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The College Mental Health Crisis: Focus on Suicide

College is often said to be among the best times of our lives. Yet today college students are seriously stressed and have few mental health resources. Suicide is a serious risk.

If You Go to the Hospital, Get Ready to Yell…

By Peter Edelstein M.D. on February 26, 2017 in Patient Power
Studies show that healthcare in the U.S. is far poorer than most people realize, and sadly, sometimes you need to yell to protect yourself or a loved one. But how do you know?

Why People Buy Dogs Who They Know Will Suffer and Die Young

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on February 25, 2017 in Animal Emotions
A study of French Bulldogs, Chihuahuas, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, and Cairn Terriers highlights why people choose to buy dogs who they know will have short, miserable lives.

Regular Aerobic Exercise in Midlife Protects the Aging Brain

By Christopher Bergland on February 24, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Regular aerobic exercise benefits the brain in surprising ways. New research suggests that regular aerobic exercise in midlife can optimize blood flow networks as the brain ages.

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Why Money Matters for Meaning

By Clay Routledge Ph.D. on February 27, 2017 in More Than Mortal
New research reveals that economic insecurity threatens perceptions of meaning in life.

8 Signs Your Elderly Parent Is No Longer Fit To Drive

By Peggy Flannigan Ph.D. on February 27, 2017 in The Examination Room
Concerned about your parent and their driving? Check out these tips to discover if it is time for them to give it up.

Why You Keep Bringing Workplace Stress Home With You

By Douglas LaBier Ph.D. on February 27, 2017 in The New Resilience
Do you think getting more rest and sleep helps you let go of workplace stress when you get home each day? A new study says yes; but it fails to recognize the true solution.

Five Tips to Accept a Mental Health Problem

By Lauren Mizock Ph.D. on February 27, 2017 in The Health of Women
Is something getting in the way of accepting a mental health problem? Check out a few tips from the research field.

Rethinking the College Mental Health Crisis

By Kristen Lee Ed.D., LICSW on February 27, 2017 in Reset 24/7
What if a culture of hiding-and-not-seeking is putting our students at risk? Ending the game by making it safe for students to come out of hiding on our campuses can go a long way.
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It’s Your Birthday? Take the Day Off

By Steve Albrecht DBA on February 26, 2017 in The Act of Violence
Take your vacation days and add years to your life.

A New Paradigm for Psychiatry

The UN has put out a call for a new paradigm for psychiatry, “that could replace the failed medical model that dominates mental health today.”

Polite Doctors are Safer Doctors

Little things like polite communication and consistent use of basic safety habits can mean the difference between life and death medical care.

Did I Quit Drugs to Die from Smoking?

People in recovery often turn to cigarettes to help them cope, raising their risk of health complications from nicotine addiction.

Why Do Dog Breeds with Genetic Disorders Suddenly Get Hot?

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on February 24, 2017 in Animals and Us
Dog breeds like French bulldogs and Chihuahuas are skyrocketing in popularity despite their genetic problems. A new study examines why people are attracted to unhealthy pets.

A Holistic Approach to Gut Health

By Atalanta Beaumont on February 24, 2017 in Handy Hints for Humans
Why good gut health is not the whole story.

More Than a Horse: Saying Goodbye to Marvin

By Kimerer LaMothe Ph.D. on February 24, 2017 in What a Body Knows
Marvin, our large, 26-year old chestnut quarter horse, had fallen in the snow, and was unable to stand up by himself. He had to get warm -- soon. What could we do?
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Can Addiction Start in the ER?

Is the opioid epidemic jump-started in the Emergency Room?

What Works for Me May Not Work for You

When it comes to fitness goals, if you find a type of movement that feels both good and right to you, it’s much more likely to become a habit.

8 Tips for Tackling Political Stress Now

By Andrea Bonior Ph.D. on February 22, 2017 in Friendship 2.0
Many people are feeling an unprecedented amount of stress in the current political climate. Want to stay active and informed without getting burned out? Here's where to start.

Beware Of Anger

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on February 21, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
In small and passing quantities, anger can be like medicine, but in large and lasting quantities it poisons the mind and relationships.

Give Technology — and Yourself — a Rest

By Mark Bertin M.D. on February 21, 2017 in Child Development Central
The brain needs a break to recover from activity just like our bodies do.
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Five Management Approaches to Workplace Violence Prevention

By Steve Albrecht DBA on February 19, 2017 in The Act of Violence
Companies can stop workplace violence if they follow these five steps.

Why Not Circumcise Your Boy? Risk for Autism

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on February 19, 2017 in Moral Landscapes
New research raises new questions.

Treating Anxiety Without Using Prescription Medications

Are you struggling with anxiety and not getting relief from a medication? Natural supplements, mind-body approaches and other alternative therapies can make a difference.

Should Bedrooms be No-Phone Zones for Teens?

By Amy Green M.A., C.C.C. on February 17, 2017 in Psy-curious
Three ways parents can help their teens log off before turning in for the night - without the power struggle.

3 Strategies to Talk With Kids About Suicidal Thoughts

There is no age limit for suicidal thoughts. Parents and healthcare professionals can learn to talk openly and safely with children about suicide.

World's First Clinical Trial Finds Diet Works for Depression

By Georgia Ede MD on February 17, 2017 in Diagnosis: Diet
Groundbreaking research proves that dietary choices have the power to help reduce and even reverse depression.

Mental Health and Sexual Orientation: What the Evidence Says

It’s no secret that being different can be a source of stress in our society. Individuals of minority sexual orientations may feel that stress most acutely.
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Brain on Fire

By Stephen Gray Wallace on February 16, 2017 in Decisions Teens Make
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has been called one of the “best known but least understood” mental health conditions. Why is it so well known?
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Making Dangerous Drugs Legal

When you hear the word regulation, think protection. That's what the FDA does. Let's hope it can still do that job.
Krystine I. Batcho

When Your Heart is Breaking

When you lose someone you love, it can feel like your heart is breaking. Attending to emotional suffering is as important as taking care of physical pain.

Alzheimer's Disease: Repeating Failures

By Mario D Garrett Ph.D. on February 15, 2017 in iAge
What we have learned from history is that dementia is complex; why are we simplifying the disease again?

6 Possible Explanations for Gray Hair

Why do people go gray? Graying of hair is a complicated process. Here are six hypotheses that try to explain this age-related phenomenon.