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Judith J. Wurtman Ph.D.
For these last few months, it's all about screenshots and Zoom meetings. Do you actually want to socialize with these people when social distancing eases?
Boozy novelties are not a great way to have fun, and they may potentially provide a road to addiction.
Nicotine addiction is insidious yet can seem a comfort.
It may not be a myth that horrible events can turn one's hair gray.
The stress of the COVID-19 pandemic has many people seeking self-soothing for anxiety and depression.
It's a very stressful time, so you've been prescribed antidepressant therapy. Problem is, now you are gaining weight.
Life changed, and change is life's only constant. The way to cope with the unpleasantness is to vent one's frustration on lesser charges.
It is a time of change, and the side effects include the undiscussed embarrassment of memory loss. Can your diet ameliorate it?
Eating too much as a reinforcement of quarantine compliance, and the inability to go to the gym or yoga class during the COVID-19 crisis... it's the perfect storm for weight gain.
Sheltering-in-place is for safety, but now the world looks so different. Will some simply always stay indoors?
This time of quarantine and grocery inventory depletions creates a new opportunity for having fresh family meals.
The urge to have a snack in mid-afternoon even happens when you're working from home during quarantine. Here's the science behind it.
Adjusting to face coverings may prevent mindless calorie intake.
Social isolation due to the novel coronavirus is bearing out to be a learning experience for us all.
We are all holed away and trying to manage this quarantine effort in order to stay healthy. Isn't it time to resurrect that favorite shirt?
The daily walk for health is more important now than ever before.
We are all restricted from previous normalcy in an effort to save lives.
The Surgeon General advised that going to the store for groceries may not be ideal during the upcoming weeks. Are you acclimating to these changes?
It's an incredibly stressful & uncertain time, with the busy life ground to a halt...Do calories really matter in light of this? Yes.
Tried-and-true formulas for maintaining health are even more applicable during a public health emergency.
In times of crisis, more than ever, good nutrition is essential.
Weight gain as a side effect is common but often overruled by physicians seeking re-stabilization.
Myths abound about chocolate and it's medicinal properties. Read on for the research gathered data.
Hormonal suppression and antidepressants: More work must be done to help those suffering from depression.
We are living longer, and we need to care for each other in these changing times with extreme weather events.
Smoking has declined overall, but remains stubbornly embedded in one demographic.
Has your physiology grown accustomed to the same exercise routine so that it's no longer effective?
From college students to medical residents to new parents — we all need to sleep deeply and restoratively to do our very best.
Is this instant gratification the best choice, or a last resort?
One has to examine the triggers that cause them to reach for food to feel better.
Judith Wurtman, Ph.D., is the co-author of The Serotonin Power Diet and the founder of a Harvard University hospital weight-loss facility.