surprising Drug Facts Most Americans Don't Know

Kayla Matthews | Posted 04.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Kayla Matthews

Medications are very necessary for some people. However, it's good to be aware of the kinds of substances you're putting into your body before you start ingesting them.

On Memory, Medication, and Meditation

Michael Sigman | Posted 02.27.2015 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

I was always the guy who remembered everything, from baseball stats to the B-sides of obscure singles to phone numbers I hadn't dialed in decades. But recently, finding my eyeglasses and keys had required more and more sleuthing.

Hallucinating With Storybook Friends

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 02.02.2015 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

I recently experienced a knee injury so painful that I sobbed until tears and snot covered my face, and I ignored my mother's admonishment to wear fancy underwear before going to the hospital.

Stigmatize Me, Fool

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Kruczyk

Depression isn't weakness. It's an illness. I think this message will make itself clearer as more people feel free to talk about it. So here I am, talking about it.

Should I Go Au Naturale (With My Medication)?

Maria Senise | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

Lately, I've been pondering the notion of switching my antidepressant medication. I can't tell if mine is effective at all, since my OCD and anxiety h...

What You Should Know About Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Victor Schwartz | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Victor Schwartz

Environmental factors such as stress, sleep disruption, and drug or alcohol use may also trigger manic-depressive episodes, so maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important -- proper nutrition and sleep, handling stress, finding a support network and psychotherapy can all help manage bipolar disorder.

My Medicated Case For Psychiatrics

Brett Gleason | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Brett Gleason

Some of my friends brag about how little sleep they get, as if depriving oneself of the ability to function fully is something to be proud of. Perhaps I could survive without my meds, but would I have been able to graduate college? I don't just want to survive, I want to thrive.

Generic Drugs Offer Seniors Big Savings

Jim T. Miller | Posted 11.10.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, Are brand-name medications better than generic, and if not, why is there such a price difference? Also, how can I find out which ...

Combatting Ebola: Quarantine Is Vital, But Also Cultural Education

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 11.05.2014 | World
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

We must learn from responses to such epidemics in the past if we are to succeed today. Such lessons will be difficult to craft, requiring expertise in culture as well as medicine, but need to be integral parts of our global response.

No One Ever Said It Was Going to Be Easy

Risa Sugarman | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Risa Sugarman

Over the past five weeks, I have garnered two psychiatric hospitalizations and about a dozen ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) treatments. What's funny is that at first glance, I look "normal," just like everyone else. Truthfully, I could not even define "normal."

10 Ways to Actively Participate in Your Medical Care

Dr. Soania-Mathur | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Soania-Mathur

You must be actively involved in the management of your disease in order to live well with a chronic illness, actively seeking solutions to problems that arise and take on a proactive approach to life in general. Being a passive bystander won't get you the quality of life that you seek.

An Intimate Portrait of Depression and the Desire to Commit Suicide

Marie Marley | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

The news of Robbin Williams' tragic death by suicide caught me off guard. It took me far back into my own life and my experience with severe depression.