Transgender issues and gender dysphoria


Overview of gender identity From presidential hopefuls, to people at work or in the grocery store, to stray comments on the internet, I’ve seen how misunderstood transgendered issues are. There are now laws in place in North Carolina, and other states enacting laws banning transgendered individuals from using appropriate public restrooms, and based upon ignorance,… Continue reading Transgender issues and gender dysphoria

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in women: what is the new female viagra?


Sexual dysfunction in women  Nearly 40% of women will experience some type of sexual dysfunction over the course of their lives. Female sexual dysfunction is based upon whether there is a problem with arousal, which occurs in 8-12% of women, called Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder, a problem with the orgasmic phase, or a problem with… Continue reading Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in women: what is the new female viagra?

Substance use, gambling, and pornography: what is addiction?


Why addiction? Addiction is misrepresented, is confused with compulsive behaviors, and is often stigmatized and confused with morality and willpower.  To my knowledge, no one has made a conscious decision to become an addict; by far the vast majority of those with addictive disease suffer from their illness due to unfortunate happenstances that are almost… Continue reading Substance use, gambling, and pornography: what is addiction?

About Flint Michigan: what is lead poisoning?


Lead poisoning was historically an issue that occurred primarily due to living in older homes; this was minimized as a public health problem by eliminating lead from paints and gasoline. The Flint MI crisis has caused lead exposure affecting “between 6,000 and 12,000 children” due to contaminated drinking water with high levels of lead; the citizens… Continue reading About Flint Michigan: what is lead poisoning?