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The Difference Between Natural and Chemically-Induced Sleep

Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D. | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D.

In recent years studies have begun to link chronic partial sleep deprivation to serious physical health consequences. Regularly catching only a few hours of sleep can hinder metabolism and alters hormone production in a way that is similar to the effects of aging.

Sit Back, Relax and Enjoy the Flight... Yeah, Right

Linda Wolff | Posted 05.05.2013 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

I kiss the finger tips on my right hand and press them to outside of the plane as I cross the threshold. It looks like I'm petting the plane. Once inside, I give a quick peek into the cockpit to make sure the pilots look busy, fit and sober.

Why I'm Afraid to Fly

Mary K. Moore | Posted 03.31.2013 | Travel
Mary K. Moore

In fact, if you gave me the choice between a plane crash and being attacked by a shark, I'll take the shark every time. I can punch a shark. He might spit me out.

How She Overcome Prescription Drug Addiction (VIDEO)

Posted 04.12.2013 | Teen

Nineteen-year-old Alicia Clouse started experimenting prescription pills and marijuana when she was in the eighth grade. Eventually, the Florida teen ...

Camp Xanax

Meredith Gordon | Posted 11.05.2012 | Parents
Meredith Gordon

Next time Mom gets one of her really cool ideas, it better come with a Xanax. For me, not for her. She's having a great time.

Judge Was Buying Pills And Having Sex During Court Breaks, Officials Claimed

AP | SHEILA BURKE | Posted 04.04.2012 | Crime

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- A Tennessee judge was so addicted to prescription drugs during his final two years on the bench, he was having sex and buying pill...

'Xanax' Nation? My Anti-Anxiety Meds Give Me Enough to Worry About

Kaitlin Bell Barnett | Posted 05.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Kaitlin Bell Barnett

Journalists love declaring that psychiatric medications symbolize some slice of the zeitgeist. So I can't say I was entirely surprised when I opened my mailbox the other day and saw New York Magazine's latest cover article proclaiming that this is the era of Xanax.

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.

'Dr. Feelgood' Is Responsible For 3 Overdose Deaths, Say Authorities

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH and GREG RISLING | Posted 05.02.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The prosecutor who took the rare step of charging a doctor with murder in the prescription drug overdose deaths of three patients ...

Panic Attacks And Other Jokes: Agorafabulous! Depicts Mental Illness on Its Own, Goofy Terms

Kaitlin Bell Barnett | Posted 04.29.2012 | Books
Kaitlin Bell Barnett

Agorafabulous! manages the rather sneaky feat of making what Sara Benincasa astutely calls "the wrong kind of different" seem not so wrong at all.

Xanax Facts and Whitney Houston

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 02.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Reports that Xanax and other benzos are not usually lethal when taken alone are vastly misleading. Xanax is rarely taken alone. Why? Because as much or more than any other prescribed drug, Xanax causes medication spellbinding.

The Truth About Whitney Houston And Xanax

Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living

By Walter Armstrong "Killed by Prescription Drugs" was the soundbite that headlined much of the instant media coverage of Whitney Houston's sudde...

Military Dogs Diagnosed With PTSD, Vets Prescribe Xanax

Posted 12.02.2011 | Impact

Now that military dogs are taking on a larger role in combat, they're also taking on more of the risks that come with going to war, including developi...

Vasectomy? Vasecta You!

Floyd Elliot | Posted 01.15.2012 | Fifty
Floyd Elliot

I'd considered getting a vasectomy for several years, but somehow something always prevented me: the color I wanted wasn't in stock; they were out of my size; a complete stranger would insert sharp instruments down below and, you know, snip

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...

Wife Charged With Attempted Murder For Trying To Calm Husband With Drugs

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

DELAND, Fla. -- A Florida woman is charged with spiking her husband's coffee with the anti-anxiety drug, Xanax (zan-aks). Melissa Goetz was charged W...

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.

Eat In Week: Bolognese for Days

Brianne DiSylvester | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brianne DiSylvester

In honor of Eat In Week, I'm sharing a recipe of one of my favorite dinners/lunch leftovers. Classic Bolognese Sauce. Let me just start this off by saying that I'm a sauce snob...

MD's for Sale

Dr. Johnny Benjamin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Johnny Benjamin

Once your celebrity clients have put you on the map as a 'doctor to the stars' the boundaries may become blurred.

Ten Things to Do if an Uninvited, Unexpected "Guest" Appears at your Door

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Francesca Biller

If you are "absolutely" sure they didn't already see you though a window or hear your voice, lie down anywhere they won't be able to spot you and try to breathe as softly as you can.

Michael Jackson's Drug Cocktail Of Demerol

The Sun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Jacko, 50, was taking up to THREE powerful narcotic pain relievers at the same time when any more than one is deemed potentially fatal. Sources close ...

I Love Xanax

Suz Redfearn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Suz Redfearn

Is that wrong? I hope not. Because I have no plans to give it up. And don't you try to make me, either.

Does Terrorism Make us Travel Greener?

Mairi Beautyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mairi Beautyman

The other day a friend mentioned his drug of choice for an upcoming flight: Anxiety pill Xanax. When I asked if he was afraid of flying, he said no, he was afraid of checking in.

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.

John Mayer Likes Xanax, Is Just Looking For A Wife

Best Life | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

John Mayer sat down with Best Life magazine for an interview, and revealed one of his constant companions: Xanax: In his early twenties, however, some...