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The Stress-Diet Connection

· · Nutrition
Does stress impact our food choices? Conversely, can dietary choices help us better manage stress? “These are important questions, but difficult to answer,” says Robin Kanarek, PhD, emerita professor of psychology at Tufts. Stress and Your Body: Physiologically, stress activates two main pathways in the body. The first is the … Read More

Managing Anxiety During a Health Crisis

· · Nutrition
Bendodiazepines—including alprazolam (Xanax®), clonazepam (Klonopin®), and diazepam (Valium®)—are prescribed to treat a range of conditions, including insomnia, anxiety, and depression (see our cover story). Recent research suggest that Americans’ use of these medications has increased sharply in the last few months. The data, compiled by pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts, … Read More

Manage Your Stress During Times of Crisis

· · Nutrition
Watching or reading the news can be a little stressful even in the calmest of times. But when the daily headlines bring on a cascade of alarming health news about the current coronavirus pandemic, it’s only natural to feel overwhelmed and anxious. “Excessive anxiety is a common response to situations … Read More

Newsbriefs: Alzheimer’s Disease; Air Pollution; Gray Hair

· · Nutrition
Could a Flickering Light Help Treat Alzheimer’s Disease? The search for an effective Alzheimer’s disease treatment has been going on for a century or more, with a definitive cure still eluding researchers around the world. However, some experimental therapies, still in their early stages, give researchers hope that treatment of … Read More

Q&A: Lorazepam; Red Light Therapy

· · Nutrition
Sarah Murthi, MD, and Amitabh Varshney explained in the Harvard Business Review that AR can bring more safety to the smaller procedures that are often done outside of the operating room (OR). When surgeries occur in the emergency room or intensive care unit, they explained, surgeons don’t have the same … Read More

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