16 MAY

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:27 pm
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No Restroom Needed: Three Reasons People Abuse Imodium

No Restroom Needed: Three Reasons People Abuse Imodium   A long-time occupier of bathroom cabinets around the country, Imodium (loperamide) and other antidiarrheal medications are under increased scrutiny as deaths from the abuse of this drug begin to increase. A study released by the international journal Annals of Emergency Medicine highlighted the health risks inherent […]

20 MAR

Constance Scharff, PhD
11:44 pm
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I Think, Therefore I Meditate: Two Things You’re Getting Wrong about Mindfulness

I Think, Therefore I Meditate: Two Things You’re Getting Wrong about Mindfulness   If you’re doing downward dog, are you meditating? Although yoga and other eastern practices have fully entered the mainstream of “healthy living” and “alternative lifestyle” aficionados, the truth is that many people don’t quite have a grasp on the true origins of […]

11 FEB

Constance Scharff, PhD
6:44 pm
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Where’s the Silver Lining? Four Ways Adversity May Make Us Stronger

Where’s the Silver Lining? Four Ways Adversity May Make Us Stronger   Life is not fair. Some things just seem to happen to us, often leaving us reeling and wondering which way is up. It’s true that there will never be a way to avoid some of the worst experiences in life because, like death, […]

11 NOV

Constance Scharff, PhD
8:21 pm
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How to Get a Good Night Sleep Without Sleeping Aids

How to Get a Good Night Sleep Without Sleeping Aids Sleeping pills and sleep medications are most effective when used sparingly, for short-term situations, such as coming back from a long trip overseas. Persistent insomnia is usually a symptom of an underlying medical or psychological problem that cannot be “cured” with sleeping pills. The idea […]

13 AUG

Constance Scharff, PhD
6:00 am
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Five Ways to Develop Gratitude

Five Ways to Develop Gratitude One important key to recovery is to develop a grateful spirit. If we have gratitude for the positive situations and people in our lives, we can address our problem areas with purpose and meaning. Here are five ways to develop a sense of gratitude in your life. Write a Gratitude […]

26 JUN

Constance Scharff, PhD
6:01 pm
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Meditation: We Can’t Say Enough Good about It

Meditation: We Can’t Say Enough Good about It We keep talking about meditation because there are so many positive benefits to the practice and absolutely no negative side-effects. It is a secular practice that can be done by almost anyone. When practiced regularly, meditation rewires the brain in important, healthy ways and it has been […]

16 SEP

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:05 am
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New Control on Hydrocodone

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) recently changed all hydrocodone-containing products to Schedule IIdrugs. These are pharmaceuticals with accepted medical uses, but also the highest potential for severe psychological or physical dependence. This classification becomes effective across the United States October 6, 2014, and will change how the drugs are prescribed and dispensed. Patients prescribed hydrocodone […]

2 SEP

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:08 am
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Mindful Lifestyle Changes for Total Health

Mindfulness trains you to become aware of what is going on inside your body and mind and how your inner world of thoughts and feelings is reacting to the events that are taking place in the world around you. When you develop this kind of mindful awareness, you become more aware of inner disturbances when […]

26 AUG

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:27 am
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New Understanding of Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are serious behavioral disorders that include: compulsively binge eating, binging and purging, or not consuming enough calories and nutrients to stay healthy. Women are more likely to have eating disorders than men, though there is growing recognition of the needs men have for eating disorder treatment. Eating disorders generally begin in the teenage […]

12 AUG

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:32 am
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Cultivating Good Habits

Ever wonder why some people seem to be so successful compared to other people living in Anywhere, USA? Evidence shows smart people who have been very successful share certain habits. They display persistence, are self-disciplined, set goals, and are avid readers. University of Washington study found that people generally had an easier time meeting personal […]

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