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Beating the Blues

Increased tiredness? Weight gain? Loss of focus? The impending break from your 9-to-5 and holiday gatherings with your in-laws are not the only reasons you are feeling a little under the weather. These are just some of the symptoms correlated with the winter blues. If you are feeling down more than usual, you are not […]

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How Seasons Affect Moods

Most people experience some sort of change in their mood and behavior when the seasons turn. Shifts in the amount of available environmental light over the seasons may have a profound effect on your body chemistry. Some individuals notice a decrease in energy levels and require more sleep as the light decreases. Other potential behavioral […]

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Have You Been Feeling SAD This Winter?

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that affects many people, especially women, during the winter months when there is less natural sunlight. For most with SAD, the depression generally lifts during spring and summer. More importantly, SAD is treatable with a variety of methods, including light therapy, psychotherapy, or medication. A more […]

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Daylight Saving 2011: How Time Change Affects Our Health

At 2 a.m. Sunday morning, we finally recaptured that lost hour of sleep from last March as we marked the end of daylight saving time. And for the¬†47 million Americans¬†who are sleep deprived, that extra hour is a chance to literally make up for lost time. “This is one of those weekends we should really […]

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Do I Have Seasonal Affective Disorder?

With winter starting in many parts of the country, some of you may be wondering if you are suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). To determine whether or not you have seasonal affective disorder, your doctor will want to know if you demonstrate symptoms each year during the same season, for at least 2 years […]

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