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curing the holiday blues

Curing the Holiday Blues

The holidays are upon us once again. Your take on that may depend on your personal history, but since the dawn of civilization, we have celebrated Earth days at their shortest and coldest. We...
so sick of this

So Sick of This

Lessons in coping with chronic illness. Normally, illness is an uncomfortable inconvenience. You commiserate with co-workers after a sick day or two. But what if that illness were to last anywhere from months to the...
cbd

What’s the Buzz?

CBD, star of the new cannabis boom, is coming to a health product near you. You can drink it. You can vape it. You can rub it on your skin. You can get it in...

The Addiction Game

Back in the ’70s, Pong seemed like harmless family fun. Bleep . . . Bloop . . . Bleep . . . Score! But what if that was just the first taste? Harder stuff...

Dysfunction Junction

You’ve probably heard the notion that men think of sex every seven seconds. Preposterous. (Also unprovable.) Still, this myth is rooted in one basic truth: Sex is a helluva drug. Its rewards go well...

For Better or Worse: The Marriage-Health Connection

The way Jennifer remembers it, they had 14 good years and three bad ones. They’d met at 25, married at 27 and had their first child at 30. “I loved being married. It was...

Memory Interrupted

Marilyn Reynolds had permitted herself just a couple hours’ respite with her cellphone off. But when the movie got out, ominous messages awaited. Her husband, Mike, had been arrested and was being held in...

The Sober Science

There is a drug crisis that kills at least 88,000 Americans each year. It destroys families and costs roughly $250 billion a year. No, not opioids. (Though they surely do pose a huge threat...

Enter the Emotional Support Animal

Our partnership with dogs (nee wolves) goes way back to when hunters first realized that dogs’ ability to chase, track, sniff out and hold prey was worth sharing the bounty. As the attributes of...

Hep A: What You Need to Know Now

During the fall of 2017, while wildfires were raging throughout the state, another disaster was quietly unfolding. One of the largest hepatitis A outbreaks in decades was taking place, mostly in San Diego, Santa...

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