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  1. Dealing With Negative Thoughts - Topic Overview

    What exactly is a negative thought? Suppose a coworker or a grocery store clerk suddenly gave you a mean look. How would you react? Would you just let it slide off you,like water off a duck? Or would you take it personally and feel bad about yourself,or even get angry about it? If you turn small things into big things that bother you for days,weeks,or even longer,you’re having negative ...

  2. Social Connections - Topic Overview

    What are social connections? Social connections are the relationships you have with the people around you. They may be close,like family,friends,and coworkers,or more distant,like people you know casually. They can be as close as next door or so far away that you only connect with them by telephone or through the Internet. Your network of relationships may be big or small. One or two ...

  3. Health & Balance Guide - Topic Overview

    What is optimism? Optimism is a hopeful,positive outlook on the future,yourself,and the world around you. It is a key part of resilience,the inner strength that helps you get through tough times. By definition,optimism helps you see,feel,and think positively. But it has extra benefits you might not know about-optimism helps keep up your physical health too. 1 You don’t have to be a ...

  4. Topic Overview

    Good health requires a positive attitude. It's up to you to decide to make the most of things when you are faced with health challenges. This attitude-a good-health mind-set-doesn't just happen. It takes work,every day. The following tips will help you enjoy a "good-health attitude": 1 Focus on your abilities instead of your disabilities. Focus on your strengths instead of your weaknesses. ...

  5. Is It Caregiver Stress or Depression?

    Has the stress of caregiving turned into depression. Read more about the warning signs of depression and what you can do about it.

  6. Tips for Coping With Caregiver Stress

    Being a caregiver can be stressful. WebMD gives advice on how to cope with "caregiver stress."

  7. Complementary Medicine - Energy Therapies

    There are two types of energy therapies, both of which involve the use of energy fields. Biofield therapies are used to affect energy fields in and around the human body. Bioelectromagnetic - based therapies use electromagnetic fields to affect the body, such as those from magnets or electrical current. AcupunctureHealing touchReikiMagnetic field therapyTranscutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

  8. Health & Balance Guide - Topic Overview

    What is complementary medicine?Complementary medicine is a term used for a wide variety of health care practices that may be used along with standard medical treatment. People often use yoga, meditation, and other complementary practices to improve wellness and quality of life. However, in recent years, more people in the United States have been turning to complementary medicine to help treat a ..

  9. Complementary Medicine - Mind-Body Interventions

    These techniques develop the mind's ability to help the body to heal or keep itself well. Some of these techniques, such as cognitive - behavioral therapy, were once considered complementary medicine and are now a part of conventional medicine in the United States.AromatherapyAutogenic trainingBiofeedbackGuided imageryHumor therapyHypnosisLight therapyMeditationMusic therapyPrayerTai chi and qi ..

  10. Complementary Medicine - Alternative Medical Systems

    An alternative medical system is a set of practices based on a philosophy. Most of these systems have evolved apart from and earlier than the conventional medical system used in the United States. AyurvedaChinese medicineHomeopathyNaturopathyShould I use complementary medicine? ...

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