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A Ray of Hope for Severe Depression

By |2023-11-02T13:24:27-04:00October 11th, 2023|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Several years ago, Stephanie Akselsen of Howell faced a “perfect storm” of challenges: physiological menopause symptoms and inadequate sleep; emotional repercussions of three relocations; and her fourth child’s departure for college. She held her emotions in and soon found herself with debilitating depression. When other therapy and medications didn’t [...]

Smoother Back-to-School Transitions

By |2024-05-10T08:36:45-04:00July 12th, 2023|Categories: Health A-Z, Pediatrics|Tags: , |

For kids, nothing beats summer’s bright and balmy months for rest, rejuvenation, and fun. But the season is always fleeting – and back-to-school concerns may soon present themselves, especially for adolescents transitioning to new schools. According to CentraState child and adolescent psychiatrist Ankur Desai, MD, the transitions from elementary [...]

The 12 Tips of Christmas: How to Cope with the Stress of the Holidays

By |2020-04-07T10:55:47-04:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

While many look forward to the joy and merriment of the winter holiday season, for some, it can be overshadowed by a never-ending “to do” list, family drama, or loneliness. The holidays can heighten anxiety and depression, which can negatively impact your health by lowering your immune system and [...]

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