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Should cannibis be used as harm reduction treatment for opioid addiction?

From Medscape Psychiatry, 02/12/19, by Alicia Ault Thirty-three states, Washington, DC, Guam, and Puerto Rico have legalized cannabis for medical use, and 10 states and Washington, DC, have legalized it for recreational use, according to the National Council on State Legislatures. Both New York and Illinois recently amended medical marijuana laws in favor of cannabis as a substitute, which was another factor in writing the article, said Saitz. New York issued emergency regulation...
Tags: Health, New York, Washington Dc, Illinois, Infertility, Puerto Rico, David G Markham, Alicia Ault, Washington DC Guam, Medscape Psychiatry, Saitz


Podcast: Host Has a Panic Attack Live While Recording

 Panic attacks have a way of popping up at the most inconvenient times – like when you are recording a podcast. In this episode, Gabe has a panic attack in front of the microphone and decides that the silver lining is showing listeners that even someone in recovery has symptoms. Listen in to this episode to learn about panic attacks and see if Gabe makes it out okay. (Spoiler alert: He’s fine.) SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “We call ourselves recovered, but these symptoms don’t ent...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, New York, Bipolar, Ohio, Anxiety And Panic, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Howard, Lisa, Kendall, Gabe, Sam s Club, People s Court, Auntie Anne


9/11 fund running out of money for those with illnesses

NEW YORK (AP) — The compensation fund for victims of 9/11 is running out of money and will cut future payments by 50 to 70 percent. September 11th Victim Compensation Fund special master Rupa Bhattacharyya announced the changes Friday and said she was “painfully aware of the inequity of the situation.” Nearly 40,000 people have […]
Tags: Health, New York, News, Ap, Nation, Rupa Bhattacharyya


Overworked, Young Biglaw Associate Dies By Suicide In New York

'We all knew he was cracking,' said a fellow associate.
Tags: New York, Law, Suicide, Mental Health, Deaths, Biglaw, Health & Wellness, Dechert, Cameron Schladenhauffen


Overworked, Young Biglaw Associate Reportedly Dies By Suicide In New York

'We all knew he was cracking,' said a fellow associate.
Tags: New York, Law, Suicide, Mental Health, Deaths, Biglaw, Health & Wellness, Dechert, Cameron Schladenhauffen


Flu vaccine doing a relatively good job this season

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu vaccine is doing a relatively good job this season, protecting about half the people who got it, U.S. health officials said Thursday. Preliminary figures suggest the vaccine is 47 percent effective in preventing flu illness severe enough to send someone to the doctor’s office. Health officials are generally pleased […]
Tags: Health, New York, News, Ap, Nation


Fostering a Lust for Life

“Musicians must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write if he’s to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be.” ~ Abraham Maslow February is often thought of as the month of love. For some people this refers to romantic love, and for others, it might refer to love for a friend or relative. It can also be about the love — or lust — for life and living life to its fullest, which means listening to the messages of your heart and going in the direction of what...
Tags: Psychology, New York, Happiness, Personal, Self-help, Self-esteem, Creativity, Valentine's Day, Virginia Woolf, Personal Growth, Motivation And Inspiration, Norton, Abraham Maslow, MASLOW, Rollo May, Kahlil Gibran


What the FDA’s actions mean for dietary supplements

NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration announced plans Monday to step up its policing of dietary supplements, which it said has mushroomed into a $40 billion industry with more than 50,000 products. The agency warned 17 companies for illegally making claims about their products’ ability to treat diseases. Here’s a look at […]
Tags: Health, Business, New York, News, Nation, Fda, The Food and Drug Administration


Youth smoking decline stalls, and vaping may be to blame

NEW YORK (AP) — Cigarette smoking rates have stopped falling among U.S. kids, and health officials believe youth vaping is responsible. For decades, the percentage of high school and middle school students who smoked cigarettes had been declining fairly steadily. For the past three years, it has flattened, according to new numbers released Monday. There […]
Tags: Health, New York, News, Ap, Nation


