Essential Reads

Why Virtual Reality Could Be a Mental Health Gamechanger

We’re still a long way from from being able to provide timely treatment to everyone who needs it, but we could be on the brink of dramatic change thanks to VR.

Goals of Hair

Do you want to be YOU, right up until the end?

Rebuilding the Brain From Concussions

By Harry Kerasidis M.D. on March 24, 2017 in Brain Trauma
Don't settle for "take two and call me in the morning." The brain responds well when we treat it well. Here's how to get those neurons firing on all cylinders.

Prestige, Power, and Placebos

Intuitive errors and social pressures often fool us into the wrong decisions. But our social minds also possess untapped healing power. Recent research shows us how to use it!

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Do You Need a Digital Detox?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on March 15, 2017 in Media Spotlight
A new survey conducted by the American Psychological Association suggests that our relationship with technology and social media can have a major impact on stress and health.

When It Comes to Health Care Reform

By Jeff DeGraff Ph.D. on March 15, 2017 in Innovation You
Innovation will matter more than politics.

The Control Freak

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on March 15, 2017 in A Sideways View
Why do some people need to exercise constant and control of their own lives and others around them? Are they really freaks or is this need both relatively common and even adaptive?
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The Downside of Financial Nudges

By Peter A. Ubel M.D. on March 15, 2017 in Scientocracy
We should tax people for smoking, not for receiving health insurance.

For My Health. And Yours.

By Dean Olsher MA, MT-BC on March 14, 2017 in A Sound Mind
National Creative Arts Therapy week, the third week of March, recognizes young professions built around ancient human activities.
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Let the Kids Sleep, Part II

Why is sleep so important?

Connecting With Teens So They Can Thrive and Ultimate

The Resilience Regiment speaks with The Lotus Collaborative

Help for That Buzz In Your Ear

By Temma Ehrenfeld on March 13, 2017 in Open Gently
Treat your anxiety—or try brain-training exercises—to beat ringing in the ears.

Your Gut Health and Your Weight

If you've struggled with obesity, you may not know that the state of your gut health may be part of the problem.

Go Back to Your Country

Are your biases literally causing other people to suffer from mental health issues?

Should We Focus on a Women’s Weight During Pregnancy?

By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on March 11, 2017 in Eating Mindfully
The irony of weight-focused care is that the more preoccupied we become with trying to control our weight, the more out-of-control it often becomes.

I Am a Scientist

And science doesn't care what you "believe."

The Health Care Crisis and the Addiction Crisis Are the Same

By Stanton Peele on March 10, 2017 in Addiction in Society
Our nineteenth-century ideas (based on a free-market economy and temperance) are ruining, both our health-care proposals and our approach to addiction policy and treatment.

Salt Intake: Taking Advice With That Proverbial Grain

"Next to air and water, salt is perhaps the greatest necessity of life," wrote Mahatma Gandhi. Do we really know how much salt is too much for maintaining our health?

Physical Activity May Be a Drug-Free Elixir for Chronic Pain

Lower levels of sedentary behavior and higher levels of physical activity may be critical for maintaining effective endogenous pain inhibitory function, according to a new study.

Photography Documenting Mental Illness Draws Criticism

Through her project, feelings of pain and hurt that Melissa held toward her mother were gone, and she found herself feeling greater empathy, acknowledging her mother's illness.

Reminiscing Therapy and Dementia

By Mario D Garrett Ph.D. on March 08, 2017 in iAge
Why does remembering the past, as promoted in Reminiscing Therapy, improve the behavior, mood and thinking of people with dementia?

The Big Myth That Losing Weight Will Extend Your Life

Losing weight can be hazardous to your health.

11 Surprising Things Good Friendships Do for You

By Andrea Bonior Ph.D. on March 08, 2017 in Friendship 2.0
Do you tend to think of your social life as a luxury to be pushed aside when things get busy? You might want to treat it like a crucial health issue. Read on for why.

Everything You Need to Know About Conflicts of Interest

Ever wonder if unconscious biases are affecting the way your doctor treats you? Here are a few ways to ensure that science and medicine get a handle on unconscious bias.

Using a Process Approach to High Stakes Testing

Worried about a test result? Here's a few things you might want to know.

Mayo Clinic Study Identifies How Exercise Staves Off Old Age

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have discovered that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) may be a fountain of youth for people of all ages.

4 Ways Tech Can Help Improve your Health this Spring

By Michele Ybarra MPH, Ph.D. on March 07, 2017 in Connected
Check out how to use the tech in your life to improve your health.

Nurture the Phoenix

By Toby Israel Ph.D. on March 07, 2017 in Design on My Mind
Can art + environment + psychology = a formula for our phoenix to rise from the ashes?

The Chaos of Neal Barnard

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on March 07, 2017 in Brick by Brick
Neal Barnard has never been one to accept the status quo.

Shared Responsibility to Communicate Medical Costs

By The Research Lab on March 06, 2017 in The Fundamentals
How much will that procedure cost? By Christopher Moriates, M.D.

Better Learning Through Recess

By Scott G. Eberle Ph.D. on March 06, 2017 in Play in Mind
The nation will pay for devaluing play.

Is Facebook Bad for Your Mental Health?

Facebook got you down? A shift in perspective may be the answer.
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Does Sleeping Long Harm Health?

It's not the time, it's the change.

You Might be Gloomy Right Now Because of Where You Are

By Kevin Bennett on March 04, 2017 in Modern Minds
Did you know that your psychological profile is connected to physical location? The geographic spots we live, work, and play in are expressions of our personalities.