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Mindfulness and Anxiety: What Research Tells Us

There is a growing interest in mindfulness, but what is it, exactly? And does it help with anxiety? We clarify the research on this popular practice.

By Rachel Zohn
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Workout Motivation: You’ll Boost Your IQ, Too

Exercise is good for your body—it’s a no-brainer, right? And speaking of brains, yours reaps the benefits of that workout too, new research confirms.

By Lara DeSanto
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How a Hot Temper Can Damage Your Health

As you get older, excessive anger could up your risk of chronic illness, a new study finds.

By Lara DeSanto
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How to Stay Connected When You Live Alone

Even the most solitude-loving people get lonely sometimes. Here’s how to fight it.

By Lara DeSanto
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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.

By Lara DeSanto
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Staying Fit During Chemo: A New Reason to Get Active With Cancer

Dealing with cancer can cause your mood to plummet. And when your body is already pumped with cancer drugs, you may want an alternative to popping a pill to get through the anxiety and depression—especially if you’re older.

By Lara DeSanto
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New Treatment for Postpartum Depression Works 6 Times Faster Than Current Meds

Postpartum depression can be life-threatening — and yet, the main treatments for this illness can take weeks to start working. But a new drug called Zulresso just approved by the FDA can take effect in as little as two days.

By Lara DeSanto
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9 Essential Coping Strategies for Bipolar Disorder

Don’t let your bipolar disorder run the show. Here are nine essential strategies that will allow you to live your full life despite your mood disorder.

By Therese Borchard
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Alzheimer's Disease: A Brain Cell That May Make You Susceptible

Researchers found that the excitatory neurons, or brain cells that are more likely to trigger an action, are more susceptible to a build-up of an abnormal tau protein that is believed to be linked to Alzheimer's.

By Lara DeSanto
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9 Tips to Prevent Mania

Mania can feel euphoric, but the crash afterward is devastating. So how do you prevent it from happening? Here are some ways to protect yourself from mania.

By Therese Borchard