Posts Tagged ‘Healthy Manhattan’

A Blue Christmas?

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Psychoanalyst Dr. Robert Schwalbe knows that when the Christmas carols start playing, the phone starts ringing. The doctor, who specializes in treating men at his Upper East Side practice, said that much like a retailer, the holidays have become his busiest season. “My practice booms at this time of year,” he said, estimating that he [&hellip
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Too Much Comfort and Joy

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’Tis the season to celebrate with friends and family, and to eat and drink plentifully—often too plentifully. According to a recent post on The Daily Beast website by nutritionist Susan Roberts, an adult typically gains between five and eight pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s by consuming approximately 20,000 excess calories. “Everyone is at risk [&hellip
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Let the Light In

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While high-rise living is quintessential to urban life, it may also be limiting exposure to natural light for people living in a 12-story apartment—especially early morning light—and making those tenanats more susceptible to Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD, also known as seasonal depression or winter depression, begins affecting people in late fall and can last through [&hellip
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Simply Happy

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Maybe we’ve been wrong about depression. Maybe it’s not simply a biochemical malfunction best corrected by a Prozac prescription or a psychological malady requiring soul-baring confessions to a therapist. Maybe, says Stephen S. Ilardi, associate professor of clinical psychology at the University of Kansas, what’s darkening our lives is the way we actually live. “There’s [&hellip
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Portraits of Strength

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It’s a startling statistic: One in 8 women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer over the course of their lifetimes. But it’s a number that the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is helping change for the better. Each year the organization hosts the Komen New [&hellip
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A New Look at Breast Cancer

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In the United States alone, statistics show that nearly 200,000 women may be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and more than 40,000 might die from the disease. This is why people like Dr. Larry Norton, physician-in-chief of breast cancer programs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, remain important in the fight against this disease. For [&hellip
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Pins and Needles

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With the flick of the acupuncturist’s finger, a small needle penetrates the skin of a young freckle-faced woman searching for a treatment for her infertility. What used to be a last resort for many couples aching to get pregnant has now become a frequent complementary treatment for in-vitro fertilization (IVF) patients. A breakthrough study published [&hellip
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The Testosterone Test

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The latest development in the search for a male birth control pill isn’t a pill at all—it’s an injection. A May study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism revealed that Beijing researchers have successfully tested a testosterone-based injection, intended to be used monthly by men to induce temporary sterility. It proved to be [&hellip
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Hello, Boobies

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Before you reach for the power bar or sports drink powder, maybe you should take a moment and see what’s really in there. One of the main ingredients in your energy boost might actually be harming you. The culprit has always seemed so innocuous: soy. Once touted by the Federal Drug Administration as a wonder [&hellip
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