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John McManamy

John McManamy, Health Guide

Author and Advocate

Police Violence Against the Mentally Ill: Why Is There No Public Outcry?

Last week, I reported on the shooting and killing of James Boyd, a homeless man with a history of mental illness. Albuquerque Police confronted Mr Boyd with raised firearms and a police dog, then fired at him from close range. An officer pumped four beanbag rounds into his prostrate form and another unleashed the dog upon him.   The... Read moreChevron
posted 04/20/2014, comments (0)|
Jerry Kennard

Jerry Kennard, Health Pro

Chartered Psychologist

Applying Tough Love During Low Moods

Supporting someone who is stuck in a low mood isn’t exactly easy but there are times when a few well-chosen words, applied at the right time and with care, can be useful. Stubborn forms of thinking often come with low moods. The temptation may be to let the comments pass in order to avoid conflict. We might rationalize hurtful or irrational... Read moreChevron
posted 04/20/2014, comments (0)|
Christine Kennard

Christine Kennard, Health Pro


Post Chemotherapy Cognitive Impairment

Gabriel García Márquez, the Nobel laureate writer who died this week, suffered from dementia that his brother Jaime Garcia Marquez attributed to chemotherapy used to treat lymphatic cancer. The Columbian novelist who wrote wonderful novels including One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, died following... Read moreChevron
The HealthGal

The HealthGal, Health Guide

Physician Assistant/Health Coach/Nutritionist

Fifty shades of an eating disorder

Do you try every trendy diet, hoping that this time it will work?  Do you shun entire food groups for a period of time, only to “fall apart” and binge on the very foods you avoided for weeks or months?  Do you have strange eating rituals?  Do you think about food all day, while following a very rigorous diet?  Do... Read moreChevron
posted 04/18/2014, comments (0)|
Teri Robert

Teri Robert, Health Guide

Author of "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches"

It’s My Migraine, and I’ll Cry If I Want To!

Usually, I'm fairly good at coping with Migraines. I take my medications and, if I need to, lie down. And that's that. Usually.   In a way, I don't think I'd be as ticked off if my recent period of increased Migraines had been precipitated by an avoidable trigger that I'd taken my chances with. My main trigger lately, however, has been the... Read moreChevron