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Stress & Mood

Stress, anxiety and mood are becoming bigger issues for Americans as we find ourselves working harder and longer hours. Stress plays a much bigger role in your overall health than you may realize. These articles detail that connection, and provide some healthy ways to manage those ever-increasing stress levels.

4 Signs of Depression in Older Adults

There are a lot of things that are normal consequences of aging. Some gray hair is not all that unexpected. The need for reading glasses usually comes as no surprise. Even occasional aches and pains are pretty typical. But one thing that is not a normal part of aging? Depression. Table of Contents Sleep Problems […]

Caregiver Self-Care is Important

According to a new study from the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 10 million people will die from cancer in 2018 and an additional 18.1 million new cases of cancer will develop this year. I admit that I felt a lump in my throat after reading that for the first time. Table of Contents What […]

5 Best Mood-Boosting Supplements

If your mood is less than bright, and it’s become more than an occasional feeling, before turning to those prescription drugs, check out these amazing natural marvels to boost your mood, brighten your day and chase away those blues…at a fraction of the price and with very low risk of side effects.

75 Year Study Reveals a Lifetime of Happiness

Male friends experiencing happiness by playing music
Can money buy a lifetime of happiness? What about living in a big, beautiful house, or driving the coolest car on the block? Can fame do it? How about taking exotic vacations, or pursuing a rewarding career? Sure, all of those things could probably give you a certain amount of happiness. They may even make […]

Caregiver Support is Expanding Nationally: Find Resources to Help Yourself

Woman caregiver for older man using wheelchair
It’s a scene all too familiar among Baby Boomers – caring for family member in your home. In fact, more than 34 million people have cared for adults over the age 50 in their home in the past 12 months. And that number is growing by the day. Largely, it’s a good thing. Those who […]

Depression’s connection to dementia is clearer

A substantial body of research has linked late-life depression (over age 50) to social isolation, poorer health, and an increased risk of death. These are invaluable findings, useful broad-brush generalizations—an aerial view of the landscape. Now, a new study has drilled down into individual cases and found that vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are also […]

Men’s and women’s symptoms differ for the same disease

Man and woman dancing on beach
News flash: Men and women are different. Before you roll your eyes and laugh, this really is a bit of a novel idea—at least in the medical field. You see, for centuries, men and women were treated the same when it came to disease prevention, diagnosis, and management. But today, we know this approach is […]

Stay social, stay healthy—it’s that simple

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We can’t put off growing older. Days come and go.  But we can put off feeling older by simply staying socially active. But here’s a question I’m often asked. Dr. Connealy, sometimes I just don’t feel like being around people.  Is there something wrong with me?   Well, it depends on why you feel that […]

Gardening for Health

At some point we’ve forgotten how fun it is to play in the dirt. Numerous studies show that gardening is not only a tremendous source of happiness, but also a fountain of youth for your body and mind. It’s one of several “green activities” I love to do in the spring, when our bodies are […]

Meditation’s many benefits

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Do you want to improve your memory and ability to focus? Wouldn’t it be great to feel less stressed out—enjoy better sleep? How about if there was also a simple way to help manage your weight, lower your blood pressure, and your risk of heart attack? You can have all of those things without taking […]

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