Podcast: Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, and Valentine’s Day

 Valentine’s Day comes but once a year and is experienced in different ways depending on your age, gender, or whether or not you are in a relationship. Not surprisingly, mental health status plays a role in the way this holiday is experienced, as well. Listen in as our hosts play the ever-popular Two Truths and a Lie to describe all they went through being depressed while dating. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “You don’t tell a girl, ‘Don’t take that pill.’” – Michelle Hammer   H...
Tags: Psychology, New York, General, Relationships, Alabama, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Valentine, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Astoria, Johnny, Gabe


Extend Fertility banks $15M Series A to help women freeze their eggs

Fertility services are raising venture cash left and right. Last week, it was Dadi, a sperm storage startup that nabbed a $2 million seed round. This week, it’s Extend Fertility, which helps women preserve their fertility through egg freezing. Headquartered in New York, the business has secured a $15 million Series A investment from Regal Healthcare Capital Partners to expand its fertility services, which also include infertility treatments, such as in vitro and intrauterine insemination. The co...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Health, Startups, Facebook, Spotify, New York, Buzzfeed, Ebay, New York City, San Francisco, Chief executive officer, Venture Capital, Infertility, Edison, SAN FRANCISCO Most


New York leads the nation on gun legislation

From Pew Stateline on 02/07/19 New York hadn’t passed a comprehensive gun control package since the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The legislature in 2013 passed a law that limited high-capacity magazines, implemented universal background checks and revoked the gun licenses and weapons of the severely mentally ill. Democrats, after winning control of the state Senate in November, immediately started work to approve more bills. The legisla...
Tags: Health, New York, Senate, Andrew Cuomo, Infertility, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown Connecticut, David G Markham, Pew Stateline


12 Ways to Keep Going with Depression

About once a week I hear the same question from a reader, “What keeps you going?” The short answer is lots of things. I use a variety of tools to persevere through my struggle with depression because what works on one day doesn’t the next. I have to break some hours into 15-minute intervals and simply put one foot in front of another, doing the thing that is right in front of me and nothing else. I write this post for the person who is experiencing debilitating symptoms of depression. The follow...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Facebook, Europe, New York, Sleep, France, Spain, Personal, Self-help, Depression, Santiago, Santiago De Compostela, Stress Reduction, God, Brussels


Cuomo defends NY abortion law after criticism from Trump

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is defending New York’s new state abortion law after it was criticized by President Donald Trump during Tuesday’s State of the Union address. In an op-ed published Wednesday in The New York Times, the Democratic governor pushed back against Trump’s call to ban late-term abortions, saying Trump lied […]
Tags: Health, New York, News, Nation, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Albany, Cuomo, Trump, New York Times the Democratic


Little Spoon gets $7M for its organic baby food delivery service

Little Spoon, a startup producing modular packages of nutritional, direct-to-consumer baby food, has raised a $7 million round of funding lead by Vaultier7. The subscription-based service delivers meals — a fixed $3 apiece — to customers’ doorsteps. To date, Little Spoon said it has delivered 1 million meals. Other investors in the round include Kairos, Chobani’s executive vice president of sales Kyle O’Brien, Tinder founders Sean Rad and Justin Mateen,  Interplay Ventures, the San Francis...
Tags: Health, Food, Startups, New York, Parenting, Sean Rad, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Venture Capital, Barnett, Dorm Room Fund, Lewis, Ben Lewis, Little Spoon, Kyle O Brien


Ritual raises $25M for its subscription-based women’s daily vitamin

In the era of #spirtual and #physical #wellness, ev erything needs to be Instagrammable, even dietary supplements. Ritual, a subscription-based service that charges customers $30 per month for shipments of its women’s daily or prenatal vitamins, has effectively tapped into that Instagram crowd. The company admits its social media strategy has been key to harnessing a cult following of wellness enthusiasts. Since it was founded in 2015, the business has sold 1 million bottles of vitamins; toda...
Tags: Health, Startups, Facebook, Twitter, New York, Instagram, Funding, Los Angeles, Tech, Walgreens, Harvard, Venture Capital, Forerunner Ventures, Founders Fund, Norwest Venture Partners, Schneider


