Wondering about goosebumps? Of course you are
They go by different names: goosebumps, goose pimples, goose flesh, and my personal favorite, goose bumples. The medical term is cutis anserine (cutis means skin and anser means goose). I guess the similarity in texture is just too close to goose skin to ignore. Other medical terms for goosebumps are horripilation, piloerection, or the pilomotor reflex. Each of these terms describes a temporary change in the skin from smooth to bumpy, most commonly developing after exposure to cold. Many people associate goosebumps with fear, or perhaps more accurately, with horror. Perhaps that’s why a popular series of children&rsq...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Health Skin and Hair Care Source Type: blogs

2020: Jumanji Or Dystopia
“There’s No Going Back to ‘Normal’”, crudely proclaims the headline of a June piece from The Atlantic. “The Terrible Consequences of Australia’s Uber-Bushfires” reads a recent Wired article. One of our own April articles was titled “Will Medical Workers Deal With PTSD After COVID-19?”. If it wasn’t clear, an article published earlier this year in The Conversation rightly asks: “Are we living in a dystopia?”.  Indeed, what was once relegated to the fertile minds of fiction novelists has become daily occurrences. Many are drawing similariti...
Source: The Medical Futurist - July 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Prans Tags: Artificial Intelligence Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Science Fiction Security & Privacy Telemedicine & Smartphones Virtual Reality black mirror dystopia coronavirus covid19 jumanji Death Stranding video games bushfires Source Type: blogs

A Way Forward for the United States and Turkey
Relations between the United States and Turkey, while fraught with tension, must also align with a mutual interest in stability in the Middle East and preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction. It may be important for the region's stability and prosperity to find constructive ways for the United States to work with Turkey in the years ahead. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - July 9, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Nilsu Goren; Dalia Dassa Kaye Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Is Addiction a Disease?
  What is the link between addiction and mental illness? Is addiction a choice? In today’s Not Crazy podcast, Gabe and Lisa discuss whether addiction should be classified as a disease and whether or not it should require medical treatment. Gabe also shares his personal story of addiction and how it tied in with his bipolar disorder. What’s your take? Tune in for an in-depth discussion which covers every angle of this often controversial topic. (Transcript Available Below) Please Subscribe to Our Show: And We Love Written Reviews!  About The Not Crazy podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning...
Source: World of Psychology - June 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Addiction General Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Recovery Source Type: blogs

COVID-19 and Fame
Ask anybody on the planet, “What do Tom Hanks, Boris Johnson, and Prince Charles have in common?” and they will instantly shout – “Corona.” Ask these same people, “Who were the three Prime Ministers that died of Coronavirus last month?” Few will respond, “Well…there was Nur Hassan Husein from Somalia, Mahmoud Jabril from Libya and Joachim Yhombi-Opango from Congo – who died (respectively) in London, Cairo, and Paris.” As of May 4, no fewer than eleven movie stars had contracted COVID-19, nine with fatal results. Other victims include retired Commanders of ...
Source: GIDEON blog - May 4, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kristina Symes Tags: Cases Events VIPatients Source Type: blogs

Homemade Egg Roll Recipe – Yummy!
This is a guaranteed delicious homemade eggroll recipe. It’s a little work just as all homemade food is, but you’ll know exactly what is in it, you’ll know it’s healthy, and once you taste it, you will swear that you will never eat anyone’s eggrolls besides these ever again!! Please enjoy and please share! Egg Roll Recipe Ingredients 1 lb ground pork (or chicken/turkey)1 head cabbage1 onion2 carrotsInch of Ginger or 1T minced ginger4-5 cloves garlic3 green onions1-3 t sesame oil1 ½ T Soy Sauce1-2 T Olive Oil¼ – ½ cup Broth (optional)Egg Roll Wrappers ...
Source: Life Learning Today - May 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AgentSully Tags: Featured Healthy Living How To Recipes eggrolls from scratch Source Type: blogs

