5 Ways To Reduce Your Anxiety

Stress and anxiety are normal aspects of life. They are biological safety mechanisms that have been put in place to protect humans from dangers that threaten life and well-being. When we are in danger, our sympathetic nervous system (SNS) becomes fired up. This activates a chain reaction of neuroendocrine signaling which starts with the release…
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Locking Away Mental Illness

In 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed into law a landmark piece of legislation titled the Community Mental Health Act (CMHA). Its purpose was to redirect funds from state-run asylums and into mental health centers within communities.  The ultimate goal was for patients from these state-run institutions to be reintroduced into their communities and become…
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Why We Can’t Stop Eating?

There’s no denying that Americans’ collective waistband is growing tighter. According to the CDC, around 36% of adults and 17% of children are now considered obese – the highest it’s ever been. And not only did this epidemic cost US taxpayers a paltry $147 billion in 2008, but it also contributes to a plethora of…
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