Not only aging, but thriving with HIV, by Dr. David Vance

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day is September 18, an important indicator of how far we have come in the fight against this disease that has hovered over us since the early 1980s. When I read a report from the CDC in the late 1990s that the mortality rate for HIV reduced sharply after the... Continue Reading →

Addiction: What’s stress got to do with it? by Dr. Susanne Fogger

On the surface, stress, distress and addiction might not seem related, yet for some people, stress/distress/pain are the underlying motivation for substance use. It is important to identify and raise concern around certain stressors. Awareness and learning or practicing stress management skills can deter overuse/misuse of substances such as alcohol, tobacco, caffeine and opioids. It’s... Continue Reading →

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