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Posts from ‘December, 2012’

Staying Independent in Old Age, With a Little Help

Staying Independent in Old Age, With a Little Help by Jane E. Brody December 24, 2012 The New York Times Many older people need outside help long before they require round-the-clock care. Many assistance and housing alternatives have rapidly sprung up to meet this demand.

Exercise and the Ever-Smarter Human Brain

Exercise and the Ever-Smarter Human Brain by Gretchen Reynolds December 26, 2012 The New York Times Our brains were shaped and sharpened by movement, an emerging view of human evolution goes, and we continue to require regular physical activity in order for our brains to function optimally. Daniel E. Lieberman of Harvard concludes the interview […]

A New Focus on the ‘Post’ in Post-Traumatic Stress

A New Focus on the ‘Post’ in Post-Traumatic Stress by David Dobbs December 24, 2012 The New York Times A significant body of work suggests that what a person experiences just after a traumatic event, particularly other people’s responses, may be just as crucial as the event itself.

When Anxiety Interrupts a Child’s Life

When Anxiety Interrupts a Child’s Life by Jane Brody  December 17, 2012 New York Times Children may be confronted with unthinkable situations, but much of what children fear is rooted more in imagination than in reality. Comforting children seized with irrational fears can be a difficult task.

In the Middle: Why Elderly Couples Fight

In the Middle: Why Elderly Couples Fight by Susan Seliger December 17, 2012 New York Times Degenerative relationships are not uncommon among the elderly in even the happiest marriages. Both mental and physical changes feed the discord, marriage therapists and geriatricians say.

Why Afternoon May Be the Best Time to Exercise

Why Afternoon May Be the Best Time to Exercise by Gretchen Reynolds New York Times December 12, 2012 A study in mice suggests that exercise affects our circadian rhythms, and in turn our health, and the impact may be most beneficial if the exercise is undertaken mid-day.

Answers About Female Sexuality, Part 2

Answers About Female Sexuality, Part 2 December 5, 2012 Interview with Susan Kellogg, M.D. New York Times Readers recently asked Susan Kellogg about sexual health, desire after cancer and other topics.