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  1. Setting Goals - Topic Overview

    Your plan is to improve your health. Two types of goals can help you do this: long-term and short-term. Long-term goals A long-term goal is not something you can do all at once. It’s the goal that inspires you and that will show how far you've come when you complete it. It's usually a goal you hope to reach in 6 months or a year. A long-term goal could be to walk for 1 hour 3 times a week. ...

  2. Anger, Hostility, and Violent Behavior - Home Treatment

    Tips to help you control your feelings of anger or hostility.

  3. Anger, Hostility, and Violent Behavior - Prevention

    To prevent anger and hostility: Seek nonhostile ways to resolve conflicts. Arguing is fine, even healthy, as long as it does not turn violent. Teach your children that anger is not a solution. Give your children consistent love and attention.

  4. Anger, Hostility, and Violent Behavior - Preparing For Your Appointment

    A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Anger and Hostility.

  5. Anger, Hostility, and Violent Behavior - Topic Overview

    Anger signals your body to prepare for a fight. This reaction is commonly classified as "fight or flight." When you get angry, adrenaline and other hormones are released into the bloodstream, then your blood pressure goes up and your heart beats faster.

  6. Stress Symptoms

    Stress can seriously affect your body and mind. Learn more from WebMD about our response to stress, both healthy and unhealthy.

  7. Managing the Stress of Chronic Disease at College

    WebMD provides tips to college students on managing the stress of a chronic disease.

  8. Transcendental Meditation

    Learn about transcendental meditation, including how it's taught and its possible health benefits.

  9. Alternative Therapies and Pregnancy

    WebMD helps sort out which alternative therapies can be helpful and which could be harmful during pregnancy.

  10. Kava - Topic Overview

    What is kava?Kava, or kava kava, is a root found on South Pacific islands. Islanders have used kava as medicine and in ceremonies for centuries. Kava has a calming effect, producing brain wave changes similar to changes that occur with calming medications such as diazepam (Valium, for example).1 Kava also can prevent convulsions and relax muscles.2 Although kava is not addictive, its effect ...

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