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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 Report on . . . → Read More: Weight Gain, Depression & Other Often-Mistaken Symptoms Could Signify Thyroid Disease, Harvard Reports

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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 . . . → Read More: Experts Advocate Dancing for Health

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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 . . . → Read More: 2012 Future of Medicine Summit to Focus on Mental Health, Heart Disease and Diabetes

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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 . . . → Read More: Harvard Health Discusses the Pros and Cons of Drinking Coffee

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Animal Therapist (The Dog Will See You Now)

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

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Lifestyle Changes Helpful in Overcoming Depression

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 thereby help prevent occurrence of depression, . . . → Read More: Lifestyle Changes Helpful in Overcoming Depression

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Depression: General Overview

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 prevention that: “Preventing . . . → Read More: Depression: General Overview

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Depression and Long-term Care Residents

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

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New York Times Health Guide: Depression

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 those mentioned are: herbal remedies (St. . . . → Read More: New York Times Health Guide: Depression

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