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Having #Goals Really Does Help Your Health

When your set your sights on the future, you just may lower your risk of depression and anxiety.

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Can Parenting Styles Affect Child Anxiety?

Parenting needs to be tailored to children’s personalities say psychologists and psychiatrist. Find out how and why some children do better with more direction, while being overprotective is dangerous for others.

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8 Ways to Cope with Anxiety and Chronic illness

If you are a person who suffers from anxiety and also a chronic medical illness it may seem as though you have been given a double whammy. Here on Health Central we have many sites which help to support the patient who has a chronic illness including...

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Anxiety and High Blood Pressure

When you are feeling overly anxious, your heart rate might quicken, you may have sweaty palms, experience shaking or chest pain. Your blood pressure may go up. But once the situation resolves itself and the anxiety provoking moment is over, your body ...

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Is Anxiety or Stress Causing Your Erectile Dysfunction?

Some causes of ED can be related to feelings of guilt, shame, or worry. Here’s what you need to know.

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Childhood Asthma May Be Linked to Adult Anxiety

Researchers at Penn State conducted a study to learn more about the association between child asthma and the risk for developing anxiety in adulthood.

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Anxiety Medications and Drug Screening: What You Should Know

Many employers require drug screenings today. Anti-anxiety medications may show up as part of an expanded drug screening. Here's what you need to know about anxiety medications and drug screenings.

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10 Things You Need to Know About Anxiety Medications Before You Take Them

Anti-anxiety medications such as benzodiazepines can offer substantial relief for symptoms of anxiety, but come with risks. Eileen Bailey provides 10 things that everyone should know before taking anti-anxiety meds.

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10 Common Anxiety Triggers

Like anxiety itself, triggers are highly individual, ranging from certain food ingredients to smells. Learns about these common anxiety triggers to better identify your own.

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Rising Levels of Anxiety Might Be Early Warning Sign of Alzheimer’s

Older adults with worsening symptoms of anxiety may be more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease according to a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.