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Heart Health Tips for Women

Posted 01-28-2014 at 05:19 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Men were once thought to be more susceptible to heart disease than women, but studies show that women account for more than half of those who die each year from heart disease in the United States. In fact, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing one out of every three deaths annually. Understanding heart disease and its risk factors is a good step, but it is equally important to take preventive measures.

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7 Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress

Posted 12-03-2013 at 04:35 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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The holiday season is a time of wonder, joy, and goodwill. So why are you so stressed?

The truth is the holiday season is a time of stress and anxiety for a lot of people. There are ads demanding that we buy, buy, buy; aimed at convincing us that nothing, absolutely nothing, says “love” like something big, shiny, and expensive under the perfectly decorated tree. And then there’s the whole family aspect; the expectation that family gatherings should be perfect reproductions...
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How to Deal with Holiday Addiction Triggers

Posted 11-20-2013 at 04:45 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Addiction is a life-altering dependency on a substance or behavior that becomes compulsive, affecting every area of living from relationships to employment to health. Often times, people who live with addiction do not realize that their behavior has gotten past the point that they are able to control it. Whether the Depression is a common holiday addiction trigger, and people who are trying to recover may feel a familiar pull to return to old behaviors when the pressures seem...
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Up and Down

Posted 09-30-2013 at 10:16 AM by AnxietyGirl74

Well, Friday I talked with a different psychiatrist at the practice I go to because my usual one had already gone home for the day. He was debating between putting me on Abilify or Lithiam, and since I had already been on Abilify and done well on it, and he had samples, he put me on 5 mgs of Abilify and told me to go ahead and start taking it that day. So I did. And I was feeling more up until Sunday. In church, I was miserable, didn't want to talk to anyone or anything. It just hit me so heavy...
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Should be different.

Posted 04-03-2013 at 06:49 PM by Emotionally

I think life is so crazy right now. Nothing worked out at all how i would want it to. . I thought by the age of 20 i would be in a high profile job of my own, regularly socialising with my 'many' friends, and living out a fabulous, glam life in London's most thriving, exiting clubs..Bars.. Restaurants. But i can not do any of these things. Why? Because i'm incredibly scared to exit my front door. I get scared, upset, worried and angry at the thought of even having to leave the warming comfort of...
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