Psychology Today Column

5 Secrets Your Doctor Will Never Tell You

The inside scoop only a physician could tell you. Medical privacy is very important in medicine and as doctors keep your problems confidential, they often also keep their problems a secret to the outside world. Here are 5 secrets doctors don’t...

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We Believe What We Want to Believe

  When believing what we want to believe has life or death consequences   Believing what want to believe can have life or death consequences.  We will take 4 examples: Ebola virus infection, vaccinations, cancer treatments, and diet.   Some people...

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Is Our Body the Battery of the Future?

Inspiration from an MIT researcher who is harvesting energy from the body itself On September 18th, 2018, I woke up really excited. My husband and I had an appointment at 9:00 a.m. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge to interview Dr....

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3 Unexpected Gifts From Making Friends With Death

The simple exercise of befriending death can bring happy surprises. Some people experience fear, anxiety, anger, and even depression when they think about death. Is it possible to befriend death and see it as a natural ally instead of a scary enemy?  As a...

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A Quick Way to Surface Unconscious Emotions

Can a walk in nature unveil anxiety, sadness, depression, helplessness or hopelessness?  Could it unveil anger, frustration, or a desire to travel or a feeling of strength, power, and happiness? Yes, it can through a particular exercise. Here are...

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Can Humans Smell Cancer?

“Did you have red Tabasco sauce with your last meal?”  Joy asked me as my husband and I were driving her from San Francisco to Chico, California. I was surprised by her question.  I did have red Tabasco sauce the night before, but not more that 4...

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Sex for the First Time

According to a 2017 CDC report, 40 percent of U.S. high school students have had sexual intercourse at least once, 10 percent of students had four or more sexual partners, 30 percent had had sex during the previous three months and of these, 46 percent did...

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7 Creative Ways to Express Hot Anger

When Mary saw a suspicious text message on her husband’s cell phone, she suspected he was having an affair and later that evening she confronted him. He reluctantly admitted he was having sex with a woman he met at work but told her he was going to break...

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Higher Mortality in Single Fathers

Maria Chiu and colleagues from the University of Toronto compared the health of single fathers (a growing demographic) with the health of single mothers, partnered fathers and partnered mothers living in Ontario, Canada, over a median of 11 years. Maria...

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New Hope For Parkinson’s Disease

Why are there more cases of Parkinson’s disease in the Midwest and Northeast of the USA than in the rest of the country? Why are there many more people with symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and Lou Gehrig’s disease in the island of Guam...

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