| Mar 6, 2014
| 1:03 PM
NEW YORK – UConn needs to raise its football profile on the national stage, and it can do so by consistently winning big-time games.
Playing in big-time venues won't hurt, either. They don't get much bigger than Yankee Stadium, where the Huskies...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Take a deep breath, meditation enthusiasts: A new study finds that research on mindfulness meditation has yielded moderate evidence that the practice can reduce anxiety, depressive symptoms and pain, but little to no evidence that it can reduce...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 11:54 AM
As a licensed clinical social worker based in Chicago, Cherilynn Veland has spent plenty of time dispensing advice on family matters. But when tackles a subject that challenges many a parent—whether a kid is ready to hit camp for the first time&...
| Sep 16, 2009
Since the 1970s, meditation and other stress-reduction techniques have been studied as possible treatments for depression and anxiety. One such practice, yoga, has received less attention in the medical literature, though it has become increasingly...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Q: What exactly is a panic attack? It feels like I'm uncomfortable and scared of everything. I need to return to work. Any helpful advice?
A: A panic attack is a wave of intense fear. Added to the fear are uncomfortable physical symptoms, such as:
| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:27 PM
There’s a catchy tune called “When Mama Ain’t Happy (Ain’t Nobody Happy).”
The song is about a man who stays out late drinking and comes home to an angry wife. For such domestic drama, the lyrics and music strike a...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Adolescents treated with the antidepressant fluoxetine -- better known by its commercial name, Prozac -- appear to undergo changes in brain signaling that result in changed behavior well into adulthood, says a new study.
Adult mice and rats who were...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Mindfulness meditation can help ease anxiety, depression and pain, but scientists found little evidence that meditation helped other conditions including substance abuse or sleep and attention problems.
The scientists, reporting Monday in the Journal of...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Marin Alsop's tenure as music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has been notable for several things, prominent among them the programming of compositions by Leonard Bernstein, her childhood idol and mentor when she was starting her conducting...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q: Is hypnotherapy effective for generalized anxiety and panic disorders?
A: Hypnosis is not just a parlor trick. When taken seriously, it is an effective relaxation technique. And some people say it helps manage their anxiety.
Here's how it works: You'...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Q: I can't urinate in a public restroom. I've heard of a condition called "bashful" or "shy" bladder. What is that and can it be treated?
A: A "shy" or "bashful" bladder -- known in medical jargon as paruresis -- is a real syndrome. People with this...