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Enjoy a pint, but avoid binge drinking on St. Patrick’s Day

As pints of green beer and shots of Irish whiskey are slammed down during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, it’s important to recognize the dangers associated with binge drinking. “While it’s fun to toast the Emerald Isle’s patron saint, it’s also important to know your limits before you get too bleary-eyed to care about how all that green beer will affect ...

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What are the leading causes of stress for Americans?

New research finds that discrimination is one of the leading causes of stress for Americans. A recent study found that seven in 10 adults reported they experienced discrimination, defined as being treated with less courtesy or respect, threatened or harassed, according to the Stress in America survey released by the American Psychological Association. And almost half of adults experienced major ...

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How accurate is your fitness tracker?

Counting steps and calories burned are all in a day’s work for many people who rely on fitness trackers to reach their exercise goals. However, new research suggests that these devices may not be as accurate as manufacturers suggest. Personal fitness trackers have solidified a place in mainstream society, as one in 10 adults wear a device, according to the ...

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How to talk with someone who is depressed

Chances are high that you know someone or have known someone with depression. Have you ever wondered what’s best to say to that person? Or were you ever worried you might say the wrong thing? With depression affecting more than 15 million American adults, or approximately 6.7 percent of the US population over the age of 18, it’s no wonder ...

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How to talk with someone who is depressed

Chances are high that you know someone or have known someone with depression. Have you ever wondered what’s best to say to that person? Or were you ever worried you might say the wrong thing? With depression affecting more than 15 million American adults, or approximately 6.7 percent of the US population over the age of 18, it’s no wonder ...

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