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How to Treat Depression

Depression Common With Arthritis Late In Life

September 25, 2018 Arthritis is commonly found in adults over age 50 with varying degrees of depression ranging from minor to severe. That is the latest result from according a new study published on September 19, 2018, in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Most Older Adults Diagnosed With Severe Depression Also Had Arthritis Researchers observed data…
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UC San Francisco receives $20 Million gift from Dolby for depression center and research

Could depression be eased by fixing the brain’s flawed electrical circuitry? A $20 million gift from the family of audio pioneer Ray Dolby to UC San Francisco will help find an answer, through research at the new Dolby Family Center for Mood Disorders. Drugs and other therapies can help many of the millions of Americans…
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One in 10 Suicides Linked to Chronic Pain — Pain News Network

By Pat Anson, PNN Editor The nation’s suicide rate has been climbing steadily for over a decade and so have the number of suicides associated with chronic pain, according to a groundbreaking study by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The researchers looked at over 123,000 suicides in 18 states from 2003…
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Wellness Vacations Prioritize a Healthy Lifestyle During Travel

Wellness Vacations Prioritize a Healthy Lifestyle During Travel One in 6 of every travel dollar is spent on wellness travel, resulting in an industry estimated worth of $563 billion every year. As burnout, depression, and compassion fatigue among medical professionals become more widespread, physicians are employing a variety of solutions, from vacation time to guided…
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Hemp could be big in Minnesota if it overcomes legal hurdles

ST. PAUL, Minn. — John Strohfus is rehabilitating the outlaw of Minnesota agriculture. “People think this is new,” said Strohfus, as he sifted hemp seed through his fingers at his Afton farm. “But the only thing new is that farmers can grow it now.” Farmers like Strohfus are tiptoeing into the hemp market, planting fields…
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What is a plant-based diet and why should you try it?

What is a plant-based diet and why should you try it? Plant-based or plant-forward eating patterns focus on foods primarily from plants. This includes not only fruits and vegetables, but also nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains, legumes, and beans. It doesn’t mean that you are vegetarian or vegan and never eat meat or dairy. Rather,…
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Suicide risk nearly double for traumatic brain injury sufferers: Study

People who have been identified as having suffered a traumatic brain injury have almost double the risk of suicide than people without the condition, a new study by researchers in has found. The study, published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA, examined 34,529 deaths by suicide over 35 years from a Danish national registry and…
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Taming our wandering mind: Why distraction is not your enemy

We live in an era of distraction. Teachers, researchers, and productivity experts love to remind us of our inability to stay focused. Technology seems to be “eroding human memory,” “creating irreparable damage to brain functioning,” or “diminishing our ability to do deep work.” Either you are focused, or you are wasting your time, they tell…
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3 Steps to Help Clients Navigate the Maze of Chronic Pain Care

Many clients are uninformed about where to turn for help in treating their chronic pain. Repeatedly frustrated by the lack of answers from mainstream medical establishments, some may turn to you, the massage therapist, for help. Others may have given up on asking health professionals for guidance and need you to initiate the discussion. As…
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Florence: After hurricane, North Carolina grapples with floods, outages and endless water

Rachel Siegel Kristine Phillips Mark Berman LORIS, SC – SEPTEMBER 17: Flooding and wind damage from Hurricane Florence is seen near Loris, SC on September 17, 2018. (Photo by Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The water is everywhere — flooding interstates, swamping homes and swelling rivers that keep climbing. The rain stopped…
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