Is there such a thing as SUMMER BLUES?

Everyone has the idea that depression can be at its worst during the winter times. May it be true that sunlight helps biologically improve our mood, some people experience summer depression too.

Ian A. Cook, MD, the director of… Continue reading

Dealing with a Difficult Child

5 things not to do when dealing with a defiant or “difficult” child. 

1. Don’t lose your cool: The most crucial first step you can take when dealing with a defiant young child is to not lose your cool.… Continue reading

How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids

by Debbie Pincus MS LMHC

Calm Parenting—most of us aspire to it, desire it, and even promise ourselves we’re going to do it—but it’s so difficult to sustain. We know how important it is to parent from our principles rather… Continue reading

The Science of Sex and Love

Valentine’s Day means flowers, massage, and POETry. Referring to prolactin, oxytocin, estrogen, and testosterone, of course.

All 4 of those “love hormones” play key roles in romance and sexual function for both women and men, according to 2 experts with… Continue reading

Synthetic Marijuana and Strokes

Synthetic Marijuana ‘Spice’ Linked to Stroke Dan Rankin

Ischemic stroke may be added to the list of health risks already associated with the recreational street drug spice, a team of neurologists from the University of South Florida (USF), in Tampa,… Continue reading

Anxiety News

Music, Movement Boost Cognitive Function, Reduce Anxiety

By Pauline Anderson

A music-based exercise program enhances cognitive function and decreases anxiety in older adults, new research shows.

“The take-home message is that 6 months of music-based multitask training that uses a… Continue reading

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