When Teen Drinking Becomes a Disorder

It’s a pretty safe bet that most of our children, in high school and in college, will be in social situations in which people drink in unwise and sometimes downright dangerous ways. Even if they don’t drink, they will at least be exposed to friends and classmates and roommates who do. What makes alcohol more…

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Steps to Prevent Dementia May Mean Taking Actual Steps

ImageA study found that participants who were more physically active also had more social contact and engaged in more cognitive activities.CreditJacqueline Dormer/Republican-Herald, via Associated Press To ward off age-related cognitive decline, you may be tempted to turn to brain training apps. Last year, consumers spent nearly $2 billion on them, some of which claim to…

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The Silent Heart Attack You Didn’t Know You Had

When my Aunt Gert suffered a heart attack in her mid-70s, the examining doctor told her that it was not her first. Tests done to assess the damage to her heart revealed a section of dead muscle from a previous unrecognized heart attack. Sometime in the past, she had had what doctors call a “silent…

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Marijuana and Vaping: Shadowy Past, Dangerous Present

SAN FRANCISCO — For years, a divisive debate has raged in the United States over the health consequences of nicotine e-cigarettes. During the same time, vaping of a more contentious substance has been swiftly growing, with scant notice from public health officials. Millions of people now inhale marijuana not from joints or pipes filled with…

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How to Give People Advice They’ll Be Delighted to Take

A friend recently approached me in distress saying she wasn’t sure if she should dump her boyfriend or not. With wide, wet eyes, she asked what I think she should do. It gave me pause. Of course, I thought she should get rid of the guy, but I didn’t want to put our relationship at…

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What to Know About the Landmark Opioid Trial Starting Monday

CLEVELAND — Two decades after the onset of an opioid epidemic that led to the deaths of 400,000 Americans, the first landmark federal opioid trial is set to begin Monday, after furious, last-minute settlement talks between two powerful groups of plaintiffs and five drug industry defendants faltered. The weekend impasse highlighted the tensions over money,…

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U.S.A. Triathlon Embraces CBD

The sports industry’s embrace of cannabis products is continuing to evolve as U.S.A. Triathlon has become the first national governing body of an American sport to make a sponsorship deal with a company that sells products containing cannabidiol, or CBD. CBD is a nonintoxicating compound that, like the intoxicating compound THC, is found in varying…

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Paul Polak, Entrepreneur for Those Living on $2 a Day, Dies at 86

Dr. Paul Polak, a former psychiatrist who became an entrepreneur and an inventor with a focus on helping the world’s poorest people create profitable small businesses, died on Oct. 10 in Denver. He was 86. His daughter Kathryn Polak said the cause was heart failure. Dr. Polak lived in Golden, Colo. In an era when…

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Ana Buling, Jack Peterson-Daily

Ana Vivienne Buling and Jack Harmon Peterson-Daily were married Oct. 19 at the Foundry in Long Island City, Queens. Gail K. Johnson, a friend of the couple who is a Universal Life minister, officiated. The bride, 28, is a white collar associate at King & Spalding, an Atlanta-based international law firm. She graduated summa cum…

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