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Babies may gain extra weight on standard formula

By Amy Norton NEW YORK | Tue Dec 28, 2010 | (Reuters Health) – All infant formulas may not be equal when it comes to babies’ weight gain over their first months of life, a new study finds. In a study that followed 56 formula-fed infants, researchers found that babies on hypoallergenic formula stayed close […]

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Seven steps for making your New Year’s resolutions stick Maybe you plan to ring in 2011 with a new resolve to quit smoking, lose weight, exercise more, not sweat the small stuff. And maybe these resolutions sound familiar — maybe just like the ones you made a year ago!

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By Samantha Smithstein, Psy.D.    Dec 14 2010 – Frequently when a therapist suggests that his or her patient might be helped by psychotropic medication the suggestion is met with concern, doubt, or even anger.  This is even the case when a patient has been suffering for years from mood, impulse, or attention-related issues.  Additionally, […]

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By Melissa Kirk Dec 16 2010 – I’ve been blogging for several years on my personal blog, Mellifluence, and before that I wrote a paper zine (oh, so 80’s!) Most of my blog entries for Psychology Today have been pretty open and straigtforward about my mental health experiences. Through it all, my signature, if you […]

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By Ditta M. Oliker, Ph.D.     Dec 27 2010 – 5:27pm – It’s easy to lose yourself in the whirlwind of the holidays. Getting caught in the pressure of so much to do and so little time is common, particularly as each year seems to rush by even more quickly than the last one. […]

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By Suzanne Koven, M.D. New Year’s Resolutions, like bridesmaids’ dresses, fruitcake, and mothers-in-law, get a bad rap. Okay, they often don’t work out (though, come to think of it, I adored my mother-in-law and she made a dynamite fruitcake) but sometimes they do.

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By Marc Muchnick, Ph.D. Created Dec 27 2010 – 9:40am Are regrets weighing you down? As we move into the new year, it’s the perfect time to shed some of the psychological baggage we’ve been accumulating and carrying around with us. Here are three common regrets that are well worth getting rid of: Regret #1: […]

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By Meg Selig   Does it sound selfish to say, “Good will to me?” It probably does, but maybe you and I need a little good will toward ourselves during the fun but frantic holiday season. In fact, for your New Year’s resolution this year, consider a self-kindness goal. Think of it as your holiday […]

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 They’re Not Good for Your Health By Howard S. Friedman, Ph.D.   At this time of year, we naturally think back over the past twelve months and look ahead towards the future. Looking back at times gone by (auld lang syne) can be a good thing, especially if we focus on the stuff we’ve accomplished […]

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For many wqmen coping with obesity and depression, new research finds that improving your mood might be the link to losing weight. The new study, which appears in the November/December issue of the journal General Hospital Psychiatry, cites past surveys that show having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more — classified as […]

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