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What is High Functioning Depression?

Sometimes the symptoms of depression are easy to spot in ourselves or others, but what about in situations when there’s simply a nagging sadness, a drag in our energy or a lack of normal focus even when, on the outside, everything seems like it’s going great? This might be a case of High Functioning Depression, […]




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Positive Aspects of Social Media on Mental Health

Social media, like most things in life, isn’t necessarily all bad or all good. There’s no doubt that social networking sites – Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and others – can have a negative impact on mental health, but is there a flip side to that coin? Most experts believe yes, there is. And the good […]




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Is Social Media Bad for Your Mental Health?

Since the beginning of social media, which started around 1997 with sites like Six Degrees and then later Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, the belief was that greater connectivity to loved ones, friends, colleagues and even strangers would benefit people. More than two decades later, the prevailing opinion of mental health experts is that moderation […]




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What is Phenibut and Why Did the FDA Issue a Warning About its Dangers?

Using dietary supplements, such fish oil, multivitamins and other over-the-counter health-related products, is a daily habit for many Americans. In fact, dietary supplements are big business. According to the FDA, there are an estimated 75,000 different products sold as dietary supplements, purchased by more than 150 Americans, generating profits of $40 billion a year. Supplements, […]




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June is Men’s Health Month: 6 Ways Men Can Live Healthier Lives

With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s important that men of all stripes, whether they’re fathers or not, look at ways that they can improve their health and wellbeing. After all, one of the keys to a long, productive life and meaningful relationships is staying as healthy as possible. Which is why the entire […]




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SBIRT – Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment for Substance Use

The prevalence of addiction in the United States, from tobacco use to alcoholism, and the opioid epidemic to other illicit drug abuse, takes a costly toll on the nation’s physical, emotional and financial wellbeing. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) estimates the price of substance abuse-related issues, such as lost work productivity, crime and […]




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World No Tobacco Day is May 31

It might go without saying that smoking cigarettes is bad for the lungs, though the World Health Organization (WHO), which sponsors World No Tobacco Day on May 31 along with partners, reports that in some countries there is a lack of knowledge about the severe damage cigarettes have on lung health. Worldwide, tobacco use kills […]




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National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week

May 10 to 16, 2020 Mother’s Day marks the beginning of National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week, sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). This nationwide campaign hopes to raise awareness and educate people, especially women, of the dangers of using drugs or alcohol during pregnancy. Drug and […]




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Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month in May

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a mental health condition that makes it difficult for a person to regulate their emotions. The prevalence of the condition in the United States is difficult to measure because of the high incidence of misdiagnosis, but the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) estimates nearly 6 percent of the population […]




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What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Vaping?

Regardless of the narrative that marketing companies and “big tobacco” try to sell, vaping – the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) – is not necessarily a safe alternative to smoking cigarettes. E-cig battery-powered heating elements turn addictive liquid nicotine, which can come in various flavors and added chemicals, into vapor that users inhale. Unfortunately, business […]




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