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More Than a Headache: Migraines

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Why Nice Brains Finish Last

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Understanding Adult ADHD

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By Susan Ducharme Hoben What does it mean to “die well”? The simple answer is it means dying the way you want to. Of course that then leads to more complicated and thought-provoking questions: How do you want to die? And when is it time to start thinking about that? There is no one answer. …

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Addiction is a disease much like diabetes or heart disease. It’s usually easy to remain friends with someone after they develop heart disease or diabetes, but the same cannot be said for friendships with addicts. As a friend to an addict, you’re torn. It’s impossible not to be. You love your friend, but you don’t …

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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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Depression studies find the “prosocial” brains are more prone to depression Written By Jack Turban      Excerpt from ScientificAmerican.com We all like to think that being kind, responsible, and fair will lead to a happy life. But what if we’re wrong? What if nice guys really do finish last? A new study published in Nature Human …

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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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And how neuroplasticity plays a role in recovery Written by Annie Hopper We’re more stressed than ever. In its latest “Stress in America” survey, the American Psychological Association (APA) found that Americans’ overall stress levels are rising. On a scale from 1 (little or none) to 10 (a great deal), overall stress levels rose from …

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Written by Stephen V. Faraone, PhD  You’ve heard all sorts of misinformation about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), whether from friends, the internet, or uninformed press articles. “ADHD is not real.” “Pharmaceutical companies invented ADHD to make money.” “I’m just a little ADD.” “Natural solutions are the best for ADHD treatment.” ADHD in Adults—a Partnership between SUNY Upstate Medical University, the …

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Written by Caitlin Schille  Closure. It’s an interesting concept, and it’s a word that’s often thrown around in the realm of dating. To really heal from a broken relationship and move on, people purport the need for closure. So what is closure? Closure is a sense of something being resolved; it’s a sense of having found a …

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Health and happiness are synonymous. Being in good health is the greatest indicator of people’s spiritual, mental, physical well-being, and happiness.  Medical researchers tell us that people are predisposed to inherit family diseases. When people think of health, though, the absence of disease comes to mind, but health entails more than the nonexistence of the …

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nature sounds

Written by Angela Silva The suggestion “get some fresh air” may carry more weight than we realize. Sure it feels nice to step outside of a stuffy, crowded room or to roll down the car window when we’re feeling a bit sick, but do the sounds and settings of nature actually offer any benefits to us? Researchers are …

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