When life hands you lemons . . .
and then crab apples, and you don't have any sugar, you ain't making lemonade. My power went out at 1:30 yesterday and didn't come back on until 2:30 today. Being unable to charge my devices, I deprived you all of the blog posts you so desperately wanted. I had two very important phone meetings and some other business so I hoarded my batteries. Didn't really have anything to eat to speak of the whole time and had to spend my evening reading by flashlight.Oh, boo hoo, poor man. I'm not sick, nobody I know has gotten sick from this, and Windham County has so far largely been spared. The power outages are indeed becoming more...
Source: Stayin' Alive - April 14, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Now is the time to eliminate tuition in the health sciences
My call to medicine came while sleeping on an old couch in a hospital room in Eastern Turkey, while my close friend lay waiting for a diagnosis. We were scared, but one physician put us at ease, giving us a plan, and being there to help whenever he could. It was that service of medicine, […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - April 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/thomas-schroeder" rel="tag" > Thomas Schroeder < /a > < /span > Tags: Education Medical school Public Health & Policy Source Type: blogs

What ’s going to happen? What’s going on? I wish someone could tell me. 
The waiting room is empty, and I take signout on five patients. The patients that typically line the hallways waiting for beds, for stress tests, for MRIs all stayed home. The familiar drunks still get their blister-packed turkey sandwiches. There ’s a trickle of patients onto my side: a middle-aged woman who lost vision and a […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/matt-mccauley" rel="tag" > Matt McCauley, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions COVID-19 coronavirus Emergency Medicine Hospital-Based Medicine Infectious Disease Source Type: blogs

Small But Impactful Ways to Nurture Your Creativity Every Day
One of the biggest barriers to creativity is lack of time. You’re busy. Your days are demanding. You have a long list of tasks from last week that you’ve yet to tackle. But is it really a tangible, true-blue lack of time, or more of a belief or feeling that time is scarce or non-existent? “If there is something you want to be doing, you have the time to do it,” said artist and author Bridget Watson Payne. She interviewed numerous people for her book How Time Is On Your Side who didn’t seem to have time for their creative work—and yet carved out “pockets of time in all sorts of amaz...
Source: World of Psychology - March 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Creativity General Habits Happiness Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help Imagination Inspiration Motivation Source Type: blogs

Failed Humanitarian Interventions and the “Good Intentions” Dodge
Ted Galen CarpenterIn a newNational Interest Online article,I discuss how advocates of “humanitarian” military interventions resort to a variety of excuses to evade responsibility once their crusades go awry.One especially maddening deflection of responsibility is when proponents insist that their intentions were good, and that the missions should be judged according to that standard.Even Barack Obama seemed to recognize the insufficiency of that defense when he first met Samantha Power, an advocate of the “responsibility to protect” (R2P) doctrine and U.S. involvement in multilateral...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - February 25, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Ted Galen Carpenter Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Clutter vs Hoarding- How to Live Clutter Free
Are you drowning in clutter? In today’s podcast, decluttering expert Tracy McCubbin identifies the 7 emotional clutter blocks that may be lurking in your psyche and offers tips to overcome each one. For example, do you have a basket full of unopened mail? Do you have an absurd number of name-brand shoes collecting dust in your closet? And what about that expensive candle you’ll light “one” day? Each of these clutter types is rooted in a different emotional clutter block. Is there an area in your home you’d really like to declutter? Tune in to hear all 7 emotional blocks and get some good advi...
Source: World of Psychology - February 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: General Habits Interview LifeHelper Podcast Self-Help The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

How to Understand and Control the Online Over Checking Habit  
I know I’m addicted to what I call “Over Checking.” I also know that the more I feed this addiction, the more emotionally exhausted I become. Yet, even with this awareness, I check (and recheck) emails, texts, news, and social media notifications too many times a day (and night) to count. I even catch myself in a loop, where I not only check all the above, but then, within minutes, check it all again. I’ll even recheck my Weather app, as if that “partly cloudy” prediction for central California is suddenly going to morph into a typhoon within the next five minutes. Being a writer, as wel...
Source: World of Psychology - January 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tracy Shawn, MA Tags: Anxiety and Panic Habits Technology checking Compulsive Behavior Smartphone social media Source Type: blogs

‘ Don ’ t Quit Your Day Job ’ : On Working Through a Health Crisis
I had mental health issues in 1991 that caused me to be hospitalized for two weeks, after which I received a diagnosis of bipolar illness. My psychiatrist at the time encouraged me to go back to my full-time teaching job immediately after getting out of the psychiatric ward. This was hard, but I think it was the best thing I could have done in the long run. I remember I was hospitalized in the summer right before the fall semester began. I didn’t have my textbooks to create a syllabus. My brother drove 150 miles over to Pennsylvania to get them. (I was hospitalized in my home state of Ohio.) I remember sitting in the...
Source: World of Psychology - January 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Laura Yeager Tags: Bipolar Personal Bipolar Disorder Cancer Hospitalization Source Type: blogs