What you need to know about measles as the virus spreads across the country

Measles, the highly contagious and previously eliminated viral illness, has been spreading in communities across the United States in recent weeks, with Washington declaring a state of emergency last week and New York reporting in 2018 its second largest outbreak over the past two decades.
Tags: Health, New York, Washington, United States


Podcast: How to Tell Friends and Love Interests About Mental Illness

 A mental illness diagnosis doesn’t mean you can’t date or make new friends. It does mean – at some point — that you need to tell all the new people in your life that you’re living with depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, or whatever your mental health concerns are. In this episode, our hosts discuss telling the new people in our lives about our health issues – including the people they’ve dated. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “I had this plan that the third date was the right time ...
Tags: Psychology, Google, New York, Relationships, Friends, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Sainz, Kendall, Gabe, Reese, Michelle Michelle, Gabe Gabe


The measles outbreak, media imagery, and the thoughtful focus of fear

A rapidly escalating measles outbreak near Portland, OR has led local health officials to declare a public health emergency, with 44 confirmed cases, almost all in unimmunized children, almost all of them in unimmunized children. Meanwhile, New York and New Jersey have been facing a similar crisis over the past few months, with over 200 […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, New York, New Jersey, Mainstream Media, Portland OR, Pediatrics, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA


Study: Many small kids in US are using too much toothpaste

NEW YORK (AP) — Too many young kids are using too much toothpaste, increasing their risk of streaky or splotchy teeth when they get older, according to a government survey released Thursday. About 40 percent of kids ages 3 to 6 used a brush that was full or half-full of toothpaste, even though experts recommend […]
Tags: Health, New York, News, US, Ap, Nation


New York, Virginia become first to require mental health education in schools

From CNN on 07/02/18: On Sunday, New York and Virginia became the first two states to enact laws requiring mental health education in schools. New York's law updates the health curriculum in elementary, middle and high schools to include material on mental health. Virginia's law mandates that mental health education be incorporated into physical education and health curricula for ninth- and 10th-graders. For more click here. To see the New York State laws enacted click here. Editor's n...
Tags: Health, New York, Virginia, Cnn, United States, Infertility, New York State, Nra, New York Virginia, David G Markham, Virigina


Dadi brings in $2M to democratize sperm storage

The founders of Dadi — pronounced daddy — think men are in need of a wake-up call. “Men [have] a biological clock just like women, which is something that people don’t talk about,” Dadi co-founder and chief executive officer Tom Smith told TechCrunch. “Infertility isn’t a women’s issue; It’s both a men’s and women’s issue.” Smith believes Dadi, the provider of a temperature-controlled at-home fertility test and sperm collection kit, will encourage men to contribute to family planning conversat...
Tags: Health, Startups, New York, London, Instagram, Berlin, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, Fda, Smith, New England, Felix Capital, Fedex, Mackey, Tom Smith


Is there a significant difference in fatal police killings from state to state?

There are huge differences in the number of people killed by police by state. Click on image to enlarge. From Peter Moskos' blog, "Cops In The Hood" on 01/01/19 "The national annual average (2015-2018) is 0.31 (rate per 100,000). And yet New Mexico is 0.98 and New York is 0.09. This is a large difference.  Or take Utah (because of  this story  in the paper). Utah has a murder and violence rate below the national average, a low poverty rate, and is 90 percent white. And yet people in Utah are ...
Tags: Health, Utah, New York, Idaho, New Mexico, Police Killings, Infertility, Peter Moskos, David G Markham, Social Policy, Moskos


What Californians should know about the measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest

An ongoing measles outbreak in Washington has led that state’s governor to declare a public health emergency. Thirty-five cases of measles have been reported as of Monday in Washington, all of which are in Clark County, which borders Portland, Ore. One case was reported in Seattle, which is in King County. The outbreak is threatening neighboring Oregon. A majority of these cases involve children between 1 and 10 who had not been vaccinated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Preven...
Tags: Health, South Korea, New York, News, California, Cdc, Washington, Oregon, Sport, Soccer, United States, Portland, Venezuela, Disneyland, Seattle, District Of Columbia


