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Were you bullied during your childhood? Most of the media coverage about bullies relates to those during childhood and teen years. Bullying doesn’t stop on the playground. From the workplace to the boardroom, research shows that adult bullying takes many forms. And it can have a detrimental impact on your health.




“You’ll see the most perfect person and you are like, God, she’s, like, perfect,” she told Harpers Bazaar about her famous clients in 2011. “And then she’ll tell you everything that’s not perfect. Everyone has their own special set of problems – in their own minds.” So true. I read that statement in an article about the recent tragic suicide of designer L’Wren Scott. That was her statement.


While February was  healthy heart month, and while many have focused on preventing and treating heart disease, I believe the focus should be on what we can do to improve our heart health, which will prevent disease throughout the year. I just read an article about a cardiologist, a fellow alumni of my alma mater […]


A dear friend of mine, Bill was diagnosed several years ago with terminal prostate cancer.  The tumor was so large, the upper portion protruded into his abdominal cavity.  His doctor recommended immediate surgery and chemotherapy.  Bill asked the doctor if he could wait a few weeks, because he felt within himself that he had a […]


Numerous health studies have found that marriage can improve an individual’s health. Now, a new study illuminates how a long-term relationship promotes health benefits.   According to Dario Maestripieri, Professor in Comparative Human Development at the  University of Chicago and lead author discovered unmarried people in a committed, romantic relationship show the same reduced responses […]


Researchers at the University of Hawaii have found that senior citizen men can improve their heart health by adapting to a lifestyle that includes positive coping strategies to deal with life challenges and uncertainties.   Men who were found to have good coping, also had higher levels of “good” cholesterol compared to those who were […]


New research indicates that several B vitamins may be the gateway to discovering more about the brain’s power and functions as well as detecting mental health issues.   Lindsay Allen, a U.S. Department of Agriculture nutritionist, reports that low levels of the B vitamins, folate, are associated with dementia symptoms and “cognitive decline” in brain […]

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