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Weighted Blankets: Worth a Try?

Weighted blankets have become popular in the mainstream in the last few years and are just what they sound like: heavy blankets, generally 15 pounds or more. The weight comes from pellets, chains, or balls that are either woven into the blanket's fabric or inserted in little pockets throughout. Advertising claims all sorts of benefits: better sleep, less anxiety, sweatless nights, excellent naps.

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Diet Recommendations That Can Help Relieve Anxiety

An INTEGRIS dietitian explores the correlation between diet and anxiety.

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How Volunteering Can Make You Healthier and Happier

Service and volunteerism may also have an impact beyond simply making us feel better about ourselves. Learn more about becoming a volunteer.

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Think Positive and Give Thanks!

Scientists and researchers say that you should think of happiness as a skill, and that with the right tools, you can train your brain to become happier.

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Support Groups Offer Comfort and Guidance

Whether you have suffered the loss of a loved one or just need help losing weight, support groups offer comfort and guidance to get you through struggles.

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Eat, Drink and Be Merry...In Moderation

During the holidays, we can be tempted by all the snacks and treats that are abundant this time of year. And when you consider the added stress that comes with the holidays, we tend to seek comfort in those sweet foods and drinks. Dr. Melanie Marshall, a family medicine physician with INTEGRIS Family Care Northwest, gives tips on how to plan for holiday gatherings and manage your shopping stress during the season.

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Hints for Helping Holiday Stress

Busy calendars and shopping struggles can increase your holiday stress. Here are tips help you manage your mental well-being this holiday season.

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Help Manage Holiday Depression

For many, the holidays are a time of joy and happiness, but for some, the stress can bring increased feelings of depression and sadness.

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How to Handle Seasonal Affective Disorder

Shorter days in the winter months can have an adverse affect on your mood and behavior. Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, can affect your frame of mind.

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Symptoms and Treatment for Anxiety

People often refer to the term anxiety as a synonym for stress or worry. but for 6.8 million Americans, anxiety is an everyday struggle.

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Signs to Prevent Suicide

Nearly one million people worldwide die of suicide each year. That's one life every 40 seconds. Learn the warning signs to prevent these unnecessary deaths.

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Learning to Cope with Grief

Understanding how you can help yourself or others when grieving can assist in managing the feelings and frustrations experienced during the grief process.

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Unresolved Feelings can cause Health Problems

Unresolved feelings, such as anger and hostility, can have an adverse reaction to your overall health and can directly impact your heart health.

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Underlying Issues of Male Sexual Dysfunction

Male sexual dysfunction can create mental health concerns such as inadequacy, low self-esteem and depression, but could be a sign of cardiovascular issues.

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Phobias Are Common, But Treatable

For people with phobias, feelings of anxiety occur all too often, and they may be overwhelming. Anxiety disorders are real, serious, and treatable.

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