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Addiction of Teens to the Internet

Internet addiction and aggression have been linked as an association. There are withdrawal symptoms when the Internet is withheld. Social Internet communities are now common and texting, Facebook, etc, are replacing real time relationships.
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Addiction Overview

10% of Americans are addicted to drugs, much of this is from medications prescribed by physicians. Typical programs for rehabilitation are unsuccessful. What it takes for a successful program is reviewed and new breakthroughs in medications to support the chemical brain disease resulting from drug addiction is reviewed.
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Addiction Programs Don't Work with Richard Gracer, MD

Many addiction programs exaggerate their success. In general only about 15% of people in these programs get better. Usually there is a problem that is urgent that leads to getting into a program. Underlying problems must be addressed. Be sure to check out Richard Gracer's book  "A new prescription for addiction" For the first time, ...
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Addiction with Julia Ross, MA

Illegal drugs are not the most common form of addiction. Addiction to food is a serious problem. Carbohydrates such as sugar and refined flour are two of the most common culprits. The brain has four appetite regulating sites that can be modified to help solve this problem.
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Addition Natural Personal Care Products

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Addressing Stress and Effects of Prayer and Meditation with David McArthur, JD

Addressing stress through prayer and meditation shift us to something greater than ourself. This opens us to spiritual guidance and wisdom. Nature does the healing. Humility awakens the soul. Listening and caring are powerful tools. Healing lies within each of us. Healers don't heal, they support the process.
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Adolescent Health Declines, Why?

Teenagers are at a high risk for smoking, alcohol, drugs, and promiscuity because they are trying new things. Education in school on a living a healthy lifestyle is part of the answer. Obesity is another issue.
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Adverse Drug Reactions in Hospitalized Patients are Commonplace

There are more than 100,000 deaths from the expected side effects of pharmaceutical drugs and more than 2 million events requiring hospitalization. Mistakes in administering drugs in the hospital are now commonplace. We have problem!
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Adverse Drug Reactions in the ER

Adverse reactions to drugs are not only hard to diagnose, but  are costly as well.  It is estimated that it is costing 50 million dollars a year in the emergeny department alone. These events increase the risk of hospitalization by 50% and 70% of these adverse drug reaction incidents are preventable.
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Adverse Effects of Atypical Antipsychotics in Children

The side effects of these very powerful medications are serious. They predispose to substantial weight gain and to type 2 diabetes. Indications for their usage must be very carefully considered.
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Adverse Medical Events Outside the Hospital

Most clinical trials assessing adverse medical events (AMEs) have focused on inpatient care. Now there's a study looking at AMEs in private practice and it shows that the numbers are about the same. Most AMEs are from surgeries, diagnostic testing, and treatment errors. Every year there are about 11,000 paid malpractice suits that represent the tip ...
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Aging and Energy Production with Frank Shallenberger, MD

As we age, energy production declines. Our ability is directly correlated with how well we use oxygen. Using fat as a fuel is ideal and is a sign of conditioning. Even younger people decrease energy production because of poor lifestyle. It is possible to reverse this process. Exercise and diet are a very important solutions.
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Aging and Muscle Mass

As we age we tend to exercise less but muscle building capacity remains intact. Staying fit is more difficult as we age. Injuries and pain limit exercise, Cautious interval training is best for all.
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AIDS and its Relationship to HIV with David Rasnick, PhD

The controversy about HIV as the cause of AIDS is discussed. Startling questions are raised making you wonder why it an open debate has not happened in an open forum. Dr. Rasnick's points are very unsettling and require our attention.
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Air Pollution Causes Heart Attacks

Longterm exposure to polluted air, even within accepted federal levels, leads to heart attacks. Particles less than 2.5 microns from power plants and car exhaust, are the culprits.
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Alcoholism is a Family Disease with Kay Kopit

The entire family is involved, especially kids. Life is chaotic,confusing, and painful and not healthy. Love and caring are often missing yet responsibility and caretaking still predominate
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All About Cholesterol

Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki present everything you need to know about cholesterol. What it is, what the fractions mean, what they predict, and what we can do to deal with elevated levels. Statins, how they work, what they do, and their side effects are reviewed. The role of inflammation, oxidized cholesterol, and why it should not be lowered too much are ...
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All About Fats

Saturated, polyunsaturated, trans, and essential fatty acid chemistry is easy when properly explained. Fat is what we burn most efficiently and are under-appreciated in their value.
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All About Fats

Some fats are required for life and some are lethal. An overview of the types of fat and their role in our body and their relationship to health and disease are described.
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All About Iron

With too little or too much iron the end result is a disaster. Iron deficiency in pregnancy causes mental retardation and iron excess in adults predisposes to premature aging. Five percent of the population has the gene for iron overload.
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