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The Flight Attendant Said My Leg Was Going to Fall Off
Henry came in leaning on a cane. He rolled up his trousers and showed me his shins, both red and scaly. That s not an infection, I told him, just a kind of eczema caused by poor circulation. It often comes with age. I recommended a cortisone cream to get rid of the symptoms of itch and scale.
Psychology Today - Sun. Sep 10
A Psychology of Rescue
At least 90 people were killed at the hands of a German nurse who injected patients with cardiovascular medication in order to show off his resuscitation skills. [1] Instead of dismissing Niels H gel, 40, as a psychopath or a serial killer, let s ask, What was on his mind and, How does it relate to you and me The man used five different drugs including ajmaline, sotalol, lidocaine, amiodarone and ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 9
Opioid Addiction: Is This a War We Can Win?
Since 1998, September has been recognized as National Recovery Month America s annual 30 days of raising awareness and educating Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. The theme for Recovery Month 2017 is Join the Voices for Recovery Strengthen Families and Communities and ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 9
Breaking Down Relationship Roadblocks to Live a Happier Life
Relationships are tough , especially today. With the hustle and bustle of keeping up with the Joneses, the endless amount of online dating websites and the false pretense created by social media, we live in a world of instant gratification and buffet-style dating . If you don t like what you see, spit it out and move onto the next, even if it means not taking the time to truly engage in getting to ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 9
Some Stress Can Be Good for You
Think of a time when you experienced a stress -provoking incident. Perhaps you were in a car accident, or had to give a speech in front of a large audience. Did your heart begin to pound Did your breathing rate increase Perhaps your muscles tensed up or you started to perspire. These changes are the response of the sympathetic nervous system. A stressful situation can trigger our bodies to release ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 9
A Sleep Pioneer’s Labor of Love
It is my great pleasure to acknowledge and appreciate a trailblazer in the sleep health field, Neil B. Kavey, M.D. He founded Columbia University Medical Center New York Presbyterian Hospital s CUMC NYPH Sleep Disorders Center in 1975 and served as its director for over 35 years. He also happens to have been my sleep doctor and greatly responsible for my recovery from sleepwalking and night terror ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 9
Are You Giving Yourself the Level of Self-Care You Deserve?
One early morning while sucking down my coffee like it was oxygen, I looked out of my kitchen window, down into the courtyard of the apartment building across the way. I noticed a man placing a box with a small plant into the sunlight. At first, I assumed he was doing some gardening. But then noticed he left the box in the sunlight and had walked away. Upon further examination AKA not minding my o ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 9
Number of Europeans exposed to secondhand smoke at work rising to more than 1 ...
Milan, Italy More than one in four of people who work indoors are being exposed to second-hand smoke at work, according to new research to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2017 on Sunday. The study by researchers at Imperial College London, UK, looked at all 28 countries currently in the European Union EU , the majority of which have introduced smoke-free leg ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Sep 9
Study on climate change shows how cities can prioritize public health
WASHINGTON, DC September 8, 2017 --The record flooding still devastating southeastern Texas and the ominous approach of Hurricane Irma offer a stark reminder in the importance of advance planning for the impacts of climate change. The reality of climate change is ever present and growing, says Sabrina McCormick , PhD, an Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at Milken Instit ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Sep 9
Science Reveals a Silver Lining to Dark Behaviors
For psychological scientists, exploring the less pleasant aspects of individual and social nature is an occasional necessity. The nasty, mean, and dark aspects of human behavior, thought, and emotion need exploring as much as the kind and bright aspects do. Painting a phenomenon as all bad or all good risks limiting the questions we ask about it. It is valuable to know, for instance, why aggressio ...
Psychological Science - Sat. Sep 9
The Contamination of Motherhood?
Motherhood has been the subject of scholarly and creative writing for centuries. There is much written on the demands, the exhilaration, the drama, and the formidable task of adjusting to the onslaught of challenges. Along with the joys that accompany the transition to this major event in a woman s life, motherhood may also be a stressful experience that generates intense anxiety and pervasive fee ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Sep 8
Are Your Food Cravings Genetic?
The other day I was marveling to my husband about how different our daughters body types and appetites are. Our eldest takes after me with blond hair, green eyes, and a naturally athletic-slash-zaftig shape. She s sensitive, artistic, tidy, big-hearted... and she loves bread more than Oprah does. Our youngest takes after her dad s side of the family and is long and lithe, with bobbed brunette hair ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Sep 8
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