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Kevin Love Paul Pierce and state of mental health in NBA

Stars such as Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan opening up has been an important step, but the stigma of mental health issues remains alive in NBA locker rooms.

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Are Digital Devices Altering Our Brains? - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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Mortality in the United States from self-injury surpasses diabetes: a prevention imperative | Injury Prevention

This report uses an enhanced conceptualisation of self-injury mortality (SIM), which comprised registered or known suicides by any method and estimated non-suicide deaths from opioid and other drug self-intoxication. SIM surpassed diabetes as a cause of d

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Common Chemicals In Beauty Products Alter Women's Hormone Levels - Study Finds

FAIRFAX, Va. — Women who go heavy on the makeup may want to consider going for a more natural look. A new study finds that chemicals found in many beauty products are linked to changes in hormones. Researchers from George Mason University urge women to

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Plastics Used to Store Your Food Might Decrease Fertility

Though research done on humans is limited (and hard to draw conclusions from), what exists does suggest that plastics used to store and serve our food and drinks are having a negative impact on our health.

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Bacon Lovers Beware! Cured Meats May Triple Likelihood Of Manic Behavior - Study Finds

Hold the bacon! If you are a fan of beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other cured meats, you may be putting yourself at risk for manic episodes, according to a new study.

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Be the Architect of Your Time | Thrive Global

Is there anything more fundamentally important today than how we design our time?

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Finding Purpose at an Internship While Living With Lyme Disease | The Mighty

Leah Oren explains how an internship with Suffering the Silence gave her purpose while living with Lyme disease.

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Curcumin, Commonly Found In Indian Food, Improves Memory, Mood, Attention - Study Finds

Curcumin, an ingredient found in many common Indian spices, such as curry, has been found to improve the mood and memory of people with mild, age-related memory loss, according to research by scientists at UCLA.

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Dads Pass On More Than Genetics in Their Sperm | Science | Smithsonian

Seminal research reveals that sperm change their cargo as they travel the reproductive tract—and the differences can have consequences for fertility

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15 natural and home remedies for migraine relief

Many people experience intense forms of headache known as migraine. There are many potential natural remedies for migraines, including diet changes, yoga, and stress reduction. Other remedies, such as staying hydrated, can prove helpful for migraines. Lea

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STDs Are At An All-Time High For Fourth Year In A Row

The CDC said today that STD rates in the United States are at a record high, for the fourth year in a row – a troubling pattern which diverges from previous years.

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Taking Care Of Your Teeth May Help Prevent Cancer - Study Finds

Oral health might play an important role in preventing cancer, two recent studies suggest.

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Survey: Nearly 7 In 10 Seniors Targeted By Fraud Campaigns

About two-thirds of elderly Americans have been targeted by a fraud campaign, and more than a quarter have actually fallen victim to such efforts.

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Pilot study finds “smart drug” Aderall has limited benefits for healthy students, and may harm working memory – Re

By Emma Young. For the large numbers of students who report taking stimulants, these results suggest that they probably won’t do much to enhance their academic performance.

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Molecule deficiency may help diagnose severe depression

New research shows that reduced blood levels of a specific molecule may predict the severity of major depressive disorder and change diagnostic practices.

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Urban Green Spaces And Gardens Linked To Improved Mood : Shots - Health News : NPR

When researchers cleaned up vacant lots and planted grass and trees in poor neighborhoods in Philadelphia, residents' mental health improved.

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Dark Chocolate A 'Superfood' That Deliciously Boosts Mood, Memory, Immunity - Study Finds

If you love dark chocolate, you'll be happy to know that it is much more than a sweet treat. Researchers say it may even qualify as a "superfood."

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95-Year Stanford Study Reveals Secret to Living Longer, More Fulfilling Life

This Stanford study by Lewis Terman shows us that living longer is related to pursuing life goals and focusing on achievements, not being stress free.

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Technology Has Driven Us Into a Cognition Crisis. Is There Anything We Can Do About It? | Thrive Global

Adam Gazzaley, a scientist who’s spent his career researching the link between human nature and technology, has some advice on what we can do about our generation’s cognition crisis.

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6 ways to use your mind to control pain - Harvard Health

Mind-body techniques can help reduce the need for pain medication. Techniques include deep breathing, eliciting the relaxation response, meditation with guided imagery, mindfulness, yoga and tai chi, and positive thinking.