Inside Schizophrenia: Comorbidity with Schizophrenia
Comorbidity is the presence of one or more additional conditions co-occurring with a primary condition. In this episode, host schizophrenic Rachel Star Withers with her cohost Gabe Howard will be discussing comorbidity with schizophrenia. Comorbidity is associated with worse health outcomes, more complex clinical management and increased health care costs. Occupational therapist and host of the podcast Occupied, Brock Cook, will be joining us to discuss ways that he works with people with schizophrenia to manage multiple health issues.  Highlights from “Comorbidity with Schizophrenia” Episode [01:28] What ...
Source: World of Psychology - January 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachel Star Withers Tags: Antipsychotic Inside Schizophrenia Mental Health and Wellness Psychiatry Psychology Psychotherapy Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia comorbid comorbid psychiatric conditions Comorbidities Comorbidity Diagnosis Of Schizophrenia Livi Source Type: blogs

U.S.-Turkish Relations, Airports, Opioids: RAND Weekly Recap
This weekly recap focuses on the future of the U.S.-Turkish partnership, helping America's commercial airports meet rising demand, the opioid crisis, and more. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - January 17, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: blogs

Human Freedom Waning in Many Countries
This article originally appeared on theFraser Forum on January 2, 2020. (Source: Cato-at-liberty)
Source: Cato-at-liberty - January 10, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Tanja Por čnik Source Type: blogs

Eating to Heal the Mind
Generations of moms and grandmothers have gone to their gardens and cupboards to heal ailments of all kinds. Herbs, medicinal recipes (including chicken soup), and vegetables are gaining the attention of doctors and scientists, who rely on controlled studies rather than anecdotal evidence to prove what works in the body reliably and safely. Today, just as throughout history, in every culture, there are foods that can be used as medicine, but can what you eat affect your mental health as well? Is it possible to treat things like anxiety and depression with food?  Research is showing the Mediterranean Diet and the DASH ...
Source: World of Psychology - December 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jan McDaniel Tags: Alternative and Nutritional Supplements Mental Health and Wellness Depression food Mood Disorder Mood Swings Source Type: blogs

How to Deflect Unexpected Stress
No matter what problems we are dealing with already, life keeps going. And, occasionally, it pitches unexpected and sudden stress right at all of us. A stress curveball can throw pre-planned coping strategies out of balance. There is little time to re-plan or even adjust to the news and what you must do instead. Sometimes, extreme emergencies arise. Accidents, injuries, bad news can hit without notice, and consequences can be severe, but snow and ice storms, delayed travel, and less serious circumstances can affect you or those you love also. I hope this doesn’t happen. We all do. But there is a way to at least minim...
Source: World of Psychology - December 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jan McDaniel Tags: Self-Help Stress stress reduction Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Stopping Psych Meds; What To Consider
 Medication for your brain – whether you’re newly diagnosed or have been in treatment for years, you may have doubts if drugs are right for you. You’re not alone. Jackie and Gabe get real about reasons people want to quit psych meds and why our brains convince us to quit despite the benefits of taking medication. They discuss consequences you may not be aware of from just stopping your meds and why you should always involve your doctors, no matter what your decision, when it comes to medication. (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW About The Not Crazy Podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an ...
Source: World of Psychology - December 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Antidepressant Antipsychotic Medications Not Crazy Podcast Psychology Stimulants Treatment Source Type: blogs

The Opioid Crisis in Orange County
According to a new report by Orange County, California’s health care agency, the overdose deaths in Orange County have greatly surpassed that of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties and, most shockingly, all of California as a whole. The opioid crisis in Orange County has grown so much that a high concentration of treatment centers has popped up in the area hoping to combat this issue, but it doesn’t seem to be enough. In addition, the report details that the majority of state-licensed treatment centers and unregulated sober living homes are located along the c...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 18, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates opiate abuse opiate addiction opioid opioid crisis opioids orange county Source Type: blogs

