Could My Loved One Have a Gambling Disorder?

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Problem gambling—also referred to as gambling disorders or gambling addiction—happen when a person becomes obsessed with gambling and has an uncontrollable urge to keep gambling. The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) says these are signs that a person might have a gambling problem: Preoccupied with gambling and unable to stop Bragging about gambling, exaggerating…

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Ten Important Questions About Advance Health Care Directives

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April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day. Have you created health care directives? If you haven’t, or you aren’t sure your documents are up to date, here some questions you might have. #1: Why should people express their wishes about health care? Isn’t that for their doctor to decide? Today’s health care technologies are pretty…

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Natural Ways to Treat Depression

It’s surprising how much the diagnosis of depression can dictate our medical care today. The number of retirement-age Americans taking at least three psychiatric drugs more than doubled between 2004 and 2013. This is despite almost half of them having no mental health diagnosis on record, per a recent paper in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.…

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