Dual Diagnosis

8 Things You Should Know About Dual Diagnosis Treatment

by John Gary Dual diagnosis is a condition involving mental health issues and substance abuse problems affecting an individual. The truth is that most of the time, those that are affected by a dual diagnosis actually are able to function quite normally and to the outside world, they seem perfectly fine. However, in order to…

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Prescription Medication Dos and Don’ts

by Maurine Anderson Prescription medication can be extremely useful for dealing with various health conditions, but it doesn’t come without its own dangers and potential risks—especially when there are children in the home. Here are some dos and don’ts that you should know before beginning to take prescription medication or before bringing prescription medication into…

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How Air Conditioning Changed the World

by Stacy Smith Thanks to Willis Haviland Carrier, who invented the world’s first air conditioner back in the early 1900s to modulate the temperature inside a printing house, modern man can endure the intense heat of an entire summer without resorting to hanging wet clothes in doorways or pumping water through aqueducts like his ancestors…

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Top 10 Biomedical Treatments for Autism

by John Gary When it comes to autism spectrum disorder, known as ASD, and ADHD, biomedical treatment has taken on a very functional approach. Any good treatment program for children with autism and ADHD will also include biomedical treatments. ASD includes a variety of conditions from classical autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, regressive autism, and PPD. While…

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Understanding Carrier Screening for Inherited Genetic Disorders

by Sara Stringer According to GlobalGenes.com, 1 in 10 Americans is living with a rare disease, and eighty percent of rare diseases are genetic in origin. Genetic disorders are diseases caused by a malfunction in a person’s DNA. This abnormal DNA is passed to children by parents who usually don’t know they carry it until they have…

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Path to Addiction: Do You Know What Your Kids Are Up To?

by Darci Maxwell Kids do stupid stuff, we all know that.  But technology allows kids these days to do even stupider things that make the underage drinking of the 1980’s look like a joke (although it does still happen, this blog states that 38% of high school seniors report using alcohol). Youtube is full of how-to’s,…

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6 Tips for Resisting Temptation During Recovery

by Sara Stringer Everybody says that admitting you have an addiction is the hardest thing you’ll ever have to do. Guess what: getting sober and living life in recovery isn’t exactly a picnic in comparison. It turns out that the work of sobriety and recovery is pretty darn hard too. Temptation to cheat “just a…

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Rules For Life – Live Hard

by Ken La Salle Welcome back to my continuing series of Rules For Life. Recently, I’ve had a number of doctors tell me about various parts of my body that are, basically, falling apart. First, I tore my right rotator cuff doing push-ups. Then, I found out that I had herniated three discs in my…