Alvin is a 42-year-old man who was never really given a chance. His parents both had severe alcohol use disorder. At age 12, his parents encouraged him to skip school to sell marijuana in order to fund their drinking. As his parents began using various illicit drugs, Alvin started selling larger amounts of marijuana to foot their bill. Eventually, marijuana was not ...

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BottnerWeightLoss I am a recovering addict. My compulsion started when I was 10-years-old. I remember thinking about when I would get my next fix. These feelings got in the way of my ability to perform scholastically and socially. I yearned not for marijuana, cocaine or heroin, but for something with much easier access and profound availability. My drug was food. By the time I was ...

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The issues around race and how it plays out in modern day American society are numerous, deeply personal to many and utterly complex to most. The incidents in Ferguson, Mo., which began in August and erupted late November in nationwide protests, are an example of the many problems with race relations that persist in our country. While I believe we have made significant progress since the civil rights movement began, ...

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At the end of each day during my primary care rotation, my preceptor and I sat together and reviewed patient charts. Simon Craig, MD*, built his internal medicine practice from the ground up and is a pillar of the Connecticut community he has served for more than two decades. He is a physician, a clinician and a scientist. While he manages the day-to-day operations of his practice, he avidly denies ...

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