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Stress Linked to Memory Loss, Smaller Brain in Middle Age

Adults in their 40s and 50s with high cortisol levels linked to stress perform worse on memory and cognitive function tests and have smaller brain volumes..

By Diane Domina

Feeling Stressed? You Need a Hug

The next time you feel yourself wracked by interpersonal conflict and strife, hug somebody. A study suggests hugs can offset the effects of stress.

By Diane Domina

Teens Who Witness Bullying Are Also at Risk

Young teens who witness minor acts of violence like threats and insults, but aren't victims of bullying, are also at increased risk for mental health problems.

By Diane Domina

Sick And Tired of Being Tired

If you’re being treated for thyroid disease but are still constantly tired, you could be experiencing adrenal fatigue. Here are ten ways to combat that fatigue, while also benefiting your thyroid in general.

By Mary Shomon

Breaking the RA Pain Cycle — With Your Mind

It may seem silly — or impossible — but just as you trained your brain to know how to walk, or drive a car, you can also train your brain to push past the pain of your RA.

By Marianna Paulson, B.Ed., B.P.E.-O.R.

The Bonds Between Siblings Help When Parents Argue

Strong bonds between siblings can help reduce stress and offset the negative effects of unhealthy, destructive parental relationships, according to a recent study.

By Diane Domina

Does This Pill Make Me Look Fat?

It’s hard enough to have a healthy relationship with food at the best of times, but when you have RA, there are some extra challenges. Medications can make you gain weight, make you nauseous, or cause you to lose your appetite. It’s time to build a h...

By Marianna Paulson, B.Ed., B.P.E.-O.R.

Small Steps Toward Changing an Anxious Mindset

These six steps will help you change your mindset so you’re not dooming yourself before even trying something.

By Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

How Much Do You Know About Different Types of Anxiety?

Taking this quiz can give you a better understanding of your own anxiety — or help you to understand what someone else with anxiety disorder is going through.

By Eileen Bailey

8 Baby Steps to Managing RA

It doesn’t always have to be huge monumental steps that help you manage your RA. Baby steps count, too.

By Marianna Paulson, B.Ed., B.P.E.-O.R.