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Feel-Good Treatments for Depression

Posted 08-28-2014 at 03:50 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Following the tragic loss of Robin Williams, a spotlight has been placed on the subject of depression. From the outside, the 63-year-old actor and comedian seemed to be all smiles and in good spirits. He lit up any room he entered and brought the unimaginable to life through his fine-tuned acting abilities. To say the least, he was a star. But behind closed doors--as divulged by family and friends--he was battling severe depression. On August 11, 2014, Williams was pronounced...
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Do Selfies Help or Hurt Self-Esteem?

Posted 04-08-2014 at 04:06 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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By now you’ve seen—or at least heard of—the latest social media trend: Selfies. This phenomenon sweeping the nation involves taking a portrait of yourself with your phone’s camera, and then posting it on social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for all to see. Pop stars like Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and Rihanna post selfies to the Internet on a daily basis. Even comedienne Ellen Degeneres joined the trend by snapping and posting a few selfies while she was...
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6 Tips to Lower Your Stress

Posted 04-07-2014 at 04:09 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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If mounting bills, childcare, work deadlines, school, household chores, relationships and other day-to-day stressors have you frazzled, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans are dealing with some form of stress every day, and as researchers continue to study and release findings on the negative health impacts caused by long-term, chronic stress — including depression, anxiety, heart disease, sleep disorders, weight gain, digestive issues and cognitive malfunction — it is becoming...
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Are Electronics Making You Fat?

Posted 03-31-2014 at 06:06 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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As we become more engrossed in technology, our waistlines expand? It is true that the nation is facing an obesity epidemic—according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over half of the American population is overweight—but are electronics to blame?

The Skinny on Electronics

Studies, including one conducted by Yale University, found that those who watched an excessive amount of television were more likely to consume fatty foods, regardless...
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How to Mentally Cope with Unemployment

Posted 03-18-2014 at 04:51 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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The economy imploded in 2008, and with it went the job market. By the end of that year, the unemployment rate was over 8 percent and thousands of people were out of work. As of January 2014, the unemployment rate has dropped to 6.6 percent, but there are still thousands without jobs; many of whom have been unemployed for more than a year. To make matters worse, employers have shown that they are reluctant to hire the long-term unemployed, and congress has voted not to extend unemployment...
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