Articles & Updates

Glenn Miller, M.D. is a weekly contributor to the Santa Barbara News-Press.  His column, Healthy Mind – Healthy Future, can be found every Saturday on page A2.  The topics for the column are often initiated by personal questions from the readership audience.

Dealing with Grief

Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break.  ~William Shakespeare  Losing someone or something you loved and/or cared for is often extremely painful.  When tragedies come crashing down upon our lives, our family, our community, many of us are struck with immense pain and...


Sleep Apnea Part 1

“Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep, If I shall die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.”  – Children’s prayer Sleep apnea is a very chronic, serious and potentially dangerous sleep disorder in which the person experiences abnormal temporary halts in breathing.  Each of these breathing pauses,...


Mental Wellness Center Revisited

“Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.”  ~Bill Clinton As a follow-up to my column of April 20th I was recently honored to be asked back by the Mental Wellness Center of Santa Barbara to further explore the breadth of programming they offer, which are provided completely free of charge, to...


“Brain Freeze”

“Nothing burns like the cold.” ~George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones With summer just around the corner what better time to discuss something we have all experienced, that nasty short-lived but rather intense headache known as “Brain Freeze” (aka the “ice-cream headache”).  Technically, for all you Scrabble...