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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.

Minding The Brain: Strategies To Stave Off Alzheimer's Disease

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There has been enormous attention of late to the grim and genuinely frightening problem of Alzheimer's disease. The problem is grim by its very nature -- there is little we contemplate with greater dread than the loss of our minds, our very selves.

Anxious, Fatigued or Depressed? Pills, Exercise or Diet Shouldn't Top Your List of Treatments

Christine Bronstein | Posted 02.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Christine Bronstein

Anxious, fatigued or depressed? You are not alone -- one in five Americans is popping pills for these issues -- but pills, exercise or diet shouldn't top your list of treatments, says Bay Area author, founder of OwningPink.com and integrative medicine physician Dr. Lissa Rankin.

Residential Rehab and the Family's Participation

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 01.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

Women who are married with children are supposed to be the family's pillar of strength -- the matriarch. There seems to be more judgment toward a wife and mother who is drinking and can't take care of her family, especially her children.

Yes, There Is An Upside To Being Terminally Ill

Hillary St. Pierre | Posted 12.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Hillary St. Pierre

Even though I have the label "terminally ill," I know my chances and my time is what I make it. Medical knowledge has been doubling every ten years and maybe, just maybe, I'll be here when my cure comes.

I Have Bedbugs -- Now What?

Michael Colongione | Posted 03.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Colongione

Prior to a pest control company coming to treat your home, preparing for it is just as important as the actual treatment. In celebrating Bedbug Awareness Month, we thought this was one of the most important topics to educate people about.

Drug Czar "Too Busy" to Meet With Fellow Cops

Norm Stamper | Posted 10.07.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Back in June, representatives of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition marched from the National Press Club to the Office of National Drug Control Policy headquarters. Our mission: to hand-deliver a copy of our new report.

AIDS: The Next 30 Years

Mitchell Warren | Posted 08.09.2011 | World
Mitchell Warren

This week the world has been looking back at 30 years of AIDS. But what about the next thirty years? Could we see an end to AIDS?

Elizabeth Taylor Found Being of Service Her Drug of Choice

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 05.27.2011 | Home
Dr. Howard Samuels

Elizabeth Taylor's disregard for public opinion when it came to her personal life served her well as she let everyone know that even the biggest movie star in the world could survive addiction, one day at a time, just like you and me.

Treatment Is Gaining Favor, But There's Still Work To Be Done

Howard Meitiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Howard Meitiner

I'm saying that sending a non-violent individual to prison for drug possession accomplishes the exact opposite of our goal: it turns that individual into a criminal.

Our Addicted Nation Needs to Talk Solutions, Not Blame

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Howard Samuels

Shaming and blaming addicts for their use and behavioral conditions is like putting out a fire with gasoline.

A Sensible Way to Deal with Addiction

Don McNay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

One Pill Makes You Larger One Pill Makes You Small And the ones that mother gives you Don't do anything at all - Jefferson Airplane My first expo...

Eating Disorder Reality TV?

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Susan Albers

To help people recover from eating disorders they really need ongoing, consistent treatment from a team of professionals. "Just eating" doesn't solve the problem.

Speeding Treatments From the Lab to Patients

Lesa Mitchell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lesa Mitchell

Despite the growing sophistication and promise of health care technology research, fewer and fewer breakthrough ideas are finding their way out of research institutions and into the hands of experienced clinicians.

Paris Hilton's Probation Could Lead to Helping Others

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Anthony Papa

I suggest that Paris Hilton now speak out and become an advocate for reforming our draconian drug laws. Think of how many lives she could save by speaking out for treatment instead of imprisonment.

Born Without the Burden of HIV

Susan Smith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Susan Smith Ellis

Despite the fact that HIV/AIDS is preventable and treatable, 430,000 children each year -- more than 1,000 a day -- are born with the disease. About 90 percent of these babies are born in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Search For the Right Blood Pressure Medicine

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — It's hard to predict which pills will best lower which patient's high blood pressure, but researchers are hunting ways to better pe...