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

81-year-old mother: ‘I’m a baby in recovery’

On Thursday night, HLN’s Dr. Drew was joined by TV writer Susan McMartin who has written a book entitled "Understanding the Fall" that details her story of growing up with an alcoholic mother.

Cynthia Baer, Susan’s mother, gave her daughter her full blessing to discuss the book on television.

La. family rescued from attic

La. family rescued from attic

As a result of Hurricane Isaac, the Delgadillo family of Braithwaite, Louisiana, had to be rescued from their attic. HLN's Dr. Drew talks to Rafael Delgadillo for the story.

Dr. Drew airs Monday through Thursday on HLN at 9 p.m. ET.  Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter @DrDrewHLN.

Overcoming obesity obsession backfiring?

Overcoming obesity obsession backfiring?

In some rare cases, a fixation with eating only healthful foods may be a health hazard.

Consider the following questions posed by Karin Kratina, PhD, RD, LD/N at the National Eating Disorders Association:

Dr. Ruth: Show your man what you need

Dr. Ruth: Show your man what you need

On Wednesday night, HLN’s Dr. Drew welcomed the mother of all sex therapists, Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

The legendary personality took a few moments during the night’s sex and relationship-themed show to address arousal issues a woman may have with her man.

Dr. Drew: Be honest about your sexuality

Dr. Drew: Be honest about your sexuality

HLN’s Dr. Drew was joined by the mother of all sex therapists Dr. Ruth Westheimer on Wednesday night.

Both personalities took time during the night’s sex and relationship themed show to address issues a person may have concerning their sexuality.

Study: Doctor burnout rates ‘alarming’

Office workers, professional athletes, TV writers, waiters, police officers -- you name it --- they might all claim to be burned out on occasion. But doctors? Yep, they experience it too, according to findings recently published in the Archives of Internal Medicine

Of the 7,000 doctors surveyed a year ago, 45.8-percent reported at least one symptom of burnout. The study’s authors say that's an “alarming level.”  

66 dead in U.S. as West Nile cases rise

66 dead in U.S. as West Nile cases rise

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week that 66 people have died from West Nile virus infections this year. The number of those sickened by the virus has now grown to 1,590.

The majority of cases have been found in six states, including Louisiana, South Dakota, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma and Michigan. About half of the infections have occurred in Texas, with 894 cases, 34 deaths.

Tonight: Dr. Ruth Westheimer Live!

Tonight: Dr. Ruth Westheimer Live!

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It's Sex and Relationship Wednesdays on the Dr. Drew Show, and who better to weigh in than the legendary Dr. Ruth!

Louisiana resident: It costs too much to evacuate

Louisiana resident: It costs too much to evacuate

Hurricane Isaac made landfall over southeastern Louisiana Tuesday night, bringing with it sustained winds of 80 mph and torrential rains.

Because Isaac is moving at such a slow clip, CNN meteorologist Chad Myers estimated some people could experience hurricane or tropical storm conditions for between 24 and 36 hours before the storm finally moves on.

Anderson Cooper: Rainfall increasing significantly

Anderson Cooper: Rainfall increasing significantly

Hurricane Isaac began pounding away at southeastern Louisiana Tuesday night, bringing with it sustained winds of 80 mph and torrential rains.

HLN’s Dr. Drew was joined by CNN’s Anderson Cooper who was live in the monster storm’s path.

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