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Monthly Archives: January 2017



Knowing versus Doing

I’ve often noticed that it’s much harder to DO something than it is to KNOW about the same thing.  It’s a challenge that has plagued me and others I speak with.  For example, we know we have to show up for work, brush our teeth each day, not drink and drive.  We know about the benefits gained from following a healthy lifestyle (balanced diet, regular physical exercise, not smoke).  We’ve seen the scientific studies that[…]

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Biologic Link Between Genes and PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder)

The NIMH, National Institute of Mental Health, released exciting news this week.  It’s about a study on genes and PMDD, and I will try to explain it to you as clearly as possible.  Dated January 3, 2017, the press release announced that NIH researchers have discovered a link between a reproductive hormone-related set of genes and PMDD, or Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder.  PMDD is a disabling mood disorder characterized by sadness, irritability, and anxiety that occurs[…]

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