Dr. Drew On Call

Driven by current events, "Dr. Drew" on HLN focuses on the human - and human behavior - at the center of the story.

Relationships: Why can't some people tolerate closeness?

Relationships: Why can't some people tolerate closeness?

On Thursday night, HLN’s Dr. Drew took a few moments to address why some people can have such difficulty in personal relationships.

“When people have been abandoned, neglected, or abused in their childhood, it's very difficult to tolerate closeness,” he explained. ‘The frame of intimacy -- just being close to another person -- being loved by another person is extremely threatening. It is extremely uncomfortable. They can't tolerate the vulnerability, so they will sabotage it.”

NYC seeks to ban big sodas: Gov't going too far?

NYC seeks to ban big sodas: Gov't going too far?

Is the government going too far?  Are they now deciding what we consume?

The New York City Board of Health is set to vote in June on Mayor Bloomberg's initiative to ban the sale of large sodas and sugar-laden beverages to combat increasing obesity rates.

Mom accused of choking teen over Facebook comments

Mom accused of choking teen over Facebook comments

Police have charged a Florida mother with child abuse this week for allegedly choking a teen boy over Facebook postings.

Authorities say the incident happened Monday afternoon when Debbie Piscitella, 46, and her daughter McKenna, 13, were at Tyrone Square Mall in St Petersburg, FL.

Kendra Wilkinson, hubby, talk happy marriage

Kendra Wilkinson, hubby, talk happy marriage

Kendra Wilkinson and her husband Hank Baskett appeared on HLN’s Dr. Drew Wednesday night to discuss the secrets of their successful marriage.

Wilkinson first addressed how she made the transition from the life of a Playboy model to the life of a wife and mother.

Why do married women cheat?

Why do married women cheat?

On Wednesday night’s sex and relationship themed show, HLN’s Dr. Drew explored the subject matter of why some women cheat on their husbands.

“I've done shows, radio and television, dedicated to these topics for almost three decades now,” he said. “But I'll tell you what -- when people have emotional liabilities, nowhere does it come out more than in their interpersonal lives -- in their relationships."

Flu season over, sets record

Flu season over, sets record

The Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention say this past flu season is over, for now.

The CDC stated that the past flu season "began late and was mild compared to most previous seasons.” They also noted that the latest flu season set a new record for having the lowest and shortest peak for flu-like illness since the agency started keeping track.

Would money motivate you to lose weight?

Would money motivate you to lose weight?

If money were on the line, would you motivated to lose weight?

A study in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine seems to reinforce the concept -- people would indeed shed the unwanted pounds if the almighty dollar was involved.

Tonight: It's 'Sex & Relationships Wednesday'

Tonight: It's 'Sex & Relationships Wednesday'

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Men have reputations-legitimate or not-as cheaters. But what about women? Why do married women stray? What do extramarital affairs offer them that their husbands don't? Dr. Drew and his guests have some answers.

What to do if you sense your child is drinking

What to do if you sense your child is drinking

A distraught mother in Ohio called HLN’s Dr. Drew Tuesday night concerned that her 17-year-old daughter has most likely started to dive into the world of alcohol.

After asking several questions, Dr. Drew stated, “My basic note, if you're aware something is up, something is going on far worse than you suspect. That's usually the rule of thumb."

How to disclose depression to a potential partner

How to disclose depression to a potential partner

HLN’s Dr. Drew received a call on the air Tuesday night from woman who said she’s been living with chronic depression and anxiety.

But if one wants to enter a relationship, at one point should this type of information be disclosed?

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