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Pets Are Popular There is a good chance you have a pet. About a 70 percent chance, as a matter of fact. According to the American Pet Products Association, pet ownership has risen from 56 percent in 1988 to 70 percent in 2020—a 14 percent increase. Dogs are the most popular pets. While cats and...
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is often associated with military service. Those who serve in the armed forces often have experiences that are difficult for them to come to terms with. For example, troops returning from combat duty find that they have great difficulty putting those experiences behind them. But those...
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The big year-end holidays might also be called “big food holidays.” Between the baked goods and the turkey dinners and all the other treats (including all that leftover Halloween candy) and meals that tend to be part and parcel of this time of year, the last two months of the year can go by in...
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Ready or Not, the Holiday Season Has Arrived There is an awful lot of pressure to enjoy the holiday season. You are supposed to look forward to a big Thanksgiving Day meal (and maybe some Black Friday shopping) with your family or friends. You are supposed to look forward to the family coming together for...
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As many as 40 million adults in the United States deal with anxiety disorders each year—more than 18 percent of the population. These disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the country. All About Anxiety But many people don’t have a clear definition of anxiety. We even tend to misuse the word quite frequently....
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There are, of course, many ways to support your mental health. Often, we pick a few things that we know will provide a boost to our ongoing mental wellness, and we commit to them. You stick with an exercise program. You cut down on sugar and caffeine and add some healthier foods to your diet....
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What is your favorite song right now? The odds are pretty good that a song you really love popped into your head as soon as you read the question. You might even have started humming or singing it. If it is an upbeat song, maybe you are dancing a bit in your chair. In fact,...
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pretty woman browsing through a book in a bookstore - mental health memoirs
If you are struggling with a mental health disorder, there may be times when it feels like absolutely no one understands what you are going through. Maybe people have suggested to you that your depression or your anxiety is “all in your head.” Perhaps some people have told you that if you had more faith...
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When we think about the many reasons it is a good idea to get some exercise, we tend to focus on the benefits to our physical health. What We Already Know We know, for example, that exercise makes us stronger. We know it increases our endurance so that we can play our favorite sport for...
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