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If you think about it, memories are one of the most important parts of life. Memories help define who you are as a person, and differentiate you from the person next to you. And having the ...

Decreased Sleep Linked to Memory Difficulties

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Stress is unavoidable in life, whether it’s from a round of layoffs at work, a breakup with your significant other, or even something as simple as driving through bad traffic. But chronic or ...

9 Tips to Help You Reduce Chronic Stress

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Remember when telephones only had one purpose? Not that long ago, we just used them to make phone calls. Well, these days our cell phones can do a lot more than that. Now we even have phones ...

5 Promising Smartphone Apps in the Works to Protect Mental Health

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Do Plan B and my IUD cause abortion? That is the big question these days. There are various types of birth control, but the owners of the companies Hobby Lobby and an affiliated business Mardel ...

IUDs and Emergency Contraceptives: How Do They Actually Work?

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Health insurance is one of those services that many people really don’t use until they’re actually in danger of dying, yet they pay an arm and a leg monthly to have it just in case. But health ...

12 Ways You Can Amplify Your Health Insurance Benefits

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In college I came across a book called “The Sociopath Next Door,” written by Martha Stout in Barnes & Noble and it immediately drew my attention. I mean, don’t we all want to know if a sociopath ...

12 Signs You're Friends With a Psychopath

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Living with chronic stress is the new norm in our supermom-workaholic society. Add an anxiety disorder to the pile of stress, and life becomes even more miserable. With anxiety, there is an ...

Anxiety Summit: Lose Your Stress and Anxiety

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If you’re one of the many American women putting in overtime at work and resorting to chocolate to handle the stress of work-life balance (maybe that’s just me), then look no further for ...

Anxiety Summit: Get Rid of Sugar to Boost Your Mood

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If you’ve ever had a throbbing, piercing or dull pain in the head, you’ve most likely experienced a headache just like the rest of the population. However, you might not realize that a portion of ...

Oh, My Aching Head: It’s Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

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If you’re suffering from anxiety, June is the month for answers. In fact, if you suffer from any mental health issues/disorders such as depression, it could benefit you to attend two online ...

Want to Overcome Anxiety or Depression? Attend 2 Online Summits

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Eyes are a “window to the soul,” but what about a window to the brain? Experts suggest that mental health can be closely linked to eye health, and research also shows how eyes can be used to ...

Your Eyes Can Be a Window into Your Mental Health

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Fighting with your friends and loved ones can be a drag, but what if it actually killed you? According to a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, stressful social ...

Stressful Relationships Could Eventually Kill You, Study Says

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Bang! A noise of a gunshot or a possible explosion would cause anyone to jump in bed and wonder what exactly is going on. With a racing heart, you eventually come to the realization that no ...

Loud Noises During Sleep: Is it Exploding Head Syndrome?

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Many people now have a good grasp of the basics of mental disorders like depression, even if they don’t quite get the tolerance and acceptance aspect. However, during May’s Mental Health Month, ...

Learn About Hypochondria During Mental Health Month

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When you’re feeling unwell, a simple blood test can help find the cause of illness in many cases. Blood tests can help doctors diagnose many conditions, such as heart disease, anemia and diabetes. ...

Are Blood Tests for Depression, Mental Disorders in the Future?

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome really ruined my whole life, and just many people diagnosed with IBS, I felt torn between being grateful I didn't have something "serious" and guilty for feeling like I ...

Rheyanne Weaver commented on SquirrelGirl's post Brain-Gut Connection - My Journey with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Can you remember a time where eating was pleasurable, and you didn’t have to feel guilty about indulging in an occasional candy bar? No? Today is the day where you can say no to dieting, and ...

Stop Restricting! May 6 Is International No Diet Day

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May is Healthy Vision Month, which makes it a perfect time to evaluate your eye health. If you sit at a desk all day staring at a computer for your job, you could be in danger of specific eye ...

Your Desk Job May Be Hurting Your Eyes

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Think about the most recent horrific crimes in the United States, such as the mass shootings at Fort Hood and Sandy Hook Elementary School. Almost immediately after the incidents, news reports ...

Study: Criminals Rarely Commit Crimes Due To Mental Illness

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When you become stressed to the point where you feel like your head is about to explode, the last thing you want to hear is a motivational speaker on TV talking about their newfound strategy to ...

10 Easy Ways to Relieve Stress Now

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Ever wonder how your iPhone or Android smart phone is actually affecting you as a person? A new study published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior suggests that being overly involved ...

Over-involvement with Smart Devices Leads to Stress, Depression

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Just in time for April’s National Autism Awareness Month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that the prevalence of autism in the United States has increased. Data shows ...

Piecing the Puzzle Together: April is Autism Awareness Month

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It’s ironic that April is Stress Awareness Month, because Tax Day falls on April 15. Many of us get stressed when it comes to tax returns and finances, so it’s only fitting that we’re reminded of ...

Relax During Stress Awareness Month

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Vitamin D has been hailed as a treatment for depression, and supplements are thought to help in preventing many diseases and medical conditions such as heart disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, ...

Study: Vitamin D Supplements Not Helpful For Depression

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Despite efforts to prevent the abuse of prescription medications, drug use is still considered an epidemic by many. Recent actions against prescription drug abuse include the proposal of a bill by ...

Prescription Drug Abuse Problem Persists

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Many women experience minor cramps at some point during their menstrual cycles, but what if you’re having excruciating pain before and during your period, and have other bothersome side effects ...

