• Stress, depression and the holidays: Tips for coping

    Stress, depression and the holidays: Tips for coping

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    Stress and depression can ruin your holidays and hurt your health. Being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support can help ward off stress and depression. The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression. And it's no wonder. The holidays often present a dizzying array of demands — cooking meals, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few. And if...
  • Always worried about your health? You may be dealing with health anxiety disorder

    Always worried about your health? You may be dealing with health anxiety disorder

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    Health anxiety can interfere with your life, but it's highly treatable. You spend hours on the Internet researching health information. When you get a scratchy throat you automatically think cancer not a cold. And even when medical tests come back showing that you're healthy, it doesn't make you feel better. In the back of your mind you still feel like something is wrong. If...
  • Health Effects of Social Isolation and Loneliness

    Health Effects of Social Isolation and Loneliness

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    ABSTRACT : Human beings are social animals and our biological, psychological, and social systems evolved to thrive in collaborative networks of people. In many societies, social networks are likely to thin as people age, leading in many cases to isolation and loneliness. In this article we review the evidence that social isolation affects health and mortality, whether or not the isolation is accompanied by...
  • Six reasons why travel is good for your brain

    Six reasons why travel is good for your brain

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    If you’ve ever forfeited vacation days or thought you’d just do a vacation working around the house, here are some solid reasons why you should travel and explore new places.
  • Negative thoughts and how to stop them

    Negative thoughts and how to stop them

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    Question.  Do you know how many thoughts you have a day? Second question.  What percentage of your thoughts are negative?
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