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Mariah Carey says she has bipolar disorder; a psychiatrist explains what that is

Mariah Carey says she has bipolar disorder; a psychiatrist explains what that is

Mariah Carey recently opened up about her struggle with bipolar disorder. As an assistant professor of psychiatry, I see her courage as an opportunity to explain bipolar ...

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Wealthy Americans know less than they think they do about food and nutrition

Wealthy Americans know less than they think they do about food and nutrition

Socioeconomics play a significant role in attitudes about food – especially concerns about safety and purchasing behavior. And higher income doesn’t always correlate with ...

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Night owls may have 10 percent higher risk of early death, study says

Night owls may have 10 percent higher risk of early death, study says

Do you wake up bright eyed and bushy-tailed, greeting the sunrise with cheer and vigor? Or are you up late into the night and dread the sound of your alarm clock? We call ...

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Overeating? It may be a brain glitch

Overeating? It may be a brain glitch

With springtime comes the desire to shed those few extra pounds, in preparation to don swimsuits and head to the pool. This year, new obesity research is making it easier ...

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Three things doctors say should be part of your weight loss efforts

Three things doctors say should be part of your weight loss efforts

Imagine that you are running a company, but you cannot get to your goal because all of your good workers keep quitting. For 30 years, your response to this problem has ...

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3 research-based things a doctor says should be part of your weight loss efforts

3 research-based things a doctor says should be part of your weight loss efforts

Imagine that you are running a company, but you cannot get to your goal because all of your good workers keep quitting. For 30 years, your response to this problem has ...

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Why the extreme reaction to Obamacare could be the new normal in American politics

Why the extreme reaction to Obamacare could be the new normal in American politics

It has been more than eight years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Many may not remember the tumultuous scenes in Washington, D.C., and around the nation that ...

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Sure, cancer mutates, but it has other ways to resist treatment

Sure, cancer mutates, but it has other ways to resist treatment

Because of advances in drug design and precision medicine, researchers have been able to target certain molecules within a cell at the root of a particular disease and to ...

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Genes and environment have equal influence in learning for rich and poor kids, study finds

Genes and environment have equal influence in learning for rich and poor kids, study finds

More than 40 years ago, psychologist Sandra Scarr put forth a provocative idea: that genetic influence on children’s cognitive abilities is linked to their family’s ...

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the Final Salute, and how much we doctors care

the Final Salute, and how much we doctors care

Death is never easy. Even when expected, a person’s death leaves a void for those who remain. As a physician, it is especially difficult for me when one of my patients ...

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