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A Happy Marriage Can Help You to be Healthier (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, depression, healthy habits, healthy lifestyle, marriage, relationships, stress

Think about all the nice things your spouse or partner does for you. Ever consider that helping you to be healthy is one of them? Marriages – particularly fulfilling ones – can provide you with health in addition to happiness.


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Why Do Some Boxers Develop Dementia and Some Don’t?

Tags: Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, brain fog, brain health, brain injury, dementia, depression, Parkinson's, Parkinson's Disease, traumatic brain injury TBI

The boxing community has known for decades that repeated blows to a fighter’s head can result in permanent brain damage. Now, a four-year-old study looking for answers as to why punch drunk happens is coming to Cleveland.


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How You Can Safely Use Sleeping Pills for Insomnia

Tags: depression, insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, sleep, sleep disorders, sleep hygeine, sleep testing, sleepwalking

Sleeping pills can help people with insomnia get a good night’s rest, but they need to be used correctly. Learn the safest ways to use them.


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Why Giving is Good for Your Health

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When you are generous, you don’t just make others happy. According to various research studies, you are also boosting your own health.


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11 Diet Changes That Help You Fight PMS

Tags: alcohol, biomedical engineering, caffeine, depression, fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, menstrual cramps, menstrual flow, menstruation, mood, PMS, resolutions, whole grains

Healthy eating and exercise can help control the bloating, depression and irritability of PMS. Avoid salt, fast food and processed food, and chow down on fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy.


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Parents: Signs of Teen Depression You Should Know

Tags: depression, mood, teenager, teens

If your child shows persistent signs of depression -- sadness, crying spells, behavior changes -- take steps to get help right away. Here's what to watch for.


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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Mental Health

Tags: anxiety, depression, mental health, mental illness

Living a full, productive life depends on more than just “physical” health. If you’re having mental symptoms, speak up at your next doctor’s appointment.


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Your Emotions Can Hurt Your Heart

Tags: depression, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health

Feeling down hurts your heart, say two new studies that examine links between depression and heart disease, and how exercise helps both.


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Is Your Long-Term Pain Making You Depressed?

Tags: anxiety, chronic back pain, chronic conditions, chronic knee pain, chronic neck pain, chronic pain, depression

Do you ever wonder if being depressed or anxious could contribute to your chronic pain? Turns out these feelings could be connected. Experts explain the links between these illnesses and how to treat them.


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You and Fibromyalgia: How to Take Charge

Tags: anxiety, chronic pain, depression, fatigue, fibromyalgia, stress

Myths abound about fibromyalgia, a condition marked by chronic pain, fatigue and anxiety. The pain is real, but it can be controlled. Here are the facts.