Essential Reads

What We Know About Aging Americans and Their Caregivers

As the U.S. population ages, older adults are less likely to live in poverty, but more likely to require care.

How (Another) Industry Tried to Fool Us About Our Health

By Kenneth Worthy Ph.D. on September 21, 2016 in The Green Mind
Oil, tobacco...now the sugar industry caught trying to manipulate consumers.

What I Wouldn’t Change If My Health Were Restored Tomorrow

By Toni Bernhard J.D. on September 19, 2016 in Turning Straw Into Gold
I’ve lived with chronic pain and illness for over 15 years. This is the first of two pieces on the subject of what I would and what I would not change should I regain my health.

How Self-Initiated Laughter Can Make You Feel Better

By Christopher Bergland on September 18, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
William James once said, "We don't laugh because we're happy, we're happy because we laugh." New research confirms that laughter improves psychological and physical well-being.

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12 Tech Habits To Keep Healthy For Life

By Nancy Darling Ph.D. on September 24, 2016 in Thinking About Kids
We spend a lot of time on phones and computers. Developing good habits in how we sit, type, and text can improve our health and reduce pain over a lifetime.
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You Must Use Drugs!

By Matthew J. Edlund M.D. on September 24, 2016 in The Power of Rest
Depression treatment demands drugs - right?

Thousands of Genes Are Altered by Aerobic Endurance Training

By Christopher Bergland on September 24, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
A groundbreaking new study reports that aerobic endurance training can alter 3,400 RNA variants, associated with 2,600 genes. These findings have widespread health implications.

Coping: What We Can Learn From Cancer Patients

By Anne Moyer Ph.D. on September 23, 2016 in Beyond Treatment
A colleague once shared with me a practice that facilitates approaching the trials we encounter with patience, humility, and an open mind:
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How the Words You Use Can Decrease Anxiety

By Richard Taite on September 23, 2016 in Ending Addiction for Good
A healthy concern for your well-being can make you more likely to anticipate and effectively head-off possible threats.

Darkness in the Morning, Depression in the Afternoon

It is a warmer than usual autumn, but nevertheless the diminished light of winter will soon arrive. Here are some ideas to stay ahead of Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Worshipping the Sun God

Evolutionary psychological principles can help shape the field of architecture. And the result can be amazing. Here is a case study based on Wooster Hall at SUNY New Paltz.

Get the Red Out

Redness of the skin concerns people, but may lead patients to find causes that weren't involved or stop treaments that were actually working.

Going Beyond the Surface for Filipin@ American History Month

By E. J. R. David Ph.D. on September 22, 2016 in Unseen and Unheard
We invite everyone–those with Filipin@ heritage and those without– to take it to the next level and get to know our communities beyond our traditional clothing, dances, and foods.

Can a Dog Really Suffer From Depression?

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C. on September 21, 2016 in Canine Corner
One of the breakthroughs in veterinary medicine has been the recognition that dogs and humans may have similar psychological problems and can be treated the same way.

When Social Media Sparks Depression

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on September 21, 2016 in Media Spotlight
A new study highlights the psychological risks associated with the online harassment that can often occur on social medial sites such as Facebook.

How My Experience With Suicide Defined the Path of My Career

By Douglas G Jacobs M.D. on September 20, 2016 in Screening for Health
About 70 percent of individuals tell someone or give warning signs before taking their own life. Find out how you can take action to help a friend or loved one in need.

Recovery Is a Process of Learning, Growth, and Healing

By Dan Mager MSW on September 19, 2016 in Some Assembly Required
Recovery from addiction is the process of sustaining abstinence, and learning and practicing the awareness and skills necessary to live a whole, healthy, and healed life.

How To Be Perfect

By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on September 18, 2016 in Intentional Insights
Do you want a perfect job? A perfect body? A perfect relationship? Perfect health?

How Anxiety Hurts Your Health

By Temma Ehrenfeld on September 18, 2016 in Open Gently
Asthma, stomach problems and heart disease are all aggravated by anxiety.

The Man Who Did Not Feel Well

How much has medicine changed since I was a boy?

The Truth About the Law of Attraction

By Neil Farber M.D, Ph.D. on September 18, 2016 in The Blame Game
Millions of people are unsuccessful at achieving goals using the Law of Attraction (LOA). The reason? The LOA does not exist! Hear why from a certified LOA expert.
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Simple Ways to Improve Sleep

By Matthew J. Edlund M.D. on September 17, 2016 in Getting Healthy Now
Lots of people can't sleep. What can they do?

Playing Dead:

By Kirby Farrell Ph.D. on September 16, 2016 in A Swim in Denial
Preschoolers' development lags when they're overprotected.
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Understanding and Choosing Better Coping Skills

When it comes to better understanding and treating addiction, we can learn a lot by looking at a person’s coping mechanisms.
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Here’s Why Your Brain Makes Quitting Drugs/Alcohol So Hard

By Richard Taite on September 16, 2016 in Ending Addiction for Good
There’s little more tempting than a quick and easy solution to our problems.

3 Simple Questions to Improve Your Relationship

By Amie M. Gordon PhD on September 16, 2016 in Between You and Me
We are wired to be selfish—to think about our own needs and desires first. Today, I urge you to take five minutes to consider your partner’s perspective by asking three questions.

How Volunteering Helps You

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on September 16, 2016 in Cravings
Want a long and happy life? Help someone else stay healthy.

The 10 Well-Being Questions You Must Ask Yourself

By Atalanta Beaumont on September 16, 2016 in Handy Hints for Humans
Your "must do" well-being checklist

Setting Effective Treatment Targets for Angry Patients

The truth that I believe we must integrate is that people don’t change for their mental health counselors. They change because their behavior impacts those they love.

How to Fight Those Back-to-School Germs Like a Superhero

Moms aren't really granted sick days. Research shows an easy way to help boost your immune system so you can keep your superpowers running strong.

Need to Jump-Start Your Spiritual Life?

By Russ Gerber on September 15, 2016 in Our Health
Along life's journey you sometimes need an about-face.

Art Therapy

Do you believe that making art is healing and life enhancing? Are you interested in mental health as well? Art therapy combines the two in a unique profession.

When Does the Bullying Stop?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on September 15, 2016 in Media Spotlight
What are the long-term consequences of being bullied as a child? being a victim can be more far-reaching than you might think.
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Why Do You Always Have Room for Dessert?

By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on September 15, 2016 in Science of Choice
Research consistently shows that exposure to a variety of foods results in overeating and weight gain.