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mental health Tag

When the classic rock band Foreigner asks if you feel “hot-blooded” or “cold as ice,” they could easily be talking about room temperature. Studies show that temperature ignites more than just disagreements among people sharing space—it can directly impact your ability to concentrate, your sleep, and even your overall health.  In this article, Amy Osmond Cook, a Daily Herald contributor, explores...

These are turbulent times indeed. With so much happening from day to day, it’s difficult for many of us not to feel stressed and anxious. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America identifies anxiety disorders as the most common mental illness in the US, affecting around 40 million adults every year.  If you are experiencing acute symptoms of anxiety, it’s time...

When you have great friends, it’s good for your heart--literally. Studies show that people with a robust social network experience a 50 percent higher chance of survival in the later years. Yet, when was the last time you made a new friend? Was it at work? In PTA? At church or synagogue? Something that was common practice during our school...

Want to know a secret for feeling more in control of your life? It’s expressing gratitude. New research has found that a sincere “thank you” is not only great for the person receiving it but offers measurable health benefits for the person feeling it as well. ...