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How to Know a Loved One Is Using Drugs and Ways to Help Them

Kiernan Hopkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kiernan Hopkins

I love my family, just as I'm sure you love yours. Then there are the multitude of close friends and other loved ones who are family by choice. We pro...

Mobile Health Lets Doctors Practice Like It's 1950

Zachary Landman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Zachary Landman

Sixty-three years ago, my grandfather suffered a heart attack. His physician arrived at the house upon receiving a call from the family, quickly made the diagnosis, ensured his stability, and recommended that he relax and enjoy life outside the hustle and bustle of the city for a while.

Improving Your Health Care Experience: A New Model

Dr. Howard K. Koh | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
Dr. Howard K. Koh

At each visit, you should feel assured that you are at the center of the care process. You should be greeted in a welcoming manner, encouraged to ask questions, invited to give feedback regarding your experience, and receive simple follow-up information after you leave.

A Culture of Denial: Myths About Addicts and Addiction

David Bedrick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

People don't abuse substances because they are bored, looking for stimulation, stressed, or prone to self-medicating. While these are the usual suspects promoted by psychology texts, media, even bloggers, they rarely bear fruit.

Collapse Your Favorite Duality

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

How do people get better (existentially healthier)? That is the question that I ask myself a lot. In the course of my clinical work as a psychologist I keep looking for formulas and models and recipes of wellbeing, for ways and pathways and roads to psychological sovereignty.

When Does Choosing a Treatment Matter?

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

In the United States, many provisions of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) are about to take effect. Opponents of the law are concern...

September, So Exciting

Susie Spain | Posted 11.10.2013 | Impact
Susie Spain

For all of us at Angels at Risk, what we love most about September is all the newness, the hope, the crisis, the tears and all the joy that we get to see. The fact for us all is that it comes under the category of helping everybody's self-esteem.

You Are Not Your Diagnosis

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 10.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

If a doctor were to tell you that you had cancer, how would you feel in that moment? It is hard to have positive expectancy when your mind automatically sees a label or diagnosis as bad.

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...