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A Peloton to Stave Off the Loneliness of Orphan Cancer

Rick Kaitz | Posted 09.24.2013 | Impact
Rick Kaitz

After what was described to us as "routine" surgery to remove a fibroid, my wife, Erica, was diagnosed with Myxoid, uterine leiomyosarcoma (LMS). That was the first shock. The second? The cancer is so rare, each year fewer than 100 people in the country receive such a diagnosis.

Celebrities and Drug Addiction: A Perfect Storm

John Tsilimparis | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
John Tsilimparis

As an addiction therapist, in the past 15 years of treating many different types of chemically-dependent individuals and their families, I have observed significant reasons as to why celebs and drug addiction seem to come together so often.

Why Christians Make Miserable Addicts

Heather Kopp | Posted 09.01.2013 | Religion
Heather Kopp

For more than twelve years, I was a Christian drunk living a double life. By day I wrote books about parenting and prayer, and by night I drank myself blotto from a stash in my closet.

The Tragedy of the Betty Ford-Hazelden 'Alliance'

Anna David | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna David

I do know that as major treatment centers start to move away from abstinence-based treatment, what I -- and many people I know and love -- received when we were desperate for help is in jeopardy.

5 Important Facts About Kidney Cancer

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

When used to treat small kidney tumors, radical nephrectomy has been shown to increase the risk of developing chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular complications, while partial nephrectomy has less risk of progressive kidney disease and has equal cancer-free survival.

Can We Please Stop Stigmatizing Addiction, Recovery and Lindsay Lohan?

Deni Carise | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Deni Carise

It has been almost two weeks since Lindsay Lohan appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman and, even with last week's horrific events in Boston, ...

Understanding Food Addiction

Tennie McCarty | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Tennie McCarty

Like an addiction to drugs or alcohol, food addicts will struggle to simply stop their addictive behavior, even when the behavior leads to weight gain, or damages relationships.

Television Rehab: Treatment or Trauma?

Reef Karim, D.O. | Posted 05.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Reef Karim, D.O.

Why expose these individuals to a "faux" rehab experience chock full of dramatic television experiences that favors ratings over treatment?

United States of Obesity: How Are States Battling Bulging Health Costs?

Scott Kahan, M.D. | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Scott Kahan, M.D.

Efforts aimed at obesity prevention are well underway, but we are still a nation very uncomfortable with paying for services that could help treat the two-thirds of Americans who carry excess weight.

Why Depathologization Matters to the Trans Community

Jane Fae | Posted 12.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Jane Fae

While being trans in whatever form that takes is burden enough, it is made many times worse by the fact that those who desperately need help must first prostrate themselves before the gods of medicine before receiving treatment.

Can the Marijuana Legalization Debate Bring Republicans & Democrats Together?

Howard Meitiner | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Howard Meitiner

This back-and-forth controversy over marijuana is like a microcosm of the entire polarized political sphere. But we're losing sight of the common ground here: we all agree that addiction is a disease.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD: An Interview With Mary Solanto, Ph.D.

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

"Just like learning to play an instrument, or learning a new language, or developing a muscle, learning new habits of the mind requires continued practice."

Dr. Kevin Sabet's Anti-Marijuana Legalization Arguments Debunked

Russ Belville | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Russ Belville

Dr. Sabet says legalization of marijuana would increase abuse, thereby increasing arrests, thereby leading to more costs.

Early Cancer Detection Saves Lives

Vanessa Cullins | Posted 10.17.2012 | Black Voices
Vanessa Cullins

Planned Parenthood health centers performed nearly 750,000 breast cancer screenings nationwide. Now, we will be able to serve our existing patients with even more resources--and reach new patients.

'Insomnia Is My Schoolyard Bully'

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 10.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

If sleep is my recess from a busy shift at work, insomnia is the playground mafioso, sauntering over to my place of business, demanding precious hours of sleep like it is some chump-change that I can spare.

The Case for Better Alternatives

Howard Meitiner | Posted 08.25.2012 | Impact
Howard Meitiner

I applaud politicians like New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who have recognized the need to invest in halfway houses and other treatment programs versus prisons. That being said, a treatment program is only viable as an alternative to incarceration if it lives up to its promise.

Bizarre Asthma Treatment: Thousands In India Swallow Live Fish To Cure Breathing Ailment

AP | Posted 08.08.2012 | Weird News

HYDERABAD, India -- Tens of thousands of asthma-sufferers mobbed a southern Indian stadium Friday to swallow live sardines smeared with a yellow herba...

My Friend Won't Leave Her House!

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 07.24.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

I have no idea how to approach her about this without sounding like I am accusing her of some deliberate dishonesty or undermining the validity of her claims to physical illness.

One Man's Solution To Paying Off His Medical Bills: A $1,000 Cup Of 'Cool Aid'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.22.2012 | Business

For the low-price of $1,000, one man is offering customers a chance to drink to good health -- his own, that is. Tobin Northrup, 43, of Lakewood, O...

Never Fear, the New DSM Won't 'Create More Addicts'

Deni Carise | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Deni Carise

The new DSM will not cause more people to be diagnosed with addiction. Instead, more people who may not yet be addicted (but whose substance use is nonetheless unhealthy) will be able to access very inexpensive but proven effective treatment earlier and more easily.

A Drug Policy for the 21st Century

R. Gil Kerlikowske | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
R. Gil Kerlikowske

Today we are releasing the 2012 National Drug Control Strategy -- the Obama Administration's primary policy blueprint for reducing drug use and its consequences in America. It is based on the premise that drug addiction is a chronic disease of the brain that can be prevented and treated.

Knowing Your Body

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 04.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Over the years, I've seen the incredible benefits of placing awareness and positive attention on the vocal mechanism. What we mentally attend to -- even in the physical realm -- responds. Is the same not true for the rest of my body? For yours?

Alexander Eichler

Executives In Rehab Won't Quit This Habit

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.27.2012 | Business

When Natalie was in rehab last year, she noticed a lot of people on the phone. Many of the other patients at Passages Malibu -- the California trea...

Treatment: Because No Life Is Disposable

Howard Meitiner | Posted 03.26.2012 | Crime
Howard Meitiner

It's about time more states recognized that low-level drug users are often victims who need help to fight their addictions. As we've said before, incarceration does the opposite of what we want to accomplish -- it turns those nonviolent users into criminals.

A Series of Markers, Dates, Finish Lines and Moments in Time

Jenna Benn | Posted 03.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Jenna Benn

My days no longer bleed into each other, but rather stand out -- waiting to be counted -- hoping to be acknowledged, and eager to be added to my list of memories, hardships, challenges and victories.