Deadly eating disorder stalks those obsessed with ‘eating healthy’

By Diane Carman

Hosting the Thanksgiving feast always has been a challenge, what with the hard-drinking uncles, the post-election political minefields, the unruly children and the matriarch hovering nearby to critique everything from the carving of the turkey to the flakiness of the pie crust. In the past, though, you usually could count on people eating. Not anymore.

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Children with seizures, veterans suffering PTSD likely subjects for $7.6 million in marijuana research

By Katie Kerwin McCrimmon

Researchers will soon begin studying how medical marijuana affects children with epilepsy, veterans, people with Parkinson’s and others after Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Scientific Advisory Council recommended funding eight research projects that will cost about $7.6 million.

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris sees childhood trauma as a public health crisis that can be reversed.

Childhood trauma a public health crisis

By Katie Kerwin McCrimmon

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris could easily become despondent over the sick and troubled children she sees in an area of San Francisco that houses a sewage treatment plant and the poor.

Instead, Burke Harris’ eyes light up as she talks about confronting the disturbing topics of childhood trauma and the toxic stress that results from it.