New Human Freedom Index: U.S. Is 15, New Zealand and Switzerland Freest
Ian V ásquezThe United States ranks 15 in theHuman Freedom Index 2019 released today by the Cato Institute, the Fraser Institute in Canada, and the Liberales Institut at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Germany. The five freest jurisdictions are New Zealand, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Canada, and Australia.The annual Index uses 76 indicators of personal, civil, and economic freedom in 162 countries for 2017, the most recent year for which sufficient, globally comparable data are available. The report finds that global freedom has declined slightly since 2008, with more countries (79) seeing a fall in the...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ian V ásquez Source Type: blogs

Opioid Abuse: How and When to Get Help
Opioids are so highly addictive that they have created a dangerous and deadly epidemic in the United States. In fact, the National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that more than 2 million Americans abuse opioids and that more than 90 Americans die on average by opioid overdose every day. Individuals can become addicted to opioids so quickly that it can be difficult to notice when the line has been crossed over to opioid abuse. If you or your loved one is taking opioids, whether legal or illegal, make note of these signs and symptoms of opioid abuse and how to get help. How Does Opioid Abuse Begin? Opioids work by binding ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 17, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Recovery Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates abuse heroin heroin addiction heroin users opiate abuse opioid opioid crisis opioids prescription drug abuse prescription drug addiction Source Type: blogs

The Top Digital Health Technologies Helping Refugees Around the World
“Refugees are persons who are outside their country of origin for reasons of feared persecution, conflict, generalized violence, or other circumstances which have seriously disturbed public order and, as a result, require international protection,” writes the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). However, refugees’ plea isn’t limited to people leaving their home country en masse following atrocious wars or political instability, but can be that of anyone else, like you and me, following unforeseen calamities, be it natural or man-made, leading to similar situations. The November ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - December 17, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Prans Tags: Future of Medicine Healthcare Design Telemedicine & Smartphones digital health technology digital technology digital innovation refugee Source Type: blogs

Evaluating the New USMCA
Inu Manak andSimon LesterYesterday's biggest trade news was that the House Democratic leadership reached a deal with the Trump administration on changes to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which was signed by Canada, Mexico and the United States last year. The agreement was an effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Reception of the new deal was mixed, and after taking leadership of the House in January of this year, Democrats wanted to leave their own imprint on the new trade agreement.In light of yesterday ’s announcement and today’s release of theProtocol of Amendment ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 11, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Inu Manak, Simon Lester Source Type: blogs

Podcast | Survive the Holidays AND preserve your Mental Health
There is no time more joyous and stressful as the end of year holidays. As we fast approach the holidays this year it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll navigate family parties and other familial obligations. In this episode, we give our best tips for making holiday parties less stressful and how to decide if not going is the best option for you.  It’s rough out there, but we care about you and we wish you a happy, healthy holiday season. (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW About The Not Crazy Podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with b...
Source: World of Psychology - December 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Anxiety and Panic Depression Family General Holiday Coping Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs

Signs of Opioid Withdrawal
Opioid withdrawal is one of the more uncomfortable parts of treatment, but it is one of the most important. There are many signs of opioid withdrawal, the length and severity of which can vary from person to person. However, each detox experience almost always includes strong cravings. Symptoms can be mild, such as sweating and yawning, while others can become more serious, like severe anxiety and depression. Opioid withdrawal can look like a scary experience; one that could deter people from getting the help they need. The good news is that it doesn’t need to be fought alone, and there are resources available to ma...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 6, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Recovery Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates drug detox medical detox medicated-assisted detox opioid opioids prescription drug detox withdrawal withdrawal symptoms Source Type: blogs

American Lung Association's Lies About E-Cigarettes are Dangerous and Irresponsible
Earlier this week, I revealed that, ironically, in a campaign attacking e-cigarette companies for lying to the public, the American Heart Association was itselflying to the public by asserting that e-cigarettes cannot help smokers quit.Today I reveal that, not to be outdone, the American Lung Association is lying even more blatantly to the public and in a way that is not only irresponsible but dangerous for the public's health.In apress release issued yesterday, the American Lung Association made the following claims:Cigarette smoking is no more hazardous than using e-cigarettes.E-cigarettes cannot help smokers quit.If you...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - December 5, 2019 Category: Addiction Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Holiday Coping Techniques
We all love and look forward to the holidays, but even good things can be stressful.  Listen in as our guest, PsychCentral.com’s founder, Dr. John Grohol, tells us how to avoid overindulging this year, how to handle the extra work burdens of the season, and how to deal with that annoying relative. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW Guest information for ‘Holiday Coping’ Podcast Episode John M. Grohol, Psy.D. is a pioneer in online mental health and psychology. Recognizing the educational and social potential of the Internet in 1995, Dr. Grohol has transformed the way people could access mental health and psy...
Source: World of Psychology - December 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Family General Holiday Coping Interview LifeHelper Podcast Relationships Stress The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

