Those Left Behind: Dealing with a Loved One’s Suicide

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Those Left Behind: Dealing with the Suicide of a Loved One The loss to suicide of a friend or family member is a heart-wrenching experience for those left to pick up the pieces. We all feel grief and shock at the sudden loss of a loved one, but suicide leaves us deeper feelings of ambivalence, anger, even guilt. You’ve probably … Read More

Hazards in the Home: Preventing Falls

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Hazards in the Home: Preventing Falls Many of us grew up seeing Life Alert® television ads in which an elderly woman presses a transmitter on a fob around her neck and cries out, “Help! I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!” That phrase became a cultural meme long before 4chan, Facebook and Instagram arrived on the scene, but in reality, … Read More

Domestic Violence and Super Bowl Sunday: The Myth That’s Saving Lives

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Domestic Violence and Super Bowl Sunday: The Beneficial Myth How often have you heard that more domestic violence incidents happen on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year? Guess what: It’s not true. Women are not at greater risk of abuse when the Big Game is on, or, as the myth suggests, anytime their partner’s team loses. … Read More

Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea Free of Infectious Diseases

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The Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or KCDC, has developed an Olympic Task Force that’s been in operation since September. The KCDC, which is part of South Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare, started this task force in order to prevent and respond to any contagious illnesses that may spread during the 2018 Winter Olympics, which is being … Read More

5 Top Bio Thrillers For Your Bookshelf

Bio Thrillers for your Bookshelf Do you like thrillers? So-called techno-thrillers have become a big thing lately – and a subset of them is the “bio thriller,” which focuses on pathogens. In other words, a plague story – but without zombies (unless scientifically explained, of course). Looking for a story where the world is decimated by superflu? Or where ecoterrorists … Read More

What’s All The Fuss About “Popping” And Pus?

Online videos showing cyst lancing, zit popping, etc, have grown in popularity lately. Apparently, a lot of people like to watch pus come oozing out of skin from zits and more, as long as it's somebody else's.  Bio Recovery had some folks look into the how and whys of this phenomenon. Why People Do It? Why do people like these so ... Read More

The New Face and Longer Reach of Opioid Dependency

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The Opioid Crisis and Unattended DeathYou've seen the news. We're experiencing an epidemic of opioid addiction and opioid dependence. Our President has called it a "National Emergency", and first responders, emergency medicine practitioners and—tragically—post-mortem service providers are overwhelmed. As a society, the stereotypical "junkie" was easy to spot. Nowadays, she looks like you or me. Bankers, teachers, business owners, tradespeople. ... Read More

How To Ask For Help in a Crisis

How to ask for help in a crisis Whether you’ve suffered trauma, death in the family or have been displaced from your home due to fire, flood or other environmental damage, you’ve got a lot on your plate. Seeking help is difficult, especially when you’re overwhelmed, but if ever was a time to reach out, it’s now. Family Liaison  Word … Read More

Suicides Increase During Holiday Season: A Harmful Myth or Tragic Reality?

You’ve heard it before: “Suicides peak around the holidays.” Social media posts begin circulating in late November to implore everyone to look out for signs of depression and despair, and to practice kindness because depression is at its worst in December. Some people theorize that the shorter days around the winter solstice wreak havoc on biological rhythms, and others cite … Read More