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The colors of creativity

April 1, 2013

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by Shelia Eastman —  I  love being creative every day. All my life I have been told I am very creative. For that matter, I often have too many ideas, which makes it hard to stop the flow. But I believe that everyone, with a little practice, can and should be over-the-top creative. You often […]

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Anxiety/Panic Attacks

December 5, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Anxiety is a very uncomfortable feeling of nervousness, irritability or foreboding about the future. Panic attacks, also known as anxiety attacks, are sudden drastic increases in anxiety to the point where one may have trouble breathing, muscles tighten, the pulse rate increases, and one may collapse or even urinate or […]

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Obesity and drug addiction share brain chemistry and genetics

February 25, 2012

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by Dr. Martha Grout —  For many people, food and drug addictions are a function of individual brain chemistry. For example, brain-imaging studies conducted by the Brookhaven National Laboratory suggest that many overweight people, like drug addicts, have fewer brain receptors for dopamine — the neurotransmitter that signals feelings of satisfaction and pleasure. The more […]

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