NATO Summit 2019: The Remnants of a "Zombie Alliance"
Ted Galen CarpenterWhen French President Emmanuel Macron said that NATO was experiencing “brain death,” he spoke an important inconvenient truth. Unfortunately, it appears that the ongoing NATO summit intends to focus on traditional burden-sharing issues. In the days before the summit, European members released a plan to great fanfare that would increase their share of the Alliance’ s direct costs and reduce America’s share. But NATO’s problems go far, far beyond burden sharing. Greater European financial support is akin to taking an aspirin to deal with a terminal illness.Despite the usual ta...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 3, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ted Galen Carpenter Source Type: blogs

What are the Withdrawal Symptoms from Vicodin?
Withdrawal can occur after the discontinuation of any drug. There are many stages of withdrawal symptoms as your body works to adjust. Depending on the length and severity of the addiction, these symptoms can range from mild to debilitating. Opioid withdrawal can be particularly difficult. If you are thinking about getting help for a Vicodin addiction, it is important to know what to expect and how to ease your withdrawal symptoms from Vicodin. What is Vicodin? According to Drugs.com, Vicodin contains a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Hydrocodone is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - November 28, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Recovery Drug Rehab Information Drug Treatment Painkiller drug detox prescription drug abuse prescription drug abuse prevention and treatment act prescription drug addiction prescription drug detox prescription drugs prescrip Source Type: blogs

Thanksgiving Thank You Cards – A Jimmy Fallon Parody by Craig Joseph
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope each of you is enjoying this holiday weekend and enjoying plenty of turkey and pie with family and friends. While I say this, I also realize that so many of my healthcare colleagues are still working in the 24/7/365 world that is healthcare. We thank all of you still working. If […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare IT Craig Joseph Gratitude Happy Thanksgiving Source Type: blogs

Abstaining From Social Media Doesn ’t Improve Well-Being, Experimental Study Finds
By Matthew Warren From digital detoxes to the recent Silicon Valley fad of “dopamine fasting”, it seems more fashionable than ever to attempt to abstain from consuming digital media. Underlying all of these trends is the assumption that using digital devices — and being on social media in particular — is somehow unhealthy, and that if we abstain, we might become happier, more fulfilled people. But is there any truth to this belief? When it comes to social media, at least, a new paper in Media Psychology suggests not.  In one of the few experimental studies in the field, researchers have fo...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - November 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Emotion Facebook Twitter Source Type: blogs

Thanksgiving Dinner Costs Less and Other Reasons to Be Thankful
Chelsea FollettWatching the news or discussing it with your family at Thanksgiving dinner, it is not hard to fall into the trap of thinking that the entire world is moving in a negative direction. It may be a challenge to find reasons for optimism, let alone thankfulness. But as the Thanksgiving holiday draws near, know that the data clearly show that a great many things are improving.Please don ’t just take my word for it. To see the evidence for yourself, just spend some time poking around thedata on HumanProgress.org. Our database documents progress in areas as diverse asair travel safety (welcome news for those t...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - November 26, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Chelsea Follett Source Type: blogs

Seven sharp riddles to celebrate Thanksgiving in perfect harmony
___ Q: What’s far more harmful to your health than NOT keeping up with the news? A: Keeping up with the news and discussing the latest over Thanksgiving dinner. Q: What is a sure way of sustaining a friendly and sociable feeling towards the whole world? A: Consort only with strangers. Q: What beats regretting what you DID say? A: Treasuring what you DIDN’T say. Q: What is the most impenetrably foolproof camouflage of all on this planet? A: The human smile. Q: What does, “you must come and visit us sometime…” actually mean? A: Nothing at all. However, if you take it seriously, be ready for the...
Source: SharpBrains - November 25, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Keith Perreur-Lloyd Tags: Brain Teasers riddles Thanksgiving Source Type: blogs

