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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 me...

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.

Why I Embrace Anxiety

Cecilie Aslaksen | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Cecilie Aslaksen

For the last year I've not used medication, I've created my own job, I have three happy kids, and I'm happy to be alive. I live the life I've dreamt about living.

Power: The New Valium

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

High-power posture can change our physiology, psychology and behavior. It can make us more competitive while decreasing our stress levels. Thus far no troubling side effects have been reported. The price is right. Sounds good to me.

9 Surprising Treatments to Combat Dry Eye

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

I've heard my patients claim that they thought this is just a normal part of the aging process; however, nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, dry eyes are about as normal as chronic headaches, toothaches or loss of bowel control.

Onward to the Consultation: Having a Second Opinion in the Fight Against Depression

Risa Sugarman | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Risa Sugarman

Depression is a horrible illness where your inner core is twisted and twisted again. Your heart hurts, your brain hurts and your soul hurts.

Should Cryonics, Cryothanasia, and Transhumanism Be Part of the Euthanasia Debate?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The medical field of preserving the dead for possible future life is quickly improving every year.

Bombs Are Medication For Guilt, Not Peace, In Iraq

Matthew Hoh | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

This civil war in Iraq is a war caused by our invasion and nearly decade long occupation, no doubt, but it is a war that will only worsen if the United States once again returns and takes a side. As with so many modern wars, a solution lies not in killing, but in compromise.

Leave It to Ritalin

Susanne Antonetta | Posted 08.16.2014 | Parents
Susanne Antonetta

We did have Ritalin as a therapy for attentional problems in the 1960s; it simply wasn't dispensed as it is now. In the CDC's latest figures, 11 percent of all kids are diagnosed with ADHD, and a big chunk of those diagnoses were made before age six.

When Depressed, Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Risa Sugarman | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Risa Sugarman

My psychiatrist has told me I am a "person of integrity," and I am finally beginning to believe her. I can only conquer this race by continuing to take my meds and actively doing the hard work in therapy. The ups and downs will continue, and I have to simply roll with it.