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New ideas to create change and design the new you in 2016!

‘Design Thinking’ for a Better You “A strategy called ‘design thinking’ has helped numerous entrepreneurs and engineers develop successful new products and businesses. But can design thinking help you create healthful habits?”

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Balancing Work and Family

The truth about the unfinished business of balancing work and family. A huge source of stress. An opportunity for change. Anne-Marie Slaughter’s ‘Unfinished Business’

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Coffee: Good News

More Consensus on Coffee’s Effect on Health Than You Might Think “A review of studies shows that coffee’s reputation as being unhealthy is undeserved, with the potential health benefits surprisingly large.”

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On Depression

Many patients present with fatigue and do not have physical illness or endocrine disease. They have depression. This moving TED talk lucidly teaches us about depression and the resilience of the human spirit. Depression, the secret we share

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Why you should turn off your cell phone at night

This is what happens to your brain and body when you check your phone before bed “Staring at screens right before sleep turns out to be a lot worse than previously thought. Dr. Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at

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Good Grief

I am writing this because I see a lot of grief and suffering in my practice as an Endocrinologist, and I am participating in teaching the Healers Art Course to Yale medical students this month. One of our tasks is

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Is Aging In Your Mind?

http://www.nytimes.com/…/what-if-age-is-nothing-but-a-mind-… “Ellen Langer’s experiments have shown that mental attitudes might reverse some ravages of old age. Now she wants to test that same radical principle on cancer.”

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Mercury Toxicity

I am mercury toxic! The health department and I decided that the source of toxicity is the fish and shell fish in my diet. Toxicity from methyl mercury comes from the mercury released into the environment from coal burning plants,

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Monitoring Activity and Sleep

I’ve been asked this week a lot about my jawbone band which I use, with app UP in my i phone, to monitor my activity and quality of sleep. This is a gadget that uses motion detection, actigraphy, to pick

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Lets Talk About Sleep

We are what we do. Lets talk about Sleep. Sleep is crucial to wellness in general. Less than 6 hours of sleep is associated with higher mortality. Sleep is affected by hormone changes, traumatic brain injuries, psychiatric conditions. Sleep is

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