Mental Health

Big Food Is Going Vegan

Anxiety is expensive: Employee mental health costs rise twice as fast as all other medical expenses

Anxiety Is Expensive Anxiety is expensive and not only as a source of suffering for fellow human beings. Mental health, much too long deferred, is demanding attention in workplaces. The financial costs for mental health have been rising at twice the rate of other medical expenses… which have been rising too much for too long. …

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Mental Health Access Parity

Payers, Purchasers Must Guarantee Mental Health Access Parity

Mental Health Access Parity Everyone agrees mental health access parity with physical health access is necessary. Mental health is a serious issue throughout the US and other countries. There seems to be little doubt that mental health problems get less attention and resources, according the the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions. We can only …

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Element3 Health

Health Goes Well Beyond the Gym: Element3 Health

Element3 Health We hope more companies unveil products and services like Element3 Health! Healthcare systems around the world need to help break down the silos. Health is not just physical. There are many determinants for health. Some, like genetics, are less controllable. Some, like loneliness and nutrition, are much more controllable. People will benefit more …

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loneliness is deadly

Loneliness is deadlier than obesity, study suggests

Loneliness Is Deadly We need to rethink Loneliness. This has become far more than a quick feeling of isolation while friends or family are away. Loneliness has become a lifestyle and is a deadly precursor to many diseases. Like many other Lifestyle diseases, the treatment goes beyond a pharmaceutical or surgery.  While the US continues …

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Stressed Students

Students Are More Stressed Out Than Ever. Here’s How Colleges Are Designing Campuses To Fix That

Stressed Students College has always been stressful. Stressed students are moving further into adulthood and away from the lives they knew while balancing demanding coursework and new communities. This is a situation ripe for trouble. Germany’s University of Heidelberg even had a “student jail” (Studentenkarzer) for wayward students until 1914. But today’s stress is worse. …

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Diet has bigger impact on emotional well-being in women than in men

Diet Affects Mental Health More In Women It is really no surprise that diet affects mental health. However, we have never given much thought that diet impacts mental health more in women. Women may need a more nutrient-rich diet to support a positive emotional well-being, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at …

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Happy Icelanders: Where Happiness Is Contagious

Happy Icelanders When one thinks of Vikings, happy and relaxed are not terms that usually leap to mind. However, as dad (Tim) and daughter (Emily) from HealthCare Too found during a 20-hour layover in Iceland the Viking descendants are happy Icelanders. And happy is contagious. Even though Tim and Emily had to wear jackets in …

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Loneliness might be harmful to more than just your mental health

Is Loneliness The Real New Smoking? There has been a flurry of headlines declaring that sitting is the new smoking. There is certainly merit in getting folks up and about. Those nifty elevating desks might even make sense for some. However,  perhaps loneliness is the real new smoking. The UK has already appointed a Loneliness Minister.  …

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Mental Healthy Eating | How What You Eat Affects Your Mental Health     

Mental Healthy Eating Like physical health, our mental health is also influenced by our diet among other things. Unfortunately, research is lagging on the critical connection for mental healthy eating but this article does shed some light. They say you are what you eat, and we all know that the foods we eat have an …

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Breaking The Cycle Of Stress – The Best Brain Possible

Anxiety v Stress There is stress and then there is anxiety. Stress can actually be good, a leftover from our ancestry’s “fight or flight” reaction to perceived threats. However, in our Modern World that “fight or flight” instinct can run continuously… far more than we are capable of maintaining. There is a difference between Anxiety …

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