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  • Serenity Now: How To Have A Less Stressful Holiday Season

    December 05, 2017

    The holidays are on, and so is the pressure to make your list, make your way to the mall, fulfill the gift wishes of everyone on your list (that includes hot and often elusive toys such as Hatchimals, Oonies and Fingerlings) and execute the perfect end-of-year celebrations for you and…

  • Conversations Crucial in Avoiding Suicide

    December 01, 2017

    That was the overarching message recently when a team of experts from Hartford HealthCare’s Behavioral Health Network (BHN) hosted a public showing of an episode of the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” in which a teenaged girl commits suicide, leaving behind 13 tapes detailing the way people in her life…

  • Brain-Imaging Research At IOL: ADHD A Collection Of Disorders

    November 17, 2017

    Researchers have found that patients with different types of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, have impairments in unique brain systems, suggesting there may not be a one-size-fits-all explanation for the cause of the disorder. The study has the potential to radically reframe how researchers think about ADHD. The study was published…

  • Parents: How To Explain Hollywood Sex Scandal To Your Kids

    November 15, 2017

    Talking about sex with your own kids is never easy. Talking with them about the accusations of sexual misconduct against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, comedian Louis C.K. or U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore and others can be downright intimidating. But it’s an opportunity – another in the many “teachable” moments…

  • Study: Political Turmoil Pushes Americans To Record Stress Levels

    November 03, 2017

    If watching cable news shows and reading your Twitter feed has you a bit stressed-out these days, you’re not alone. A new study by the American Psychological Association (APA) says nearly two-thirds of Americans (63 percent) say the future of our nation is a very or somewhat significant source of…

  • Trump Declares Opioid Crisis National Health Emergency

    October 27, 2017

    President Trump Thursday officially declared the nation’s opioid crisis a public health emergency, stopping short of issuing a national disaster declaration as originally promised. “As Americans, we cannot allow this to continue. It is time to liberate our communities from this scourge of drug addiction. Never been this way. We…

  • Is Classifying Opioid Crisis A Public Health Emergency Enough?

    October 27, 2017

    President Trump officially declared the nation’s opioid crisis a public health emergency Oct. 26, stopping short of issuing a national disaster declaration as originally promised. “As Americans, we cannot allow this to continue,” he said. “It is time to liberate our communities from this scourge of drug addiction. Never been…

  • Alcohol’s Free Pass: The Hidden Cancer Risk

    October 10, 2017

    As the opioid crisis continues to make national headlines, Rushford Medical Director Dr. J. Craig Allen cautions us not to overlook the dangers of alcohol. “Excessive alcohol use leads to nearly 90,000 deaths a year in the United States,” Allen says. Allen says people should be cognizant, not only of…

  • What Your Children Need After Learning About Las Vegas Massacre

    October 03, 2017

    How can anyone feel safe when the person who carried out the worst mass shooting in American history Sunday during a country music festival in Las Vegas is an 64-year-old millionaire resident of a retirement community with no criminal record? “It’s becoming more predominant and that’s scary for all of…

  • How Recovery Coaches Can Reshape The ER

    September 22, 2017

    By Pat Rehmer President, Behavioral Health Network With crowded waiting rooms and busy clinicians, mental health and substance abuse patients don’t always receive the most optimal care in healthcare settings.  And for good reason – emergency room  staff are generally focused on serious physical problems, rapid assessments and “in the…


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