Nothing Jenn and Jason learned in parenting class prepared them for the challenges they’ve faced raising a child prone to violent outbursts. The couple are parents to two siblings. They first fostered the children as toddlers and later adopted them. (KHN has agreed not to use the children’s names or the couple’s last names because… Read more

Reduced brain size may suggest a genetic predisposition towards higher alcohol consumption, according to new research. “Our results suggest that associations between alcohol consumption and reduced brain volume are attributable to shared genetic factors. Lower brain volume in specific regions may predispose a person to greater alcohol consumption. The study is impressive because it uses… Read more

Does your partner emotionally abuse you? Emotional abuse can be subtle and difficult to recognize. And this type of abuse can erode your feelings of self-worth and chip away at the happiness you deserve. “The scars from mental cruelty can be as deep and long-lasting as wounds from punches or slaps but are often not… Read more