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December 5, 2023
by Patricia Tomasi

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Exploring The Brain For More Clues In The Treatment Of Depression

December 5, 2023 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A recent review in the Journal of Trends in Pharmacological Sciences was written by four scientists from different universities -- Dr. Bernhard Luscher from Penn State University, Dr. Jamie Maguire from Tufts University, Dr. Uwe Rudolph from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Dr. Etienne Sibille from the University of Toronto -- who have a longstanding interest in the role that GABAA receptors play in the brain, specifically for the development and therapy of depression. [More]

November 21, 2023
by Patricia Tomasi

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Can Depression Treatment Reduce Cardiovascular Risks?

November 21, 2023 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Brain, Behavior, and Immunity looked at the effect of modernized collaborative care for depression on depressive symptoms and cardiovascular disease risk biomarkers. “We set out to determine whether treating depression, a psychological risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), could reduce the risk of developing CVD in the future, like treating high blood pressure and high cholesterol,” study author Jesse C. Stewart told us. “Our study, the eIMPACT trial, was based on more than three decades of research showing that people with depression are at elevated risk of developing CVD, similar to people with traditional CVD risk factors.” [More]

March 22, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

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How Does Light Exposure Affect Our Health?

March 22, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in PLOS Biology looked at recommendations for daytime, evening, and nighttime indoor light exposure to best support physiology, sleep, and wakefulness in healthy adults. “It has been known for some time that our daily patterns of light exposure exert important influences on health and well-being by regulating our internal body clock, cycles of hormone release, night-time sleep and daytime alertness,” study author Timothy Brown told us. [More]

March 8, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

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How Important Is Greenspace Around Hospitals When It Comes To The Health Of Patients?

March 8, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Health Environments Research and Design Journal looked at hospital greenspaces and the impacts on wayfinding and spatial experience. The study was an explorative experiment using immersive virtual environment techniques. “The study compares people’s performances and spatial experiences during hospital wayfinding in two scenarios: the virtual hospital with window views of nature and greenspaces, and the virtual hospital without window views,” study author Shan Jiang told us. [More]

September 19, 2018
by Arthur Hunter

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Farmers Continue to Poison Crops Despite Ruling, Experts Claim

September 19, 2018 07:00 by Arthur Hunter  [About the Author]

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Experts tell us what farmers are doing to our food supply, and you probably have no idea. Few people know that scores of farmers douse crops with weed killer immediately prior to harvest, and not for the purpose of killing weeds. Will a landmark ruling for $289 million in August of 2018 change the minds of farmers who desiccate their crops with glyphosate? [More]

July 9, 2015
by Eric Ellis, Psy.D.

What is health and well-being?

July 9, 2015 18:31 by Eric Ellis, Psy.D.  [About the Author]

Paid your dues in therapy, but still not sure if your ‘issues’ are getting any better? Sometimes we get so focused on what is going wrong, we don’t know what feeling better looks like. In this video, learn about the neural mechanisms that underscore wellbeing and the universal marker for health: integration. [More]

April 24, 2015
by Trey and Rebecca Harrison, MA, LPC

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Charlize Theron Talks Perspective on Women and Aging: Psychological Impact of Aging, Beauty and Body Image

April 24, 2015 07:55 by Trey and Rebecca Harrison, MA, LPC  [About the Author]

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Charlize Theron, on the latest cover of W Magazine, made some strong statements about women and aging. During the interview, Theron discussed that she used to be judgmental towards aging women while she was in her younger years. She discusses that, as she began aging, her own views on the process began to change and evolve. [More]