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Archive for August, 2010

Gum Disease Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Aug 31st, 2010 | By

Gum health has long been associated with heart disease. But now gum inflammation is being associated with brain health issues. Researchers from New York University have found a link between gum disease and Alzheimer’s disease. It may increase the risk of cognitive dysfunction associated with the disease, even in healthy people. “The research suggests that cognitively normal subjects with periodontal inflammation are at an increased risk of lower cognitive function
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Drug Addiction: The Defining Characteristics Of Obsession And Compulsion

Aug 30th, 2010 | By

It is extremely difficult for people not involved in drug addiction to understand the concepts of obsession and compulsion. Ironically, to truly understand addiction and addictive thinking it is very important to get a grasp on these two concepts. Addicts and alcoholics can readily understand and discuss obsession and compulsion because they are living it, reading it, and focused on it. A person who is not involved in addiction will
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Exercise Addiction

Exercise Addict vs. Fitness Enthusiast

Aug 29th, 2010 | By

It’s one thing to see someone who is struggling with a drug addictionand know they need help to get their way out of it. But, what if someone you know exercises so much that they have a problem? How much is too much of a good thing?Most of the publicity in regards to public health goes to the serious obesity epidemic that not only has struck the U.S., but countries
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Alcoholics Anonymous – Entry Requirements for Joining AA

Aug 28th, 2010 | By

The entry requirement for joining Alcoholics Anonymous is rather simple. An individual does not have to fill out any forms, pay dues, or even talk to anyone if not desired. Some people go and just listen. So what is the entry requirement? “The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking” (Tradition three). For a lot of people there is a great fear and trepidation, as well
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Signs And Symptoms Of Internet Addiction

Aug 27th, 2010 | By

Internet addiction is not exactly the same as drug and alcohol addiction, but it can be thought of as an impulse control disorder, or perhaps a process addiction. A parallel that immediately springs to mind is gambling addiction or a spending addiction. In a nutshell, Internet addiction is a compulsive behavior that interferes with role obligations such as going to work being a good parent, etc. It causes significant problems
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