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What I Learned About the Heart from a Man Who Lost His | The On Being Project

Daisy Hernández has spent the last four years researching Chagas disease, a heart condition afflicting about 7 million people primarily in Latin America. But she has also learned about the heart’s metaphorical condition — and what happens we we stop

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Short Depression Test | HealthyPlace

Short depression test helps determine if you have symptoms of depression and need treatment. Take online depression test. Instantly scored. Free.

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Is Hormonal Imbalance Making You Crazy, Moody Or Overweight? | Psychology Today

Symptoms of hormonal imbalance include: fatigue, mood instability, weight gain, foggy brain/memory loss, adult acne, hair loss/facial hair, lower sex drive and/or extreme PMS.

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Study: Long-Term Cannabis Use May Lead To Serious Memory Impairments - Study Finds

A new study finds that long-term use of cannabis or cannabis-based drugs disturbs areas of the brain that control memory, causing "significant impairments."

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6 Reasons Pets Are Good Therapy for Mental Health | The Mighty

A woman living with bipolar disorder describes six reasons why pets are fantastic therapy for mental health.

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Best. Day. EVER! Survey Finds Average Person Has Only 15 'Perfect' Days A Year - Study Finds

What makes a day "perfect?" Of course, the answer can be markedly different from person to person, but a recent survey sought to find out common characteristics of an ideal day for the average person. 

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Can Bad Air Cause Anxiety? - Ask Dr. Weil

I've heard that air pollution can lead to anxiety. Could this be true? I also understand that pollution can lead to stroke. If true, this is pretty bad news for those of us who breathe bad air daily.

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How Air Pollution Causes Diabetes - The Atlantic

A massive study solidifies the link between particulates from cars and diabetes.

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Global Warming Linked to Higher Suicide Rates across North America - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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Aching Feet? Try This! - Dr. Weil's Weekend Tip

Give your feet a break with this four-step foot massage recommended by the American Massage Therapy Association. You can do it by yourself or with the help

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Stress May Be Just As Bad For Your Body As Junk Food, Study Finds

We know that stress is bad for the brain, but now a new study finds that it also may be just as unhealthy for the body as a poor diet, especially in women.

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Study on the Gut-Brain Connection Will Help Guide Therapies in Neurologic Diseases

New findings about how the gut impacts central nervous system resident cells in the brain will play a huge role in the advancement of therapies.

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Recurring Nightmares Are 'Leftovers' From Unresolved Frustrations, Study Finds - Study Finds

A recent study finds that recurring nightmares may occur more often when we're facing challenges in real life.

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A Blessed Life: Religious People Live Longer Than Secular Individuals, Study Finds - Study Finds

Churchgoing may be on the decline, but lapsed congregants have new reason to attend services. That's because religious affiliation can increase lifespan by a handful of years, new research shows.

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Rapper leading movement understand mental health in the music community

There are plenty of rap songs about Promethazine, Percocet and Xanax — all prescription drugs with a high potential for addiction and abuse — but almost none about Zoloft, the pill commonly prescribed to treat depression. Last year, rapper Sirah relea

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Serotonin enhances learning, not just mood

Serotonin levels have been linked to the regulation of mood and sexual function. Emerging research now reveals more about its role in learning processes.

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Smartphone Addiction Increases Loneliness, Isolation; No Different From Substance Abuse, Experts Say

A new study finds that smartphone addiction can cause serious social problems -- boosting feelings of loneliness and isolation -- while worsening anxiety and depression symptoms.

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CDC: Cancers Linked To Obesity Account For 40 Percent Of All US Cancer Cases

New research points to the cancer risks associated with weight: researchers discovered that of all the cancers diagnosed in the U.S. in 2014, 40 percent were related to overweight and obesity.

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To Anderson Cooper: Suicide Attempt Survivors Can’t Always Answer Why

Anderson Cooper said he stills struggles to understand why after his brother's suicide 30 years ago. The answer doesn't always provide relief.

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Panic Attack vs. Heart Attack: How to Tell the Difference

There are a few easy, helpful ways to distinguish between the two. Here, an expert explains how to spot the difference.

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Eating Disorders, Trauma and PTSD - Part 2 | Psychology Today

Eating disorders and trauma are integrally connected. Learn more about this connection in this article and what you can do about it.

