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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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Infographic: Mental Health and Medications in the United States

on May 29, 2019

Nearly 20% of people in the United States have a mental health illness—and for about 4% of them, that illness is severe enough that it seriously interferes with their ability to work, sleep, or otherwise take care of their health, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

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Mental Health Struggles Women Face During The Holidays

on December 14, 2018

During the holidays it can be easy to feel as though you are trying to fit 25 hours of work and family time into a 24 hour day. This is especially true for women, who are often expected to plan festive social and household activities.

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Inflammation: The Link Between Stress And Depression

on September 21, 2018

The following blog references a Forbes.com article by David DiSalvo and a recent study published in the peer-reviewed journal, Neuron.

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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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Mental Health in the LGBTQ Community and Finding Treatment

on June 08, 2018

It’s time to end the stigma surrounding mental health in the LGBTQ community and acknowledge the millions who struggle with intolerance and suffer in silence. We can find hope and healing in mental health treatment while breaking down the behaviors that contribute to mental health conditions.

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Meditate Your Way to Better Mental Health

on June 01, 2018

As a society, it’s apparent that we are experiencing the physical, emotional and mental repercussions of sustained stress. Multitasking has become the pace, yet the impact of stress and elevated cortisol on one’s health are undeniable, leading to anxiety, depression, gastrointestinal disorders, insomnia, anger and decreased work productivity.

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