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The 9 Researched-Based Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease are All Things We Can Work On.

By: Erin Stair, MD, MPH Even though there are things I would love to forget,  I definitely want to do what I can to prevent Alzheimer’s disease when I’m older. I’m hoping, by that time, I’ll have more experiences that I want to remember.  😉 A new study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and […]

Black Currant Juice for fighting Parkinson’s and Depression

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I just started drinking Black  Currant juice made from “Blackadders,” types of black currants from New Zealand.  Usually after I eat lunch, I crave something sweet.  I always try to eat fruit, and now since I am trying to introduce Black Currant juice as a permanent part of my diet, I’m alternating between the juice […]

Count Your Blessings for Better Health. No, Seriously, Do It.

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The blooming field of psychoneuroimmunology continues to shed light on how powerful the mind-body connection is and both the physical and mental benefits of being positive.  Researchers at the University of California, Riverside and Duke Medical Center are experimenting with treating depression with positive activity interventions ( PAIs).  Positive Activity interventions are intentional acts to increase […]

A New Study Shows Depression Linked To Asthma

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The Mind-Body Connection: Depression linked to Adult-Onset Asthma.  In a  study involving 31,848 African American women followed from 1999 to 2011, women who were depressed were 2.08 times as likely to develop asthma.  The risk of clinically depressed women developing asthma was higher in women being treated with antidepressants, women who smoked, women who were not […]

Kids: The New Mental Disease

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A colleague mentioned  that antidepressant prescriptions for kids were increasing. I didn’t believe him.  I figured the prescriptions decreased after 2004 when the FDA issued a boxed warning stating that antidepressants increase the risk of suicide in kids.  I was wrong. Antidepressant prescriptions decreased for about 4 years after the boxed warning, but then started to […]

Research Says Casual Sex equals Depression (or Depression equals Casual Sex)

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I was reading a study published in the most recent issue of The Journal of Sex Research in which it was concluded that casual sex and hookups leads to higher levels of anxiety and depression.  The study surveyed 3,900 college-aged students across the United States, and interestingly enough, the feelings of anxiety and depression were similar […]

KAVA-KAVA, a Natural Treatment for Your Anxiety: Here’s the Scoop and the Sprinkles:

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    Many people are turning to natural supplements and teas to treat their anxiety issues, since a lot of the medication has nasty side effects.  This blog covers Kava-Kava, its side effects, profile and pertinent research. Though research traditionally lags behind in the realm of alternative and natural, mental health, smaller studies have been […]

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