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Week of May 13, 2002

    Question: I am very worried about my cousin, who is 17. She has always been normal weight, until about a year ago when she started obsessing about every calorie she puts into her body...    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: I am researching how family members are affected (and respond) to a member's drug abuse. I have been unable to find information on how families deal with a member's drug abuse, especially if the family isn't necessarily opposed to drug use, just abuse. Do you have any suggestions?    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: Have you ever heard of acupuncture being used as a complimentary therapy (along with traditional drug therapies), to treat bipolar disorder/manic depression? If you have heard of such treatment, what was the outcome?    Dr. Pies' Answer