The holidays can bring about anxiety, stress, and a return to unhealthy behavior for those at risk. Make sure you're prepared this holiday season to make sure that gifts and family time are the memories you ahve this year.
If you go from brittle to fragile following a horrendous trauma, the fear of being re-traumatized and going from fragile to shattered, fragmented and irretrievably lost can drive a person who needs to be in control to take desperate actions… including killing themselves.
The promise of pharmacogenomics is exciting: knowing who to give what medication and how much of it for the best effect with the fewest adverse reactions. If you think the hope is too great, check out results from this smoking cessation trial - Booya!
By Harris B Stratyner Ph.D., CASAC on December 01, 2010 in
Plenty of tweens and teens don't get high or sit around just staring at a computer screen. But for those who do have mental health or addiction issues -- there is hope. But hope only comes about with the help of others: parents, relatives, friends, specialists who care.
When the Black Dog settles in, he sleeps on your chest, making it hard to breathe, hard to stand up, hard to show your real self to the world. He is ravenous, he is smothering, he steals your sleep.
People who drink moderately are healthier than abstainers due to alcohol's beneficial effects, and because they lead better lives. They have more interests, more friends, and more purpose in life. Moderate drinkers also have more control of their lives and don't fall for the idea that substances control them.
Family caregivers are overwhelmed and underappreciated. I am preaching to the choir when I say that. As we talk about the "sanwich generation" or the "club sandwich" generation should not we also be aiming our attention back to the mirror an be speaking about "The Clinical Sandwich" generation, as well?
You should never drink rum & Coke, Irish coffee, Kahlua, alternate alcohol with soft drinks, or have coffee after a dinner where you drank. Doing any of these things stands a "good chance of killing you," according to Yale's Prevention Research Center.
Poor impulse control takes its toll on all Americans. Children born today might be the first in American history to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. They will also face greatly diminished economic prospects, as runaway spending contributes to an increasingly unsustainable debt load. But there are simple steps we can take to fight back.
Reefer Madness? Black market drugs now are different, often much stronger, than what's been available for many decades. And genomic research shows it is very likely there are changes taking place within the human genome as a result of generations of illicit drug use.
By Ryan G Van Cleave Ph.D. on November 14, 2010 in Unplugged
On November 13, 1,800 libraries throughout the world will participate in the largest simultaneous national video game tournament ever. While folks from Guinness World Records might be supportive of this, the rest of us should not be.
The Supreme Court is weighing arguments for and against a California law banning the sale of violent video games to minors. The dispute is over whether it is a violation of free speech to ban them. But the issue is really about public health