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Mental Health Awareness Week & World Mental Health Day Educate About Depression
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Mental Health Awareness Week & World Mental Health Day Educate About Depression

October 7-13 has been declared "Mental Illness Awareness Week" in the U.S.  This annual health observance to raise mental illness awareness was declared by an Act of Congress in 1990, to occur in the first full week of October each year. The observ...

Controlling Depression
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Staying With A Medicine Helps Older People Avoid Relapsing Into Depression, , Health News Feed, a Service of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Reports on a study concluding that medications are most useful in preventing relapse of depressio...

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Weight Gain, Depression & Other Often-Mistaken Symptoms Could Signify Thyroid Disease, Harvard Reports
February 19, 2013 Posted by Editor
Weight Gain, Depression & Other Often-Mistaken Symptoms Could Signify Thyroid Disease, Harvard Reports

"The symptoms of thyroid diseases are so wide-ranging—affecting your mood, energy, body temperature, weight, heart, and more—that it may be difficult to get the correct diagnosis right away," according to the authors of a recent Special Health Repo...

Experts Advocate Dancing for Health
July 23, 2012 Posted by Editor
Experts Advocate Dancing for Health

UPDATED July 23, 2012: A new Health Tip published by MedlinePlus, a service of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health advocates that seniors "make exercise a social activity." "Participate in a group dance class or a group fi...

2012 Future of Medicine Summit to Focus on Mental Health, Heart Disease and Diabetes
June 23, 2012 Posted by Editor
2012 Future of Medicine Summit to Focus on Mental Health, Heart Disease and Diabetes

The Palm Beach County Medical Society announced that it will hold its sixth annual Future of Medicine Summit on September 27-28, 2012. A number of notable national and regional health care experts will speak at the Summit, which will be open to the pu...

Harvard Health Discusses the Pros and Cons of Drinking Coffee
February 23, 2012 Posted by Editor
Harvard Health Discusses the Pros and Cons of Drinking Coffee

In a new article entitled "What is it about coffee?" the editors of Harvard Health Publications, discuss some of the known benefits and drawbacks of drinking coffee. The new article on coffee is found in Sleep, Hygiene, Quit Smoking & Other Healthy ...

Animal Therapist (The Dog Will See You Now)
October 28, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

A video from AARP about three dogs (Destiny, Lorent and Nike) who lift patients' spirits at York Hospital in York Maine. Watch »

Lifestyle Changes Helpful in Overcoming Depression
October 8, 2010 Posted by Health Editor

A Guide to Mental Wellness in Older Age: Recognizing and Overcoming Depression — Healthy Lifestyle Choices, by the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation, gmhfonline.org. Good discussion of lifestyle changes helpful in overcoming depression, which th...

Depression: General Overview
October 8, 2010 Posted by Health Editor

Depression in the Elderly, MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia, by MedlinePlus, a Service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, NIH, a component of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. General overview, including recognition as to...

Depression and Long-term Care Residents
October 8, 2010 Posted by Health Editor

Elderly In Long-term Care Setting Suffer Depression More Than Those Cared For At Home, ScienceDaily, May 9, 2008. Reports on the findings of a study by social work students at Indiana State University. »View Info

New York Times Health Guide: Depression
October 8, 2010 Posted by Health Editor

An excellent, comprehensive treatment of depression, including background, causes, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatments – and including a discussion of lifestyle changes and alternative remedies that may help treat or prevent depression. Among...

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