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Can Childhood Abuse Be Making You Fat?

by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, Guest Editor of Integrative Medicine, on Allthingshealing.com   Although certainly just one of many things contributing to weight gain, I suspect that childhood sexual and e…

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Rape: The Nastiest of All Four-Letter Words

You'd think it never happens; victims typically don't discuss it and perpetrators uniformly deny it. But it happens a lot (see below). In the US, the official definition of forcible rape was establ…

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Domestic Violence: It’s Closer Than You Think

By April Sweazy Somewhere right this minute a 5 year old is hiding under their bed with their ears covered, humming quietly to drown out the sound of their parents screaming at each other down the …

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Why is Child Abuse So Much More Pervasive in the U.S.

Any local paper will have it, most likely buried beyond page six, but it will most certainly be there. What I am talking about is some horrific account of ritual child abuse, long ignored, but uncover…

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Mutton Busting: Child and Animal Abuse?

By Lisa Spector, Canine Music Expert, Juilliard Graduate, and co-creator of Through a Dog’s Ear. I almost couldn't believe what I was reading and had to check twice for the date in the New York Tim…

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The Takeaway From the Casey Anthony Trial

Cut to the chase: There was a striking and dramatic verdict yesterday (July 5, 2011) to the Casey Anthony trial, which has been going on for the past three years in Orlando, Florida. The trail concern…

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