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December 11, 2019

It’s no secret that the world has become more stressful. More noise, more work, more pressure—just more. Our children are feeling all of this as well, resulting in more anxious-like behaviors. But not all worry rises to the level of an anxiety disorder. The list of “lo...

December 6, 2019

Getting enough sunlight is important for staving off depression.

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression related to the change of seasons and typically occurs the same time each year, usually beginning in the fall and continuing through the winter mont...

December 4, 2019

Across the globe, growing numbers of men are staying at home to raise their children. For some men this is due to unemployment, for other men it may be because their partner earns a higher income, and for some men it may be because they want to have the experience of b...

December 2, 2019

Learn why people get depressed over the holidays and how you can overcome end of the year sadness

You made it through Thanksgiving with a smile. And now comes the holiday doubleheader of Christmas and New Year’s when most everyone seems to ooze good cheer and merriment....

November 29, 2019

Most of us have something that we don’t like about our appearance—a crooked smile, large eyes, a flabby stomach, the list goes on. Most people accept these flaws and move on with their daily lives, but people who suffer from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) become fixate...

November 27, 2019

With Thanksgiving approaching, many Americans struggling with health, financial, and emotional problems find it challenging to feel grateful. Some people have a habit of looking at the negative. That can be because our brains are predisposed to solve problems, and we t...

One of the unique things about Thanksgiving as a holiday is that on that day most people across the country, from all ethnic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds do the same thing — they gather with others to give thanks and eat some version of turkey and...

Unless you work in pediatrics, almost every physician sees people who have dementia. Almost all of us also have family members with dementia. Regardless what side of the gurney we are standing on, caregiving is extremely challenging. Family physicians have a huge role...

November 15, 2019

We live in an age where the addictive use of drugs, and drug-related deaths, are at an epidemic – it has even been declared as such in the U.S. recently. And there are plenty of international campaigns working hard to change the stigma attached to substance abuse, incr...

November 4, 2019

Susanna Harris was sitting in her lab class for her graduate program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when she received an email that told her she had failed what she describes as “the most important exam in grad school,” the doctoral qualifying exam....

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