High-fructose corn syrup may have negative neurological effects

For something that’s so common and popular, it gets a lot of bad press. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a dietary boogeyman. A landmark study appearing in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2004 reported the liquid sweetener may play a role in obesity, although later articles in the same journal called those findings into question. High-fructose corn syrup is also

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The benefits of art therapy on recovery

If the eyes are the windows of the soul, art expression is the foyer of the home; or as Elinor Ulman says, “Art is the meeting ground of the world inside and the world outside.” The Wellcome Collection in London recently revealed the exhibition “States of Mind,” illustrating the lesser spoken-of

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Clearing insurance hurdles after treatment

A cynic might say insurance companies, not physicians, wield more influence over a patient’s well-being. Stories like the one appearing in The Record lend credence to this belief. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires every adult have health insurance, including parity coverage for behavioral health issues. But as this article

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7 enemies to a good night’s sleep

Having trouble falling or staying asleep at night or skimping on sleep can have adverse consequences on a person’s physical and mental health and well-being, leaving you feeling groggy, grumpy and tired the following day. Not getting enough sleep at night can negatively strain relationships, decrease work productivity and make

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Giving back by working in recovery

You struggled with addiction. You entered recovery. You made it through to the other side, and now you’re counting off the months (or years) of sobriety. Now that you’re healthier, you want to give back to others who have yet to recover as much as you have. It’s no mystery

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