The Truth About Altruism

The Truth About Altruism

Eleanor Roosevelt is supposed to have asked, “When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?” Mrs. Roosevelt was reflecting on the long history of humans reacting to suffering and misery with acts of revenge. If a tender conscience depends on the evolution of human …

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Brand Name vs. Generic Antidepressants

Brand Name vs. Generic Antidepressants: What’s the Difference?

People who are asked to switch from a brand name drug to a generic often wonder if the change will cause them any problems. A number of years ago, a patient of mine received a generic pill instead of the brand name antidepressant from the pharmacist. Over the next month or two, he felt slightly …

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Stress and Your Stomach

Stress and Your Stomach

Functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are stomach problems that have no clear cause. They affect up to two out of every three people at some point in their lives. Examples are persistent, unexplained constipation, heartburn not related to gastroesophageal reflux, and irritable bowel syndrome. Women are affected more often than men. These disorders cause pain, bloating, …

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Don't Take Breast Cancer Lying Down

Don’t Take Breast Cancer Lying Down

How Exercise Blocks the Disease Exercise is a primary means of preventing breast cancer and improving recovery from breast cancer. Exercise has long been regarded as a means of preventing breast cancer by eliminating excess body fat. Yet, exercise is a weapon against breast cancer beyond its role in weight control. Whether you exercise or …

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Exercising During Pregnancy

Exercising During Pregnancy

Give yourself and your baby a head start. With a prenatal exercise routine you can improve posture, reduce back pain, get energized, and prepare for labor. Exercise also helps to prevent some of the common annoyances associated with pregnancy such as constipation, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, swelling in the ankles, and leg cramps by boosting circulation …

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