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Holiday myths debunked: Weight gain, suicides, traffic deaths

The most persistent holiday health myths are based on kernels of truth. Here are often-repeated adages and why they’re off the mark. Myth 1: You gain massive weight during holidays. Between Thanksgiving’s turkey, heaps of holiday cookies and weeks of parties, you’re bound to gain some extra padding over the…

QUANTUM UNITS EDUCATION: New Online CEU Course

New! Treating Eating, Weight and Body Image Issues CEU Course Description Therapists and Counselors often encounter clients with mild to moderate eating and body image issues, less severe than anorexia, bulimia, or binge-eating disorder. They emerge as minor themes that lurk behind major presenting problems such as anxiety, depression, low…

Antipsychotics linked to diabetes in kids

Antipsychotics have already been linked to type II diabetes in adults. Now a new study shows a connection between these medications and the chronic medical condition in kids as well. Researchers report in the journal JAMA Psychiatry that children taking antipsychotics have three times the risk of developing type II…