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Avoiding Illness After A Hurricane
Sophie Saint Thomas has been riding out hurricanes in the U.S. Virgin Islands since she was a baby. She swears…
Diet can influence mood, behavior and more – a neuroscientist explains
During the long seafaring voyages of the 15th and 16th centuries, a period known as the Age of Discovery, sailors…
Hispanic Health Risks
This month, we celebrate what makes Hispanic heritage wonderful and unique. We’d like to bring up another way to acknowledge…
What are muscle knots? An exercise physiologist explains what those tight little lumps are and how to get rid of them
Imagine you’ve just completed a tough upper-body workout. Your muscles feel a bit tired, but all in all you’re able…
Exercise: A Prescription for Almost Any Condition
Patients tell MedShadow time and time again that physical activity, low impactor intense, makes a huge difference in their health…
How to Track Your Disease Triggers and Side Effects
Madeline Shonka told MedShadow it took her years to get an accurate lupus diagnosis. Even then, she had to go…
Opinion: The science of placebos is fueling quackery
For several decades now, many scientists, including me, have been working hard to reveal the full power and scope of…
White children are especially likely to be overdiagnosed and overtreated for ADHD, according to a new study
The big idea White children are especially likely to be overdiagnosed and overtreated for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder during elementary school. That…
Is It Burnout or Depression?
Download the full Burnout or Depression Infograph. Puja Aggarwal, MD, a neurologist, remembers the time six years ago she experienced…
CBT? DBT? Psychodynamic? What type of therapy is right for me?
Since ancient times, cultures across the world have understood that human suffering can have psychological causes. At its core, psychotherapy…
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