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The 70 Year Itch

Sex for women in the seventh decade? No way!
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The Woman Who Changed Hormone Research

How did one scrappy, stubborn, determined woman change the landscape of hormone research?

Unexpected Ways to Address the Obesity Epidemic

Free, simple and fun solutions may beat many years and billions of dollars of medical research

Study: Genes May Determine What Diet Works for You

Your genetic composition might determine what specific foods are healthiest for you to eat, according to groundbreaking research being presented at a conference in Orlando today.

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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's the "Best" Style of Yoga?

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.

How Common Is Road Rage?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on July 20, 2016 in Media Spotlight
A new research study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety suggests that road rage is far more common than you might think.

5 Good and Bad Ways Nature Impacts Your Emotional Health

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on July 20, 2016 in The Squeaky Wheel
By 2050, 70% of people will live in urban areas. Now consider how powerfully nature affects our minds, brains, and body as illustrated by these recent studies:

The Logic of How to Quit Smoking

Having trouble quitting smoking or sticking to a healthy diet? I explain why common strategies so often fail, and offer practical, effective tips for living a healthy life.

An Interview with Tony Robbins

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 20, 2016 in How To Do Life
The famous self-improvement expert's advice on achieving success in career, weight loss, resiliency, and public speaking.

The Dangers of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Programs

The New Cointel-pro? Although well intended, countering violent extremism programs violate basic rights and threaten to disrupt communities and turn care providers into spies

See Food

Can we supplement our way to good health?

Sitting Is the New Smoking and Mindfulness Is the New Black

The Aspen Brain Lab convenes experts on living life to its fullest

Harvard Study Pegs How Parental Substance Abuse Impacts Kids

A new Harvard study, published today, reports that 1 in 5 children grows up in a home with parental substance abuse. The study offers advice on how to break the cycle of addiction.

Who Is That Masked Man (Or Woman)?

By Peter Edelstein M.D. on July 18, 2016 in Patient Power
All over Asia, I see men and women, young and old, laborers and professionals, wearing surgical masks as they walk, drive, eat, watch movies. So what's up? Should you be masked?

Dad's Psychological Well-Being Impacts His Kids' Development

New research illuminates the impact a father's stress levels and mental health have on his children.
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When You Can't Sleep

Insufficient sleep afflicts more and more of us - but there are better ways to fix it.
Four Ways to Keep Your Pets Safe From Drugs

Four Ways to Keep Your Pets Safe From Drugs

You’ve probably thought about how drug use impacts your own health or that of family members, but have you considered how it affects your pets?

Seeing Double, First Sign of Trouble

By E E Smith on July 15, 2016 in Not Born Yesterday
I would like to relate a very personal story, one which may save others from the ordeal I am going through right now. It might even save someone's sight.

The 4 Stages of Unplugging a Child's Brain

By Garth Sundem on July 15, 2016 in Brain Trust
We've all seen research on kids and screen time. Here's what it really looks like to unplug.

Go Wild and Grow Happy, Part 1

Most agree, hunter-gatherers didn't suffer as we do today. While blessed with many gifts of civilization, we also suffer catastrophic consequences. Let's be wild and happy again...

How to Change Unhealthy Habits

Are you tired of your unhealthy habits? If you're ready to make a change, here are 10 clear steps to changing old habits that aren't serving you.

Another Look at Psychiatric Diagnosis

Have you or anyone you know been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder? Peer behind the curtains of this system.