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The Medicine of the Future is Here – And It’s Alive! | FTI Journal

The FTI Journal is a quarterly publication from FTI Consulting, Inc., the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value.

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Will Probiotics Ever Live Up to the Hype? - The Atlantic

Changing your microbiome takes more than just swallowing a pill full of bacteria.

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Harvard Study: Adopting These 5 Healthy Habits Can Add Decade To Your Life - Study Finds

Want to live into your nineties or beyond? Researchers at Harvard identified in a recent study the five most important healthy habits that can increase life expectancy for Americans by a decade or more.

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Polluted Air Can Cloud Your Morality, Lead To Unethical Behavior - Study Finds

The findings of a recent study show that exposure to air pollution, or even just the belief that you've been exposed to polluted air whether you have or not, can compromise a person's sense of morality.

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Hard Words to Hear When You Live with Chronic Pain | The Mighty

A woman with reflex sympathetic dystrophy or complex regional pain syndrome (RSD/CRPS), a rare, painful condition affecting the nervous system, shares 13 statements that are hard to hear as someone with chronic pain.

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Study Finds Common Medications May Increase Depression Risk

Over a third of Americans take these common medications that researchers say could be related to an increase depression risk.

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What to Do When a Loved One Is Severely Depressed

There are no easy answers for helping someone struggling with depression, especially if you’ve already tried and tried. Here are some tips from experts.

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Marijuana and Cancer

Learn how marijuana and drugs derived from the marijuana plant can affect cancer-related symptoms.

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From ocean to plate

About 35% of harvested fish and seafood is either lost or wasted along the supply chain. So where does this loss happen and what can you do to help?

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10 Things to Say and 10 Not to Say to Someone With Depression

A list of helpful things to tell someone battling depression, followed by what not to say, courtesy of the Depression Alliance.

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7 Ways Inflammation Affects Your Body - Health

You may be well-informed about health conditions linked to inflammation, what exactly is the deal with it? Watch this video to learn more how

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Genetic Testing and Family Secrets

Welcome to the Monitor on Psychology digital edition! This interactive format allows you to easily read, share with friends, and click on web links to get further resources.

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Good Timing: How timing can impact success

Welcome to the Monitor on Psychology digital edition! This interactive format allows you to easily read, share with friends, and click on web links to get further resources.

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How Often Should You Wash Towels?

Towels can become a breeding ground for bacteria. Here's how often they should be washed.

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Restless Legs Syndrome Patients’ Periodic Limb Movements Linked with Blood Pressure Changes

A SLEEP 2018 abstract finds a strong correlation between systolic blood pressure increases and periodic limb movements in sleep in patients with RLS.

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Bedroom Light Exposure at Night and the Incidence of Depressive Symptoms: A Longitudinal Study

Abstract. Previous studies have indicated that minimal exposure to light at night (LAN) increases depression risk, even at 5 lux, in nocturnal and diurnal mamm

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Color-Changing LEDs Could Reset the Circadian Rhythm

Schools and hospitals are using specialized LEDs to combat the damage of indoor living.

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Is Yogurt Healthy? - The Atlantic

Several new studies suggest yogurt might reduce inflammation—a process linked to different types of diseases.

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When Gut Bacteria Change Brain Function

Some researchers believe that the microbiome may play a role in regulating how people think and feel.

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A Genetic Test May Help Predict the Right Antidepressant For You

A new study shows that a genetic test can help guide doctors to the right antidepressants for treating their patients.

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Peter Levine - Building Resiliency in You, Relationships, & Kids

One of the most important things that you can develop in your life, and in your relationship, is your resilience - the way that you bounce back from the challenges that life throws your way. How do you recover in a way that leaves you even stronger, more

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Why Do I Feel This Way? Over-Coupling and the Stress Response

Underlying many common issues people seek therapy for, including social anxiety, panic, and relationships, could be a stress response known as over-coupling.

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Nature Is Risky. That’s Why Students Need It.

Some hate the jungle, but most find hidden strength and unanticipated freedom.

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Research on the Connection Between the Brain and Gut

The gut microbiome may also contribute to MS and Alzheimer’s disease.

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How to Cope When Debt Wrecks Your Mental Health

Here’s expert advice on handling the psychological and emotional toll of money, especially when you’re in debt.

