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My answers to questions on this blog do not constitute medical advice, but are merely meant to create an educational forum for consumers. It is always best to discuss these issues with your health care provider.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Teen Boys – iMom
September 20 2017

If you have a teen boy, you need to read this article about the 5 Things You Don’t Know About Teen Boys. Source: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Teen Boys – iMom

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Traveling with Depression: 12 Tips for a Better Trip – SmarterTravel
September 18 2017

Don’t let depression stop you from seeing the world. These 12 tips can make traveling with depression a little easier. Source: Traveling with Depression: 12 Tips for a Better Trip – SmarterTravel

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Better Business Bureau warns of opiate addiction scams
September 6 2017

With the state on track to hit a thousand drug overdose deaths by the end of the year – and with most of those expected to be linked to some opioid drug – many people are likely look for a way to treat their substance abuse issues before they get out of hand. However, as […]

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Yoga For Concentration and Mental Focus – Yoga With Adriene
September 3 2017

Source: Yoga For Concentration and Mental Focus – Yoga With Adriene

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Sports world takes aim at mental health stigma — through authenticity.
September 1 2017

Roughly one in five American adults suffer from mental illnesses. Athletes might be more at risk. Here, eight of them tell their authentic stories. Source: Sports world takes aim at mental health stigma — through authenticity.

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Lawyers battle addiction and depression, too. Now they’re starting to talk about it
August 29 2017

Brian Cuban, author of “The Addicted Lawyer” and brother of Mark Cuban, talked about his drug addiction and thoughts of suicide at the Cuban American Bar Association’s panel on mental illness in the legal profession. Source: Lawyers battle addiction and depression, too. Now they’re starting to talk about it

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How America Spreads the Disease that is Racism by not Confronting Racist Family Members and Friends
August 16 2017

This may be my favorite article on racism thus far.  It conceptualizes racism as an epidemic, and gives concrete suggestions for how we can combat it — using a medically-inspired framework.  Like addiction, the first step is reconizing we have a problem.  Please read it — and honestly place yourself on the racism scale.  There […]

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The Family Meeting: Part 1
August 7 2017

Spotlight on my new favorite health-related website – Your GPS doc.Dr. Nicole T. Rochester is a board-certified pediatrician and Assistant Professor with almost two decades of experience practicing clinical medicine and teaching medical students and physicians-in-training. As a caregiver to her late father, who suffered from dementia, diabetes, hypertension, end-stage kidney disease, depression, and heart […]

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What My Daughter Taught Me About Addiction
July 31 2017

No parent ever wants to think that drug use might explain their child’s upsetting behavior. If only I had known how to spot it and what would help her most. Source: What My Daughter Taught Me About Addiction

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Evaluation of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Football Players
July 30 2017

This case series investigated the neuropathological and clinical features of deceased football players with chronic traumatic encephalopathy whose brains were donated for research. In a convenience sample of 202 deceased players of American football from a brain donation program, CTE was neuropathologically diagnosed in 177 players across all levels of play (87%), including 110 of […]

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