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Falling: Are You At Risk?

As we age, our bones become more fragile. Our reflexes are no longer lightening-quick. If you are over age 65, having four or more of these risk factors will increase your risk of falling by 80 percent.

Is Menopause Causing Your Mood Swings, Depression or Anxiety?

Menopause can wreak havoc on your psyche. Initially, you may have trouble sleeping and find yourself feeling unusually tired, moody or irritable. You may also have difficulty concentrating and suffer from memory lapses. “Perimenopausal women who have never had mental health issues, may experience symptoms of anxiety and depression during those months or even years … Read More

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5 Signs that You May Have Insomnia

It’s a wonder anything gets done during the day. Nearly 30 percent of U.S. adults suffer from some form of insomnia, says the most recent statistics from the National Institutes of Health. Everyone experiences trouble falling or staying asleep at some point in their lives. Work, family and constant access to technology often  prevent people from getting … Read More

How Strong Is the Link Between Inflammation and Depression?

If you suffer from depression, inflammation in your brain may contribute to your condition. A handful of studies suggest that researchers are closing in on a causal relationship between “neuroinflammation” and depression. The idea of inflammatory causes of depression has existed for a long time — perhaps decades, says behavioral health researcher Amit Anand, MD. … Read More