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The Brain And Decision Making

Researchers have found that emotion-processing areas of the brain become more active when people are given a tough decision.


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A Vacation From Work

If you look at vacation from a standpoint of improving your health, it is not all about where you go. It is the idea of getting away from the pressures of work.


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Fear-Related Anxiety Increases At Least One Sign Of Aging

A study designed to see whether fear-related anxiety is associated with changes at the cellular level determined that telomeres are shorter in people who exhibit the behavior.


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Arguing Is Bad For Your Health

There are some couples who can’t seem to get through the day without an argument. This could have a serious toll on your health.


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Relax Your Way To Better Health

How often do you relax? If you are like many of us the answer is not all that often and you could pay a steep price as a result.



Managing Anxiety

Psychologists say somewhere between “checked out and freaked out is an anxiety sweet spot… which keeps us our toes” and alert for potential problems. Therapists treat people for both too much or too little anxiety.


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Kids May Exercise Too Hard

How much exercise is too much exercise? In the past that was not a very important question to ask because the vast majority of people stopped exercising when they were fatigued, but things have changed a bit.


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Child Abuse Could Weaken Victim’s Immune System

New research indicates child abuse or neglect may affect the immune system and impact vicitms later in life.


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Relax This Summer

There is no running from the pressures of this economy. All of us need to understand that we need time to relax and enjoy life. It is crucial to use the summer to recharge your batteries.


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Psychological Cause Of Stomach Pain

Stress and anxiety can cause children’s ‘stomach ache’ because kids don’t always express what is wrong with them.


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Local Psychologist Pens Book Offering Tips For Harnessing Anxiety

People are hard-wired to be cautious, says psychologist Tamar Chansky, but with one in four Americans having some sort of anxiety disorder, worry has outgrown its usefulness.


Health Alert

Dealing With Stress During The Holiday Season

For those suffering with depression, the holidays can be anything but happy. So what can you do to help yourself? For one, don’t be afraid to ask for it.



Health: Yoga For Fertility

Infertility is a heartbreaking struggle for more than seven million women. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on some new age kind of help.



Chronic Stress Impairs The Way Moms React To Children

Stressed out moms can be hostile or insensitive to their toddlers, according to new research. 2-year-olds can be a handful and try anyone’s patients.



Study: Kids Can Reduce Their Stress By Hanging Out With A Best Friend

A new study conducted by Cincinnati pediatricians found that a child’s best friend can reduce their stress levels, and that doctors can actually measure the physiological response through the amount of cortisol.