| Posted On Apr 27, 2022 | By:

Managing Stress as We Emerge From COVID-19

If stress is an essential feature of modern life, the COVID-19 pandemic has expanded and exacerbated its impacts. In an American Psychological Association study published last October, 63 percent of U.S. adults reported stress due to pandemic-related uncertainty. In that same survey, nearly a third reported feeling so overwhelmed by the pandemic that they struggled to make even minor decisions, while about half said planning for the future seemed virtually impossible.

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| Posted On Jan 12, 2021 | By:

Jaw Pain: Temporary Stress or a Joint Disorder?

Balancing personal responsibilities, keeping up with loved ones, and staying healthy can be difficult, especially as we face the COVID-19 pandemic. For many people, it’s common for stress and anxiety to manifest through physical symptoms. Sometimes, this stress can cause you to clench or grind your teeth, which can lead to more serious issues if left untreated.

Teeth grinding or clenching, known as bruxism, is a common condition that affects the mouth,

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| Posted On Jan 30, 2020 | By:

How to Help Kids Manage Anxiety

One of the most gratifying parts of my job is working with children and families to navigate the challenges of growing up in our modern world. This is never more true than when it comes to managing anxiety and stress. For parents, it’s really important to know that every child can be anxious from time to time, and it’s a very natural and normal part of growing up. At each age and stage of development,

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| Posted On Nov 20, 2014 | By:

Anxiety in Overdrive

If a world existed where we all happily chilled on a beach day in and day out, we would probably never feel anxious, but we would also never get anything done. The reality is that many of us have a lot to do each day, and a little anxiety can sometimes motivate us to get it done.

However, there is a fine line between anxiety pushing you to meet or exceed the demands on your plate and being so anxious about them that you cannot work efficiently,

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| Posted On Apr 29, 2013 | By:

Top 10 Questions Women Ask Their Primary Care Doctor, Part 3

Well, here they are, the last 3 questions women commonly ask their primary care doctors.  It’s not entirely accurate to call these the “top” 3, as every woman is different and has different concerns and questions.  For some women, answers to questions in Part 1 or Part 2 of my top 10 list may have been the most important to them.

Nonetheless, here are questions 3, 2,

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| Posted On Dec 05, 2011 | By:

Anticipating the holiday season

For anyone in the midst of fertility treatment, the upcoming holidays can present challenges.  The holiday season provides more opportunities to socialize with friends and family, and therefore increases the potential for questions that, however well-intentioned, can make you uncomfortable.  Because the holidays are often family-focused celebrations, the most difficult part of the season may actually be dealing with your own family.   It’s helpful to anticipate the events and prepare ahead of time for situations which may be stressful for you. 

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| Posted On Oct 13, 2011 | By:

Making Peace with Anxiety

Anxiety has a bad reputation. Many of us fear it and take steps to avoid the dreaded sensations that generally accompany it: increased heart rate, sweating, upset stomach, dizziness, and nervousness, all of which lead to a general sense of discomfort. If these symptoms persist for at least six months with feelings of worry and apprehension almost every day, this can be a more serious level of anxiety and is often diagnosed as an anxiety disorder.

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| Posted On Aug 19, 2011 | By:

Tips for Getting Ready for the School Year


As September approaches, it’s time to sharpen pencils, buy new binders, and get ready to go back to school.  At this time of year, too, parents start to wonder about how to smooth the transition from summer to school for their  children.  Whether your child is entering a new classroom or starting an entirely new school, here are some ways to support your child’s  back-to-school adjustment:

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| Posted On Apr 19, 2011 | By:

“Race to Nowhere” and The Great Homework Debate

There is a movie being shown under the sponsorship of school parent groups in the suburbs of Boston called Race to Nowhere.   It is about teenagers, but not the teenagers I assumed it was about. When I initially heard the title, I thought it was about the teenagers racing to precociously initiate adult “activities” such as sex, smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, etc.  These are the risky behaviors I counsel younger and younger teens about every day in my office.

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