Bad Cramps? March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month

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The pain of a migraine that won’t go away can drive some people, including teens, to the emergency room. It’s expected that intense pain killers, such as the opiate Vicodan, may be used in ...

Opioid Prescriptions Given Often to Teens With Headaches

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Despite widespread anti-bullying campaigns in schools, there is still no 100 percent effective way yet to prevent bullying and its devastating consequences. A recent study in the journal ...

How Bullying Affects Children’s Mental Health Long-Term

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Electronics and technology make life simpler in many ways, but when it comes to sleep we could do without the distraction and light of our cell phones and tablets. As part of Sleep Awareness ...

Sleep in America: Limit Electronics at Bedtime for Better Sleep

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Women learn to hide their problems and shortcomings at a young age, so it comes as no surprise that many women are so skilled at concealing their struggles with eating disorders. Many of us ...

I Had No Idea: Awareness Week Promotes Eating Disorder Education

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Ladies, it might stress you out to hear this, but your stress levels and those of your teen daughters are going to stay the same or keep getting worse if you don’t make changes in your lives soon. ...

Women and Teen Girls are More Stressed Out than Male Counterparts

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Valentine’s Day may be February 14th, but sometimes it feels like the whole month is dedicated to the subject of love and dating. While adults might feel pressure to get coupled up, engaged or ...

Be Aware of Dating Violence, Even on Valentine’s Day

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If you’re losing an ongoing battle with your alarm’s snooze button, or if you have to staple your eyelids open and down a cup of coffee in order to function, then welcome to the overpopulated and ...

Get Some Shut-Eye: Sleep Deprivation Affects Mental Health

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My experience for nearly six months with the Mirena IUD has left me with both negative physical and mental health side effects. I have dealt with fatigue, headaches, spotting, and cramping. I've ...

Living with Mirena IUD: Both Nightmares and Positive Outcomes

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When I first decided on the Mirena IUD, I thought I'd found the gold mine of birth controls. But as it turns out I didn’t. That’s why I want to share this story, so other women know they’re not ...

My Painful Complications with the Mirena IUD

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It’s the weekend and you have no plans. All you’ve been doing is watching movies you’ve already seen five times before on TV, and the boredom is starting to creep in. But is boredom really such a ...

Is Boredom Always a Negative State of Mind?

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Women visit the doctor for a wide range of health concerns. It’s understandable if you haven’t managed to talk about every potential health issue or risk factor with your doctor yet. But let’ ...

Have You Ever Discussed Your Alcohol Consumption With a Doctor?

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Many people get pain or tension in their shoulders, neck or back occasionally, and a decent massage or chiropractic adjustment tends to fix basic aches and pains caused by everyday living. But ...

Could Your Muscle Tension Be Caused By Anxiety or Stress?

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If your heart races at the thought of speaking in front of a crowd or taking a final test for a class, you might be suffering from some performance anxiety. Luckily, researchers are finding out ...

Got Performance Anxiety? Get Excited, Don't Calm Down, Says Study

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Most of the holidays with an emphasis on food consumption have passed, but we still have New Year’s Eve coming up. And that means a focus on New Year’s resolutions, which tend to be ...

Ringing in the New Year with an Eating Disorder: Coping Tips

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With many families struggling financially in this economy, it is increasingly rare to find a household where one parent stays home with the kids. Even new mothers are not always taking the typical ...

Longer Maternity Leave Needed to Prevent Postpartum Depression?

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Most parents are aware of the existence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a neurodevelopmental disorder, because it is so commonly talked about in the news and because more ...

Is ADHD Being Overdiagnosed and Overtreated in Children?

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We’ve all heard the jokes about grooms getting cold feet before a wedding (less often the brides), and most often we are reassured that this is a normal part of the marriage process. However, a ...

Got Cold Feet? Listen To Your Gut About Marriage, Study Says

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year for drinking, at least when you look at all the holiday parties that include alcohol. But how is that holiday drinking really affecting you? Many ...

Surviving Holiday Parties With Alcohol-Related Disorders

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If you’re shopping for children this year for the holidays, you might not have to feel so guilty about buying them video games for presents. A review of research on video games found that there ...

Can Video Games Boost Your Child’s Brain?

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This Thanksgiving season we've had both Black Thursday and Black Friday, and for many this is a major controversy. It makes the public wonder, will there be a “Black Christmas” instead of a White ...

Are Black Thursday and Friday Darkening Our Moods?

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People are doing anything they can to feel more energetic and youthful. This includes the latest health trend of using intravenous therapy to infuse vitamins into the bloodstream. Although IV ...

IV Vitamin Therapy: Health Fad or Treatment for Illness?

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Finding the most effective treatment with the least harmful side effects can be a big struggle for many headache and migraine sufferers. In some cases, preventative or abortive headache medication ...

Non-Medicinal Treatments Help Cope With Migraines and Headaches

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When a killer headache or migraine hits, the average person takes over-the-counter medication like Excedrin or Ibuprofen, and crashes into bed in a dark room. Some people eventually make it to the ...

Alternative Options for Treatment of Severe Migraines and Headaches

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A new powerful painkiller called Zohydro was approved by the FDA last week, yet many experts are concerned about the new opioid’s lack of ingredients that deter people from abusing it. This ...

FDA Approves Opioid Zohydro Without Abuse-Deterrent Formula