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Pets Are Better Than Medication

“Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, and filling an emptiness we didn’t ever know we had.” – Thom Jones For many of us, our home is just a house unless there is something with four legs and a tail sharing the space with us. Our pets are not only cuddly

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The Amazing Benefits of Meditation

There are plenty of things that occur in our daily lives that cause us stress: commuter traffic, hassles at work, and tension in our personal relationships to name just a few. If we don’t find healthy ways to deal with this stress, it can fester, eventually causing anxiety, depression, and even health issues such as

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How Regular Exercise Can Aid Mental Health

By now, most of us know that exercise offers numerous health benefits. From maintaining an ideal weight to reducing the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis, moving our body every day improves the length and quality of our lives. But not all of us recognize just how important exercise is to our mental health. Beyond

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How magnets are helping to treat depression

    Today’s first line of defense against depression is medication and therapy. However, for some people, these treatments are not effective enough. In these cases, what clinicians call treatment-resistant depression, more advanced methods are needed to help patients feel relief. Among these methods is transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS for short.   What is TMS? 

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Chronic Illness Changes Everything

  What are you struggling with?   Chronic pain, diabetes, chronic fatigue, lupus, or migraines? Maybe your illness is rare and not well understood, but just as life-changing? Pain that persists and twists your world changes who you are, how you operate, and how you relate. Regardless of your condition’s name, the struggle to adjust

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Chronic illness sufferer vacation

Vacationing with Chronic Illness

  August signals the winding down of summer; children go back to school, the temperature begins to cool off, and people are squeezing in one last vacation. But for chronic illness sufferers, vacations are often challenging. The idea of leaving your daily routine may seem daunting; not because you don’t want a vacation, but because

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