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  • A Welcome Change: Mental Health Issues Lose Their Stigma at Every Age May 16, 2024

    From unmentionable to oft discussed, American attitudes toward mental health have made a seismic shift over the years. It’s heartening to see recent polls showing 87% of U.S. adults agree having a mental health disorder is nothing to be ashamed of, and 86% saying people with mental health disorders can get better. Seeking help from ...

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  • Mental Health in Children May 16, 2024

    Age of Innocence – Or Anxiety for Today’s Kids?

    From loud claps of thunder to dogs that can bite, a child’s world is filled with new, sometimes scary experiences. However, if fears can’t be managed with reassurance or distraction and persistently interfere with daily activities, your child may have an anxiety disorder. These most common childhood ...

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  • Mental Health in Adolescent & Young Adults May 16, 2024

    Drugs, Drinking & Depression: The Kids May Not Be Alright

    Every generation has seen their share of thrill-seeking teens acting out and making dubious choices regarding drugs and alcohol. “There’s a normative aspect to risk taking at this age,” assures clinical psychologist Gilly Kahn. “It’s hardwired into our systems to allow us to learn our place ...

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  • Teens & Social Media May 16, 2024

    In Real Life (IRL), Can We Protect Teens from the Emotional Impact of Social Media?

    YouTube, TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, X, Reddit, BeReal. A majority of American teens visit these social media platforms at least once daily, and 30% say they are on them almost constantly. Their ubiquity is unquestionable, and teens’ ...

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  • Teens & Social Media May 16, 2024

    In Real Life (IRL), Can We Protect Teens from the Emotional Impact of Social Media?

    YouTube, TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, X, Reddit, BeReal. A majority of American teens visit these social media platforms at least once daily, and 30% say they are on them almost constantly. Their ubiquity is unquestionable, and teens’ ...

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  • Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in a World of Excess February 7, 2024

    It’s called the Plenty Paradox: an affluent environment with easy access to substances or behaviors perceived as pleasurable has actually been a key contributor to our national mental health crisis. So posits Dr. Anna Lembke, Medical Director of Addiction Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, who has extensively researched and treated patients struggling to find ...

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  • Sustainable Eating: The Planetary Healthy Diet February 7, 2024

    The Lancet Planetary Health Diet

    Is there a way to eat that not only reduces the risk of disease and promotes well-being, but is also sustainable? Could a certain diet provide enough food for the 9.8 billion people estimated to be living on earth by 2050? This was the challenge first taken on in 2019 by ...

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  • Every Walk is a Step in the Right Direction October 18, 2023

    “If you are in a bad mood, go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood, go for another walk.” – Socrates

    No one has a negative word to say about the benefits of walking. ...

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  • AI in Healthcare: An Early Look at the Power, Promise and Peril of Tech’s Latest Tool October 18, 2023

    Whether you are an enthusiastic adopter of virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri, and apps to monitor everything from glucose to sleep patterns— or consider them error-prone and intrusive—it’s impossible to ignore the growing influence of Artificial ...

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  • A New Era for Diabetes and Weight Loss Drugs July 11, 2023

    For patients seeking new solutions to managing type 2 diabetes and obesity, the introduction of a class of drugs called GLP-1 receptor agonists (RA) has simultaneously inspired hope and excitement along with misuse and confusion. We developed the following Q&A to go beyond the headlines and explore how Ozempic and similar drugs work, who may ...

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