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How teens deal with stress may affect their blood pressure, immune system

Most teens get stressed out by their families from time to time, but whether they bottle those emotions up or put a positive spin on things may affect certain processes in the body, including blood pressure and how immune cells respond to bacterial invaders, according to Penn State researchers. The researchers explored whether the strategies […]

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Mental Health Education for Teenagers

Mental health has become the crisis of a generation. Diagnoses of mental illness have been on the rise for years, especially among high school students. Research suggests many causes for the rise, but one thing is clear: Teenagers today are fighting a battle against these diseases, and while it’s not an easy fight, it’s a […]

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Science Shows Meditation Benefits Children’s Brains And Behavior

(Children at Rosewood Primary school take part in a free meditation class led by volunteers from ‘I Meditate Africa’. (Photo Credit: RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images) A piece on Upworthy.com featured a Baltimore school that’s replaced the classic sit-in-your-seat-and-suffer detention with a more progressive and effective form: one where kids learn to meditate. Far from the classic method of […]

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Home for the Holidays: Don’t Let your Mental Health Take a Back Seat

There’s something about going back to your childhood home, or hometown that makes you feel like you’re a kid again. But not everyone feels nostalgic when thinking about their childhood. It can be very difficult for someone whose childhood wasn’t easy, or whose relationships with family members have been a source of stress and anxiety […]

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Shatter the Silence: Dealing with Depression

It’s not just sadness, and it’s more than feeling bummed out. Depression is a serious health problem for millions of Americans. On average, approximately 16 million new cases of depression are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Less than two-thirds of people diagnosed however, ever receive care. It’s a common but serious medical condition that […]

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Men and stress

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=18c449b1-3cab-470c-a560-0f059db636a0#.Wx_ekFyplBw Learn how to cope with stress in a healthy way. Maybe you work long hours and come home to a mountain of bills. Or maybe you worry about your aging parents, quarrels with your wife or the traffic that certainly isn’t getting better. Hey, guys get stressed out too. But we don’t always […]

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Depression may look different in men

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=2230e9d7-3bbb-46e2-8687-7c29518244f6#.Wx_DBlyplBw Untreated depression can destroy a man’s life. Too often, gender gets in the way of prompt treatment. Depression affects millions of Americans, each of them in a different way. Though anyone with depression may have trouble recognizing the disease or asking for help, these steps can be especially difficult for men. Compared with […]

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Depression and seniors

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=01daac35-d57b-4f95-a57f-a10a9655f793#.Wx_BaVyplBw Although depression is common among older adults, it isn’t a normal part of aging. Treatment helps most people reclaim a better quality of life. Here’s a message for seniors who are feeling blue: Depression is not a normal part of growing older, and it’s not something to keep quiet about or deal with […]

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