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Finally Making Peace with Alexa

At first, I wasn’t sure what to think of this strange cylindrical object sitting on our kitchen counter, courtesy of my husband Randy. “Have a nice day,” it would say in a cool, female voice or give the local weather forecast or play whatever song we asked.

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Women Less Likely Than Men To Seek Alcohol Treatment

 Although women are more likely than men to seek treatment for most medical or psychiatric disorders, men are more likely to seek alcohol treatment.

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The Terrifying Day My Chocolate Ran Out: 5 Stages To Coping

You think you know how you’ll react in a crisis. You think you’ll be calm and collected. But then it happens and you’re not.

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Opioids & Older Adults: Poll Supports Prescribing Limits, Better Counseling

Nearly a third of older adults have received a prescription for an opioid pain medicine in the past two years, but many of them didn’t get enough counseling about the risks.

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The Shocking Day My Husband Intervened And Took My Cell Phone

The other morning my husband Randy did something so unexpected, so out of the blue, so sudden, so surprising, I gasped in sputtering disbelief.

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The Difficult Choices: Opioids And The Quest For Less Addictive Drugs

Vicodin, OxyContin and similar drugs are widely used for bad backs, severe arthritis, damaged nerves and other woes.

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