Category Archives: Wellness

Task Force Calls for Depression Screening During and After Pregnancy

This week the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated their recommendations on screening for depression in adults. Included in the recommendations is the screening of women for depression during pregnancy and after giving birth. This is the first time … Continue reading

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Forget Everything You Know About Diets and Healthy Eating

Science now has an explanation for why many of us try out the latest diet only to find that it is not working. A study published in the journal Cell this week, has demonstrated that different people’s bodies respond to … Continue reading

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Americans Say They View Mental and Physical Health As Equally Important

A recent Harris Poll survey about attitudes toward mental health was conducted on behalf of the Anxiety and Depression Associations of America, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the National Alliance for Suicide Prevention. Over 2,000 US adults over 18 … Continue reading

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Institute of Medicine Report on Cognitive Aging

The Institute of Medicine has recently released a report entitled Cognitive Aging: Progress in Understanding and Opportunities for Action. This special report addresses “the emerging concept of cognitive aging, the importance of this issue for the nation’s public health, and … Continue reading

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Seniors Who Play Video Games Report Improved Emotional Well-Being

New research published in Computers in Human Behavior journal finds that older adults who play video games report higher levels of emotional well-being. The authors queried 140 people aged 63 and older asking how often they played video games, if … Continue reading

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My Life as a Car: A Mental Wellness Guide

A unique approach to mental health & wellness for everyone is captured by a new book by Elaine Campbell, MD. Dr Campbell is a nurse who continued her education to medical school and psychiatry training. This gives her a unique … Continue reading

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