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May 9, 2017

Drug and alcohol addiction affects people of all ages and backgrounds. For those who have lost all hope, Dr. Elizabeth Bulat, medical director of Henry Ford Maplegrove Addiction Treatment Center explains that addiction is a treatable and manageable disease, much like other chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. She explains that drug addiction is an illness and not a moral issue or matter of self-control. Advice is given on how to increase the odds of achieving treatment and recovery success.

May 1, 2017

Allergy treatments have evolved over the years including newer generation antihistamines being developed that have fewer side effects, also the way allergy shots are administered has changed. Henry Ford allergist, Dr. Haejin Kim discusses why some people may not get the relief they seek from their allergy medicine. She explains when and how to correctly use nasal sprays, of which many are now available without a prescription. Treatment myths are addressed and tips provided on how to reduce indoor allergens which may exacerbate seasonal allergies.

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