Mental Health

January 19, 2012

Salty foods predispose infants to preferring salt

The Los Angeles Times reports, “Feeding young babies solid foods, such as crackers, cereals and bread, which tend to be high in salt, may set them […]
January 18, 2012

Report says Americans’ heart health in poor state

The National Journal reports, “Nearly every American has at least one risk factor for heart disease,” according to a report from the American Heart Association.
January 18, 2012

Demand for ABA therapy growing for children with autism

Recently, the Los Angeles Times ran a very nice four-part series on autism in an effort to understand reasons for the burgeoning rates of autism spectrum […]
January 17, 2012

Three years later, quitters report less stress, better mood compared to smokers

Not only does the health of former smokers DRAMATICALLY improve after quitting, but people who stop smoking get a boost in their quality of life, new […]
January 17, 2012

CDC says American diet still falls short

This headline is no surprise to readers of this blog. Almost all of us can improve our nutritional habits.
January 16, 2012

1-800-GET THIN centers misleading customers

The AP reports that officials with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “have issued warning letters to eight surgical centers and a marketing firm in California for […]
January 16, 2012

ADHD medications NOT associated with adult CVD risk

The Wall Street Journal reports that medications used for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) appear NOT to raise the risk of serious cardiovascular disease (CVD) […]
January 15, 2012

DASH diet helps lower risk of cardiovascular diseases

The Detroit Free Press discussed the advantages of healthy eating and exercise. “The American Heart Association says cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 cause of death […]
December 10, 2021

Good sleep reduces cognitive decline even in early Alzheimer’s

HealthDay reports that getting the right amount of sleep — not too much and not too little — could reduce your risk of mental decline as you […]
December 15, 2021

Diets high in processed foods linked to memory impairment

An animal-model study published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity has linked a diet high in processed foods to memory impairment when compared with a healthy diet.
December 16, 2021

American Heart Association updates guidance for improving your diet and heart health

Healio reports, “The American Heart Association has published an updated dietary guidance that outlines 10 recommendations for improving diet quality and cardiometabolic health in the U.S.”
December 20, 2021

Avoiding the Christmas blues

A patient recently told me that Christmas music actually makes her sad—and she’s embarrassed to feel like a Grinch. If you can relate, you’re not alone.
December 29, 2021

New Year’s Resolutions – Part 1

Have you started thinking about New Year’s resolutions? In some cases, holding off on a resolution may improve your chance of success.
December 30, 2021

New Year’s Resolutions – Part 2

Are you forging ahead with a list of New Year’s resolutions? What will increase your chances for success?