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Since time immemorial men and women have noted their psychological differences.  A new high tech scientific study reveals they may occur in the brain.   University of Pennsylvania researchers used a functional magnetic imaging machine, fMRI to scan the brains of 16 women and 16 men.   While experiencing stress their brains were scanned.  The […]


Self-affirmation—thinking positively about oneself has been long believed to be beneficial.  I know I feel better when I focus on anything positive—especially those aspects of myself.   A recent study published in the Healthy Psychology journal substantiates this age old practice and belief.   Daily stresses can be erosive to our self-image.  The self-affirmation theory […]


Ulcers were initially believed to be caused by extra acid in the stomach and small intestine. The basis of treatment is antacids and medications blocking acid production, such as Tagamet and Pepcid. Research however, reveals the role our thoughts, emotions and response to stress plays in triggering ulcers.

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