| Posted On Dec 26, 2019 | By:

Our Top Health Blogs of 2019

As we look forward to a healthy 2020, we thought it was a good time to look back at some of our most popular health blog posts of 2019. Here’s a quick summary in case you happened to miss any of them!

Six Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Blood Pressure
If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, your provider may prescribe medication to lower your blood pressure. It’s important that you take your medication regularly and as instructed.

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| Posted On Feb 26, 2019 | By:

Does What You Eat Affect Your Mental Health?

There is considerable evidence that eating a healthy diet can help reduce the risk of certain diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure. A healthy diet can also benefit your heart, your kidneys, and even your brain. What you eat can also affect your mental health.

Depression is one of the most common brain conditions affecting millions of people worldwide. Depression is typically treated with talk therapy and,

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| Posted On May 29, 2018 | By:

Treating Anxiety and Depression

I’d like to talk about a topic that is near and dear to my heart: treating anxiety and depression. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), an estimated 16 million American adults — almost 7% of the population — had at least one major depressive episode in the past year and an estimated 40 million adults in the U.S. (18%) have an anxiety disorder.

Depression

We may all feel down from time to time,

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| Posted On Sep 29, 2015 | By:

When the Winter Blues Make You SAD

Every fall, we New Englanders must adjust to seasonal changes. As we move into autumn, the sun sets earlier every day, and we turn the clocks back an hour to return to standard time. This loss of light and the oncoming cold can have a negative effect on our mood. Those who love winter sports celebrate, but many of us feel less energetic and begin to dread the upcoming winter. Some of us believe that bears have the right idea and would like to skip winter altogether,

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| Posted On Aug 26, 2015 | By:

Preparing Yourself for an Empty Nest

It’s the time of year when kids across the country are packing up to head off for their first year of college. Or maybe your youngest child is finally moving into their own apartment. It’s an exciting time for your child, but as a parent, you may have mixed emotions.

If your only child or last child is leaving home, you may experience something called empty nest syndrome. Empty nest syndrome is a common experience of sadness or emptiness that some parents have when their children leave home.

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| Posted On Oct 29, 2012 | By:

Feeling SAD? It’s That Time of The Year

Do you feel like your energy level declines significantly and you have the urge to sleep more starting in the late fall?  Or do you feel irritable or blue, or crave sweets and gain weight like clockwork starting every year around this time?  If so, you probably suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a condition that affects millions worldwide.  It is especially prevalent in individuals who live in northern latitudes, and tends to affect women and children more than men.

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| Posted On May 15, 2012 | By:

When the happiest time of your life…isn’t: Postpartum depression

Pregnancy can be an exciting time, and the birth of a baby is often thrilling and joyful. This time in your life can also be stressful, involving many life changes. Hormonal changes and planning and caring for a new baby can take a toll on a mother’s well-being. It is quite common for a new mother’s mood to be low after the birth of a baby, but if it develops into symptoms of depression,

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