Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Understanding Codependency

Codependency refers to a range of feelings, behaviors and symptoms that typically have a focus on another person. Someone who is codependent focuses on everyone else, rather than themselves. Typically the focus is towards a loved one. A codependent person is a “people pleaser”, and is usually compliant and passive. This codependent person eventually begins to put the needs of others first so much that they forget their own needs. For information on this and a variety of topics:

Monday, April 4, 2011

Meshorer on the Addictive Personality

Dr. David Meshorer comments on the risk of addiction in Our Health Magazine... "There is no true addicitve personality."

Genetics appear to play some role, but no personality is immune to addiction. It is impossible to untangle the effects of personality on addiction from the effects of addiction on personality. Given the right combination of circumstances,all of us have addicitive tendencies.

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Japan & Radiation Safety

The Virginina Department of Health following the lead of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) offers information in four specific areas: 1. Screening procedures for individuals returning from Japan 2. Travel guidance for humanitarian volunteers 3. Screening procedures for food products from Japan 4. Environmental monitoring/Potassium Iodide Please note: Monitoring by EPA reveals no evidence of concerning levels of radiation in the United States. Therefore there is no reason for individuals in the US to take potassium iodide. Its best to take guidance on matters of science from science based organizations. For more info: