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“Fantasy” Betting Changes

In the last year, massive changes have been made to on-line sports betting, particularly with "Fantasy" sport leagues. Positively, nine states have clearly defined gambling under the law, including New York, and one (Texas) has added

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The Benefits of Getting a Sponsor

by James "Jimmy" Hovermale The importance of having a sponsor is often emphasized during treatment, and a recent study looked at some of the the reasons why. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital found that when people got a sponsor

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The Evolution of Gambling – a Historical Review

Many factors influence who gambles, mainly social/economic, but also ease of access.  A recent article in business insider does a good job of going over the history (such as it is) of gambling. In a nut-shell, gambling is a concept that is not

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VA to become first state to regulate Fantasy Sports

Bob Cabaniss, founder & executive director of Williamsville Wellness, was recently interviewed by ABC Channel 8 about a law in Virginia that has passed the house and senate. It now goes to the Governor, and would impose registration and auditing

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Travel Mindfully: Tips from Andrea

Our resident mindfulness coach, Andrea, just got an article accepted in the Elephant Journal. The question at hand is, what makes travel a better experience, both in terms of quality and extended benefit instead of a temporary

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Congress considering changes to Mental Health Laws

Williamsville Wellness is the only treatment center in the US licensed to treat Gambling, Alcohol, or Substance abuse as a mental or physical illness. As such, changes to the mental health laws are on the top of our minds. As far as changes go,

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Exercise tip of the week: Cramps

For those who have to stop exercising because of cramps, two pieces of advise: 1) Stretch the muscles, 2) Write down what preceded the cramp. If you note a trend, you can probably avoid the

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Feeding the Cardio

Williamsville has a total health picture in mind for patients. One thing we're noticing is a lot of people have trouble meeting the recommended 30 min of actual cardio a day. This is different from a 30 min workout designed to get the heart rate

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CBS spotlight on Fantasy Football

Richmond's Channel 6 (CBS) did a review of current Fantasy Football betting. An interview with Bob Cabaniss, of Williamsville Wellness, is

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Channel 3 Does a review of Fantasy sport betting

Channel 3 does a good piece on the legality of betting on fantasy sports. Williamsville Wellness founder and director, Bob Cabaniss, is asked to

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