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More Information and Recent Research on General Health

(U.S. News & World Report) If you want to improve your health, treat it like school. Changes made in a hurry won't last.
(Conner Middelmann-Whitney, Psychology Today) Nature has endowed us with taste buds so that we can select the most fragrant, flavorful and nutritious foods – so why not take her cues and enjoy the gifts she has bestowed on us? Darkly sensual chocolate. Succulent cherries. Spicy, crunchy hazelnuts. Nourishing eggs. Sweet vanilla. Not just good, but good *for* you! (Delicious recipe included.)
(Michael Friedman, Ph.D., Psychology Today) Does music really have healing power? Research says yes. Music therapy has demonstrated efficacy as an independent treatment for reducing depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. 
(Jasmin Tahmaseb-McConatha, Ph.D., Psychology Today) Reading is tantamount to taking a mental holiday. On cold winter days books can take us away on adventures, to warm beaches, to a better understanding of ourselves and our lives. They can link us to memories of the past and lead us to new beginnings. Reading is a great stress reducer, unfortunately 23% of Americans did not read a single book in 2013.
(Acacia Parks, Ph.D., Psychology Today) If you are a self-help user or a person who wants to try a self-help approach, and you would be interested in participating in my current study, please visit this web page for more information. If you are a coach or therapist, please don't enroll in the study yourself (we are really interested in getting a realistic sample of self-help consumers), but you are welcome to forward the link to clients who you think might be interested.
(FierceHealthcare) Social media--including message boards, blogs, microblogs and social networking sites--breaks down the walls of patient-provider communication, improves access to health information and provides a new channel for peer-to-peer communication among healthcare providers, consumers and family members, according to [a] report. It also helps providers develop meaningful relationships that provide emotional support for patients with chronic conditions, establish communities among caregivers, patients and families, and empowers patients to achieve their objectives with online peer support.
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