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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.

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5 Ways to Win Your Battle With Weight Loss

Tags: breakfast, depression, diet, exercise, healthy diet, healthy eating, lose weight, metaboism, weight loss

If you’re struggling to lose weight, here are five tips to help you achieve success. For successful weight loss, you should exercise moderately rather than intensely. Find out why.

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Don’t Take the Holidays Too Much to Heart

Tags: depression, heart attack, holiday season, stress

We tend to overdo during the holiday season, causing extra stress on the heart. So ’tis also the season for more heart-related trips to the emergency room. Watch for these signs of trouble.

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Why Giving is Good for Your Health

Tags: depression, donate, giving tuesday, holiday season 2012, volunteer

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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Beware of ‘Natural’ Testosterone Boosters for ‘Low-T’

Tags: depression, erectile dysfunction, Low T, sex, testosterone, testosterone deficiency syndrome, testosterone therapy

Guys: Over-the-counter ‘natural’ remedies that claim to raise your testosterone levels may sound too good to be true. Are they?

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Don’t Live Your Life Focused on Disease

Tags: chronic disease, depression, healthcare, mental health

For a person with a complex, chronic illness, too much healthcare can be as dangerous as too little. It’s easy to become overly dependent on medical interventions without seeing what it takes to achieve real health.

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When to Get Help for School Anxiety

Tags: anxiety, childhood constipation, depression, growing pains of parenting, serotonin, SSRIs

About two percent of kids experience school-related anxiety or school refusal. Learn how to recognize the signs of an anxiety disorder, and what you and your child’s teachers can do to help.