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Why it is Hard to Give Away Things We Own?
My mother came to my house with a bag of my grandmother s possessions. Given my New Year s intention to let go of things, the bag of clothing represented an unwanted reversal of my simplifying life project. The clothes, her doll collection, the many doilies, were all things I do not need to lead a complete and fulfilling life. Still, I experienced a strong emotional pull to keep these things because they connected me to my grandma. Even before those bags a ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 12
Low Cholesterol and Suicide (Again)
The human brain needs a lot of cholesterol to wrap around nerves, to serve as components of cell membranes, and to aid in communication between neurons. While cardiologists have been racing to lower serum cholesterol more and more and drug companies keep coming up with fancy new cholesterol-lowering drugs , the importance of cholesterol in the brain relative to cholesterol and heart health has been mostly ignored. It was felt that lowering serum cholestero ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 12
Could living at high altitude increase suicide risk? Evidence suggests possibl...
March 9, 2018 - High-altitude areas--particularly the US intermountain states--have increased rates of suicide and depression , suggests a review of research evidence in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . The increased suicide rates might be explained by blood oxygen levels due to low atmospheric pressure, according to the article by Brent Michael Kious, MD, PhD, of University of Utah, Salt Lake City, and collea ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
One in 10 stroke survivors need more help with taking medication, study finds
Over a half of stroke patients require a degree of help with taking medicine and a sizeable minority say they do not receive as much assistance as they need, according a study published today in the journal BMJ Open . According to the Stroke Associations, as many as four in ten people who have had a stroke, go on to have another one within ten years. As a second stroke carries a greater risk of disability and death than first time strokes, it is important ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
Patients in primary care networks had fewer visits to ED, shorter stays
Patients receiving care from physicians in primary care networks were less likely to visit emergency departments, according to a new study in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . The study looked at data on all adults who visited 30 primary care networks in Alberta, Canada, between 2008 and 2009. There were more than 1.5 million patients who received community care from a physician in a primary care network 1709 physicians and 30 primary care networ ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
Dengue fever linked to increased risk of stroke
A new study has found that people with dengue fever have a higher risk of stroke, especially in the first 2 months following infection. The study is published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . Clinicians in dengue-endemic areas should be aware of this association, especially for patients with dengue who have neurologic deficits or for patients with stroke who have unexplained fever, writes Dr. Chia-Hung Kao, Department of Nuclear Medicine and ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
Study identifies 76 quality indicators essential for emergency care systems in...
NEW YORK March 12, 2018 -- The need for emergency care in low-income and middle-income countries has never been greater, but until now, measurable indicators for providing this care have been lacking. A study conducted by the sidHARTe - Strengthening Emergency Systems Program at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health in collaboration with the African Federation of Emergency Medicine fills this gap, identifying 76 quality indicators for emerg ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
How long-term depression alters the brain
Depression has become a common mental health problem. For some, this condition lingers for many years, and scientists now strive to understand how that might affect the brain, and how treatments should be adjusted to address these changes.
Medical News Today - Thu. Mar 8
Closing the Orgasm Gap: Tips for Personal and Culture Change
Today is International Women s Day . This day is a global celebration of women s achievements across many domains social, economic, cultural, and political. It s also a day where women are called to action to focus on equality. This year s theme is PressforProgress. Here s what the organizers say about the theme this year Individually, we re one drop but together we re an ocean. Commit to a gender parity mindset via progressive action. The organizers recom ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 8
Nine Guidelines for Aging With Wisdom
The elderly man was sitting on the stairs by the front door taking forever to tie the laces on his sneakers. He was bent over his feet, his fingers fumbling and uncertain, an excruciating process to watch. This was my husband, and we had an appointment to make. By now he was four years into what would be a six year journey with Alzheimer s. I watched his tedious process, furiously trying to remain patient. He finished making the final bow, sat back, and lo ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 8
John Cheever's Best Creation: His Novel "Falconer"
John Cheever wrote more than 300 short stories and five novels. Known primarily as a modern master of the short story, he composed fantasies and satirical social commentaries about the people and life of modern suburbia. He won the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, the Howells Medal, and the National Gold Medal, and was a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Although he had been nominated for the Nobel Prize in literature several ti ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 8
When We Can No Longer Silence Our Truth
This week something remarkable happened change happened. When a long-present way of feeling or behaving transforms, I view it as a miracle, a gift of grace. Two months ago, a dear friend, someone I consider family, asked to borrow money. I m working a lot these days thankfully and therefore could provide the help. My friend told me that she would pay me back by the end of February. Before writing her the check, I asked her three questions 1. Could she, rea ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 8
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