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Dr  Ruth Westheimer by Marianne Rafter
March 2014

Dr. Ruth Talks to Sarasota

The renowned psychosexual therapist gives us an overview of the current state of sexuality.

October 2013

How Hypnosis Works for Your Health

While the brain can be a great motivator, even an educated mind can also be our biggest obstacle in the quest to take better care of ourselves.

My parents and me.
May 2013

A Personal Education in Parkinson’s

    My father, who’s now 73, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease a few years ago. As is their wont, my parents have embraced the challenge with outward cheerfulness and optimism. Since I didn’t know much about Parkinson’s at the time, but I do know my parents fairly well, their sudden, pronounced optimism was one […]

February 2013

A Q&A with Lisa Niemi Swayze

By Hannah Wallace During Patrick Swayze’s two-year battle with pancreatic cancer, his wife of 34 years, Lisa Niemi Swayze, served as his caregiver. After Patrick passed away in 2009, she became a public face for dealing with terminal illness and the loss of a loved one, and an advocate for pancreatic cancer awareness. Her new […]

December 2012

Electro Shock

Here’s something I did not know: Electroshock therapy is still very much in use. And it works. Really, “electroconvulsive therapy,” or ECT, is how to describe it; “electroshock” summons bad enough images on its own—never mind how it calls to mind One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. I was over at Comprehensive MedPsych Systems the […]