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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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You Wanted to Know: A Broken Heart

No one enjoys having their heart broken. But for some people who have experienced an emotionally traumatic event like the loss of a loved one or a break up, a…

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Laughter May Protect Memory

A good guffaw may help seniors improve their memory, according to a new study. According to Medical News Today, a research team at Loma Linda University in California looked at…

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Alzheimer’s More Common Than Breast Cancer in Older Women

Older women are nearly twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as they are to get breast cancer, according to a new report from the Alzheimer’s Association. Approximately one in…

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Give Yourself a Spring Break

When I was in school, one of the best things about spring was the break. After months of being stuck indoors studying, there was nothing I wanted more than a…

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6 Tips for Navigating Romantic Relationships When You’re Not at Your Best

For many of us, romantic relationships tend to be by far the most challenging kind of relationships of all. When we are at our best, they can require a lot…

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Could You Have Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Looking out of my office window on this cold January day, I see gray skies and snow piled up in the New York City streets. For some, this kind of…

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At-Home Test Could Detect Early Signs of Dementia

A brief at-home test newly designed by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center may be able to detect early signs of dementia. The test, which can be…

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Take Part in World Intervention Day

If I can do it – you can too; help someone you care about, love even, take a step to getting better from what ails them. In my non-profit life, I…

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