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Light Therapy… A Simple Tool to Ease Cancer’s Side Effects

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The Wall Street Journal 4/12/16 By LUCETTE LAGNADO William Redd, a Mount Sinai psychologist, professor of medicine and a lead researcher in the trial. Light therapy “has had a major impact on cancer patients with fatigue and depression,” he says. PHOTO: LUCIA LEE/MOUNT SINAI In a test, researchers at Mount Sinai try light…

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Spring Forward with Seasonal Time Change

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The Monday after daylight saving time takes effect doesn’t have to be a heart-stressed, mad-dash, car-crash kind of a day. Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center specialist Kelly Brown, MD, has a list of tips people can follow to avoid the jolt to their sleep cycles and resulting fatigue when clocks spring forward Sunday,…

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You Asked: Is Seasonal Affective Disorder Real?

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Without a doubt. Here’s how to identify SAD—and remedies that really work. You’ve been feeling it for months, like an extra layer of bulk beneath your winter sweater: a malaise you just can’t shake off. Maybe you’re wiped out even after a full night’s sleep. Or there are days when you feel…

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South Bend study tests effect of light therapy on dementia

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By Joseph Dits South Bend Tribune-SOUTH BEND — Raised on a farm, John Stahly learned to milk cows and fix things. But here, in Morningview Assisted Living, the 95-year-old is trying to pick his way through a mild case of dementia. In his room, three lamps feed him a special light that,…

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The Dog Days of Winter

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  “Happiness is a hound dog in the sun” quoting the philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834). For over a century, it is known that exposure to light can have positive effects on plants, animals, and people. Light regulates our wellbeing. People get SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and animals can suffer too. When…

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Winter Weather and SAD Depression

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From Extraordinary Health News- January 2016 With the holiday season behind us, many people can feel a sense of letdown or sadness, but that usually passes quickly and people get on with their lives. That’s not the kind of sadness that usually gets people down. And let’s face it. The winter months…

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Light therapy effective for treating depression, not just winter blues!

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From Washington Post 11/18/2015 By Lena H. Sun Experts have known for some time that light therapy can improve the mood of people who feel especially down when the days get shorter and gloomier. But now a study has found that light therapy also works in treating non-seasonal depression. The research, published Wednesday…

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Seasonal Affective Disorder … the detriment of daylight savings

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Every year around daylight savings, millions of Americans develop Seasonal Affective Disorder, a form of seasonal depression. “SAD” is more than just an emotion: It’s also a serious mood disorder that, ironically, causes the very sentiment it denotes. With the clocks recently turned back, darkness usurping sunlight and temperatures plummeting, an unlucky few…

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The autumn blahs are real. 3 simple ways to stay upbeat all season!

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Head off the Winter Blues From: Today.com Fall is almost here and the days are getting shorter. If you find you have less pep in your step, or you’re struggling to get work done, you may be experiencing the autumn blahs — and those could lead to the winter blues. People who…

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