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“Exercise is Medicine” — CNN interview with Dr. Lipi Roy

http://www.cnn.com/videos/living/2016/02/09/exercise-as-medicine.cnn In 2016, CNN came to my one of my Boston clinics to interview me about evidence-based health benefits of exercise. “There’s no single treatment or intervention that can have as diverse benefits as exercise.” -Lipi Roy, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. “Studies show that when a doctor or other health care professional […]




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Couscous Mushroom and Walnut Pilaf (vegan)

Try this healthy and delicious dish … which just also happens to be vegan! This recipe was inspired by CookingLight magazine. Couscous is a Mediterranean whole grain rich in vitamins and minerals; 1 cup has 6 grams of protein. This flavorful couscous dish also contains vegetables (mushrooms, scallions) with mild flavoring from garlic, thyme and […]




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Addiction and Neurobiology — Dr. Lipi Roy

Welcome to another edition of Addiction 101! The brain is the most complex machine known to humankind. Addiction, according to the World Health Organization, is the most stigmatized social condition in the world. A better understanding of the former will reduce the latter. Watch my video and learn how drugs like heroin, alcohol, cocaine and […]




Addiction, Racial Disparities and Incarceration — by Dr. Lipi Roy

Welcome! In today’s video, I discuss the impact of drug addiction in race and incarceration. This is a highly complex topic with deeply concerning results, but my goal here is to raise awareness and encourage everyone to be mindful of the complicated psychosocial aspects of addiction, incarceration and how they impact Black and Latino individuals. […]




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Addiction and Stigma Part 2 — by Dr. Lipi Roy

In today’s video, I discuss several simple but effective ways to reduce stigma faced by people who experience addiction. How? By changing our *language. ~~ STIGMATIZING/PUNITIVE/TOUGH: ~~ “Substance/drug abuse” “Substance/drug abuser” “War on Drugs” “Dirty urine” “Junkie,” “Addict,” “Cokehead,” “Package,” “Body ==> … …Patient self-stigma: less likely to seek help; perceive increased discrimination Health care […]




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Addiction and Stigma Part 1 — by Dr. Lipi Roy

“Stigma” –> Watch my video and learn what stigma means, and how it impacts people with addiction. You’ll learn that of the 23 million Americans with Substance Use Disorder, ONLY 10% access treatment. Staggering and Unacceptable. And the major barrier? STIGMA 2 Factors Impact Stigma: CAUSE CONTROLLABILITY Stay tuned for my video where I discuss how […]




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Opioid Addiction–Buprenorphine (“Suboxone”) by Dr. Lipi Roy

WHAT IS BUPRENORPHINE? Buprenorphine (a.k.a. “bupe,” “Suboxone™,” “Subutex™”) is a medication used to help people reduce or quit their use of heroin or other opioids such as prescription painkillers (oxycodone, percoset, morphine). Bupe was approved by the FDA in 2002. When taken as prescribed, buprenorphine is safe and effective. Buprenorphine saves lives. Watch as I […]




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Chicken Kale Mushroom Medley

This recipe is quick, easy and oh-SO-tasty! And did I mention it’s full of healthy ingredients? Spices, vegetables, protein,…and you can modify it any way you wish. Enjoy! 2 chicken sausages with spinach and feta from Al Fresco™, chopped (you can use any type of protein) Cooking spray 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium […]




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Indian-Style Couscous Stir-fry

Greetings! This is a healthy and delicious dish that I specially prepared for the Home and Family “Home Cook Contest”! The dish is made of couscous (a whole grain rich in fiber and protein), as well as many vegetables and spices, all of which have many health benefits (anti-inflammatory, antioxidant) which reduces the risk of […]




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Harm Reduction — and its Critical Role in Addiction by Dr. Lipi Roy

Harm reduction is a set of practical policies, programs and strategies aimed at reducing the harms or negative consequences associated with drug use. Harm Reduction is also a movement for social justice built on a belief in – and respect for – the rights of people who use drugs. Key features of Harm Reduction: 1. Focus […]




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