Mental Health

August 12, 2021

Fake Beef

The latest fad in the “vegetarian” and “healthy food” categories involves a slew of so-called “plant-based fake meats” that purport to be healthier for people and […]
August 11, 2021

Loneliness dramatically increasing among teenagers who use smartphones or the Internet too much

A recent study published in the Journal of Adolescence finds that “feelings of loneliness among teenagers rose sharply between 2012 and 2018” in almost every country studied […]
August 11, 2021

Loneliness dramatically increasing among teenagers who use smartphones or the Internet too much

A recent study published in the Journal of Adolescence finds that “feelings of loneliness among teenagers rose sharply between 2012 and 2018” in almost every country studied […]
August 10, 2021

Whole grains reduce waist size, blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol

A study in The Journal of Nutrition found that older adults who consumed at least three servings of whole grains every day had a reduced waist […]
August 10, 2021

Whole grains reduce waist size, blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol

A study in The Journal of Nutrition found that older adults who consumed at least three servings of whole grains every day had a reduced waist […]
August 9, 2021

Nordic Diet Lengthens Survival with Improved Mental and Physical Function

Adults with higher adherence to a Nordic diet (also known as NDDP, the Nordic Prudent Diet Pattern) had greater odds of prolonging survival with optimal physical […]
August 9, 2021

Nordic Diet Lengthens Survival with Improved Mental and Physical Function

Adults with higher adherence to a Nordic diet (also known as NDDP, the Nordic Prudent Diet Pattern) had greater odds of prolonging survival with optimal physical […]
August 9, 2021

Hundreds of thousands of American deaths and hospitalizations prevented by COVID vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines likely saved almost 280,000 American lives and prevented more than one million hospitalizations according to a new study. CNN reports that COVID “vaccines saved hundreds of […]
December 7, 2011

Study finds correlation between happiness and longer life

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports that according to a study by epidemiologists at University College, London, “happiness is good for your health.” The results […]
December 15, 2011

Too much TV, too little exercise associated with depression

Want to prevent or reduce depression? There are two things you should consider: (1) dramatically reduce your TV time, and (2) increase your physical activity.
December 18, 2011

How to prevent holiday depression and stress

This last week, I saw three patients in the office all suffering from holiday depression. One was a grandmother who had suffered the tragic loss of […]
December 20, 2011

Give yourself the gift of a stress-free holiday

Here are some steps you can take (if not this year, next) to protect your and your family’s health by keeping it simple during the Christmas […]
December 26, 2011

The benefits of ‘bright light therapy’ for depression

The New York Times reports, “For the millions of Americans who suffer from mild to severe winter blues – a condition called seasonal affective disorder, or […]
December 28, 2011

“Broken heart syndrome” far more common in women than men

The AP reports, “Females are seven to nine times more likely to suffer” Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also known as “‘broken heart syndrome,’ when sudden or prolonged stress […]