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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...

Cancer Vaccines: Not One Size Fits All

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Often, when people talk about a "cure" for cancer, they seem to be picturing something like the vaccine for smallpox or polio: a single shot that will eradicate the deadly killer once and for all.

Cure mental illness by supporting these organizations

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
DJ Jaffe

Anyone who's been reading the papers (or me) knows that the term 'mental illness' has now lost all meaning. As the psychiatric/pharmaceutical/healthca...

HIV/AIDS Medicine Is Only One Piece of the Puzzle

Susan Smith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Susan Smith Ellis

We are, truly, at a turning point. It will take the collective power of governments, foundations, NGOs and the private sector to sustain the global effort to combat the AIDS epidemic.

Baby Sea Turtle Is First Rescued From Gulf Oil Spill Slick

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Officials say the first sea turtle to be rescued from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is being cared for in New Orleans. Audubon A...

Should Eating Disorders Be Covered on Reality TV?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

As an eating disorder therapist, who has overcome her own eating disorder, I can tell you that if I were in treatment, and suffering, I would not want camera crews, microphones and lights in my face.

Kane County Program for Troubled Teens "Magical"

Sandy Kaczmarski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sandy Kaczmarski

The Kane County Diagnostic Center has a new program for troubled teens. Sold to the county board as a way to save taxpayer money, the sign-up sheet is...

Don't Get Rattled: Avoiding and Treating Rattlesnake Bites

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

We are now entering the peak of rattlesnake season. In fact, there have been eight rattlesnake bites in LA County since April, according to the County Department of Public Health.

Sex, Drugs & ADD/ADHD

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael B. Laskoff

Call it what you like - ADD, ADHD, AD/HD, Attention Deficit Disorder (with or without hyperactivity) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This...

Addiction: Tough Love Or Tough Luck? Empathy Works Better

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maia Szalavitz

As a former heroin and cocaine addict, I was horrified by what I learned about treatment before I sought help: the idea was that addiction is cured by "tough love," by breaking people in order to fix them.