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Are Medical Schools Doing Enough to Combat the Addiction Epidemic?

Harvard medical students are demanding better training to tackle the opioid crisis. Their efforts to improve the curriculum are being heard throughout the nation. Now other medical schools are under fire as critics wonder why med students are not required to learn everything about an epidemic taking lives away each day. Shouldn’t all medical school . . . . Continue Reading

8 Ways to Fight Sugar Addiction and Live a Healthier Life

The idea of sugar being an addiction may be hard for many to grasp, especially for those in recovery. However, Americans are consuming an average of 160 pounds of refined sugar per person a year. Refined sugar is actually considered by cardiovascular researchers to have properties similar to cocaine. In fact, a 2012 study in . . . . Continue Reading

4 Ways Drug Addiction Treatment Differ For Women

Men are from Mars. Women are from Venus. We’ve all heard that line before. After all, it was the title of one of the most crazed books of the 90’s and although the author, John Gray, was making more of a reference to relationships than addiction treatment, the reality is that when it comes to gender, there . . . . Continue Reading

Your Body Type May Determine if You Binge Eat

Your body type may be why you are a binge eater… That’s right! According to a new study from Drexel University, certain body types make a person more likely to binge eat.  This is the first investigation to make the connection between body fat distribution, body image and disordered body image. The study published in . . . . Continue Reading

Virtual Reality Could Help Women With Eating Disorders Improve Body Image

As someone who had an eating disorder in my teenage years, I was surprised to read this new study. Swapping bodies in the virtual world is now being considered as a legitimate treatment for aiding in the recovery of eating disorders. Wait, what?! I don’t think even The Jetsons could have predicted this one… According . . . . Continue Reading

3 Strategies to Free Yourself from Worry

Author: Shernide Delva Worrying can be debilitating and hold us back from living life to the fullest. Of course, it is natural to worry and most of us do. However, if you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, it might be time to let go of the constant worrying. It can be frustrating when someone tells you . . . . Continue Reading

Elderly Drug Addiction on the Rise

Author: Shernide Delva  When you envision drug addiction, the elderly is probably not the age group that comes to mind. Yet, believe it or not, substance abuse among those ages 60 and older is one of the fastest health problems facing this country. Like we always say, addiction does not discriminate. Not against race, class, . . . . Continue Reading

Exposing DEA Double Standards on Drug Testing

With the back and forth debate that has been going on for a little while now in regards to whether drug tests should be administered to individuals seeking government assistance through food stamps and welfare we hear the same kind of comments over and over, like “if I have to take a drug test to . . . . Continue Reading

Brain Connections Linked to Positive Thinking

There are people you meet that are so positive, it makes you wonder if they were born that way. Now a new study is showing a strong correspondence between a particular set of connections in the brain and a positive lifestyle. Positive people tend to look at the bright side of things and have a . . . . Continue Reading

Diabulimia: The Eating Disorder You’ve Never Heard Of

The pressure to stay thin is causing young girls to engage in a different kind of eating disorder. One you’ve probably never heard of or could have imagined. Tempted by potential weight loss, teen girls born with type 1 diabetes are tampering with their insulin to drop the pounds. The eating disorder has garnered the . . . . Continue Reading

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