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Posted by Michelle Poe, a writer for DrDrew.com. Enjoy posts from guests and experts on life’s important topics. This website is for informational and/or entertainment purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Teen Mom Jenelle Evans Needs to be Contained!

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“But, to be fair to David…Jenelle…like…needs containment, right? I mean that’s been one of her problems. I mean…she couldn’t be contained.” – Dr. Drew Does Jenelle Evans need to be contained? The answer is a resounding “YES!” In fact – we all need to be contained. Much has been made of Dr. Drew’s recent use

‘Tis The Season to be…Sad???

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Oftentimes our bodies detect changes in the seasons before we are consciously aware of them due to a condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder.  “SAD,” as it is commonly called, is a depressive disorder primarily related to the decrease in the amount of natural light that accompanies the colder months of the year.  Though some people

Trust Your Gut

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Sixth sense, inner voice, a hunch… These are all synonyms for intuition.  Intuition has been described as “knowing the answer before knowing,” and, “the ability to make decisions without the use of analytical reasoning,” but it turns out that our gut instinct about having gut instincts is true. While intuition generally plays a big part

The Mental Effects of Captivity

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Kidnapping and hostage taking have been present since the dawn of civilization, but only (relatively) recently have concerted efforts been made to understand the psychological impact of being held captive. Nowadays, a seemingly endless stream of abduction cases captivates the nation’s psyche as stories related to missing people play out in real time. All too

Opioids? Not My Kid!

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All to often, these words are spen by parents only after their child has died from an opioid overdose. Why is this? The list of possible answers is endless, but denial is certainly at the top. Many people believe that their children are “too smart” to experiment with these deadly drugs or that heroin and

Kids + Deadly Internet Dares

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With each successive generation, immersion in the electronic world seems to occur at a younger age. Unfortunately, the maturity that is necessary to cope with potential negative fallout from this e-world tends to not happen at the same accelerated rate. Adolescents who are just beginning to navigate puberty and participate in the intense social

Death by Sound Wave?

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Recent news out of Cuba suggests that several American diplomats working there may have suffered minor traumatic brain injuries and permanent hearing loss at the hands of nefarious individuals who used a mysterious device to inflict physical damage via sub-audible sound waves. Is this possible??? It seems like something out of a science fiction novel,

The Dos and Don’ts of Snorting Cocaine

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Do:  Refrain from using cocaine. Don’t:  Waver from this decision. Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant that can have negative effects on the user after just a single dose.  So potent is this substance that the brain’s addiction center can register a weeklong surge in activity after just one hit.  While it is classified as

Why Do I Feel A Lump In My Throat?

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Globus pharyngeus or globus sensation is the feeling of having a lump in your throat. Generally unrelated to an actual blockage, it is the persistent sensation that something is lodged there. The condition is usually benign and doesn’t interfere with swallowing or breathing, but it can cause (and be related to) stress and anxiety. Globus

Is Thailand the Best Place to Get a Nose Job?

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Medical tourism is a booming, multi-billion dollar industry.  It is estimated that in 2014, approximately one million people traveled abroad from America to have a variety of surgeries that ranged from breast augmentation to organ transplant.  Eighty percent of medical tourists cite lower cost as a reason to pursue procedures overseas.  Other reasons include availability

Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery: What You Need to Know

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Despite that fact that many plastic surgeries/cosmetic surgeries are elective, patients who chose to have them are subject to the same risks and complications that any surgical patient faces.  Surgery of any kind should be carefully considered, and even if the benefits appear to outweigh the risks, extensive research should be done to educate oneself

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