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True Happiness comes from within, but why?

Why true Happiness comes from within. Happiness is a product of our own minds. If we want to live a happy life, we need to work on our happiness every day.

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Building Resiliency in Yourself, Your Relationship, and Your Children

One of the most important things that you can develop in your life, and in your relationship, is your resilience - the way that you bounce back from the challenges that life throws your way. How do you recover in a way that leaves you even stronger, more

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Tick Season Facts: How to Prevent Parasite-Borne Diseases

Most of the bites that lead to disease come in the spring and summer seasons, and more people are moving to tick territory.

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How Thoughts Affect Health: What Are You Saying to Your Body?

One thing has become clear to me over my 15 years of clinical experience as a women’s health & wellness expert: women are suffering.

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Somatic Experiencing Trauma Treatment for Quality of Life and Health

Abstract Background: Individuals who treat trauma are at significant risk of vicarious traumatization and burnout. Somatic Experiencing® (SE) is a resiliency-focused trauma treatment modality designed to address health and mental health symptoms impacted

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Trauma travels through generations

Untangling ourselves from the trauma of previous generations is not always easy, but it’s worth it

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The Essence of Healing

Danielle Hardee, a wellness advocate for doTERRA International, discusses the momentum-building benefits of essential oils.

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Study: The Link Between Depression and Acne

People with the skin condition are more likely to develop depression, according to a new study in the British Journal of Dermatology.

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Language patterns reveal body's hidden response to stress

Volunteers' use of certain words predicted stress-related changes in gene expression better than their self-reported feelings.

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Anxiety Makes It Harder to Listen to Your Intuition

New research shows that people who are feeling anxious have a harder time making decisions than people who are feeling optimistic.

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Stress Makes It Harder to Recognize Danger

Sometimes stress heightens our awareness, but more often, it dulls our ability to respond to new threats. Recognizing the risk and reducing sources of stress can help.

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What Science Really Says About Negative Emotions

Pretending unwelcome feelings don't exist isn't helping. Here's what to do instead.

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Preventing Body-Trauma Triggers During Radiation Therapy for Cancer

Somatic experiencing may ease traumatic symptoms experienced by patients during radiation therapy.

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Fighting through the darkness

During the fourth year of my Ph.D. program, I found myself walking through the door of my university's counseling center, seeking help for a dangerously strong urge to commit suicide. With the help of the compassionate people in that office, I pulled thro

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‘Emotional Diversity’ Is More Important Than Happiness

New research shows that allowing yourself to feel a wide range of feelings from across the emotional spectrum may be good for your health.

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How Exercise Fights Inflammation

A new review explains exactly how exercise works to lower inflammation in your body.

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Why Being a Woman Puts You at Greater Risk of Having Anxiety

Partly, it’s biology; more important, though, may be what we teach young girls about their place in the world.

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Social Interaction Is Critical for Mental and Physical Health

Having friends is a critically important contributor to good health and longevity.

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Food for Concentration: 11 Foods That Boost Memory & Help You Focus

Can brain foods really help you concentrate, or boost memory? Increase your chances of maintaining a healthy brain by adding these

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Towel Roll Exercise to Increase Your Neck Curve

Here is a simple exercise that can help you hold your upper cervical correction longer. And at the same time it can help your body move bak toward a more nor...

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Meditation & Health

What is meditation?Meditation is the practice of focusing your attention to help you feel calm and give you a clear awareness about your life. Eastern philosophies have recognized the health benefits of meditation for thousands of years. Meditation is now

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This Is Your Body on Stress

Stress is a wily beast. Try to get a good look at it, and it slips into the underbrush. And there’s also more than one species. There’s good stress and bad stress. Acute and chronic. Minor and severe…

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Common Meds and Dementia: How Strong Is the Link?

Could your chances of getting dementia depend on what’s in your medicine cabinet? WebMD has the details.

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The Vitamin Cocktail of Courage

Choosing to take even tiny courageous actions can be a powerful antidote to toxic shame and a vitamin cocktail for our Zesty Selves. Drink up.