Am I An Opioid Addict?
Cliffside Malibu does not condone the use of the term “addict” when referring to people suffering from the disorder of addiction. However, we do understand that others still may use the term in order to find information. Many people may find themselves asking the question, “am I an opioid addict?” if they feel as if their use has spiraled out of control. There are many ways to find out if you may have become addicted to opioids, as well as ways to get help and find treatment. How Opioid Addiction Begins Nearly 80% of heroin users started with prescription opioids, which puts prescription drugs and ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - November 22, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction to Pharmaceuticals addiction treatment opioid opioid crisis opioids pharmaceutical addiction pharmaceutical drug abuse treatment Source Type: blogs

How to Quit Drinking
Alcohol is everywhere — restaurants, corner liquor stores, bars, college, celebrations, sports events, weddings, the holidays and more. It can seem nearly impossible to escape alcohol since drinking culture is so embedded in American life. Millions of people suffer from alcohol use disorder and aren’t able to maintain acceptable drinking habits, instead, becoming addicted and suffering from a chronic, progressive disease that can ruin their lives. Luckily, it is a treatable disorder, and learning how to quit drinking is possible. Make the Decision to Quit Drinking The most important step in learning how to qui...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - November 21, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism alcohol abuse alcohol addiction alcohol dependence alcohol dependency alcohol detox alcohol disorder alcohol treatment binge drinking drinking problem dr Source Type: blogs

Illegal Immigrants in Europe
Alex NowrastehPew Research Center recently released a wonderful newreport that estimates the illegal immigrant resident population in European Union and European Free Trade Association (EU-EFTA) countries. This is the first systematic report to estimate Europe ’s illegal immigrant population along the lines that Pew and others use to estimate the U.S. illegal immigrant population. Illegal immigrants are a much larger population in the United States than in Europe.Pew estimates that there are 3.9 million to 4.8 million illegal immigrants in EU-EFTA as of 2017. Those illegal immigrants come from countries outside of th...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - November 15, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Nowrasteh Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Economics, and Politics and the Big Picture. What I Am Watching Here And Abroad.
November 14, 2019 Edition.-----In the US the tempo of the impeachment program seems to be increasing and the public hearings look to be likely to be very interesting indeed. Trump has also been fined regarding the management of his charitable foundation and is apparently a bit worried about a Bloomberg run for the presidency. Trump is also so unhinged he has been heard to remark that the Turkish Presdent is a great friend of the Kurds - the man is mad!The UK election is winding up in intensity and we all await the outcome.In Australia the raging bushfires have pretty much overwhelmed all other news. I hope things will get ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Keep the Relationship with Turkey, with Carrots, Sticks & Principles
Mustafa AkyolAs Turkey ’s President Erdogan is coming to Washington DC to visit President Trump in the White House, there are two broad views about Turkey in the U.S. Capital: The more hawkish view, popular in  Congress, considers Turkey an authoritarian Islamist regime whichunjustly attacked the U.S. allies in Syria, and which must be punished with various U.S. sanctions, and perhaps even be kicked out of NATO. The more dovish view suggests that while Erdogan has indeed been a troubling actor, both at home andin his region, the alliance with Turkey must still be saved.I believe thedovish view is more corre...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - November 12, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Mustafa Akyol Source Type: blogs

Political News and Discourse in the US: Democrats & Republicans Are Both Upset
Americans are fed up with national politics. Both Republicans and Democrats think political debate has become more toxic than it was just a few years ago. They both feel angry, frustrated, and overwhelmed. In larger numbers than just a few years ago, and in greater numbers than in 6 out of 7 other nations, adults in the U.S. are cutting down on the time they devote to the news or avoiding it completely.  Communications scholars Maria Celeste Wagner and Pablo J. Boczkowski conducted face-to-face interviews with a diverse cross-section of adults from Chicago, Miami, and Philadelphia. The feelings about political news of...
Source: World of Psychology - November 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Bella DePaulo, Ph.D. Tags: Minding the Media Policy and Advocacy Democrats political arguments Political Discourse Politics Republicans voting Source Type: blogs

Remembering Don Smith
Peter Goettler andRobert A. LevyOur entire Cato community is deeply saddened by the passing of Donald G. Smith. Don was a longstanding member of Cato ’s board of directors, a generous benefactor of the Institute, and a great champion of liberty. But above all, he was a dear friend to so many of us.We ’ve known few who have been as dedicated to advancing liberty as Don. A brilliant investor who formed his own firm, Donald Smith& Co., in 1980, Don placed his success squarely in the service of human freedom. He was an important partner of not only the Cato Institute, but many organizations working to create a ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - November 1, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Peter Goettler, Robert A. Levy Source Type: blogs

