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More Than a Headache: Migraines

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How to Get Mental Health Care When You’re Broke

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Understanding Adult ADHD

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Nancy Bryan, Ph.D. Did you even know that your body talks to you?  Well, it does: and as a matter of fact, it never shuts up!  It’s not entirely our fault if we’ve lost the ability to hear messages from the body.  One thing true of human beings is that once something (an event, a …

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With crowds of people, loud noises, traffic jams, and small living spaces it’s no surprise that city slickers get stressed. And no matter what city you live in there’s little way to hide or run away from it, so at some point we all feel stressed. Fortunately, stress can be a good thing. A little …

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new migraine treatments

Understanding migraines and the modern state of treatment When a migraine strikes it can be disorienting and excruciating. Light, sound and smells become your enemy. The throbbing pain hurts so bad you want to cry, but you know that will only make things worse. This is not just a bad headache. “Migraine is a neurological …

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Adderall is the medication used to treat Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Because Adderall is an FDA-approved drug, you may not realize the dangers associated with it. For example, it contains amphetamine and dextroampthetamine. Other research suggests it may lead to dependency, addictiveness, and cause deterioration of the central nervous system. So, before you introduce your body …

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What the Oxford study got wrong about sex, sleep, and happiness. Written by Errol A. and Marjorie G. Gibbs, gibbshappinessindex.com Happiness is a complex state of being. You might not get that idea from recent research out of Oxford Economics and the National Centre for Social Research (sponsored by Sainsburys) that pinpoints sex and sleep …

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affording mental healthcare

Written by Emily Rollins As science progresses, we understand more and more that the brain and body are intimately connected. Unchecked stress and unresolved traumas can haunt us for years, undermining our health and our relationships. One in four people will be affected by mental illness at some point in their lives. And as conditions …

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Written by Caitlin Schille We like to think that we critically analyze each choice we make. We like to think that the decisions we make are the result of our own volition and coming to our own conclusions. But you are caught in the trap of your own cognitive biases. A cognitive bias is the …

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Written by Emily Rollins Getting a good night’s rest is hard these days, but it shouldn’t have to be. Don’t settle for poor sleep. Instead, use these five hacks to gain control of your insomnia and get ready to wake up as a healthier, happier person! Problem #1: Tense muscles and twitchy legs The hack: …

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Written by Caitlin Schille, MPH Are you familiar with the relatively new term of “fat-shaming?” Fat-shaming is when people try to make others who fall into the categories of overweight and obese feel badly about themselves and about their bodies. Those staunchly against fat-shaming promote overall body positivity— the idea that all people should feel …

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Use your willpower carefully, because it runs out Written by Caitlin Schille Most people have the best of intentions when it comes to their health. They intend to go to the gym, they want to wake up early and go for a run, they want to control how much they eat, and they want to …

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