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Mindful eating

Updated February 1, 2011

Slow down, you're eating too fast. Distracted, hurried eating may add pounds and take away pleasure.

Does this sound familiar?

You're at your computer, facing a wall of e-mails. After composing a reply, you hit "send" and reach for the bulging tuna wrap on your desk. After a few bites, chewing while glancing at the screen, you set the wrap down, grab a handful of chips, and open the next message. Before you know it, you've finished lunch without even noticing it.

Telepsychiatry: Is therapy by phone the wave of the future?

Updated June 1, 2009
Telepsychiatry is a growing trend. Being able to get therapy by phone opens up the availabilty of this forrm of treatment to the many people who seek it. Dr. Michael Miller talks more about it in this helpful video.

Optimism and your health

Updated May 1, 2008

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Look for the silver lining...

Buddy DeSylva's upbeat lyrics to Jerome Kern's lovely tune provide an appealing call to a positive outlook on life, even in the face of adversity. Indeed, a cheerful disposition can help you get through the tough patches that cloud every life, but do people who see the glass half-full also enjoy better health than gloomy types who see it half-empty?

How your attitudes affect your health

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A positive view of life and aging may help you live longer.


Giving life two thumbs up may help you stay healthier.
Image: marejuliasz/iStock

Do you look forward to the next week? Do you feel younger than your age? Do you have a sense of purpose? If so, you may already have done something to reduce your risk of degenerative diseases and may even be adding years to your life.

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