Items Tagged ‘psychology’

Ask the Doctors - Does outlook on life affect lifespan?

March 3, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Does outlook on life affect lifespan?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: Does outlook really matter when it comes to lifespan, as a recent study suggested? I’m not a wet blanket, but I don’t have a relentlessly sunny disposition either. Dear Reader: Let’s say it’s a gray, cloudy Monday morning. You’re stuck in traffic, listening to the news of another atrocity in some distant land. […]

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Tags: Annals of Behavioral Medicine, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Dr. Robert Ashley, happiness, heart disease, infection rates, kidney failure, life span, mortality benefits, optimism


How to survive the high anxiety of college admission decisions

February 28, 2018

How to survive the high anxiety of college admission decisions

By Leigh Hopper leighhopper

Some high school seniors and their parents are feeling a little tense right now. The regular admission deadline for college applications was around the first of the year; that means many students applying to highly ranked colleges receive word of acceptance – or rejection – in March and in April. When a young person feels […]

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Tags: Anxiety, college, high school, pediatrics, psychology, stress


Music therapist’s 5 tips for using music to improve health

June 9, 2017

Music therapist’s 5 tips for using music to improve health

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Music therapy provides a host of health benefits ranging from developmental support for children to stress management

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Tags: featured, Jenna Bollard, music, music therapist, music therapy, musical instruments, parenting, pediatric, pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, therapy