Withdrawal from Vicodin
Your Guide to Vicodin Addiction and Vicodin Withdrawal Hydrocodone (also known by the brand name Vicodin®) has been the second-most commonly encountered opioid pharmaceutical in drug evidence since 2009, as reported by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Withdrawal from Vicodin can vary in length and symptoms depending on the length and severity of the addiction. Vicodin is relatively easy to obtain and is perceived as safe when prescribed by a medical professional. If the drug is taken as prescribed for a limited time, Vicodin withdrawal symptoms will be either minimal or nonexistent. However, Vicodin is consid...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - October 28, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Recovery Drug Treatment Painkiller Substance Abuse painkillers prescription drug abuse prescription drug addiction prescription drug detox prescription drug use prescription drugs prescription medication prescription pills Source Type: blogs

Concerning the Killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and U.S. Counterterrorism Policy
Christopher A. PrebleUpon hearing the news that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed, I issued the following statement:Even President Donald Trump ’s harshest critics should welcome the news thatISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a raid in northwestern Syria Saturday evening. The operation, President Trump noted in his statement, reflects the bravery and professionalism of the men and women in the U.S. military, as well as U.S. intelligence agencies. President Trump also credited Russia, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and the Syrian Kurds for varying levels of support.With the passage of time, Baghdadi ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - October 27, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Christopher A. Preble Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Economics, and Politics and the Big Picture. What I Am Watching Here And Abroad.
October 24, 2019 Edition.-----Things seem to be going from bad to worse in the war between Turkey and the Kurds that has been unleashed by Trump pulling out the US forces from the area. This will be seen as the most ill-advised decision taken by Trump so far. As of now he is claiming a great win but I believe Syria and Russia are the winners and the Kurds serious losers.After the parliamentary session on Saturday last week we are no further ahead and this week will be very interesting indeed! We have has more sittings and we now await the EU view on more time!In Australia we continue to see policy paralysis on most issues ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 24, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Regarding the Tragedy in Northern Syria and the Need to Revisit U.S. Security Commitments
Christopher A. Preble andDoug BandowPresident Trump's decision to give a de facto green light to a Turkish invasion of northern Syria continues to engender understandable criticism. Lost amidst this furor are several relevant facts: the modest U.S. military presence was inadequate to achieve any of the very ambitious objectives that the missions'supporters imagined it could. Aswe wrote elsewhere, these troops were not going to " force Assad to yield, ensure free elections, limit Russian influence, oust Iranian forces, prevent an Islamic State revival, or protect the Kurds. "A separate point concerns the conflicts...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - October 23, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Christopher A. Preble, Doug Bandow Source Type: blogs

Girsan MC1911SC Ultimate 2000 Round Challenge: Day 1
Photo credit: Jennifer Hast The MC1911SC Ultimate is a compact, officer-length 1911 by Turkish manufacturer Girsan, imported by EAA. Built on a forged aluminum frame, it boasts a number of nice features, including contoured surfaces to eliminate snags, an extended beavertail, extended ambidextrous safety, conical barrel for more positive lockup, G10 grips with a capacity ... (Source: A Day In the Life of An Ambulance Driver)
Source: A Day In the Life of An Ambulance Driver - October 21, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ambulancedriverfiles Tags: Gun Reviews Product Reviews Range Reports Shooting Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

The Syrian Withdrawal: Where Things Stand
Without an orderly process for its national security decisions, the Trump administration has defaulted to the worst option regarding Syria. The sudden withdrawal of U.S. forces has left an opening for Russia to exploit. It also left the Kurds, a U.S. partner, to fend off a Turkish assault. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - October 21, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: James Dobbins; Jeffrey Martini Source Type: blogs

Costs of Higher Spending Would Fall on Middle Class
Chris EdwardsAWall Street Journal editorialwas right to zero in on Elizabeth ’s Warren's “determined refusal to say if her plans would require taxes to increase on the middle class.” In the Democratic presidential debate the other night, the senator repeatedly ducked concerns that the costs of her huge spending plans would land on more than just the wealthy.They surely would. The larger welfare states of Europe and some other high-income economies are not fueled by higher income taxes than ours, but by higher taxes on consumption and worker wages.There are 36 high-income countries in the OECD. Thirty of t...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - October 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Edwards Source Type: blogs