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Blocked Brain Protein Linked to Depression in Mice, Humans

Depression is a global problem. The latest numbers from the WHO rank it first amongst disabling diseases worldwide over other contenders like heart disease, stroke and cancer. That’s because many…

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The Effect of Seeing Skinny Models in Magazines? It’s Complicated

The cover of any magazine you pick up at the store will probably have a perfect-looking model on the cover. She’s thin and fit, vibrant and healthy, wrinkle- and jiggle-free….

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As Many as 20% of Schizophrenia Cases May Be Related to Toxoplasmosis

Most have only heard of the little parasite Toxoplasma gondii in the context of cats and pregnant women. If you’ve been pregnant, you may have heard your doctor tell you…

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4 Tips to Making Behavior Changes That Stick

Whether you want to lose weight, save money or get more sleep, you’re going to have to change your current behavior to achieve your goal. Most people only think about…

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How Feeding Your Soul From All Sides Can Reap Major Health Benefits

Today is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, and if there’s something we could all use a little more of, it’s health and fitness. I thought I’d talk about some…

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A Simple Trick to Improve Your People Skills

An easy way to remember the essential elements of drastically increasing your odds of being likable to others is to E.R.A.S.E. anxiety and negative thoughts and focus your energy instead on:…

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Dealing with the Struggles of Addiction and Depression

I got a call alerting me that Robin Williams died, and I felt a shadow cross my heart. I loved him. I grew up watching his entire career, laughing hysterically…

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The Invisible Childhood Obesity Epidemic

Parents will do anything to help their children when they’re sick with the flu, a cold or any other illness. So why is it that for many overweight children, parents…

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Write Your Way to Well-Being

When most folks think about writing, they usually think about creative writing, correspondence or blogging – something for public consumption. But the simple act of putting pen to paper to…

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Don’t Overlook Your Mental Health

As a surgeon, I spend a lot of my time thinking about how to keep people’s bodies well – their hearts pumping, their kidneys filtering, their stomachs digesting. We all…

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