News

Jul 5, 2018 - Healthy eating mistakes that are interfering with your weight loss goals

Better grocery store man carrying produce

It has been demonstrated time and again that food labels can impact your perception. Rather than relying on marketing lingo, take note of the ingredients. Limit foods made with refined grains (whether they contain gluten or not) as well as added sugar.

Learn more about Refined Carbs and Sugar: The Diet Saboteurs »

Jun 26, 2018 - Want to stop craving chocolate? Here are some options

chocolate brownies

How do you banish a persistent, powerful craving like one for chocolate? Two recent studies have highlighted promising strategies that use the power of mindfulness. One approach is to acknowledge the thoughts and move on, letting the craving pass. Another is to distract yourself until the craving passes. Or, a third option, give in — but just a little bit. Try having just one piece of really good, high-quality chocolate. Mindfully savor it, and move on.

Learn more about the Benefits of Mindfulness »

Jun 12, 2018 - The scene at the U.S. border with Mexico as people seek asylum

Crying child

A 2-year-old Honduran girl cries as her mother is searched and detained - John Moore/Getty Images

Since the administration’s policy became public, doctors and child welfare experts have spoken out about the potential health implications of separation, citing an increased risk for children of anxiety and depression, as well as post-traumatic stress and attention-deficit disorder.

Learn more about Separation Anxiety in Children and Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Events »

Jun 7, 2018 - Suicide rates rise sharply across the United States, new report shows

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta - David Goldman/AP

Suicide rates rose in all but one state between 1999 and 2016, with increases seen across age, gender, race and ethnicity, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In more than half of all deaths in 27 states, the people had no known mental health condition when they ended their lives.

Learn more about Suicide Prevention »

May 25, 2018 – SNL’s Pete Davidson opens up about dating with borderline personality disorder

Pete Davidson

Pete Davidson dispels myths about dating with mental illness - Mathieu Bitton/REX/Shutterstock

Pete Davidson opened up about his dating life as a person with mental illness.

"Just because someone has a mental illness does not mean they can't be happy and in a relationship. It also doesn't mean that person makes the relationship toxic."

Learn more about Borderline Personality Disorder »