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National Family Health History Day

Knowing your family’s health history is so important that a pending lawsuit in the UK may dramatically change medical confidentiality practices that have been in place for thousands of years. The ACSH reports on the case of a woman whom this article refers to as “Jane” for her privacy. Jane sued her father when he…

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Bullying Part 2: What To Do About It

In Part One of our recent discussion of bullying, we talked about what behavior constitutes bullying, and how adults can learn to recognize it when it’s happening. Here in Part Two, we’re sharing tips and strategies for how to deal with bullying and what you can actually do to stop it. Houston resident Aubrey Fontenot…

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5 Easy Ways to De-Stress at Work and Keep You Cool, Calm, and Collected

1. Stretch You will be amazed at how refreshed your body can feel with just a simple stretch. Writer Maggie Bertram notes that “stretching increases blood flow to the brain and helps relieve tension in those muscles where you’re storing your stress.” The Mayo Clinic offers these stretching options. Also check out “10 Easy Desk Stretches”…

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3 Invisible Ways My Anxiety Affects Me

At this point in our socially aware, post-Pixar’s “Inside Out” society, where Ariana Grande and Broadway actress Patti Murin may speak openly about their daily struggles with anxiety, there’s really no excuse for not having a basic awareness of the prevalence and seriousness of anxiety in the United States. It is, after all, the most…

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Common Stressors for New Caregivers

Nearly 10 million adults in the U.S. are providing care to their aging parents today. In fact, this phenomenon is becoming a national trend, with the number tripling within the last 15 years. While every situation is unique, there are several common stressors that emerge for adult children faced with this new responsibility for which…

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Mental Health in the Military

As someone who has known more than a few soldiers from the military in my life, I can say with confidence that soldiers with mental health conditions are overlooked, and often struggle to get the care that they need. On top of this, there is a huge stigma that surrounds mental health, especially for military…

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Election Aftermath – Now What?

I was not a very political person three years ago. I had only ever voted twice, once being a primary, and in fact I had been determined to keep politics more or less out of my life as much as possible, mostly due to the stress and anxiety it brought me. I don’t think it…

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Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is an incredibly serious and currently irreversible form of dementia that worsens over time. Among other symptoms, patients often have problems with memory, general behavior, and reasoning. Discovered over a century ago by Dr. Alois Alzheimer, it is the most common form of dementia, affecting over 40 million elderly patients worldwide. Although preliminary treatments…

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MOVEMBER: MEN’S HEALTH AWARENESS

The biggest global fundraiser for men’s health awareness, Movember, has made a huge impact since in conception in 2003. Since the event is so easy to get involved with, it has stood the test of time, growing more each year. To increase visibility for this awareness campaign, men are encouraged to collectively grow out their…

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Bullying: What it is & How to Recognize it

Between 4th and 8th grade I have vivid, painful memories of being frequently bullied at school. Fellow students made fun of my hair and my clothes, pulled chairs out from underneath me, threw things at me, mocked me, and called me names. These experiences solidified my own insecurities — my lack of perceived self-worth —…

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Political Stress

If you find yourself stressed out more than usual by politics, you are not alone. Many Americans are finding it difficult to cope with the current direction the country is moving. The American Psychological Association recently did a survey where they found that 66% of the population feels the effects of the political climate. How…

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