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Parenting: How to Talk To Your Kids About Drugs And Alcohol

Parenting isn’t easy, especially when it comes to talking to children about drinking alcohol or using drugs. Many parents hope to avoid the subject entirely. As parents we have far more influence than we think and talking honestly about alcohol and drugs can have a real impact. In fact, research has shown that kids who have conversations with their parents and learn a lot about the dangers of alcohol and
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Understanding Mental Illness

Mental illness is a disease of the mind. It is the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to need psychiatric intervention. Mental disorders are generally defined by a combination of how a person feels, acts, thinks, or perceives. This may be associated with particular regions or functions of the brain or rest of the nervous system, often in a social setting. About 1 in
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A Walking Disaster: Are You Accident Prone?

At this point in my life I can honestly say that I'm accident prone. If you got the chance to see my medical chart it showcases why that is. Right now I've got two fractures in my left hand and over the past year dislocated two fingers, received seven sets of stitches, a fractured left ankle, six broken toes, four broken fingers, a concussion, multiple burns, bruises and fallen down
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Binge drinking in Your 20’s Can Trigger Heart Disease

Binge drinking, even when young, increases the risk of heart disease according to a recent study done by the University of Illinois at Chicago. When drinking large quantities of alcohol on a regular basis it causes an immediate change in circulation and as a result increases the risk of cardiovascular disease later in life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of binge drinking is consuming five or more standard sized drinks - such as a pint of