Author: Mina Mirzaie

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An Emerging Debate: Opioids as Antidepressants?

It might seem like a wild assertion, to use opioids as medication for anti-depressants, but it is a reality that we might collectively see sooner than later when it comes to combating a wide range […]

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Addiction in America: Maryland Declares an Opioid State of Emergency

Whether you were aware of it or not, the state of Maryland recently declared a state of emergency over an opioid crisis. Maryland’s growing problems include overdose linked to the use of heroin and fentanyl, […]

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Why the Media Is Scared In the Current Political Climate

All right, enough with the silence. Let’s talk about the current emotional meltdown plaguing networks like CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, Politico, and so many more. First, let’s step away from the current political […]

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The Price We Pay: Higher Education and Opportunity

Here we are. We are in the midst of the holiday season awaiting the prospect to start afresh in the coming new year. Isn’t that always the case? Aren’t we all just looking for a […]

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The Realities That Come With Achieving Sustainability

Recently, I sat in on an excellent lecture on sustainability by Dr. Kathleen Smythe of Xavier University. In the discussion on sustainability, Dr. Smythe was very specific in culminating decades of her experiences, and the […]

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New Realties, New Challenges, and New Hopes

We live in a world that relies heavily on a few key concepts associated with our survival: success through achievement and the pursuit of a better tomorrow. While these concepts may make our current world […]