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How One Small Shift in Focus Can Improve Your Everyday Health

Your body is like a machine that runs automatically. Every organ, every vessel, every cell is constantly working to keep you alive. You don’t even have to think about it — your lungs keep you…

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Immune Boosting Herbs And Dosage

Help boost your body's defenses against disease-causing bacteria and viruses by taking immune-stimulating herbs

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Top 5 Essential Oils for Allergies

People who suffer from allergies can't always avoid triggers, but certain powerful essential oils can treat allergy symptoms and boost our immune systems.

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Slipping Away- Kris Kristofferson's Battle with Lyme Disease

Kris Kristofferson, still crooning and gorgeous at 80, is a Country Music Hall of Famer who ranks among the most versatile of American talents. He’s been...

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Where CDC Guidelines Fail, Leading Lyme Doctor Succeeds

Dr. Steven E. Phillips is a Yale-trained, world-renowned Lyme specialist who has treated over 20,000 patients in the last two decades. He is well-pub...

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Are we living the life we really want or we are just surviving

We survive when we do not live our lives to the best of our ability and consequently we find difficult to be happy. 7 Tips on how we can change our Life.

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked with Differences in Gut Bacteria

People with chronic fatigue syndrome may have imbalances in their gut bacteria, a new study suggests.

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How to boost your Immune system with happiness

The best way to combat sickness and boost your immune system is to look at finding boosts through emotional healing, like happiness, as much as you should work with physical healing.

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Can Pain Medication Ketamine Also Relieve Depression?

Researchers found a 50-percent drop in symptoms of depression among people who were given ketamine for chronic pain.

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Secret To Beating Depression: Change How You Think About Your Thoughts

Everybody ruminates: It’s that familiar pattern of chewing over your thoughts and your feelings about them. For people with depression, it takes a turn toward the pathological: The spiral that comes…

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To Be More Empathetic, Pay Attention to Your Own Body

A new study found that people who focused on their heartbeats were better at understanding what those around them were feeling.

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Increasing your Self-Esteem and loving yourself boost your Happiness

Before we can love someone else, the first step is to love ourselves, Happiness is feeling good about who we are. What can we do to love ourselves?

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True Happiness comes from within, but why?

Why true Happiness comes from within. Happiness is a product of our own minds. If we want to live a happy life, we need to work on our happiness every day.

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How a hobby can make you more confident and happy

Pursuing a childhood passion changed the way I looked at myself—and I'm not alone. Life coach Susie Moore says hobbies are a potent form of self-care.

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It’s Not Just You — Allergy Brain Is Real

Scientists aren’t entirely sure why allergies make you fuzzy-headed, but they have a theory.

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Treating #Depression by Training Your #Amygdala

A recent study indicates that increasing activity in the amygdala during positive memory retrieval can have a strong antidepressant effect in depressed individuals.

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5 'Life Skills' Tied to Health Benefits

People with five traits -- such as conscientiousness, control and emotional stability -- are more likely to be healthier in older age, new research suggests.

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The Accident No One Talked About

When a family tries to sweep tragedy under the rug, the damage is deep and lasting.

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6 ways to use your mind to control pain - Harvard Health

Mind-body techniques can help reduce the need for pain medication. Techniques include deep breathing, eliciting the relaxation response, meditation with guided…

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Why We Need a Better Way to Treat Chronic Pain

The current method — the pain-intensity scale — may have contributed to the opioid addiction epidemic, argue some pain-perception experts.

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What Happens When You Treat Mental Illness Like Physical Illness

Did you know that mental illness affects one in four people today? Despite this terrifying reality, it seems that people take physical diseases much more…

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Happy Chemicals: 11 Natural Ways Tap Into #Dopamine, #Serotonin, #Endorphins, #Oxytocin

Did you know that we have certain “happiness chemicals” that are responsible for our good moods? Specifically, the main happy chemicals are serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin,…

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How depression and anxiety affect the body

A new study shows different ways depression and anxiety affect the body, including digestive issues, skin problems, and arthritis.

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Dietary Flavanols Reverse Age-Related #Memory Decline

Dietary cocoa flavanols reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, according to a study led by Columbia scientists.

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Five Secrets to a Stress-Proof Brain

You may want to get rid of stress, but you can’t! But you can learn to accept your stress and transform the way you think about it so you can benefit from its positive aspects.

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5 Personality Traits That Make Life Better

There are many paths to a good life. Some are just more rigorously studied than others.

