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Is Stress a Contributing Factor to Alzheimer’s?

Although much remains to be learned about the causes of mental decline, it has been well documented recently that stress is an important contributing factor, including to the development of Alzheimer'…

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7 Things You Donít (But Should) Know About Geriatric Psychiatrists

The term 'geriatric psychiatrist' may not be as ubiquitous as a regular psychiatrist, but these specially-trained experts in elder mental health have a vital role to play in the coming decades, as Ame…

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How Probiotics Affect Mental Health

Before Thorazine was invented in 1950, mental illness was often treated surgically. In fact, in 1949 the inventor of the lobotomy was awarded the Nobel Prize. Before tens of thousands were lobotomized…

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Neuticles: Fake Testicles for Your Pet

Okay, this takes the cake for being weird, as well as a bizarre use of up to $800 ó testicular implants for animals that have been neutered. The price depends on whether you buy small, medium or large…

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Let Your Heart Talk to Your Brain

Did you know that the heart contains a brain in its own right? What do researchers mean when they talk about heart-brain interactions? Why is it important to you?Researchers at the Institute of …

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How Does Your Family Deal With Anger?

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. ~Buddha You donít need your family, Dr. Phil, or even an expensive …

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7 Ways to Have a Healthy Road Trip

By Emily Main, Rodale.com† Gearing up for the long holiday weekend? You certainly won't be alone. Despite the down economy and increasing unemployment, people don't seem to be ditching their va…

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Fat Is Like Quicksand

I want to exercise. Seriously, I do. I want to in the way that makes me get up and put on workout clothes every single morning because TODAY, if nothing else happens,†there will be†yoga or a hike …

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Is Sugar Sapping Your Memory?

Getting older doesn't have to mean cognitive decline. Protect your memory and keep your mind sharp with these strategies for blood sugar regulation. By Jeffrey Rossman, PhD, Rodale.com Do…

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The Best Supplements for Depression

  Far from just a "down in the dumps" day or two, depression is a serious illness that affects about 12 million women in America each year. It can cause energy levels to plummet, changes in sl…

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