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September 30, 2014

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12:09 AM | A Cure for AIDS that Big Pharma Doesn’t Want! Sounds Familiar?
I was sent a link to the following story by someone who wanted my opinion on it. The article is in French but I will highlight its claims. “Son remède contre le sida, les labos n’en veulent pas” Translation: “Labs don’t want his AIDS remedy.” This is yet another David-versus-Goliath “news” report on a maverick … Continue reading →

September 29, 2014

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6:35 PM | Have You Tried Meditation to Help With Migraines?
A new study shows that mindfulness meditation may help lessen the duration and severity of a migraine — one of the most painful and debilitating types of headaches. This is a significant finding as many sufferers have found little to no relief with conventional treatments. Most migraine sufferers share similar symptoms — throbbing headache, nausea, […]

September 25, 2014

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4:07 PM | New Film Series “A Picture of Health”
The trailer of the 2014 Nature Video film series and the film “HIV in hiding” are out now! At this year’s Lindau Meeting on Physiology/Medicine a new series of films was produced by Nature Video with the support of Mars, Incorporated: “A Picture of Health” consists of four films. The trailer and the first film entitled “HIV […]

September 18, 2014

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6:24 PM | Better is Not Well: Consumer-Clinician Collaboration to Raise Treatment Expectations
Our friends over at the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) will host an interactive panel discussion between peers and clinicians on raising expectations for the treatment of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. We invite you to join them for this free, live web-stream broadcast of the event. The interactive panel is […]

September 17, 2014

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8:42 PM | Why Will Power Fails
How to strengthen your self-control.(First published August 12, 2013)Reason in man obscured, or not obeyed,Immediately inordinate desires,And upstart passions, catch the governmentFrom reason; and to servitude reduceMan, till then free.—John Milton, Paradise LostWhat is will power? Is it the same as delayed gratification? Why is will power “far from bulletproof,” as researchers put it in a recent article for Neuron? Why is willpower “less successful during […]

September 15, 2014

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7:45 PM | Free Webinar: ADHD Coaching – Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know
Adults with ADHD often feel misunderstood; a feeling based on legitimate experiences throughout their lives. As an adult with ADHD wouldn’t it be great to find someone who can listen to you with genuine understanding? Someone who acknowledges the reality of your personal experiences? Someone who truly gets you? Look no further than an ADHD […]
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2:45 PM | ‘I Don’t Want My Friends to Think I’m Crazy’: The Stigma of Bipolar on the College Campus
Mental illness is a prevalent issue on college campuses that often goes unseen and unacknowledged. When I decided I wanted to write an article about students at my university with bipolar disorder, I ran into the difficulty of finding subjects to interview. I asked around my fellow students to see if anyone knew someone who […]
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2:25 PM | MSF Interactive: Inside An Ebola Treatment Center
@MSF Twitter Feed # 9078     Anyone who watched last week’s PBS Frontline: The Ebola Outbreak saw several areas inside an MSF Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone.  Today Médecins Sans Frontières has published an interactive graphic (hover over areas to pop up pictures and descriptions) showing the individual components of a facility operating in a high risk area.   Follow this link to the fully interactive graphic of the static picture […]

September 12, 2014

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11:35 PM | How Somatic Therapy Can Help Patients Suffering from Psychological Trauma
Whatever happens in our lives impacts our mind either consciously or unconsciously. Sometimes events — such as the unexpected death of a loved one, illness, fearful thoughts, near-death accidents or experiences — result in traumas. Psychological trauma causes damage to the psyche that occurs as a result of a severely distressing event. How Somatic Psychotherapy […]

September 06, 2014

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6:11 PM | Unpacking Recovery Part 5: Clinical Recovery Without a Clinic?
It can be somewhat controversial to suggest that untreated recovery from eating disorders is possible. Certainly, people have varied opinions about whether someone can enact the difficult behavioral and attitudinal changes necessary to recover without the help of (at the very least) a therapist and a dietitian. Nonetheless, we still hear stories about individuals who consider themselves recovered without having sought out external sources of professional support. When I think about untreated […]

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September 04, 2014

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10:45 AM | Hyper-Worried About Your Health? 3 Tips to Help
Some people are especially attuned to their bodily sensations. When they experience certain symptoms — headache, stomachache, dizziness or any kind of discomfort — they assume the worst. They start worrying that something is very wrong with them. What if it’s heart disease or cancer? What if it’s a tumor or meningitis? What if it’s […]
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5:00 AM | Orthodontic treatment; can it be accelerated by surgical and non-surgical approaches?
With typical orthodontic treatment taking 18-24 months there is pressure to reduce the time it takes. This review considers a range of potential options but there is limited quality evidence for most of the techniques identified. The post Orthodontic treatment; can it be accelerated by surgical and non-surgical approaches? appeared first on The Dental Elf.

September 03, 2014

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10:30 AM | Couples You Meet in Counseling #3: Mr. and Mrs. Just Not Feeling It
In my previous two posts, I examined Mr. Perfect and his Crazy Wife, and the Ice Queen and the Martyr. Both of those couples are easier to work with in couples counseling than #3, Mr. and Mrs. Just Not Feeling It.  Emotionally, this couple acts like they are already divorced, and have been for many years. There is rare, […]

August 30, 2014

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5:38 PM | Listen: Dr. Brian Goldman’s Soft Take on Alternative Medicine
Dr. Brian Goldman (@nightshiftmd), host of a great CBC radio show called White Coat Black Art that dares to pull back the curtain on the hidden world of medical practice, seems to be the latest victim of integrative medicine (IM). This IM movement has been gaining traction with Western physicians and medical institutions: many North American hospitals … Continue reading →
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