Understanding Hoarding: Hoarding Disorder Can Start in Childhood and Run in Families

Hoarding disorder is thought to afflict somewhere in the neighborhood of 4 percent of the population in California and across the United States. At the present time, a considerable amount of research is focusing on how and why an individual develops hoarding disorder. There is a growing amount of evidence that for some people hoarding…

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The Hidden Horrors of Hoarding: True Life Stories that Eclipse Hollywood Fright Fare

Hoarding can have absolutely devastating consequences, including untimely and even gruesome and unattended (or undiscovered) deaths of people who labor under this disorder. Sad and horrific deaths connected to a person’s hoarding condition have made headlines for generations. Two cases – one old and one new – demonstrate how dreadful can be the consequences of…

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Sounds Alarm Over Deadly Strain of Salmonella

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that salmonella bacteria cause approximately 1.2 million illnesses in the United States annually. Of this number, about 23,000 people are hospitalized. Approximately 450 individuals die from died nationally from salmonella infections. Typically, these are older people, infants, and individuals with compromised immune systems. Antibiotics historically…

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