With Thanksgiving on its way, the holiday season of 2011-2012 is just about ready to kick off–and with that comes lots of delicious (and usually not terribly healthy) holiday food! It may not be easy, but it’s a good idea to try not to overindulge during the holiday season–and there’s no shortage of tips on
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The efficacy of animal-assisted therapy isn’t some sort of state secret; the news regularly fills in holes with fluff pieces about how Fido can keep you young or how research shows Mittens may help lower your blood pressure. But like every other kind of therapy, pet therapy isn’t ‘one size fits all.’ There are definite benefits—but if
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Dealing with a loved one who’s ill or incapacitated is stressful; we all know this. Unfortunately, though, the psychological needs of caregivers, family members and friends often get lost in the shuffle of arranging for care, scheduling doctor’s visits, and dealing with health crises. Some caregivers, especially family and friends, feel selfish thinking about their
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We’ve all heard about it before, the power that positive thinking has on our physical health. To many, it sounds hokey, especially given today’s chaotic mix of proven, cutting-edge scientific techniques and the resurgence of holistic and alternative medicine. Is there any truth to it? And if there is, how exactly does a good attitude
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At one point in your parents’ life, depression was a topic no one spoke about–if they were even aware of it. Today, that’s not the case. Even though depression’s no longer one of those unspoken topics, however, people rarely think of it in terms of seniors. While depression can be a very serious issue for adolescents
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Thanks to today’s 24/7/365 news coverage and the public’s obsession with health, it seems like every week there’s a new study either touting or demonizing something we’ve been consuming for years as a miracle food or the newest thing that’ll kill you. One of the most popular subjects of such speculation is coffee. If we
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