Category: #Health

New 2018-2019 Flu Vaccine Recommendations: CDC & American Academy of Pediatrics

Last year, the flu was responsible for 179 pediatric deaths.  That was the most pediatric deaths caused by Influenza since the 2009-2010 H1N1 strain of the flu often referred to as “Swine Flu.”  It wasn’t just the most deadly in

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2016: 63,632 Drug Deaths. Double in 2017?

By Matthew E. Dash, LCSW December 27, 2017 Note: This was originally written 12/27/17 but not posted.  I was on a writing roll, but unforunately my verocity resulted in this unpublished post.  It’s never a bad time to consider the

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Censoring the CDC Puts Americans in Danger

  DISCLAIMER: This is not a political article. Yes, it contains news related to politics, however, this article is meant to educate and be helpful by pointing out the potential impact for all of our well-beings – both individually and

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“The world is locked in a struggle between love and fear. Choose love. It is the world’s oldest medicine.”

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, suddenly removed despite his good work. No reason given.

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More on the Suicide Epidemic

Suicide continues to be a significant problem in the United States, and remains the 10th leading cause of death. In 2011, 39,518 people took their own lives. The numbers are more alarming when broken down by age and gender. Consider

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Frequent Marijuana Use Bad for Teens’ Brains

Multiple Sources – August 10, 2014 At the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention, psychologists discussed the health implications of legalizing marijuana which in part included the effect of marijuana on teens. Generally, psychologists agreed that smoking marijuana just once

Teen Use of Synthetic Human Growth Hormone Doubles from 2012 to 2013

Between 2012 and 2013, the use of HGH (Human Growth Hormone) without a prescription more than doubled among teens, grades 9 -12 seeking to improve their athletic performance and/or appearance.  Although the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids who published their results

Alcohol Misuse: The 4th Leading Preventable Cause of Death in the U.S.

When people think of an assessment of an individual “Drinking too Much,” they often think, such an assessment applies to alcoholics or that the standards of what is considered, “too much” are unrealistically low considering social norms.  Actually, most people who drink

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Could Yoghurt Be a New Alternative for Treating Mental Illness and Living Longer?

A new study found that consuming probiotics, bacteria found in probiotic-containing yoghurt (usually labels says “live and active cultures) showed that those who consumed probiotic-containing yoghurt for 3 weeks had significantly improved mood compared with those who received placebo (Dinan

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Last Week’s Rant on Anti-Psychotics Validated: Thanks APA!

Last week in my blog post about shared genetics which were found to be linked to five mental illnesses, I went off on a tangent (I know, very uncharacteristic of me) about the prevalence of anti-psychotic medications prescribed for “off

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