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Put a Face on Mental Illness

While we’ve made big strides as a society in being accepting of people with all sorts of illnesses, mental illness is often an under-discussed, hidden disease. It’s often the family…

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Mind Matters

  I have a great secret to share. This secret comes from all my years of practicing integrative medicine: If you think of yourself as healthy, or if you believe that you…

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How Taking Care of the Mind Takes Care of Your Heart

If you’re a regular watcher of the show, you probably know that I’m pretty serious about yoga and meditation. It wasn’t always like that. I loved college and med school,…

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What It Really Means to “Catch” a Mental Illness

The book Infectious Madness, by award-winning author Harriet Washington, promises to explain to readers “The Surprising Science of How We ‘Catch’ Mental Illness.” On today’s show, we discussed the provocative…

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A Pressing Health Issue for the Men in Your Life

I’ve noticed more than a few new mustaches around the office recently, reminding me that we’ve once again entered the month of November or, more accurately, Movember. This year’s Movember…

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Public Has Poor Understanding of Dementia, Many Misperceptions

Dementia has become one of the biggest diseases of old age in America. The number of people living and dying with dementia has been on the rise over the past…

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Dropping the Stigma of Mental Illness

Mental illness affects us all. As a young physician, I didn’t fully appreciate how widespread illnesses like depression or schizophrenia were. Most of the mentally ill I saw were severely…

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3 Things to Keep in Mind as Summer Ends

For many, summer marks a shift from a more structured and work-focused schedule and mind set to a much heavier emphasis on fun, leisure, travel, recreation, and socializing. As summer…

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Learning to Relax When You’re on Vacation

Summer is finally here, which probably also means you’ve been planning some sort of a vacation for a while. I like to try and make a trip of some sort…

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New Research Comes Closer to Understanding the Causes of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a debilitating mental illness that strikes young and middle-aged people in the prime of their life and often leaves them unable to work or function effectively in society….

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