Essential Reads

A Nation Advances on Its Stomach

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on July 27, 2016 in The Human Beast
Napoleon said that an army marches on its stomach. Now, economists conclude that how well fed a nation is drives the economy.

Fighting Lung Cancer Stigmas Saves Lives

How reframing lung cancer can lead to earlier diagnoses, more knowledge about the disease and maybe, just maybe, a cure.

The Incredible Healing Modality You've Never Heard Of

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on July 26, 2016 in Feeling It
Foot zoning looks a lot like acupressure but is not at all the same. Foot zoning, practitioners claim, brings a person back into balance.
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Why Change Is So Hard

Change is hard only if you think it's so.

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Stone-Walling Your Wife Can Give You Back Trouble

By Temma Ehrenfeld on July 28, 2016 in Open Gently
Stone-walling can give husbands back and neck pain, according to a study with 20 years of data.
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How Self-Control Can Help You Live a Healthier Life

Self-control is a vital strength and key determinant of success in everyday life.

How Does a Lung Cancer Diagnosis Change a Life?

Does a lung cancer diagnosis lead to new ideas about lifestyle, stress relief and disease? Yes it does.

Why We Read WebMD

Research explains the impulse to look for medical information online.

Mental Healthcare Lacking for Small Business Owners

Small business owners also face the risk of experiencing mental illness.
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Are You Showing Signs of Stress?

We’re stressed out, and that negatively affects our health, which contributes to even more stress. This spiral is not headed in a good direction. What does stress do to us?

Why Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Still a Mystery?

After fifteen plus years of suffering from this illness with little relief from symptoms, I often feel forgotten by the medical community.
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Hot Flashes Forever? Maybe

What's the deal with hot flashes?

Two (Often Overlooked) Ways to Improve Your Quality of Life

Do you want to improve your quality of life, but don't know where to begin? If so, I have good news. A study published today offers two practical ways to improve quality of life.

If We Only Had a Brain: Participate in a Clinical Trial

By Greg O'Brien on July 26, 2016 in On Pluto
Just a few keyboard swipes could put the U.S. on the road to triumph over Alzheimer’s. If you're experiencing memory loss that disrupts your daily life, seek help. Take the test.

Weight-Loss Floss and the Art of Health Behavior Change

By Joel Minden, PhD on July 26, 2016 in CBT and Me
Finding it difficult to eat right or exercise? Instead of searching for willpower, address the barriers to success.

The Surprising Emotion Behind Anxiety

Are you seething inside but acting cool on the outside? Learn how to safely let go of your controlled demeanor, and communicate honestly and directly.

A Five Second Health Secret Your Doctor Will Never Tell You

A fast, fun, simple solution for longstanding health problems

How Common Are Sex-Related Injuries?

By David J Ley Ph.D. on July 24, 2016 in Women Who Stray
People often report sex-related injuries, from masturbation or vigorous passion. How common are these experiences, and are they evidence of people being "out of control"?
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Can Trauma Improve Our Psychological Health?

The impact of trauma is complex. Not all of it is bad, and sometimes it may even be good.

"A Person of Substance"

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 24, 2016 in How To Do Life
An obese person's interior and exterior life.

Mom With Metastatic Cancer Talks About Resilience

From time to time I receive inspiring letters from people who have encountered my work and are kind enough to share their lives. Here is one such letter that brought me to tears.
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Is the Brain Like Muscle?

Grow your legs, grow your brain.
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Reasons to Reconsider Using Opioid Prescription Medications

Your healing process will have its own ups and downs that only you will know how to handle, and deciding on a treatment plan that will get you up and running again.

One Eating Habit You Can Easily Change Right Now

By Susan Albers Psy.D. on July 22, 2016 in Comfort Cravings
Find out one easy thing you can do today to change your eating habits. This new study in the journal Appetite, makes you think twice about how you serve food.

What Yoga Style is Best for Your Health?

By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. on July 22, 2016 in Urban Survival
New study compares different styles of yoga to answer the question is one yoga style better than another. The answer will surprise you.

The Balancing Act of Living with Chronic Pain

By Dan Mager MSW on July 21, 2016 in Some Assembly Required
If you have chronic pain, you can learn how to go beyond the boundaries of your comfort zone, and through practice find the sweet spot between not doing enough and doing too much.

How Do You Deal With Challenges?

Are you feeling dragged down by daily challenges? Mindfulness can make a difference.

We Psychologists Ignore Our Responsibility to the Public

The challenges, tumult and interdependence marking today's world calls for a new understanding of what psychological health looks like for individuals and society.
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Behaving Badly for Good Reasons

By Tim Carey Ph.D. on July 20, 2016 in In Control
The key to changing unwanted behavior is to find and get to know that place in your mind where the behavior is not unwanted.

Peanut Butter's Revenge

By Gregg McBride on July 20, 2016 in The Weight-ing Game
Hell hath no fury like a "trigger food" does for someone with a dieter's mentality. Especially when that someone is trying to eat, live and think healthy.
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Three Things You Should Know About Congress’ Opioid Bill

Congress may be ready for a vacation over their upcoming seven-week recess, but their work is far from done.

ADHD Commonly Co-Occurs With Other Mental Health Diagnoses

A recent study in Comparative Psychiatry examines AD/HD's common comobidities. Check it out.

Summer Renewal for the Mind, Body and Spirit

Increased exposure to sun damage and pollution can threaten well-being.