Mental Health

Giving May Improve Overall Health

Jun 3, 2014
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Everyone know that it's better to give than to receive, but did you know that giving may increase your overall health? Jeremy Shere speaks with Stephanie Brown, an associate professor of Preventative Medicine at Stonybrook University, about the benefits of giving.

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According to a new study conducted by Simon Bacon, Ph.D., people with depression may take longer to recover after strenuous exercise. The study looked at the stress test results of 900 patients who may have heart disease or who have a family history of heart disease. Before entering the study, participants were given a psychiatric evaluation. The study found that those with depression took longer to relax after strenuous exercise. Dr. Bacon is an assistant professor of exercise science at Concordia University, Montreal.

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College Student Secrets

Jun 2, 2014
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'Sound Medicines' Jeremy Shere, Ph.D., speaks with David H. Rosmarin, Ph.D., about the connection between spiritual beliefs and treatment outcomes for those coping with mental illness.

The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain

Jun 2, 2014

In her new book, author Barbara Strauch takes on some popular assumptions about aging. She joins Barbara Lewis to discuss "The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain." Strauch cites evidence showing that older brains develop and remain flexible, and she’ll argue that grown-up brains perform better at tasks such as making judgments and recognizing patterns.

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