Shannon Longlott

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In marriage, as in life generally, you are winging it all the time

George Orwell wrote: “We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.” He was talking about politics but it also applies to domestic life, where it is terrifyingly easy to lose grasp of the basics – to cease to see the wood for the trees. …

Behavior

5 mental tricks to help you manage stress and be more 'mindful' in 2017

If there's one thing that 2016 has taught many of us, it's that it helps to have a way to calm our minds and quiet our hearts. Just how do you do that? Try "mindfulness."<p>That, essentially, means being more attuned to what's going on around you and inside of you. "Mindfulness is an open-hearted way …

Mindfulness

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<i>Written by Jenny Green; Updated January 29, 2018</i><p>Believers in the power of flowers might grow peace lily (Spathiphyllum spp.) for its reputed ability to harmonize conflicts, but its pure white, elegant blossoms are enough of a recommendation. Growing outdoors in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant …

Gilead receives approval for cheaper hepatitis C drug

Gilead Sciences Inc. received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its Epclusa hepatitis C combination drug and priced the treatment below …

FDA approves first pill to treat all forms of hepatitis C

Federal health officials have approved the first pill to treat all major forms of hepatitis C, the latest in a series of drug approvals that have reshaped treatment of the liver-destroying virus.<p>The Food and Drug Administration approved the combination pill from Gilead Sciences for patients with …

Help with the high cost of hepatitis C drugs

After legal battles and lobbying efforts, thousands of people with hepatitis C are gaining earlier access to expensive drugs that can cure this condition.<p>States that limited access to the medications out of concern over sky-high prices have begun to lift those restrictions – many, under the threat …

Health Care

Quantified self to quantified health: how tech helps doctors fill gaps in patient records

The era of "Quantified Self" (a term coined in 2007 by US WIRED founding executive editor Kevin Kelly) is relatively new. The first Fitbit digital …

Training the brain to boost self-confidence

Eating well, exercising, and being socially active are some factors that can help raise self-esteem. For some people, however, the road to confidence …

Casual cannabis use: Is there a link to depression?

In 2014, recreational cannabis use was legalized in Colorado, and seven other states have since followed suit. With an ever-expanding part of the …

CNS Depression: Symptoms and Treatment

<b>Central nervous system depression refers to a condition where neurological function is decreased. It can result from substance overdoses, poisoning,</b> …

The difference between COPD and emphysema

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease refers to a group of progressive lung diseases that cause increasing breathlessness.<p>Emphysema is one of these …

Bipolar Disorder: Symptoms in Women

Bipolar disorder is a serious mental disorder that involves depression and elevated moods. The highs are known as mania or hypomania, depending on …

Bipolar Spectrum: Types, Diagnosis, and Treatment

<b>Bipolar disorder, once known as manic depression, features extreme mood swings that include both emotional highs and lows.</b><p>It is a long-term condition …

10 Foods That Can Boost Your Immune System

By Alina Petre<p>Keeping your immune system healthy is very important, no matter the season.<p>Naturally, what you eat can majorly influence your immune …

Simple ways to improve mood, according to psychologists

Jason Kempin / Staff / Getty Images<p>It's the little things.<p>Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite novel, jotting down some things you're grateful for, or spending some time in nature, there's plenty of …

Election system susceptible to rigging despite red flags

Jill Stein's bid to recount votes in Pennsylvania was in trouble even before a federal judge shot it down Dec. 12. That's because the Green Party candidate's effort stood almost no chance of detecting potential fraud or error in the vote — there was basically nothing to recount.<p>Pennsylvania is one …

Government