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Choosing a Therapist

by Jessica B. January 19th, 2017
The key to successful mental health treatment can be choosing the best therapist for you. This is not an easy task, but having a therapist you feel comfortable with can really make a difference in your treatment. Here are a few tips for choosing a therapist that
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The Relief of Letting Go

by Lori Sciame January 12th, 2017
Over the past few months I've realized something - letting go of a dream unfulfilled can be a huge relief.  My elusive dream involved my sister-in-law. Even after knowing each other for almost ten years, we never became close. Why, I wondered, couldn't we be picture perfect confidants, those who share coffee, share stories, and ultimately, share lives? What made being friends so difficult?

And then it dawned on me. I realized that just because my brother loves her, doesn't mean
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Ban Belly Fat This Year

by Lori Sciame January 5th, 2017
Belly fat…most people over 40 years-old know how difficult it can be to lose. Sit ups don’t work, diet alone doesn’t work, and of course, there is no magic pill to melt it away. So what can a person do to get rid of this unsightly fat? Health news sites suggest that a simple plan, one that includes exercise and a sensible diet can help take off unwanted inches.

To begin thinking about belly fat, one must remember that the
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  • Chia Seeds for Heart Health

    by Kimberly Hays December 22nd, 2016
    Most are familiar with the Chia Pet that was introduced in September, 1977, and is still popular. In shapes of animals, heads, and other shapes, you spread chia seeds on the container, water, and the seeds will grow into a grass type substance that is used as the hair of the figure. After giving these as gifts for 35 years, it turns out we should have been eating the
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  • HIV/AIDS and Mental Health

    by Louise December 15th, 2016
    December 1st marked the beginning of Aids Awareness Month in the U.S. The negative side effects of HIV/AIDS  are generally thought of just as physical problems, which makes some sense because those symptoms are part of the diagnosis. However, HIV/AIDS is such a devastating illness that it can often have repercussions on mental health. According to AIDS.gov, people who are living with HIV/AIDS often end up with mental
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  • HIV Info for Men

    by Lori Sciame December 8th, 2016
    While being diagnosed with HIV may not be the death sentence it once was, the disease still causes serious health concerns. Because of this, men should continue to take precautions to avoid contracting the HIV virus.

    HIV can only be contracted by sharing certain bodily fluids: blood, semen, and vaginal secretions.  This means that a man will not catch HIV after drinking from a glass used by an infected person.
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All health and medical information is provided for educational purposes and is not meant to replace the medical advice or treatment of your healthcare professional.