Healthy Tips and Articles

How to set “Happiness” Goals for a Life of Joy

  We all set some kinds of goals, resolutions, wishes or dream projects in life at some point.  But are they really goals you love, or a list of “I have to do this whether I like it or not” types of goals? The art and science is in how you develop them for yourself [...]

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Study Shows Sleep Therapy as an Aid for Depression

A new study shows that curing insomnia in people with depression could double their chance of a full recovery. The study shows that using Cognitive Behavioral Insomnia sleep therapy rather than drugs is very effective in treating depression. Depression affects 18 million Americans each year and more than half of these people are reported to [...]

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A New Study Shows That Teens’ Mental Disorders are Often Left Untreated in U.S.

According to an article in HealthDay News, less than half of American teens with mental health disorders receive treatment.  Those that do get help rarely see a mental health specialists. The findings demonstrate a need for better health services for teens, said study author E. Jane Costello who is an associate director at the Duke [...]

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Eating Dinner Together Boosts Teens Mental Health

A study conducted with findings published in the Journal of Adolescent Health suggests that teens who routinely dine with family at mealtime have improved mental health.  This and another study that was published in The Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine show that adolescent aged children can have fewer emotional and behavioral problems, greater well [...]

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Video Games Help Seniors

A study that was released Wednesday by the Journal Nature had 16 healthy elderly volunteers train on a specially designed video game to see if it would improve cognitive function boosting mental skills for older people.  The volunteers, (ages 60-85) showed improvement in multitasking, staying focused, and retaining information, powers that usually decline with age. [...]

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Aerobic Fitness Helps Mental Health

Recently, the University of California conducted a study that contended that having healthy heart and lungs may reduce mental decline.  350 adults, aged 59-88, in healthy condition, underwent medical exams and interviews to assess their social, physical and emotional health, then were subjected to a test of aerobic fitness, measured with a treadmill, that was [...]

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Are Antidepressants Being Overprescribed?

The last twenty years have seen the use of antidepressants grow to 10 percent of Americans now using some sort of anti-depressant.  The gradual change from alternate therapeutic methods, economic factors, media ads, and general anxiety, temporary problems with relationships,  and life stress could be some of the reasons depression is being over-diagnosed, and mis-diagnosed. [...]

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The Healing Power of Yoga

Today’s guest blogger makes further suggestions about having a healthy mind, body and life through yoga and exercise as important elements in recovery from co-occurring mental health and substance and alcohol abuse.  More and more data proves that it really does make a difference!  Enjoy!   In the absence of violent criminal behavior, effective treatment for addiction [...]

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Amanda Bynes: “What a Girl Really Needs” is a Conservatorship

Amanda Bynes has had a great career on the screen as star of her own TV show and movies.  One of her very cute movies was “What a Girl Wants”.  It kind of gave us the inspiration for this article.  This past year she’s been in the news as the tabloids chronicle her “strange” behavior.   [...]

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A Break From Technology Is Good For You!

It’s tempting to be on the Internet when total access to information (and fun) is at your disposal. It is also easy to make the excuse that you are taking care of yourself by spending time using technology for personal use. It may be the case that you are using technology for professional use, outside [...]

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