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2011-02-25 15:13:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- John Bradshaw, acclaimed addiction counselor, writer, and motivational speaker, tells of his own battle with addiction and the underlying causes of this chronic disease. On February 25th, 2011, Mediaplanet will feature a 12-page standalone report within the Los Angeles Times that serves as a complete guide to living well in a metropolis that so lacks proper discourse on the identification of, intervention for, and recovery from addiction. (Logo:...

2011-02-07 17:31:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Austin Recovery, the largest drug and alcohol treatment center in Texas, has teamed up with the Emmy® Award-winning "Intervention" program to save an addict's life. The episode, featuring Austin Recovery, airs tonight on the A&E Channel at 8 p.m. "Intervention" profiles people whose dependence on drugs and alcohol has brought them to a point of personal crisis or estranged them from their friends and loved ones. Each...

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2011-01-28 07:45:00

Reuters reports that some alcoholics may drink less when using certain computer programs, according to a new report published in the journal Addiction. British researchers, looking through earlier research, found that heavy drinkers were able to slightly reduce their weekly consumption. But not all of the studies they analyzed had positive results, and those that were had limitations, the team reported. However, these computer-based interventions show promise and could help the estimated...

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2010-12-29 10:41:35

Pulmonary rehab patients report increased well-being when interior plants introduced Could a plant "intervention" improve the well-being of patients in a difficult rehab process? Scientists from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and Sweden's Uppsala University investigated this question in a recent study of 436 coronary and pulmonary patients at a Norwegian rehabilitation center. The results were published in HortScience. Ruth Kjærsti Raanaas, Grete Grindal Patil,...

2010-12-14 00:01:32

November 2010 marked the first National Drug Fact Week. Recovery Now TV commends this effort in helping to fight teen drug addiction and promoting teen drug treatment. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2010 Recovery Now TV noted the significance of the first annual National Drug Fact Week, which occurred November 8th-14th 2010. The National Institute on Drug Abuse sponsored this event and partners included Discovery, MTV and Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America. The primary goal of...

2010-11-10 00:00:37

A recent study conducted among college age students across the state revealed that 66% of students had gambled in the past year, and 1 in 5 students is at risk of or already has developed a problem with gambling. Altamonte Springs, FL (PRWEB) November 9, 2010 A recent study conducted among college age students across the state revealed that 66% of students had gambled in the past year, and 1 in 5 students is at risk of or already has developed a problem with gambling. "Gambling is a...

2010-10-21 00:00:40

Lakeview Health Systems, an award-winning drug and alcohol treatment center, is presenting an informational program about substance abuse interventions and the common misconceptions people have about them. The seminar takes place October 21, 2010 in Little Rock, Arkansas. While this program is designed for medical professionals, Lakeview also offers a layperson's guide to interventions that all may benefit from. Little Rock Air Force Base, AR (PRWEB) October 20, 2010 Lakeview Health...

2010-10-12 21:40:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state of Delaware has withdrawn from the qui tam lawsuit against JM Eagle, the world's largest manufacturer of plastic pipe. The state's decision was welcomed by the Los Angeles-based manufacturer as yet another step toward what it believes will be an ultimate dismissal of the faulty case against the company. Phillips & Cohen, the contingency-fee law firm that brought the case against JM Eagle, has attempted to spin this good news...

2010-07-13 17:03:02

Community-based interventions for childhood obesity: are they working? Community-based interventions designed to prevent obesity in children seem to work best in those under the age of five, while there is evidence of some success in primary school children, but very mixed effects in adolescents, a leading expert in the field said today (Tuesday). In a presentation at the International Congress on Obesity in Stockholm, Professor Boyd Swinburn, chair of population health and director of the...

2010-06-15 11:13:00

LOS ANGELES, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the U.S. divorce rate is estimated at 47.9 percent. From the expense of lawyers and the bureaucratic cost of judges, courts, and child support, to the increasing number of children traveling alone on airplanes for visits to non-custodial parents, the impact of divorce is estimated at $11.1 billion dollars each year; with another estimated $75.1 billion per year for grief counseling, therapy,...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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