By Cindy Coloma According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one in five children experience a mental health condition every year.1 Mental health is a hot topic in the news, and with the coverage and new research, some parents worry about their own kids. Worrying about your child’s mental health is…

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Have you ever felt like your life resembles a scene from the movies? There’s the one where you’re riding your bike through the neighborhood at age seven, fast as you can, and glancing back for signs of The Terminator. And another where your true worth (finally!) shines through and the prince chooses you (yes, you!)…

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On This Page: Addiction Development Signs & Symptoms Treatment Finding Help Today’s teens have never lived in a world without the internet. They are often more tech-savvy than adults and they embrace new trends and technologies. The Internet is a great way to stay connected and informed, but if you’re the parent of a teen,…

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By Becca Owens For someone who lives with anxiety, an episode of overwhelming anxious thoughts or a panic attack can feel crippling. Not being able to return to calm is a terrifying experience, and it can change how you view the world for quite some time. In fact, the fear of entering another episode of…

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Any drug you take will affect your body—that is how they are designed. Some drugs speed up the central nervous system (CNS), and other drugs slow it down. Some drugs heighten your attention, while others make you drowsy or sleepy. Even prescription drugs have side effects, which is why you should only take them under…

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Morphine is a naturally occurring substance found in the Asian poppy plant. It has been used for over 6000 years as a way to treat pain and for its euphoric effects. Morphine is highly habit forming. Using the drug recreationally or in larger amounts or for longer periods of time than prescribed by a physician…

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By Patti Richards Any dog lover knows how a pair of big brown eyes and a wagging tail can immediately boost your mood. And there’s nothing like a happy bark and puppy kisses waiting to greet you after a long, hard day. Pets are forever faithful and grateful just to be in your presence. Knowing…

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