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By Michael Dregni
Sleep disorders, gastrointestinal infections, and a higher risk of premature death are just some of the possible effects, according to a recent study.
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By Henry Emmons, MD
Essential oils and aromatherapy can support mental and emotional health in many ways, says our columnist Henry Emmons, MD.
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By Craig Cox
The pandemic has persuaded the U.S. healthcare industry to reimagine some aspects of its operations in ways that may yield significant benefits for the elderly. Will those revelations survive a return to normalcy?
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By Katherine Reynolds Lewis
Technology has reshaped the way we process our feelings. This expert advice can help us navigate the digital emotional landscape more smoothly.
Cullen Jones
By Cullen Jones
A near-death drowning experience inspired this Olympic gold medalist to boost representation and help others learn to swim.
A group of people high five and clap outside
By Heidi Wachter
Meet athletes, coaches, and advocates who are working to make outdoor activities accessible and welcoming for all.
A young boy plays with a fidget spinner
By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
Treating ADHD starts by understanding what it is — and what it isn't.
Katie Boue with rock climbing gear
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
The climber, educator, and outdoor advocate wants us to let go of preconceived notions of what it means to be "outdoorsy."
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By Mo Perry
Here are some root causes — and what you can do about it.
A woman writing in a journal in her bedroom.
By Jen Elmquist, MA, LMFT
Learn how to focus on solutions rather than problems in Part Three of this three-part series.
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By Kaelyn Riley
Here are the five Big Food conglomerates that own some of your favorite "natural" or organic brands.
A ripped piece of paper that spells out Parkinson's disease
By Craig Cox
Cases of the debilitating neurological disease have been surging in recent years and some researchers suggest COVID-19 may accelerate the trend.
A woman smiling, basking in the sun.
By Jen Elmquist, MA, LMFT
Learn how to control your inner conversation and maintain a steady mental state in Part Two of this three-part series.
a woman holds the side of her mouth with a painful expression on her face
By Mo Perry
Here are some root causes of lingering mouth sores — and what you can do about them.
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By Wallace J. Nichols, PhD
Why being around water is so good for our psyches.
A smiling woman sits on a rock by a waterfall.
By Craig Cox
Memories of a former colleague — and recent research — remind me that an upbeat view of aging may pay healthy dividends well into our later years.
a doctor looks into a man's mouth
By Mo Perry
Here are some root causes of oral thrush — and what you can do about it.
Jeanne Rosner

“Ikigai” is defined as a reason for living — and it’s a tool Jeanne Rosner, MD, uses in her own life to nurture a greater sense of purpose. In this episode, she talks about this Japanese concept and how it can help us live longer, more satisfying lives. Plus, she offers guidance for finding our personal ikigai and suggestions for easy ways to cultivate it in our daily lives.

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By Mo Perry
Here are some root causes of canker sores — and what you can do about them.
Casey Urban with her family
By Casey Urban
Through ongoing therapy and joyful movement, Casey Urban shares her journey of self-love and body acceptance after an eating disorder.
a woman sits on a couch with her eyes closed
By Jen Elmquist, MA, LMFT
Learn how to reduce your body’s stress response in Part One of this three-part series.
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