NIRVANA’S ex-manager has branded claims that Kurt Cobain was murdered as “ridiculous” insisting he witnessed the star's downward spiral into suicidal depression. Music mogul Danny Goldberg has released a book charting his turbulent relationship with the Grunge icon marking the 25th anniversary of his death aged 27. Heroin-addicted Cobain shot himself in the head at his home in Washington State on April 5, 1994. Despite police confirming that the Nirvana frontman committed suicide, bizarre conspiracy theories have swirled that the legendary musician was murdered – in a hit allegedly arranged by his wife Courtney Love. However, Goldberg has slammed such suggestions detailing Cobain’s previous attempt to kill himself and escape from rehab in the days before his death. In the book Serving the Servant, he writes: “It’s ridiculous. He killed himself. I saw him the week beforehand, he was depressed," The Independent reported. “He tried to kill … [Read more...] about Nirvana’s ex manager slams Kurt Cobain murder theories as ridiculous amid wild conspiracies on 25th anniversary of star’s death
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A few years ago, it seemed like Katy Armendariz was on top of the world. Minnesota CarePartner, the social justice-focused mental health agency she’d founded in 2013, was growing rapidly, and Armendariz was earning well-deserved kudos for her organization’s innovative, client-centered approach to care. Her personal life also seemed to be going smoothly: Armendariz and her husband were happily managing a busy life with their two young children. At age 31, she appeared full of energy and vibrant promise. But Armendariz’s life wasn’t what it looked like from the outside. Overwhelmed and exhausted by the pressures of running her booming agency, she was increasingly turning to alcohol to help soothe her nerves. “I was getting stressed out with payroll, billing, insurance, clinical supervision, marketing, hiring,” Armendariz said. “I was doing everything. We grew to 70 employees within the first year.” Armendariz’s stress didn’t … [Read more...] about Bean dreams: Entrepreneur hopes Coffee Rehab will put recovery front and center
American life expectancy declined again last year according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), adding up to the worst four-year decline since 1915-1918, when mortality rates were driven by the infamous meat grinder of World War One and a deadly flu pandemic. Astonished medical experts pointed to drug overdose deaths as a major reason for the decline. Overdose deaths have, in turn, reached epidemic levels due to fentanyl and other powerful synthetic opioids imported and distributed by street gangs.The Washington Post quoted CDC data that makes the role of street drugs clear, specifically noting that legal painkillers – the focus of much attention in Washington – are not causing mortality rates to increase: Overall, Americans could expect to live 78.6 years at birth in 2017, down a tenth of a year from the 2016 estimate, according to the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. Men could anticipate a lifespan of 76.1 years, down a tenth of a year from … [Read more...] about U.S. Life Expectancy Declines Again as Fentanyl Rampage Continues
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Felice J. Freyer Globe Staff December 10, 2018 Sixth in an occasional series about breaking the grip of opioid addiction.Read the other stories here. The woman came to Dr. Alister Martin three years ago, pleading for help. She was in the throes of opioid addiction, he in the first year of residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital emergency department. “I don’t want this life,” she told him.But when Martin asked his supervisor what he should do, the attending physician said to send her home. A world-famous Harvard-affiliated medical center, the biggest hospital in Massachusetts, offered nothing to this patient.That was hardly unusual, then or now. For decades, programs for people with addiction have developed largely outside the medical system. Advertisement But the young Mass. General doctor was appalled. Martin had chosen to … [Read more...] about Emergency rooms once had little to offer addicted people. That’s starting to change.
The Denver Film Society announced the complete feature film lineup for the 41st Denver Film Festival, which runs October 31 - November 11.Previously announced films that will be featured this year at the festival include "The Front Runner" starring Hugh Jackman, "The Favourite" starring Emma Stone, "The Upside" starring Bryan Cranston and "Vox Lux" starring Natalie Portman. More recently, it was announced that "Roma," a film by Academy Award winning director Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity") will have a presentation on November 10. "Roma" follows the life of Cleo, a young domestic worker for a family living in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. "Roma" will be shown in theaters and will be on Netflix in December. Arts & Entertainment Movies from Emma Stone, Bryan Cranston and Natalie Portman coming to Denver Film Festival Terry Terrones "Roma is a modern masterpiece,” says Festival Director, Britta Erickson. “We are honored to present … [Read more...] about Full Denver Film Festival lineup announced