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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

The Month Ahead: Taking Care of Yourself with RA

We are having yet another “interesting” winter. In my neck of the woods (Toronto, Canada), it has been 37 days since the temperatures were above freezing. That’s a really long time of being cold without a break. Much of the rest of North America has also been seeing some extremely wintry weather, Boston being one of the... Read moreChevron

posted 02/26/2015, comments (0)|
Christine Kennard

Christine Kennard, Health Pro

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Seven Facts About Alcohol and Dementia

Alcohol is thought to be a potential contributor dementia and other mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. Here are seven interesting facts about alcohol and dementia.

 

1. Drinking too much alcohol causes damage to the cerebellum (also known as the little brain) area. The... Read moreChevron

Jerry Kennard

Smokers at High Risk of Depression

When a smoker takes in that first hit of nicotine the immediate effect is one of reduced stress. The effect is marked and within 10 seconds of nicotine getting to the brain, mood improves, anger and tension subsides and concentration improves. It’s no surprise to learn that many smokers still retain the belief that smoking is an aid to... Read moreChevron

posted 02/24/2015, comments (0)|
John McManamy

John McManamy, Health Guide

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Author and Advocate

A Brief History of Bipolar Disorder

I’m hard at work right now on a book on bipolar. This would supplant the one that came out nearly nine years ago, based on a manuscript I turned in ten years ago.

 

This time, I’m going the self-publishing route, a series of short books (I see six, right now), that will add up to a rather large one. So it occurred... Read moreChevron

posted 02/19/2015, comments (0)|