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Pathways through persistent pain: Tips for managing chronic pain
Chronic pain affects 3 out of 10 people in the U.S. While there is no single cure, a team approach for medical management, movement therapy and learning specific coping strategies can help.
No bones about it: Dogs are good for your health
The unconditional love shown by dogs and their need for regular exercise are a boon for physical and mental health. Learn about the benefits of dog ownership and why they're doggone fun.
Navigating ADHD in adulthood
Typically diagnosed in childhood, ADHD can persist into adulthood and impact you at work and home. Learn about options to effectively manage ADHD to help you meet the demands of daily life.
What is a panic attack?
Panic attacks are sudden periods of deep fear without clear cause, during which you may have mental and physical symptoms. Get answers to common questions about these sometimes scary events, and learn how panic disorders are related.
Unnamed pain: Coping with ambiguous grief
Ambiguous grief is when a person experiences a profound sense of loss and sadness not associated with death. While common, it can be a challenge to work through. Get five tips for coping.
Maintaining healthy relationships with age
Maintaining relationships and strong social networks as you age can contribute to a longer, healthier life. Read why having positive relationships is as important for health as nutrition and exercise.
Tips for embracing joy in daily life
Joy is a remedy for stress-related burnout and good for overall health and well-being. It isn't always feeling happy; instead, it's feeling content and purposeful. Get tips for finding joy in your life.
How to create happiness
You can learn to be happy — or at least happier. Make a commitment to yourself to find happiness in each day. Ask yourself five questions to reflect on ways to boost your happiness.
5 tips to manage stress
Feeling overwhelmed and stressed? It can be the challenge of balancing the pressures of work and school with the desire to connect with others. Here are five tips to keep stress manageable.
Use mindfulness to improve well-being
If you've heard of or read about mindfulness — a form of meditation — you might be curious about how to practice it. Find out how to do mindfulness exercises and how they might benefit you.
Seasonal affective disorder explained
Do cold, dark days leave you longing for warm sunshine? Mood changes can occur with the changing seasons. Learn about seasonal affective disorder and how you can manage the symptoms.
Seasonal affective disorder: Not just the winter blues
Shorter days and cold weather may leave you feeling depressed. If symptoms persist, it may be more than just the winter blues. Learn how to recognize SAD and get easy coping strategies.