According to the L.A. Times, a panel of experts has reviewed two prescription weight-loss drugs that are new to the US market and also a third one being considered. The experts have a put together a list of recommendations about how these new medications are to be used.
When it comes to increasing attendance for therapy sessions, studies show that two successful tactics are not unlike strategies used when trying to prevent no-shows for any other medical appointment. Specifically, patients want the ability to set the appointment time of their choosing and are more likely to show up for sessions if they’re reminded [...]
We all probably know someone in our lives who drinks too much. We also know that in order for that person to change his habit of overindulgence, he must first want to change his behavior. Intrinsic motivation always seems to be the most successful driver of change.
If you currently are taking a workout supplement, you may need to double check the label. If you see DMAA on the list of ingredients you may soon possess an illegal substance.
When employees call into work for sick leave, the impact is often felt throughout the workplace. Others have to scramble to make up the work that would be lost, extra phone calls and messages may have to be sent, and the company pays out money for non-productivity. Not all sick days come from physical ailments. [...]
When relapses occur in spite of outpatient drug rehab efforts, it could be time to consider an inpatient facility that offers long-term programs. In many cases there is a strong correlation between the amount of time invested in sobriety and the longevity of recovery. Long- term drug rehab can be more costly, but for the [...]
Ryan Leaf, a former NFL quarterback may be spending 15 months in lockdown in the state of Montana. Leaf has pleaded guilty to breaking and entering and also possession of illegal painkillers.
Many have struggled with weight issues their entire lives. They yo-yo up and down, losing weight for a period of time only to put it back on again, and then some. Those that are extremely overweight may find it difficult to perform the physical activity needed to shed pounds, and sometimes even with diet and [...]
A common belief that runs through all addicts is that there is someone else out there with a similar story whom they can relate to, and more importantly know they are not alone. Addiction does not care if you are young or old, rich or poor, black or white, work a 9 to 5 job [...]
Don’t be fooled by the easy allure of casual drug use at a party. It can seem like the simplest thing in the world to just join in and take a hit or two. Maybe you don’t need to drive home that night and it seems harmless enough. But, casual use can turn serious. And [...]