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ASK A DOCTOR: How does clinical depression differ from sadness?

  • Aug 14, 2014 at 12:21PM

If you are having thoughts of harming yourself, please go to an emergency room or call the crisis line (1-866-427-4747), which has trained counselors who can talk with you by telephone 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Timi Gustafson, R.D.

In Praise of Doing Less

Summer is over and it’s back to work, back to school, back to business as usual. Especially for us Americans, who labor longer hours and take fewer days off compared to the Europeans and even the notoriously industrious Japanese, being busy counts as normalcy, while leisure time is considered a luxury most can ill afford. “The only...

Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Can Weight Loss Make You Smarter?

Being overweight is associated with multiple negative health effects, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Conversely, weight loss can lower the risk of developing such illnesses, or lighten their burden. Now, a new study from Brazil found that besides physical improvements, slimming down can also produce positive outcomes for the mind. For the study, researchers followed a...

Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Our Estranged Relationship with Food

Americans feel less assured about the quality of their food than they used to. In a recent survey by Consumer Reports magazine, over 90 percent of respondents said they wanted to know more about what they were eating and would welcome detailed information about food production, including country of origin and genetic modifications. At the...

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How to Take a Vacation From Work Without Actually Leaving (or looking lazy)

I just got back from a holiday with my significant other and as I get ready to take a long weekend with family, I’m thinking about how fortunate I am this year to be taking so much time off.  I realize not everyone has the same opportunity, so I thought I’d share some ways in...

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