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anxiety and depression
Screening for mental health starts early Recently, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force issued a new guideline to the families of America. The panel of health professionals has recommended that children between 8 and 18 be screened for anxiety, and children ages 12 to 18 also be screened for depressive […]

Anxiety and Depression in Children



online shopping
Due to convenience and public health uncertainty, most people are doing the brunt of their Christmas shopping from the comfort of their own homes. While online shopping is a great alternative to in-person shopping, it can be dangerous. With 54% of Americans preferring to shop online, it is important to […]

Make Online Christmas Shopping Safe




EMDR therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, known as EMDR Therapy, is a form of psychotherapy that helps people process through the traumatic experiences that contribute to anxiety, PTSD, panic disorders, and depression. EMDR therapy was founded by Dr. Francine Shapiro. While taking a walk one day, she discovered that her […]

What is EMDR Therapy?


burning calories
Terrorsize During this time of year, it seems fitting to set a spooky mood by turning on a scary movie or two! And while you can sometimes feel lazy or guilty for missing your routine workouts to eat sweets and watch films, research has shown that watching horror movies can […]

Burning Calories While Getting Spooked



Halloween
Halloween is a favorite holiday for many, especially children. They look forward to dressing up as their favorite character and loading their buckets with candy. While every parent should be checking their children’s candy for tampering when they return home from trick-or-treating, for parents of children with allergies, Halloween implies […]

Navigating Halloween with Allergies


sundowner's syndrome
Sundowner’s syndrome, also known as sundown syndrome or sundowning, is a condition that often accompanies dementia. The condition causes agitation, confusion, and increased activity during the nighttime. Paired with dementia, which causes memory loss, change in personality, and a decreased ability to reason through logic, Sundowner’s syndrome can pose a […]

Sundowner’s Syndrome


light therapy
The fall and winter seasons bring joy for a lot of people— holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas always come with widespread celebration and merriment. However, for others, the change of the seasons is accompanied by unwelcome difficulties, especially for those suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a type […]

Employing Light Therapy to Treat SAD



broken heart
Having gone through a heartbreak or two, I can tell you that it feels like your heart is giving out. Although it may seem melodramatic, circumstances of extreme emotional distress can manifest physically by making alterations to the heart. This phenomenon is called Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy, also known as Broken Heart […]

Can you die from a broken heart?