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The Cost of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders: The Good, The Bad, and The Silver Lining

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimates that: • None 35 million adults in the U.S. have a mental health disorder • None Around 19 million have a substance use disorder • None 8.5 million had both a mental and substance use disorder (co-occurring disorders) These numbers are staggering, but there is good news. Millions of Americans today are receiving health c

Learn How Artificial Intelligence is Tackling the Opioid Crisis

How Artificial Intelligence is Tackling the Opioid Crisis Artificial Intelligence (AI) is taking over, and you’re probably using it every day and don’t even know it. Did you ask Alexa or Siri a question today? Did Google suggest a cool new restaurant based on past searches? That’s AI at work. So, what is AI exactly? Artificial intelligence refers to the simulation of human intelligence in machines that are programmed to think like humans and mimic their actions. One of the more popular subsets

Understanding Eating Disorders and the Brain

According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical illnesses that can affect people of all genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, body shapes, and weights. National surveys estimate that 20 million women and 10 million men in America will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives. In addition, substance abuse problems may begin before or during an eating disorder. “Up to 50% of indiv

Women and the Opioid Crisis: What You Need To Know

The Opioid Crisis and Women: What You Need to Know It’s no secret that the opioid crisis is rampant in the United States. Research initiatives across the nation are working to address the underbelly of this epidemic as well as trying to implement effective treatments for opioid use disorders (OUD). However, many feel these same initiatives overlook growing data on sex and gender differences in OUD. An article published in Women’s Health Research at Yale (WHRY) by Director Carolyn M. Mazure, Ph

Kettering Health Network Expands and Strengthens Patient Security with FairWarning’s Proactive Privacy Monitoring Program

Kettering Health Network (KHN) is a not-forprofit network of eight hospitals, Kettering College, and 120+ outpatient facilities serving southwest Ohio. With nearly 12,000 employees and 2,100 physicians, KHN is committed to transforming the healthcare experience with world-class health services for every stage of life. By partnering with FairWarning’s Patient Privacy Intelligence platform and Managed Privacy Services team, Ohio-based Kettering Health Network reduced audit preparation time, stren

Exclusive Interview: Model Turned Harvard Grad Psychologist Describes How Owning “Fear” Saved Her Life

Dr. Lara Fielding, a former model turned clinical psychologist, shares how an amazing opportunity to go to Paris at age 15, modeling for one of the biggest agencies in the industry resulted in a traumatic experience—but one that inevitably taught her invaluable life lessons that she now shares to empower others. As the author of Mastering Adulthood: Go Beyond Adulting to Become An Emotional Grownup, Fielding studied the psychophysiology of stress and emotions at UCLA and Harvard, before receivi

Mesmerizing Watches Turn Time Into Works of Art

Drawing inspiration from the Kinetic Art movement of the 1950’s combined with a deep frustration of the “generic minimalism” saturating the current watch market, Singapore-based design studio Humism launched their first line of watches transforming time into spellbinding art. Powered by the wearer’s own movement and crafted from materials like stainless steel and sapphire crystal glass, each timepiece is unique in its kinetic abstract design. From inception – to hundreds of design drafts – to a

Interview: These Illustrations Are Making Waves in the Latinx Community

Meet Yocelyn Riojas, the illustrator, social activist, and Latinx artist behind the powerful resistance art highlighting recent Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) immigration issues facing millions across the nation. From the Texas Capitol to the most recent Women’s March in Washington DC, Riojas’ impactful illustrations have gone viral during some of the largest protests and political movements in U.S. history. Widely recognized for her poster “My

Interview: Liz Hernandez Tells Her Story on Identity and Immigration Through Paint and Sculpture

Welcome to Curious Creative Spotlight, a recurring feature in which Rogue Habits interviews artists, showcasing their work as well as delving into their inspirations, creative processes, and daily life. Think your art should be featured next? Here’s how to submit. Based in Oakland, California, Liz Hernandez’s work primarily focuses on topics related to her identity and the narratives we place on everyday objects, reflecting the vibrant food, culture, and history of the bustling markets located

Interview: Protecting the Sacred: Painter Sheila Dunn’s Resistance + Conservation Art Series

Growing up in Fort Collins, Colorado, artist Sheila Dunn spent most of her childhood playing, dancing, and creating in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Now a resident of Bend, Oregon and best known for her vibrant, geometric figure paintings, Dunn’s passion for the outdoors and wild spaces continue and is most reflective in her latest “Resistance” and “Conservation” art series. Inspired by a deep frustration with the sweeping changes in environmental and human rights policies after the 2016

Artificial Intelligence: A Marketing Tool Your Small Business Can No Longer Ignore

Yes, there are always shiny new digital marketing trends evolving in the current high-tech space. Some work, some fizzle. However, some strategies are making huge impacts in accelerating the growth of businesses; changing the digital marketing landscape forever. One such trend is AI or Artificial Intelligence, and it’s not just for big corporations to utilize. It’s time to embrace the long-term financial, marketing, and cost-effective benefits AI can produce for your small business. Here’s how.

“Melting Memories” Exhibit Takes Viewers on Hypnotic Journey

Many of us have wondered what it would be like to traverse through your past, revisiting tender moments, finding closure in others, and tiptoeing past those that are more unpleasant. By tapping into the unchartered waters of combining art, technology, and neurological data, Turkish director, designer, and media artist Refik Anadol may have discovered how to enter this realm and see what memories are made of. At a recent gallery showing at the Pilevneli Gallery in Istanbul, Anadol revealed a seri

Interview: How Instagram’s being used to make the outdoors more inclusive and diverse

This is Ambreen Tariq, founder of the Instagram account Brown People Camping. As a South Asian immigrant, a person of color, and a Muslim woman, Tariq wanted to create something capable of utilizing personal narratives and storytelling to promote diversity in outdoor communities. With the creation of BPC, she’s able to authentically discuss how her identities shape her outdoor experiences. By sharing her own personal stories via the account, she hopes it inspires others to step outside their co

Interview: Fighting fear and frostbite, Chris Burkard surfed Iceland and captured it all

With equal parts excitement and exhaustion, famous surf, lifestyle, and adventure photographer Chris Burkard took time out of his insane promotional tour to speak with Digital Trends about his new surfing film, “Under An Arctic Sky.” The 40-minute film — directed by Burkard and produced by Sweat Pants Media — follows four surfers on their journey to Iceland’s brutal north coast. The reason for the trip? To comb remote regions of Iceland for surf. To the crew’s dismay, however, the area also expe

Interview: Climb-On Maps changes the climbing game by getting you there faster and safer

Finding climbing routes can be a frustrating process for even the most seasoned of climbers — be it dealing with dangerous walk-offs or fumbling with large guidebooks. After years of not only experiencing this but also hearing from their peers, married couple and avid climbers Rick Momsen and Stefani Dawn decided to create Climb-On Maps. Their idea was to have it pick up where guidebooks and sites like Mountain Project leave off, offering users clear route types, grades, and count per crag. In
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