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  • Suicidal Behavior Nearly Doubles Among U.S. Kids

    Suicidal Behavior Nearly Doubles Among U.S. Kids

    “This has to be addressed as a public health problem. This is not normal behavior. This is not a phase,” Biehler said. “This is a real risk. Suicide ideation, suicide attempts, should be taken seriously.”

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  • Kids With Autism ‘In Tune’ With Mom’s Feelings: Study

    Kids With Autism ‘In Tune’ With Mom’s Feelings: Study

    THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism may have trouble interpreting facial emotions in strangers, but research finds some are as “in-tune” with their mother’s expressions as kids without autism. The study included 4- to 8-year-olds with and without autism who viewed five facial expressions — happy, sad, angry, fearful and neutral

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  • Why Holding a Grudge Is Bad for Your Health

    Why Holding a Grudge Is Bad for Your Health

    WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s surprisingly easy to hold a grudge, but whether it involves a friend, a co-worker or a loved one, it can fill you with bitterness, keep you stuck in the past and even lead to anxiety or depression. That means you’re the one suffering from the situation, and

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  • Strengthening Family Ties Through Online Gaming

    Strengthening Family Ties Through Online Gaming

    THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Video games provide unlimited entertainment, and interactive ones can even help you burn off calories. But you may not know that playing games — either in person or through shared online networks — can unite family members from many generations in meaningful ways. Researchers at Concordia University in

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  • Health Tip: Beat the Winter Blues

    Health Tip: Beat the Winter Blues

    (HealthDay News) — As days become shorter and the weather becomes colder, it is not uncommon to have depression-like symptoms. For those with the winter blues, the American Psychological Association offers ways to manage symptoms: Immerse yourself in daylight by going for a walk, or sitting by a window. Eat healthy, low sugar meals. Spend

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  • Being Socially Active Helps Older Folk Age Well

    Being Socially Active Helps Older Folk Age Well

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Interacting with lots of different people may help you live longer and healthier, a new study suggests. Older people who spend more time with family members, close friends, acquaintances, casual friends and even strangers were more likely to be physically active, spend less time sitting or lying around

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  • Head Off the Blues When Your Teen Heads to College

    Head Off the Blues When Your Teen Heads to College

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As excited as you are that your teen’s going to college, it’s normal to have mixed emotions, such as anxiety, sadness and possibly depression. It’s even normal to feel envious that his or her life is just beginning while yours is on the wane. For most parents, this

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  • Half of U.S. Kids With a Mental Health Disorder Don’t Get Treatment

    Half of U.S. Kids With a Mental Health Disorder Don’t Get Treatment

    MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re worried that your child may suffer from a mental health condition, such as anxiety, depression or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you have plenty of company. About one in every six American kids has at least one mental health disorder, new research shows. But the study delivered even

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  • How Color Can Help You De-Stress

    How Color Can Help You De-Stress

    MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many studies have shown that color affects both mood and behavior. Color can help you go from sad to happy or angry to calm. When it comes to mood, there are four primary colors. Though different shades within each of the four can have different effects, some generalities

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  • Bonding With Friends — Without Food

    Bonding With Friends — Without Food

    Socializing with friends is great for physical and emotional well-being, but if all of your get-togethers are at restaurants or bars, it can be hard to stick to a healthy eating plan.

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