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FREE Guide to Sustainable Weight Loss

FREE Guide to Sustainable Weight Loss

Here’s What You Get: • LIFESTYLE INTERVENTIONS • REDUCTION OF ENERGY INTAKE • WHOLE FOODS TO PROTECT ORGANS • PHYSICAL ACTIVITY • ONGOING COUNSELING • PERSONALIZED MEAL PLAN • NUTRITION EDUCATION About Our Nutritionist CHRISANNA HARRINGTON, MA, RD, LMHC Chrisanna has her Nutrition Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Master’s Degree in Counseling […]

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Nutrition 101

Nutrition 101

Nutrition Basics to Nourish Yourself Download our free guidebook that includes 10 concepts to completely reshape your understanding of nutrition.

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AMA urges court to overturn medical cannabis ballot initiative

AMA urges court to overturn medical cannabis ballot initiative

Mississippi voters in November passed a ballot initiative that proposes amending the state constitution to legalize medical cannabis and for the state to govern its distribution. Now the Mississippi Supreme Court will decide whether Initiative 65 was unconstitutional. The question hinges on voter signatures needed to get the initiative on the ballot. The AMA and […]

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Repeated ketamine infusions linked to rapid relief of PTSD

Repeated ketamine infusions linked to rapid relief of PTSD

Repeated intravenous infusions of ketamine provide rapid relief for patients with posttraumatic stress disorder, new research suggests. In what investigators are calling the first randomized controlled trial of repeated ketamine administration for chronic PTSD, 30 patients received six infusions of ketamine or midazolam (used as a psychoactive placebo) over 2 consecutive weeks. Between baseline and week 2, those receiving ketamine […]

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What is Herd Immunity?

What is Herd Immunity?

In this short video, Yale’s Dr. Howard Forman, physician and professor, discusses herd immunity — what it is and how to achieve it for maximum benefit in the age of COVID-19.

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Repeated Ketamine Infusions May Rapidly Reduce Chronic PTSD Symptoms

Repeated Ketamine Infusions May Rapidly Reduce Chronic PTSD Symptoms

Repeated ketamine infusions may lead to rapid symptom improvement in people with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suggests a study in AJP in Advance. Participants who received six ketamine infusions over a two-week period experienced greater drops in PTSD symptoms and comorbid depressive symptoms compared with participants who received the sedative midazolam. The findings are “an important next […]

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New CDC guidelines say face masks protect those wearing them, too—here are the best ones

New CDC guidelines say face masks protect those wearing them, too—here are the best ones

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a statement that face masks do in fact offer protection to the wearer in addition to helping prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Initially, it was thought that masks only prevented individuals from spreading the virus to others, but new research shows that exposure from infectious droplets is lowered through the filtration […]

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Ketamine as treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder: a review

Ketamine as treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder: a review

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) continues to make headlines given multiple military engagements across the world and civilian traumas, and resultant PTSD development continues at an even pace. Currently, antidepressant and cognitive-behavioral therapy have the greatest evidence base but still do not yield a remission of PTSD symptoms in many patients. Off-label and novel treatments continue […]

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Using genetic information to inform policy on cannabis

Using genetic information to inform policy on cannabis

Cannabis is a commonly used drug, and a substantialminority of individuals who use it frequently willdevelop cannabis use disorder (CUD). Johnson andcolleagues1 identify a high genetic correlation betweenliability to frequent cannabis use and CUD. This finding isin line with previous twin research, which has identifieda high correlation between additive genetic influencesacting on exposure to cannabis, […]

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COVID-19, election, racism and more intersect as massive stressors, particularly for Gen Z

COVID-19, election, racism and more intersect as massive stressors, particularly for Gen Z

Compounding stressors this year are seriously threatening the mental health of Americans, particularly the youngest generation, according to results of a national survey by the American Psychological Association. Major sources of this stress include concerns regarding COVID-19, health care, the economy, racism and the U.S. presidential election. “This survey confirms what many mental health experts […]