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During a San Diego afterschool club presentation for 11-13 year olds, a group of 82 students of predominantly of Filipino American descent were educated on the signs of problem gambling. Afterwards, students were asked if – based on what they had learned – they thought someone they knew may be in danger of being a problem or pathological gambler. More than 80 percent raised their hands.

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"We would go to Atlantic City every holiday – even the Jewish holidays. We weren't even Jewish," exclaimed Dang.

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Here’s what we’re checking out today:

Rehab: Can the hallucinogen ? Keegan Hamilton reviews the evidence on ThePitch. 

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Let’s say you were caught doing drugs at work. Do you think your boss would give you a second chance? Would your employer even allow your boss the authority to give you a second chance?

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The heart of Helena, the capital city of Montana, is called Last Chance Gulch, named after the chance prospectors took panning for gold in the creek that used to run wild through the area.

could certainly relate. He has had about a dozen “last chances” courtesy of the .

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On Saturday, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency will hold its first , setting up 4,000 sites nationwide where people can bring old and unused prescription drugs for safe disposal. (Click to find a site in your community.)

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Wikipedia has no entry for the term “.”

Antidote offers the following: A physician’s office where people suffering from injuries or chronic diseases are given high doses of addictive drugs to keep them returning for more and where people already addicted to painkillers can obtain drugs with no questions asked.

Exhibit A is the Bloomington, Indiana office of Dr. Larry Dean Ratts.

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In 2002, when I was covering medicine for The Orange County Register, we produced a series of stories called that uncovered serious flaws in the way the Medical Board of California handled complaints from the public about physicians.

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Eleven million Americans have eating disorders. Here are tips on covering this complex disease from a veteran journalist who faced the issue in her own family.

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Not many reporters want to write about homeless people – and not many editors want to read about them. The subject is considered too depressing, too intractable. But there are few crises that are more important to cover – right now.



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