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Power of a Meaningful Life

Journalist Emily Esfahani Smith offers a guide for building a better approach to living

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Asleep in 60 seconds: 4-7-8 breathing technique helps sleep, anxiety & more

The method, pioneered by Harvard-trained Dr Andrew Weill, is described as a 'natural tranquiliser for the nervous system' helping to quickly reduce tension a...

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More Proof Eating Hot Chilis May Extend Life

A new study says that people who eat them are 13 percent less likely to die.

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The 5 Dirtiest Things You Touch Every Day

The first items that pop into your head probably don’t even rank.

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Doctors Perform Groundbreaking Surgery for Stroke

Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic have performed the first deep brain stimulation (DBS) for stroke procedure to help people regain motor function.

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Inflammation And Weight Loss

Weight loss depends on the body's ability to convert fat cells to brown cells, and inflammation directly interferes with this process.

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The Sweets To Eat When You're Giving Up Refined Sugar

Craving sweets but don't want to eat sugar? Check out some of our no-sugar dessert recipes we can't seem to get enough of.

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Easy entry into yoga for people with aging joints

‘Relax Into Yoga for Seniors’ offers a simple, six-week route to better flexibility and balance.

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What to do about dry, itchy skin?

Winter is prime problem time, but there are remedies, including turning down the heat.

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Blood pressure drugs linked to depression, other mental-health disorders

People on certain meds were more likely than others to be hospitalized for mood problems.

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5 Skills That Will Increase Your Happiness

What's the key to lasting happiness? Research has confirmed that you can practice certain skills that will increase your happiness in life. You just have to learn how.

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The Science Behind Gratitude - How to Practice Gratitude

The benefits of practicing gratitude are nearly endless. People who take time to reflect upon the things they're thankful for are happier, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems. Here's how you can make g

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Three Expectations Typical of Unhappy People

Here are three unreasonable demands that are often associated with unhappiness. By ridding youself of these irrational expectations you can boost your overall satisfaction.

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E-cigarettes are a 'major public health concern,' especially for young people

Electronic cigarettes have all the addictive potential of traditional tobacco products, and health officials should do all they can to keep them out of the hands of teens and young adults, according to the federal government’s first comprehensive review

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6 Ways To Know Yourself And Be Your Own Trigger Warning

Sometimes emotional triggers come without warning. Here are 6 steps you can take to regain control when it happens.

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Is the Mindfulness Craze Turning Us Into Suckers?

When people focus too much on psychological tricks, there’s a chance they can miss the bigger forces swirling around.

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Running May Enhance Brain Connections

While the cardiovascular benefits of running are widely acknowledged, new research discovers it may also improve brain connections. University of Arizona

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4 (Counter-Productive) Healthy Habits Preventing You From Weight Loss

When it comes to building a healthier version of yourself, making changes within your life is a necessity. But as with most things in life, moderation is...

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Optimistic women are less likely to die prematurely of cancer or heart disease

Having an optimistic outlook on life could help you live longer, according to a new study.

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Should You Work Out In The Morning Or Evening? An Investigation

Let us help you determine if you should hit the gym before sunrise, or hit the snooze three more times.

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Why the Best Anti-Aging Technique may be as Simple as Standing

Forget the Foutain of Youth! The best anti-aging technique is far more simple than you think. Discover why more time standing up can slow down aging.

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Why Finding Time Each Day For Creativity Makes You Happier

Creative activities can trigger an "upward spiral" of well-being, psychologists find.

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How To Naturally Boost The Brain Chemicals Sapped By Depression

Critical neurotransmitters were boosted in the study, possibly helping to restore mental health.

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What Is Self-Regulation - Why Is It So Important?

Self-regulation, a core strength learned in childhood, helps keep the body and emotional system balanced. Somatic therapies can help improve self-regulation. 

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Moral Injury in the Context of War: National Center for PTSD

Describes moral injury and its aftermath in the context of war. Explains the relationship between moral injury and PTSD and presents treatment implications.

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What The Latest Research Really Means For Crohn’s Disease

We must view all of these findings through the lens of understanding the greater picture of the overall microbiota health.

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Genetic Testing for Personalized Medicine Treatment

Finding the right medicine just got easier. GeneSight provides answers that can lead to a personalized medicine plan and faster response and remission for patients.