Category archives: Health

What Is Mental Health?

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Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Over the course of...

Brain Scans Could Change How We Diagnose Depression

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Researchers say brain scans could help pinpoint four subtypes of depression, which could lead to better diagnosis and treatment. Brain scans may redefine depression and help doctors target treatment. Just as an electrocardiogram (EKG) shows the heart in action, a functional MRI shows the electrical activity of the brain. “We’ll...

WHAT IS HEART DISEASE?

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Heart disease remains the leading killer in America, but even if you have a family history, heart disease and heart attacks are not inevitable. A healthy diet, regular exercise, cholesterol-lowering drugs, and lifesaving surgeries can reduce your risk of having—or dying from—a heart attack. Coronary heart disease (CAD) is the...