Stories written by Marina Bravo

A Message from Dr. Marino E. Carbonell

Marijuana: The real story Heavy marijuana use is associated with cognitive decline in about 5% of teens, according to a new study, which suggests that the heaviest users could lose 8 IQ points. As a certified psychotherapist and addiction specialist, my message to young and old is the following: beware marijuana’s potency no matter the […]

Learning to live with early-stage Alzheimer's and Related Dementias


Alzheimer's disease, the most common type of dementia, is a devastating and incurable condition that afflicts 5.4 million Americans, including approximately 50,000 people in Miami Dade County. It is one of a family of dementia illnesses that includes vascular dementia and mixed dementia, among others. According to the Alzheimer's Association, individuals with early-stage Alzheimer's disease […]