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The Surprising Connection Between Your Mood and Hormones

on July 17, 2019

On the whole, hormones are good guys. These chemical messengers regulate everything from growth to body temperature to thirst; sex hormones guide us through key life events that make us who we are. For women, that includes puberty, pregnancy, and menopause.

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Mental Health Medication: What You Need to Know About Side Effects

on July 11, 2019

When it comes to taking medicines as directed, Americans have a shaky track record.

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Conquer the Bully in Your Brain

on June 25, 2019

Chances are, you’re scolded, insulted, and criticized dozens of times a day—by your own thoughts.

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Explained: What Is Pharmacogenetics?

on June 18, 2019

Personalization. Every company wants to create unique experiences for its customers. For most industries, that requires digital data and user experience designers. For the medical community, it means assessing your specific genes to determine how you’re likely to respond to specific medications. This is known as pharmacogenetics (PGx).

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How to Spot Mental Health Issues in Children: A Guide for Parents

on June 03, 2019

No parent wants to witness their child suffering—for any reason. But mental illness can be exponentially more difficult to watch, because you can’t see or comprehend the source, as you could with a fever, for instance.

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5 Ways to Cope with the Buspirone Shortage

on February 20, 2019

One of the most common antianxiety medicines is in short supply. But don’t worry—you have options.

If you suffer from anxiety, you know how debilitating it can be. The racing heartbeat, the feeling of impending doom, the trembling, sweating, and irritability.1 It can feel like the end of the world.

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Discovering a New Normal After One Genetic Test

on November 16, 2018

As a stock market analyst, I spend my days researching companies across many different industries. It’s fascinating work, particularly when I’m learning about new technologies and groundbreaking scientific developments and their potential to move modern medicine forward. Though I had read countless articles about new gene therapies to combat cancer and other diseases, I had no idea until recently that genetic testing could help me with treatment for my mental illness.

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6 Health Benefits of Drinking Kombucha

on September 10, 2018

What Is Kombucha?

Kombucha, a fermented tea beverage, is rich in probiotics and antioxidants, which benefit your brain, heart and gut. The healthy bacteria found in kombucha and your digestive tract absorb nutrients and fight sickness. Eighty percent of your immune system is located in the gut and the gut is considered the second largest part of the nervous system after the brain. That means promoting gut health is critical. One way to do that is drinking kombucha regularly, which may help maintain good immune and overall health.

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Is Severe Anxiety Becoming An Epidemic Among American Teenagers?

on August 24, 2018

The following blog references a 2017 New York Times' article by Benoit Denizet-Lewis.

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How Food Can Affect Your Brain

on August 10, 2018

Our brains control our thoughts, movements, breathing, heartbeat, senses and just about every other aspect of our lives. In order to maintain efficient functionality, the brain requires energy. Energy comes from the foods we eat and affects the overall performance of our brains. By paying close attention to the foods we eat, we’ll be able to control the function of our brains and, ultimately, our mood.

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