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  1. Coping With Closure

    May 2, 2006 -- Is closure going to see the new 9/11 feature film United 93 and finally being able to face what happened to loved ones on Sept. 11, 2001? Is closure watching the Zacharias Moussaoui verdict unfold and perhaps seeing the conspirator executed? Moussaoui is currently the only person in t

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  2. How to Cope With Tax-Time Stress

    Spring is the season when the cherry trees and cottonwoods bloom. For Barbara Halpern, spring is also the season when her workweek blooms to 80 hours or more. Accompanying those long work hours are the colds, migraines, dizziness, and weight swings that plague Halpern and her colleagues at her small

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  3. Integrative Medicine: A Patient's View

    When Barbara Lee Epstein was diagnosed with a rare form of appendix cancer, she got the best that high-tech medicine has to offer: treatment at a world-class cancer center and a government-funded, experimental therapy that involved infusing heated chemotherapy into her abdomen. "I had this very expe

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  4. Workplace Wellness

    Health conditions such as ADHD, addiction, depression, anxiety disorder, and sleep problems can indeed exact a staggering toll on the business budget. In the U.S., where depression affects nearly one in 10 people, the estimated cost of this disability in missed work days, medical expenses, and prema

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  5. Biofeedback Trains Mind, Body to Make Changes

    Biofeedback: Sounds like science fiction? It's actually good medicine. Biofeedback is helping many people gain control over common health problems such as migraines, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, epilepsy, diabetes, high blood pressure, and incontinence. In fact, biofeedback is barely co

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  6. Biofeedback Trains Mind, Body to Make Changes

    Biofeedback: Sounds like science fiction? It's actually good medicine. Biofeedback is helping many gain control over common health problems like migraines, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, epilepsy, diabetes, high blood pressure, and incontinence. In fact, biofeedback is barely considered a

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  7. A New Age of Celebrity Worship

    Brad and Angelina, Tom and Katie, Nick and Jessica -- it seems people can't get enough of hearing about the gritty details of celebrities' lives. It's called being "star struck" and it's a phenomenon that is not only bigger than life -- it's bigger than ever. "You have a confluence of forces coming

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  8. When Your Memory Plays Tricks on You

    March 15, 2001 -- Ever wonder why Dustin Hoffman's autistic character in Rain Man could memorize every name and number in the phone book, but thought that a candy bar and a car each cost 50 cents? "Autistic individuals don't use context to enhance their memory and learning the way most people do," D

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  9. Get Your Health Numbers in Check

    Our lives are made up of important numbers. Phone numbers. Social Security numbers. Bank account numbers. Well, here are a few more -- your blood pressure and your cholesterol. Knowing these numbers can mean the difference between living a healthy life or facing serious illness, or even death. "You

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  10. Leading the 'Metrospiritual' Life

    Are you a Whole Foods groupie? A Jamba Juice junkie? Are you hooked on Starbucks' chai tea or the green tea frappachino? Is your next vacation to the tony Ashram in the Santa Monica Mountains? Does your dog practice doga (a.k.a. dog yoga)? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may be

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