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FDA Approves Nasal Spray for Depression

The federal Food & Drug Administration has approved a nasal spray to treat depression - and it's not without controversy. Hartford Hospital Institute of Living researcher Mirela Lotus explains.

Teens & Suicide

Connecticut has been rocked by a number of high profile teen suicides in 2019. Dr. Laura Saunders from Hartford HealthCare's Behavioral Health Network talks about how to bring up the topic with your teens.


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Eagles’ Brooks: What’s It’s Like To Handle Anxiety Like an NFL Pro

Professional athletes are known for their game-day routines, whether its Sidney Crosby’s pregame peanut butter and jelly sandwich, Steph Curry’s shooting warmup or former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher’s habit of consuming Girl Scout cookies before each game. For Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Brandon Brooks, however, game days usually start with [...]

With IOL’s Pearlson, TEDxHartford Talk to Highlight Marijuana, Driving Research

What do an organizational behaviorist, real estate marketer and anti-trafficking activist have in common with a behavioral health researcher from the Institute of Living (IOL)? For four hours on Tuesday, Dec. 3, the answer is the attention of those attending the TEDxHartford program as they share innovative and inspiring ideas [...]

Stress, Anxiety and Your Immune System: How to Avoid Getting Sick

You take a daily multivitamin, even a Vitamin C boost when you feel a sniffle, but avoiding something else in your life is a better way to improve your immunity. “Stress and anxiety have a tremendous impact on our immune system,” said David Tolin, PhD, director of the Anxiety Disorders Center [...]

How Age Can Affect How We Handle Stress

Stress is like taxes and death – one of life’s certainties — but as we age, the types of stress we face and our ability to handle it changes, and not always for the better. “Contributors to stress and anxiety vary with age,” says Peter Lucchio, a clinical psychologist who [...]

Do You Have a Drinking Problem? Find Out With This 5-Question Quiz

Several recent scientific papers have tackled the health effects of alcohol, some claiming there are health benefits while others suggest the national published guidelines for “safe drinking” should be lower. The debate may make it harder to know if you or someone you care about has a drinking problem. “The [...]

He’s ‘Lucky To Be Alive’ After Pancreatitis Caused by Alcohol Abuse

After 40 years of social and eventually heavy drinking, Keith Bunnell was diagnosed with pancreatitis. He was told that if he didn’t stop drinking he would be dead in six months. He quit for a week. Four months later, the successful electrical designer and father of four had another bout [...]


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Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019, 5:00PM - 6:15PM

L.G.B.T.Q. Support Group

This is a support group for 16-23 years olds who identify LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, questioning) issues as being [...]

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019, 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Aging and Your Eyes

In this FREE info session learn more about: general eye care as you age & common eye conditions, cataract surgery, and glaucoma treatment. [...]

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

QiGong for Cancer

The Chinese people have been using mind/body exercises called QiGong ("Chee-Gong"), which means "Energy work", for thousands of years to [...]

 

 

 

 

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