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Trust is the Essence of the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Anger & depression after multiple readmissions led a cancer patient, a surgeon, to lose trust in her doctor. Here's how they repaired the relationship.
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Energy Boosters

While the choice of energy-boosting products is broader than ever, some are beneficial and others are not. And, some should be avoided altogether.
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4 Mental Health Challenges College Students May Face

College is a stressful time of life with a change of home, new people, demanding tasks, fear of failure & other factors that can lead to mental health issues in students.

The Fascinating History of the Color Red

The color red was most likely the first color (besides black and white) to be registered in our ancient ancestors brains.
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A Brief But Powerful History of the Color Purple

Throughout history, the rich and powerful adorned themselves with the color purple. It was difficult to make & hard to get so the elite kept it to themselves.
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Adult ADHD? Here are 6 Coping Strategies That Actually Help

Older individuals with ADHD are challenged because they're expected to have gained control over their behaviors. Here are 6 coping strategies that actually help.
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Want to Know Why You Procrastinate?

Research on consumer behavior provides useful insights into why we procrastinate but what to do about depends on what you do with the information.
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What is the Science Behind the Spread of Fake News?

We can learn a lot from science about the spread of fake news but what can we do to stop its dissemination and repair the damage?
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What Can We Learn About Fatherhood From Science?

What does biological science tell us about fatherhood? A scientist explores some scientific studies on brain and hormonal changes that have evolved to be sure we nurture our young.
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A Spoonful of Empathy Helps the Medicine Go Down

A recent study confirmed that doctors who use positive language reduce patient pain by a similar amount to drugs. Other trials show that positive messages have numerous benefits, ranging from helping Parkinson's patients move their hands faster to reducing how much pain medication patients use.
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What Helps to Ensure Cooperation in Diverse Societies?

A study of post-war Bosnia provides insights into what helps (and what doesn't) when it comes to ensuring cooperation in diverse societies. The findings are highly relevant to the divisiveness in U.S. society today.

Random Thoughts on ‘The Theory of Everything’

Stephen Hawking overcame the physical affliction of his degenerative neurologic disease (ALS) with his soaring optimism going on to become one of the world's most famous theoretical physicists. Unique aspects of the human brain help explain why.