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Tom Brokaw's Lightheadedness From Mistakenly Taking Ambien: What Are The Effects Of The Sleeping Pill?

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 09.07.2012 | Healthy Living

Tom Brokaw has been released from a North Carolina hospital after being admitted Thursday morning for lightheadedness, according to news reports. ...

Why Do So Many Americans Rely On Sleeping Pills? Arianna And Experts Weigh In (WATCH)

Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living

Why do so many Americans need pills to do the most natural thing in the world? Arianna and HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill spoke with Drs. Russel...

Ambien Found In Kerry Kennedy System

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 07.25.2012 | New York

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A court document says the drug found in Ambien sleeping pills was found in Kerry Kennedy's blood after her recent New York auto ...

I Wanna Be Sedated

Suzanne Hegland | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne Hegland

Last Friday, five months after receiving approval from the FDA, pharmacists finally began doling out the newest sleep aid to the groggy hordes.

Benzos and Other Sleep Medications: Deadly and Unnecessary

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 03.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

In my experience as a psychiatrist, nearly everything we call a psychiatric symptom or problem, including insomnia, is in reality a signal that we have to face a new challenge in life.

Can't Sleep? 7 Steps to the Land of Nod

Deborah King | Posted 05.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Deborah King

Here are seven steps to help you get a good night's sleep, every night, without drugs.

Don't Sleep and Drive: How to Avoid Complex Sleep Behaviors

Tracey Marks, M.D. | Posted 03.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Tracey Marks, M.D.

Sleeping pills are generally safe, especially when used short-term. Complex sleep behaviors such as sleep eating, sleep driving and sleep violence are uncommon side effects. But there are known factors that increase the risk of this happening to you.

Woman Dies After Sleepwalking Into Lake

Jocelyn Richard | Posted 12.23.2011 | Weird News

A 55-year-old New Jersey woman with a history of sleepwalking has drown after unconsciously walking across a train trestle near her apartment and fall...

New Mother's Little Helpers? The Pills Moms Are Hooked On Today

NYTimes.com | Posted 01.07.2012 | Parents

The indiscriminate worries and ruminations that churn through the mind of Cheryl Downs McCoy are matters most working mothers have rifled through at s...

The Galliano Conundrum

Abe Gurko | Posted 08.23.2011 | Style
Abe Gurko

When the Galliano Debacle first happened, I was quick NOT to judge the man while he was drowning in his addictions and subsequent sorrows. After all, ...

So Long, Joe...

Michael Perman | Posted 06.17.2011 | Home
Michael Perman

There is a path to quitting caffeine and the road ahead is a two-lane country road, deftly carved into mountains and alongside sparkling beaches, which certainly trumps the cement superhighway on which I was perpetually racing.

Meditation or Medication? Or Both?

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

A decade ago, having recently begun Buddhist meditation practice, I attended a lecture/Q&A with a Tibetan master at a Buddhist center in Hollywood. Th...

Understanding the Placebo Effect

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eliezer Sobel

My first foray into the nebulous world of antidepressants was in 1985 when I was put on Sinequan. It gave me severe cotton mouth, didn't do much for my mood.

Ken Culler, Army Veteran, Drove 100 Miles Through Dangerous Mountain Passes In A Snow Storm

KDVR | Heidi Hemmat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - Million of people suffer from sleep disorders and turn to prescription drugs for help. But more and more people using the sleep aid "Ambie...

Learn the Ancient Secret to Kicking the Candy Habit

Dana Kennedy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Kennedy

The Ancient Secret to Kicking the Candy Habit - or Da Candy Code for short - reveals the most powerful law in the universe.

Eric Massa: Esquire Interview Details Drunken, Ambien-Induced Wandering, Suicide Attempts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just when the spotlight seemed to have faded from disgraced former Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y), the congressman who resigned after a wave of sexual harass...

Sleeping Outside of Seattle: Road Sleep

Heidi Sinclair | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heidi Sinclair

For an insomniac, sleeping at home is hard to come by, but sleeping when you are traveling is almost impossible.

This Is Your Brain on Drugs: The Effect of Sleeping Pills

Gayatri Devi, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gayatri Devi, M.D.

I am constantly inundated with requests for medications to "sleep better". Yes, these medications will help you get to sleep. But sleep better? No way!

Nebraska Mother, 41, Arrested And Accused Of Raping Son, 15, Nightly

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

OMAHA, Neb. — A 41-year-old Nebraska woman is accused of having sex nightly with her teenage son when he was in seventh and eighth grades, offic...

Stop Yawning and Start Building Trains and Other Infrastructure

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Epstein

If we want to join the Chinese and other innovators in finding solutions to our clean energy and infrastructure challenges we need to wake up before we sleep through the Green Revolution

Award-Winning Health Care Ads? A New Kind Of Clio Award (VIDEO)

Carlos Cagin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

While health care reform continues to be something of a national obsession, ad industry bigwigs were recently honored with the first-ever Clio awards ...

A Vital Part of Healthcare Reform: Change How We Educate Our Doctors

Dr. John Neustadt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. John Neustadt

Training doctors to uncover and treat the underlying causes of disease could eliminate much of the unnecessary reliance on pharmaceuticals and reduce their devastating, and sometimes deadly, side effects.

Testing for Date Rape Drugs

Sophia Carroll | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophia Carroll

On Independence Day, somebody somehow slipped a pill into my wine glass at a dinner dance, and I left about three minutes before it really hit. Date rape drugs are a weapon.

Pharmaceutical Drug Pushers Lead to National Overdose

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francesca Biller

I only hope that some woman is lucky enough to be with a man who becomes afflicted with one side effect Viagra claims, a condition known as priapism, ...

Don't Panic, it Won't Help

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Everywhere we look we're seeing evidence of strain, anxiety and panic. While it's natural and expected that we be affected during these uncertain times, stay out of a state of panic.