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Is It Safe To Take Expired Medicine?

The Huffington Post | Allison Fox | Posted 04.21.2017 | Healthy Living

The Question: Is expired medication effective and safe to take? The Answer: Take pause before just reaching into your medicine cabinet. There are a...

When You Decide to Medicate Your Child With Special Needs

Kathy Radigan | Posted 02.06.2017 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

As a mom I make quick decisions every day. Many are no more important than what to serve for dinner or how much do I want to battle my teenage son ove...

Exclusive Interview with Larry Twersky, Serial Entrepreneur

Mark C. Miller | Posted 01.20.2017 | Business
Mark C. Miller

Larry Twersky, Serial Entrepreneur All photos courtesy of Larry Twersky Larry Twersky is CEO of TimerCap. The Rx TimerCap was designed to help with ...

Expensive New Diabetes Drugs Add Nothing But Cost And Complications

Allen Frances | Posted 11.17.2016 | Science
Allen Frances

The one thing drug companies are not very good at is developing better drugs. Tried and true meds are often much better, and always much cheaper, than the hyped stuff you see on TV on get from your doctor. Be informed. 

How to Bring SEL to Students with Disabilities

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.27.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

By David Lichtenstein It was nine-year-old Tobin's first day at a new public school, and like most kids he was nervous. He didn't know the other stu...

How T Save Money On Prescription Medication

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 08.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Stephanie R. Caudle

Prescription drug users are at an all-time high. It was reported in 2015 that 70% of Americans were taking prescription medications for a plethora of ...

How The Clinton-Trump Election Is Like Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Natasha Tracy | Posted 08.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Natasha Tracy

As it turns out, I am very familiar with picking the option you hate the least. Bipolar disorder treatment is very much like that.

Let’s Talk About Medicating Mental Illness The Same Way We Do Other Diseases

Pamela Brill | Posted 08.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Pamela Brill

I love medicine. I believe in medicine.I’ve seen when medicine transforms life and when medicine fails miserably. The science is absurdly fascinatin...

To The Man Who Didn't Run Away When I Told Him What My Pills Were For

The Mighty | Posted 08.18.2016 | Healthy Living
The Mighty

Written by Meghan Peacock To the man who has loved me through everything, Things happened so easily, so naturally. The first couple weeks of dat...

Why Mental Illness Saddens Me

Matt Hartman | Posted 08.03.2016 | Impact
Matt Hartman

These people suffering from mental illness, especially severe mental illness, are like the rest of us. They have dreams, hopes and feelings. Many, like the homeless man I regularly see, are full of intelligence, love, passion and resilience, yet we're blind to all of those qualities.

A Woman Finds Her Voice and Loses Her Depression

Amy Begel | Posted 07.20.2016 | Women
Amy Begel

As a family and couples' therapist, I have the opportunity to work with many women who consider themselves depressed. Often these women see this as a purely personal struggle, believing they have a "chemical imbalance". They often feel burdened and alone, and responsible and/or guilty for their depression.

Writing To My Bad Beat

Sue Carswell | Posted 07.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sue Carswell

Recently I was let go of a project I was working on and it's a killer for me. My eyes are all wet and I'm trying to assuage my tears with Burt Bacharach songs. "Lord we don't need another mountain," as one of his song goes. God, I feel like it's me against the Alps.

Sometimes We Need Our Unhappiness

Amy Begel | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Begel

I recently had a discussion with a colleague that got me thinking about case that I'd like to share. I was at my office in mid-October, as autumn wa...

What Selma Blair Can Teach Us About Mixing Pills And Alcohol

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living

Selma Blair issued an apology on Tuesday for what was described as "an outburst" for which she was reportedly removed from a Delta flight on a stretch...

Alzheimer's Medications

Allan S. Vann | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Allan S. Vann

Most people know that Alzheimer's disease (AD) leads to memory loss and cognitive decline. Most people, however, may not know that many people with A...

Rising Prescription Pricing Has Dire Consequences

Lisa Chau | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Chau

The relentless hyperinflation of drug prices needs to end, but it won't happen without major changes in policy. Some actions or proposals have included (but are definitely not limited to):

What Happened When I Stopped Pretending Everything Was Perfect

Jordan Reid | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Jordan Reid

I spent years determined to fight a battle with my bare hands instead of looking around me for other tools that I not only "could" use, but were in fact necessary. So maybe it's not an overhaul of my belief system at all, but rather an evolution.

A Key Ingredient In Tylenol Might Reduce Empathetic Response

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.17.2016 | Healthy Living

Acetaminophen -- an active ingredient in Tylenol and other painkillers -- can help numb your aches and pains, but a new study found it could also affe...

Skyrocketing Suicide Rates Could Become a Public Health Epidemic

Lisa Chau | Posted 05.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Lisa Chau

The emotional needs of our communities must be addressed now. Given the data, we know that we are already in an increasingly dangerous situation. Our country is in a mental health crisis.

Celebrating My Bipolar Diagnosis

Michael Weinberger | Posted 04.29.2017 | Healthy Living
Michael Weinberger

I am stronger today than I have ever been. I'm looking forward and am realistic about the fact that another episode may be lurking around the corner. It doesn't frighten me as I know I have the right support structure in place and stories like the one above to remind me that this too shall pass -- it always does!

The Monster You Can't See: A Young Woman's Struggle With Depression

Sarah Klegman | Posted 04.19.2017 | Healthy Living
Sarah Klegman

So let's skip off into the doom-full sunset together, my fellow depression having friends. Or we can walk slowly, and not speak to each other. Maybe even pause to sit down halfway and revel in the awfulness of it all -- that's fine too.

How to Take Pills Regularly

Alan Christianson | Posted 04.15.2017 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

Once you get this rhythm down, you'll find taking pills are no longer a source of stress. You might be amazed how much benefit you can get from simple steps when you're able to do them consistently.

A Message for Grandparents About Medication Safety

Kate Carr | Posted 04.05.2017 | Parents
Kate Carr

We want grandparents, parents and all caregivers to remember that the first line of defense in preventing medicine poisoning is family and with a few simple precautions we can help keep our kids active, healthy and safe.

Dear Big Pharma: I Know I'm Going to Die. Please Stop Reminding Me

John Blumenthal | Posted 03.29.2017 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Back in the day, when you curled up on the couch to watch TV, it was generally a pleasurable, albeit mind-numbing experience, just as the networks int...

Holy Screw-Up, Batman... This Could Happen to You!

Victor Imbimbo | Posted 03.24.2017 | Healthy Living
Victor Imbimbo

Bear in mind: An educated family caregiver and patient are appreciated by the vast majority of physicians. You have every right to drive the process that keeps your loved one safe and healthy! Help yourself. Help others.