Could Your Child Have a Drug Problem?Before assuming your child is taking drugs, find out if something else may be causing him or her to behave unusually.
Curb Emotional EatingWhen you find yourself seeking out food to comfort you, you are eating in response to your emotions, rather than to hunger.
Developing Super Self-ConfidenceTo accomplish a specific goal -- whether, for example, you’re vying for a new position at work, training for a bike race or preparing to move to a new community -- a sense of self-efficacy can help.
Don't Swallow Your Emotions
Female Athlete Triad: An Unhealthy ConditionThe triad is made up of these factors: disordered eating, disrupted menstrual cycles (missing three or more periods in a row) and osteoporosis (low bone mass).
Figure on These Factors When Drinking AlcoholIf you drink, you most likely want to drink reasonably and responsibly. But what are the factors that can help you keep a check on your blood-alcohol content so you don't embarrass yourself or, worse, hurt yourself or others?
Fill Your Calendar for Better HealthJust as you plan a financial portfolio, it's good to develop a social portfolio as you age.
For a Senior Adventure, Get on the BusBus trips include everything from day trips to world-class art museums to shopping ventures to cross-country treks.
For Older Adults: Address Your StressSome stress is inevitable, but as you grow older, the key is to minimize stress while maximizing happiness and enjoyment.
Get Support to Beat Bad HabitsWhether you are just beginning to think about changing a habit, or you have already started but have hit a rough spot, family and friends can help.
Help! My 9-Year-Old Wants to Dress SexyWith so many mall shops offering sexy styles for the youngest girls, some parents wonder whether their daughters are risking sexual harassment for the sake of fashion.
Helping an Unwilling AlcoholicYou don't have to wait for someone to hit rock bottom to act. Here are steps to help an alcoholic get treatment.
Important Facts About Amphetamine and Methamphetamine AbuseAmphetamine abuse is a growing problem in the United States. Each year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration closes down hundreds of illegal laboratories producing these drugs.
It's Time to Bench Bad BehaviorExperts say you should look at your child as a kid who happens to be playing sports, and not as an athlete who happens to be a kid.
Manage Your Emotions at Work There's nothing wrong with feeling a particular emotion. At work, though, you want to be cautious in how you express it.
Mastering the Principles of Positive ThinkingYou can learn to think positively, and doing so can lead to greater self-confidence, more respect for others and achievement of your goals.
Oppositional Defiant DisorderChildren with ODD may refuse to follow commands or requests made by parents, teachers, or other adults.
Over 65, Busy Lives Aren’t Generally Lonely LivesLoneliness is one of the most formidable obstacles to health and quality of life for the nearly 35 million Americans 65 or older. Unfortunately, recognizing this enemy isn't as easy as we might think.
Phobias Are Common, But TreatableMost of us worry or get nervous every now and then. But, for people with anxiety disorders, these feelings occur all too often, and they may be overwhelming.
Quit One Step at a TimeSaying good-bye to cigarettes for good can be difficult. To succeed, you need to make changes to your daily life. But, like the many others who have quit, you too can triumph.
Sidetrack Your StressNo matter the source of your stress, it can produce physical, mental, and emotional symptoms that can affect any part of the body.
Some New Information on Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)Like cancer or heart disease, alcoholism is a primary chronic disease with its own symptoms and causes. The disease is progressive and often fatal if not treated.
Staying Involved Adds Fun to AgeResearch suggests the more physically and mentally active you are, the fewer discomforts and disabilities you may face as you get older.
Teen Suicide: Learning to Recognize the Warning SignsMore than 70 percent of teens who attempt or commit suicide do so in a state of crisis, responding to some acute conflict with peers, parents, or other authorities.
Treating Generalized AnxietyYou may suffer from generalized anxiety disorder if you go through the day worried, tense or anxious about your family, health or work, even when you know there are no signs of trouble.
Understanding Domestic AbuseAlthough the most common form of abuse is males abusing female partners, females can abuse male partners, and abuse also takes place in same-sex relationships.
Understanding Prescription Drug AbuseAlthough it’s dangerous to take a prescription medication without a prescription, abusing such medications is the fastest growing type of drug abuse in the United States, outpacing marijuana abuse by a factor of two, according to some studies.
Understanding Teenage DepressionThe medical community once thought depression affected only adults. The risk for the condition begins in the early teens, however, and increases steadily through the mid-20s.