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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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cuckoo
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 […]

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