Items Tagged ‘substance abuse’

If not Alzheimer's, what is it? Memory symptoms may be due to other conditions-and often are treatable

June 7, 2018

If not Alzheimer’s, what is it? Memory symptoms may be due to other conditions-and often are treatable

By Leigh Hopper Leigh Hopper

    Alzheimer’s disease is the much-feared, most common cause of memory problems in the elderly. Sometimes, however, memory problems are caused by something else entirely, including conditions that can be treated if diagnosed, according to doctors at UCLA. Here are three treatable conditions that can mimic Alzheimer’s disease symptoms: 1) Hypertension. High blood pressure […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's, cognitive health, dementia, depression, substance abuse


September 27, 2017

Someone finally sees who I am

By DivaD DivaD

It’s taken me a long time to accept myself. Twenty years ago, when I finally began the process, it was almost impossible to get insurance companies to pay for trans related care of any kind. Around 2002, I intuitively and stubbornly began to do whatever I could to confirm what I already knew about who […]

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Tags: blood pressure, breast augmentation, Dr. Amy Weimer, Dr. Jessica Bernacki, estrogen, gender health, health insurance, hormone treatment, laser hair removal, LBGQT, LBGTQ, patient stories


Opioid pain medication: How to protect yourself from addiction and overdose

July 22, 2016

Opioid pain medication: How to protect yourself from addiction and overdose

By uclahealth uclahealth

In June, autopsy results were released for music icon Prince, who was found dead April 21 at his Minneapolis-area home. The results confirmed Prince died of an overdose of fentanyl, a powerful prescription painkiller that’s part of the opioid family. Sadly, Prince was just the latest victim in the growing opioid epidemic. In 2014, almost […]

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Tags: acute pain, addiction, addiction medicine, Anxiety, arthritis, chronic back pain, dependence, depression, Dr. Keith Heinzerling, fentanyl, fibromyalgia, medication