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Behavioral Health

How can you tell whether a mental health issue is normal or not? It's tricky. The line between normal and abnormal mental health is often blurred. Still, it's helpful to consider your feelings, thoughts and behavior in relation to cultural norms and other benchmarks. Mental health includes issues such as self-esteem, relationships and resilience. If you're struggling with self-esteem, denial or other mental health issues, remember that we are here to help.

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Infants have mental health needs, too

The mental health of infants is as important as physical health. Early intervention is essential to preventing mental health disorders. Learn about warning signs and when to seek help.

Kyja Stygar, M.D. By Kyja Stygar April 20, 2021
John Zadroga DO By John Zadroga April 20, 2021
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Tips to keep stress from hurting your heart

Stress. It can wreak havoc on your health, including your heart. Use these tips for reducing stress with the added benefit of improving your heart health.

Lisa Hardesty PhDLP By Lisa Hardesty April 13, 2021
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Can expressing gratitude improve your mental, physical health?

"Gratitude opens the door to...the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude," said Deepak Chopra, well-being pioneer. Learn how it can open the door to better health.

Matthew Schumann PhD By Matthew Schumann April 8, 2021
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The 4 A's of stress relief

There never seems to be enough hours in a day. With stress weighing you down, your daily tasks get harder and harder to handle. These 4 steps can help you reduce stress and cope with the inevitable stressors of everyday life.

Alan Conway MD By Alan Conway March 8, 2021
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COVID-19 pandemic has increased loneliness and other social issues, especially for women

Social distancing has reduced the spread of COVID-19, but it also has created or aggravated social issues, such as loneliness and strained friendships, new Mayo Clinic research has found. Women and those with poorer health are disproportionately affected, the research team says.

March 5, 2021
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Tips to help ease anxiety

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered worsening symptoms for many who are living with anxiety. Understand and combat anxiety with these helpful tips.

Jill Christensen NP By Jill Christensen February 10, 2021
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Maintaining human connection in time of physical distancing

Connection with people is an important part of our society. Today, we are faced with a community test in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic, which challenges us to be creative in how we maintain our social connections. Here are some tips.

Jennifer Wickham, L.P.C. By Jennifer Wickham January 21, 2021
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8 tips for managing chronic pain

Got pain? Get 8 tips to help you help you have the best function and quality of life possible.

Matthew Schumann PhD By Matthew Schumann December 18, 2020
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Open your heart to gratitude: Acknowledge suffering during challenging times

Even though 2020 has been challenging, there still are many things to be grateful for. Acknowledging suffering during a challenging time often is the foundation for gratitude and thankfulness. Learn how to get some of your "happy" back.

Jennifer Wickham, L.P.C. By Jennifer Wickham November 16, 2020
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How COVID-19 has changed alcohol use

Alcohol sales are up since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. So if you're reaching for a bottle of wine at the end of the day, how much is too much? Find out

October 29, 2020
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COVID-19 during winter: 8 things you can do to mentally prepare

Winter can be a difficult time for some people, and the coming winter may add to that as we "hunker down" to prevent the spread the COVID-19. Here are 8 things you can do now to mentally prepare for a winter with an ongoing pandemic.

Sarah Reichert LSW By Sarah Reichert October 23, 2020
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4 tips for making music good medicine

Do you recall the good feelings you have when you hear an old favorite song? Explore the ways you can use music to help you heal and be well during challenging times.

Everett Kalcec, D.O. By Everett Kalcec October 14, 2020