July 16, 2015

Heroin: A Growing Problem

Heroin: A Growing Problem The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released troubling new statistics about heroin abuse in the United States. This trend should be of concern to all. The CDC reports: Heroin use has increased across the US among men and women, most age groups, and all income levels. Some of […]

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June 26, 2015

Meditation: It’s So Easy Even Mice Can Do It

Meditation: It’s So Easy Even Mice Can Do It OK, that might be an overstatement, but in this case, animated lab mice teach us the benefits of meditation and how to get started on a meditation practice. In this delightful video from mindful.org, Dan Harris and Happify give us the directions needed to begin a […]

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May 27, 2015

Yoga Improves Brain Response to Chronic Pain

Yoga Improves Brain Response to Chronic Pain There are many health benefits to yoga practice. Some poses ease anxiety or depression while others reduce overall stress levels. Studies have shown that yoga practice can stave off stress-related diseases, such as some forms of heart disease. Now, it is being reported that yoga can reverse some […]

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May 18, 2015

Pain Management May be in Your Head – And That’s a Good Thing

Pain Management May be in Your Head – And That’s a Good Thing If you’ve ever whacked your thumb or stubbed your toe, you know that the pain you experience with those events feels like it is in your extremities. But in truth, pain is experienced in your brain and it is your brain that […]

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May 15, 2015

Relationship Killers: What you’re Doing to Damage your Intimate Relationships beyond Repair

Relationship Killers: What you’re Doing to Damage your Intimate Relationships beyond Repair There’s an old saying that we most hurt the ones we love. Ever wonder why? Not only are the ones we love the most invested in us, but they are also those with whom we act out our hurt. What are the ways […]

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May 6, 2015

How Smoking Weed Harms Memory and Why that’s a Problem

How Smoking Weed Harms Memory and Why that’s a Problem A great deal of research is being done on the effects of marijuana on the brain and its development. We have known for some time that the human brain does not finish developing until around the age of twenty-five, so there was little doubt that […]

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May 5, 2015

Youthful Binge Drinking Damages the Adult Brain

Youthful Binge Drinking Damages the Adult Brain When I was a teenager, from the age of 11 till 22, I drank a lot, whenever I could get my hands on alcohol. Although I was fortunate to get sober when I was still in my twenties, I have always suspected that the early drinking that I […]

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April 24, 2015

Managing Student Expectations in the Transition from High School to College

Managing Student Expectations in the Transition from High School to College High school seniors have a lot of expectations about what life will be like once they move on from their parents’ homes. When I prepared to leave for college, I hunkered down in my room to make a list of all the things I’d […]

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April 24, 2015

Antidote for Opioid Overdose Now Available without Prescription in California

Antidote for Opioid Overdose Now Available without Prescription in California California leads the way in helping curb the number of deaths from accidental overdose of prescription painkillers and heroin by making the life-saving antidote available without a prescription. The Los Angeles Times reports: California pharmacists can hand out an overdose antidote to patients on powerful […]

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April 20, 2015

Workers Abusing ADHD Drugs to Get Ahead

Workers Abusing ADHD Drugs to Get Ahead We’ve long seen it among college students – the abuse of medications that treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to help improve study habits. Most ADHD medications, when taken by those who do not have ADHD, act like speed in the body. They focus attention and stave off […]

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