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18
Apr

Substance Abuse Among Older Adults

A Growing Problem Baby Boomers—a term used to refer to individuals born in the United States between 1946 and 1964—are now approaching old age. Surprisingly, these older adults are using illicit substances in a pattern not seen in prior generations of older adults, including developing substance use disorders (SUDs) at increasingly higher rates; in previous...
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tide pods
23
Feb

Tide Pods – What Are You Thinking??

Viral Tide Pod challenge | Serious health consequences Courtesy:  Modern Healthcare  | January 27, 2018 Even for a stunt destined to be filed under “dumb things teens do,” the Tide Pod challenge raises the bar—to toxic. Teens are eating the laundry detergent pods as part of a viral social media stunt and that’s worrying healthcare providers...
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Borderline Personality Disorder
22
Feb

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

The Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Patient and Family Education Initiative, offers free monthly webinars designed to equip family members with the skills, knowledge and confidence to support a loved one with borderline personality disorder.   This series of free online seminars, moderated by McLean clinicians are available to the public via the McLean’s website. Visit http://www.mcleanhospital.org/consumer-education/borderline-personality-disorder-patient-and-family-education-initiative for...
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puerto rico
22
Feb

Cruz Helps Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

Cruz Clinic teamed with the Johns Hopkins University MD Junior organization and sent medical supplies and medications, along with physicians and students to Puerto Rico to assist the citizens still suffering from the hurricane.  The medical mission took place in January 2018, and helped many needy people in Puerto Rico. Cruz Clinic created a fundraiser...
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30
Jan

Seasonal Affective Disorder

By:  Sherry J. Anderson, Director of Professional Outreach Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that occurs at the same time each year, usually in the winter months.  The shorter days and colder weather of winter can make anyone feel down, especially if you live a long distance from the equator.  The reduced...
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18
Jan

Keeping Busy this Winter

Have you ever been trapped in your house in a snow storm.  This article will explore three ways for individuals with Schizophrenia to stay occupied during a snowstorm. Bake The first way to stay occupied during a snow storm with Schizophrenia is to bake.  This is a fun activity to do when you can’t drive...
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17
Dec

Preparing for Holiday Stress

Holiday cheer: throughout November and December the stores are decked with festive decor, the commercials are of happy families sitting around the table breaking bread together, and the stories told at the office or at school are about the plans everyone seems to have for hunkering down and enjoying a nice time with their loving...
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24
Oct

iPhone X. Yes or No?

It Might Come Down To Which Part Of Your Brain Is Active. This week Apple announced the iPhone X. Some of you have decided you are definitely NOT going to buy it, others have decided you definitely are, and others are on the fence. Whether you go for it or not at least partially depends...
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