Nutrition & Fitness for Mental Health

Written by liam on March 7th, 2019

Doctors have known for centuries that physical health affects mental health. There is even a Latin motto expressing this notion: “mente sana en cuerpo sano” (a healthy mind in a healthy body). In recent decades, medical researchers have tried to pin down this general principle to discover the ways in which diet and nutrition can have specific positive…
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Dry January

Written by liam on January 18th, 2019

Thousands of Americans will quit drinking this year for “Dry January,” an annual monthlong commitment to sobriety and all its health benefits. Abstaining from alcohol can not only save you some money, but you may also discover some incredible changes to your mind and body after not drinking for an entire month. For many people,…
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Calories in Alcohol

Written by liam on November 13th, 2018

When you go out for a drink, do you think about how many calories you’re consuming? Many people who struggle to lose weight don’t realize the culprit may be right in their hands. Alcohol packs hundreds of calories per serving, and a night of drinking can easily pack on an additional 500 to 1,000 calories…
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May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

Written by liam on May 9th, 2017

Since May 1949, an organization by the name of Mental Health America has observed every subsequent May as Mental Health Awareness month. Everyone has their own crusade in life and the catchment of mental health disorders is quite large therefore the idea of an awareness month can go unnoticed, especially with hundreds of awareness days,…
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Federal Law Protects Patients with Mental Illness and/or Addiction: Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act

Written by liam on April 7th, 2017

When it comes to the medical side of health insurance, it is safe to say we have all experienced frustration – whether it be figuring out what’s covered, cost, or trying to figure out what all the fine print means. Some things make it worse. If you or someone you love has a mental and/or…
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A Joystick that Stops Drinking Relapses

Written by liam on December 30th, 2016

Relapse is the biggest problem recovering alcoholics face. An overwhelming 90% of alcoholics will relapse within their first four years of sobriety. The stats are the same for tobacco users and heroin addicts. What this suggests is that addiction is the same disease, regardless of one’s drug of choice. It also suggests that relapse is…
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More Alcohol Ads, More Underage Drinking

Written by liam on October 4th, 2016

No other substance is abused more by our youth than alcohol. One third of 15-year-olds have abused alcohol at least once, and the same goes for 60% of 18-year-olds. Among those between ages 12 and 20 last year, over 7.5 million had abused alcohol (more than a couple drinks) within the last month. To place…
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DUI VS DWI: Bad Idea Either Way

Written by liam on September 7th, 2016

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is different than driving under the influence (DUI) in a couple of ways. How they are different depends on the state the crime occurs in. Some states use the term ‘DWI’ for alcohol-impaired driving and use the term ‘DUI’ for drug-impaired driving. Other states simply use DUI as a lesser crime…
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Is Alcoholism Hereditary? Studies Suggest Yes

Written by liam on September 2nd, 2016

We all have a choice to drink or not. Whether you come from a long line of hard alcoholics or from a long line of perfectly sober health-nuts, the choice to consume alcohol is the same for us all. Gene Heyman, a psychologist and professor at Harvard, discovered that “less than 20% of alcohol users…
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Uber Prevents Drunk Driving? Study says no

Written by liam on August 23rd, 2016

There are 121 million occurrences of drunk-driving in America each year. Only one percent of the drunk drivers get arrested each year. Someone dies in a drunk-driving accident every 53 minutes. This means drunk drivers aren’t getting caught, but are killing people at an alarming rate. For ages now, taxicabs and buses have been crucial…
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