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Mental Fitness

Fitness June 28, 2013

by Keila Chaliotis, Staff Writer Have you ever wondered why some people are just so moody and have high levels of stress? One of the most common reasons is lack of exercise. Exercise has demonstrated to be highly effective in improving mental health. It helps you keep a good mood and... Read more
Cutting: A Serious Cry For Help

Cutting is the new anorexia among teenagers today and is a growing concern among mental health experts. Cutting is a serious problem for at least 3 million Americans. Cutting, as well as other types of self injury, occurs in all cultures and socioeconomic classes…

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Suicide – A Serious Public Health Issue

As the suicide rates continue to climb the CDC states “suicide is a serious public health problem.” Suicide can have long term harmful effects on not only families and individuals but communities as well…

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Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by the inablility to fall asleep or to stay asleep. Insomnia is not a disease on it’s own it is considered a sign and/or symptom of another condition. It can be a symptom of a medical or psychiatric condition as well as a sleep disorder…

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Postpartum Depression

Most expectant parents are somewhat prepared for the excitement and joy as well as the anxiety and fear that come with the birth of a new baby. Few, however are prepared for depression. Postpartum (PPD) is a type of clinical depression that can affect both men and women …

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Pet therapy: how Fido and Whiskers make us healthier

For those of us that have pets we already know how much they enrich our lives. Now there is scientific evidence that shows just how beneficial pets can be in helping us to be healthy or healthier. More and more we are seeing the use of animals, especially dogs, in a variety of places from health care settings to schools and jails to promote health and well being…

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Grief: saying good-bye

Grief is one of the strongest emotions that we will experience. We experience grief when we have to “say good-bye’ to anything from a loved one, whether it’s another person or a beloved pet, to a job. People that loose a body part, for example having a leg amputated, or the use of body parts like in paralysis will also grieve their loss…

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How Healthy and Fit is Facebook For You?
It seems that everyone and their neighbor is on Facebook nowadays and with parents having less and less control over their kids online time those numbers will just keep going up.  One study has revealed that 50 percent of Americans over the age of 12 now have Facebook profiles... Read more
Recognizing the signs of bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric disorder that in the past was known as ‘manic depressive disorder.’ It is a mood disorder characterized by episodes of abnormally high energy levels with or without one or more depressive episodes. There are several different types of bipolar disorder, however, there is no exact number listed. Four specific sub-types have been listed by the DSM-IV-TR…

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Noni juice fights depression

Tryptophan is the amino acid responsible for the manufacturing of serotonin. Noni juice helps to maintain tryptophan levels duing times of mental or physical stress…

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