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Christmas is supposed to be a merry time. Instead, it’s often an occasion for overspending, overdoing, and overeating—and that can leave you feeling stressed, tired, and down on yourself. But it’s not too late to reclaim your holiday spirit. These tips can help you recapture the joy of the season and take better care of your health.
Being out of work is always a frustrating situation. There are some specific strategies to help you rise above other job candidates.
Over the long-term, your quality of life is tied to how severe your heart attack was and how it was treated. Beyond that, any change will depend largely on you.
Many older adults enjoy a glass of wine with dinner or a beer while watching the game on TV. In fact, half of Americans ages 65 and older drink alcohol. Having a drink now and then is fine—as long as you don’t overdo it.
Alcohol may have some health benefits, including lowering the risk for heart disease, but it may also lead to abusive drinking and other diseases.
LSD, also called acid, is one of the most commonly used hallucinogens or psychedelic drugs.
Some treatment programs teach problem drinkers to reduce their drinking. This approach appeals to people who otherwise might not seek treatment.
Codependency is an emotional and behavioral condition. It affects a person’s ability to have healthy, mutually satisfying relationships.
If the proverbial bluebird of happiness skipped your home this morning, don’t fret. Even if your car wouldn’t start, it rained on your new suit, one of the kids (or pets) threw up, you missed that important deadline, or you’re generally irked, hit the reset button and have a better day—starting now.
Binge drinkers are most likely found on college campuses, where many students consider a big game or fraternity party an excuse to drink all weekend.
Good mental health is just as important as good physical health. But we all face changes in life that can challenge our emotional well being.
Bullying can happen in school, on the playground—and now even on the Internet through social networking sites. Here are some warning signs to watch for, and information on how to help your child.
A growing number of scientific studies indicate that optimistic people tend to live longer and have better physical and mental health than pessimistic people.
More than 22 million Americans are involved in some form of helping elderly family members or friends with their daily routines. If you're part of this group, whether you call yourself a caregiver, or simply a good daughter or son, you know that caring for an aging parent or friend has its rewards and its trials.
CDC defines intimate partner violence as actual or threatened physical or sexual violence, or psychological and emotional abuse, directed at a spouse, former spouse, current or former boyfriend or girlfriend, or dating partner.
Talking can be good medicine. Whether you’re concerned about a difficult relationship, low moods, an overload of stress, or frustrations at work or home—or you’re trying to cope with feelings that just seem overwhelming at times—working with a counselor or therapist can help you make positive changes in your life.
An effective therapist helps couples understand their problems and teaches them tools that can help them work out disagreements and negotiate solutions to differences.
In general, only about 3% of the elderly living independently in the community will experience depression. That figure increases to around 20% to 30% of people in nursing homes or with chronic illnesses like emphysema, heart disease or diabetes.
Getting a divorce is almost always painful and stressful, no matter how old or young you are. But if your marriage falls apart later in life, you may face some financial and emotional setbacks that are more difficult to recover from than when you were younger.
Emotional eating affects most everyone from time to time, but regularly letting your feelings guide your food intake can affect your health.
How do you know when your emotions are of the everyday sort, or when you could benefit from seeing a therapist?
If you're a single parent, you may feel overwhelmed by everything you have to do each day. Here are some ideas on finding support.
Drug addiction and alcohol addiction are chronic diseases that can be treated as successfully as many other chronic diseases, including high blood pressure, asthma, and diabetes.
Men are missing opportunities to detect and address medical problems in their early stages, when many conditions are more treatable and less threatening to overall health.
If you tend to worry a lot, even when there’s no reason, you may have generalized anxiety disorder or GAD. Medicine and lifestyle changes can help.
Mental health support groups offer support, understanding, and helpful information to people struggling with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other conditions.
The unrealistic expectations of the season, time and financial pressures, missing loved ones and reflecting on past events as the year comes to an end all contribute to the blues.
When a friend shows signs of abusing alcohol or other drugs, it's hard to know what to do or say.
As medical progress prolongs our lives, the end can linger. So, more and more people are turning to hospice care.
At least some anger is necessary for survival. Frequent or intense episodes of anger, however, aren’t good for you or the people around you. If you find yourself boiling mad more often than not, try some of these tips to keep your temper in check.
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