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When Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Strikes in the Summer

Most people who live in areas of the world with cold and dark winters are familiar with Seasonal Affective Disorder—a form of depression that's also referred to as "the winter blues." But did you know…

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Shining a Light on Light Pollution (Infographic)

Have you ever drifted off with the lights on? It turns out this could be doing more damage to your mental and physical health than you might think. Light pollution is the name for the artificial li…

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Mood-Boosting Snow Day Breakfasts

As winter storms, large and small, disrupt the lives of millions of people who dwell in northern climes, the urge to give into the temptation of comfort food looms large. Being stuck in the house, loo…

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4 Gentle Ways to Manage Seasonal Depression

Where have you been all winter? Do you find yourself slinking away from that familiar face across the aisle in the grocery store? Do you find yourself ducking into the chips and pop section for som…

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Resisting Resistance: Letting Go in the Fall

Every year, I resist the change of season. In the fall, I witness nature as it transforms from shades of green into shocking reds and vibrant oranges and impossible hues of red-orange and almost pu…

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9 Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Not only are sweet potatoes readily available, inexpensive, and delicious, they have many other benefits for your health. Here are 9: 1.  They are high in vitamin B6.  Vitamin B6 helps reduce the c…

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Do Pets Suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs at a certain time of the year, usually in the winter. With this winter hitting record breaking cold temperatures across much of th…

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4 Tricks to Outsmart the Winter Blues

Daylight Savings Time is upon us. That means the holiday season is coming, but that also brings along the cold, dark, shortened days of winter. For many people, this can be a depressing time of year; …

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6 Strategies to Avoid a Wintertime Heart Attack

Whatever their cause, heart symptoms should never be taken lightly—especially during the winter months. According to Cynthia Thaik, M.D., a cardiologist and member of the American College of Cardiolo…

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How To Make Your Autumn Awesome

By Anne-Marie Botek, AgingCare.com Editor Fall is officially upon us. The days are getting shorter, the leaves are beginning to turn, and coffee shops have begun to churn out their much-anticipa…

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