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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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5 Things You Don’t Know About Bipolar Disorder

on June 11, 2019

The average person’s knowledge of bipolar disorder often comes from movies, where patients are typically depicted in one of three ways:

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10 Tips for Tackling Digestive Problems

on June 15, 2018

Do you schedule your day around bathroom breaks, turn down invitations or avoid activities in public because you fear having an accident? Rest assured, you’re not alone. Millions of people suffer from digestive problems every day. This is often the result of bacteria in food, infection, stress, medications or chronic medical conditions, including Colitis, Crohn’s disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). No matter the cause, anyone who has frequent digestive problems faces daily challenges.

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Athletes and Others Benefit from Recognizing May as Mental Health Month

on May 25, 2018

For more than half a century the United States has marked May as Mental Health Month. But only in recent years have professional athletes felt comfortable sharing with the public their own mental health challenges.

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The Ingredient Our Brains Love

on May 18, 2018

The Mediterranean diet continues to reign supreme as a dietary pattern that supports brain and heart health.  One of the core ingredients responsible for delivering its health-promoting properties, in addition to fish, vegetables, fruits and nuts, is extra-virgin olive oil. My Italian relatives paid homage to olive oil, and no meal was complete without a shower of this delicious elixir. Here are a few facts about this versatile neuroprotective kitchen essential:

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Allergies Got You Down? Your Allergies May Be Linked to Depression

on May 04, 2018

It’s springtime, which means your allergies may already be causing a runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing and coughing. You’re not alone though; allergies affect around 36 million Americans. They aren't just an annoyance, many doctors believe there is a connection between allergies and mood.

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8 Health Benefits Linked to Strength Training

on April 27, 2018

If your fitness goals include building bigger muscles and (finally!) getting that chiseled six-pack,  it’s important to incorporate strength training exercises into your gym routine.

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Life After Graduation For Young Adults With Autism

on April 20, 2018

What happens when young adults with autism graduate high school and fall off the “service cliff”? Since April is Autism Awareness Month, we wanted to address this question and provide insight into this critical issue.

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My Experience After Appearing on the Dr. Oz Show to Tell the Story of My Struggle with Depression

on April 13, 2018

Four years ago, I lay on a gurney in the psychiatric wing of a hospital, my arm extended as a nurse plunged a needle into my arm for the IV through which the doctor would administer anesthesia. I was waiting for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) because I had “treatment resistant” depression, meaning none of the medications I’d tried had helped me.

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6 Ways Stress Can Affect The Body

on April 06, 2018

Picture this: You’re powering through the work day when all of a sudden you’re asked to join your manager for a quick meeting. Your palms begin to sweat. Your heart races. Your body says, “Get ready.”  

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