Dads Who Change Diapers in Public Get Help From New York Law

From Governing on 01/07/19 Change is coming to men's restrooms in New York -- and it's going to be a big help to fathers all over the state. A new law requires all new or renovated buildings in New York that have bathrooms used by the public to make changing tables available to both men and women. The rule, which passed in April 2018 but didn't go into effect until the new year, applies to restaurants, stores and movie theaters as well as state facilities such as parks and offices of the Depa...
Tags: Health, New York, Infertility, David G Markham, Department of Motor


White gold: the unstoppable rise of alternative milks

How wellness upstarts spoiled milk’s healthy reputation – and built a billion-dollar industry from juicing oats and nuts. By Oliver Franklin-WallisIn the spring of 2018, New York was gripped by a sudden, very particular and, for some, calamitous food shortage. Gaps appeared on grocery shelves. Coffee shops put out signs, turning customers away. Twitter and Instagram brimmed with outrage. The truly desperate searched from Williamsburg to Harlem, but it seemed undeniable: New York was out of oat m...
Tags: Health, Food, New York, Instagram, Environment, US, Life and style, Society, Farming, Health & wellbeing, Veganism, Vegan food and drink, Harlem, Williamsburg, Petersson, Milk (drink


Wellness startup Hims enters the unicorn club with $100M investment

Hims, known by many for its phallic New York subway advertisements, has raised an additional $100 million in venture capital funding on a pre-money valuation of $1 billion. The round was first reported by Recode and confirmed to TechCrunch by sources with knowledge of the deal. A growth-stage investor has led the round, which is ongoing, with participation from existing investors. Our source declined to name the lead investor but did say it was a “super big fund” that isn’t SoftBank and th...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, New York, Softbank, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Venture Capital, Fda, IVP, Forerunner Ventures, Founders Fund, Hims


New York State bans mental health professionals from providing "conversion therapy." in 2019.

From New York Times on 01/19/19 Between 2012 and 2018, 14 states and Washington, D.C., passed laws prohibiting “conversion therapy” for minors. Deep-blue New York was not among them. That finally changed this month when the State Legislature voted overwhelmingly to bar mental health professionals from working to change a minor’s sexual orientation or gender identity. For more click here. Editor's note. I have practiced in the mental health field for over 50 years and have seen gre...
Tags: Health, New York, Washington, New York Times, Gay Rights, Homophobia, Infertility, Martin Luther King Jr, New York State, State Legislature, David G Markham


Dancing in the Rain: On Becoming More Emotionally Resilient

During the first half of my life, I tried to find THE solution to my depression and anxiety — a cure that would forever eradicate my symptoms. I was a gullible consumer of dogmatic books and advice promising Nirvana: by balancing my gut bacteria, by committing to a daily meditation practice, by taking fish oil and vitamin D, or by sweating out my toxins through hot yoga six times a week. While those are all pieces of my recovery program today, none of them alone provided the answer. After years ...
Tags: Psychology, England, New York, Friends, Habits, Stress, Mindfulness, Self-help, New York Times, Patience, Perfectionism, Self-compassion, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Inspiration & Hope, Self-worth


Podcast: Talking Parity and Advocacy with Patrick Kennedy

 Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy joins our hosts to talk about mental health and addiction parity, both at the federal and state levels. He shares information about new initiatives, dontdenyme.org and parityregistry.org, designed to help consumers file appeals on their own, if they feel they’ve been wrongly denied coverage by their insurance companies. They speak candidly about the problems faced with regard to parity by those who live with mental health or addiction issues. And fin...
Tags: Psychology, Google, New York, General, Wales, Interview, Congress, California, Washington, America, New York Times, Iowa, Cigna, Policy and advocacy, Naacp, Edward



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