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Loneliness and Isolation Harm the Heart
Loneliness and social isolation are not the same, but they both can put you at risk for heart attacks and strokes. Ways to ease the burden.
Are There Age Limits to Learning Mindfulness?
Kids 11 to 14 were given mindfulness training to improve their emotional health and reduce stress. But the results didn't go as planned.
“Magic” Mushrooms for Mental Health
Tiny "microdoses" of psilocybin improved the mood and motor control of participants in a large study. Those over 55 were especially helped.
A Welcome Blast from the Past
Do you worry about reconnecting with old friends and acquaintances? You shouldn't. Your note or call is most likely to be a happy surprise.
The Comfort of Dogs
Kids who were able to interact with dogs had less anxiety and lower stress hormones, even compared to kids in a meditation group.
Putting Anxiety to Sleep
During sleep, the brain reinforces positive emotions and weakens negative or traumatic ones, suggesting a way to help people with PTSD.
The Surprising Benefits of Taking a Vacation from Social Media
People who gave up social media for a week said they felt happier, less depressed and less anxious. Some tips for breaking its grip.
Teens’ Mental Health a Worry for Parents
Adolescence is never easy, but the pandemic has made it even harder. Nearly 60% of parents said they had sought help for their kids.
Breakups Can Be Harder on Men
No one weathers a breakup well, but older women, with a broader social net, appear to handle it better than older men do. Some suggestions.
“Oms” Replace Opioids
Doctors are looking for ways to treat chronic pain without opioids. Two approaches -- yoga and cognitive behavioral therapy -- show promise.
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