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Is stress bad for your health?

The article below reminds us of our potential for reframing, reinterpreting our negative experiences. Sometimes it is worth fighting for changing situations or rebelling against what we believe to be an injustice. Other times there is nothing that can be done … Continue reading

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Modified CBT Eases Hypochondria

Medscape Medical News > Psychiatry Megan Brooks, October 22, 2013 “…The study was published online October 18 in the Lancet…Hospital patients who are excessively anxious about their health may benefit from brief, modified cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), new research suggests…”Health anxiety or … Continue reading

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Four Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Lower Risk of Death, Slow CAC Progression

“Everyone knows that healthy lifestyle habits are major factors that protect you from heart disease,” lead investigator Dr Haitham Ahmed (Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD) told heartwire . “What we don’t know is which habits are most important and how … Continue reading

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In praise of Mediterranean diet. Again.

“…diet is important not just for a person’s weight and appearance. It is also important for mental health in the long term. What you eat affects your cardiovascular health, your looks and your brain cells.” Lead author Georgios Tsivgoulis, MD, … Continue reading

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Can Hypnosis Really Help You Quit Smoking?

Interesting article about the effectiveness of hypnotherapy for smoking cessation. Article by Nina Emkin. Emkin holds degrees from UCLA and Sarah Lawrence College and has written for DipDive and Citysearch. She currently lives in Los Angeles and also wrote for … Continue reading

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Healthy Lifestyle May Improve Longevity Even Into Old Age

Article located through Medscape News. Extracts: “Even after age 75 lifestyle behaviours such as not smoking and physical activity are associated with longer survival,” the study authors write. “A low risk profile can add five years to women’s lives and … Continue reading

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Bone Health Improved Even by a Little Physical Activity

An article published last month at the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism  reveals the positive impact of physical activity in the structure of our bones. The study appears significantly relevant for pre menopausal women who may find their bone … Continue reading

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