Wellness Mind

One Nation Under Stress

Work, money, the economy, family responsibilities, personal and family health concerns, relationships, and housing costs were the leading sources of stress cited by U.S. adults in the American Psychological...

A Mental Health Check

As reported by the nonprofit organization Mental Health America (MHA), the number of people in the U.S. living with anxiety or depression rose steeply in the first months of...

Don’t Be SAD

Humans, like most animals, are affected by sunlight or the lack of it, both physically and emotionally. But some people are affected much more than others. During the shorter,...

Yoga: A Balm for the Brain

If you don’t already practice yoga, now may be an especially good time to lay out the mat and get started. In a search of the medical literature, we...

Exercise … for Eyes’ Sake

Cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are the three leading causes of vision loss in older adults in the U.S. Although each disorder has unique risk factors, growing...

Ask the Experts: Handfuls of Hair?

Q. My hair seems to be coming out by the handful these days. What might be causing that? Could it be stress? This sounds like a condition medically termed telogen...

Meditate on It

People who meditate regularly say it reduces stress and improves well-being, among other mental, physical, and spiritual benefits. Doctors often recommend meditation to help treat chronic pain, anxiety, high...

Stress in America, 2019

Mass shootings, health care, and politics were the primary sources of stress cited by U.S. adults in the American Psychological Association’s 2019 Stress in America survey, released in November...

Misophonia: Stop Making That Sound!!!

Most of us cringe at the sound of chalk scrap­ing on a blackboard. But some people find even common sounds—a person chewing, the tap-­tap-­tap of a pen on a...

Speaking of Wellness: Rx for Less Stress: Pet the Pet

A growing body of research suggests that having a pet can help make people healthier. For example, in a 2017 study in Scientific Reports that followed more than 3...