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10 tips to reduce stress and take care of yourself during the holidays

Most Americans report feeling stressed or overwhelmed during the holiday season. If you're feeling this way, we have 10 tips to reduce stress and help you take care of yourself during the busy time of year.

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Mental Health

Seasonal affective disorder, winter blues and self-care tips to get ahead of symptoms

Colder, darker months can cause some of us to feel a little more withdrawn or sad. Our clinical psychologist explains seasonal affective disorder, winter blues and how you can get ahead of the seasonal symptoms.

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Mental Health

Suicide prevention: Who’s most at risk and how to help yourself or a loved one

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the U.S. For many people, it can be tough to know where to turn for help or how to help someone you know may be struggling with thoughts of suicide.

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Mental Health

Things you can do to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease

As Americans are living longer, the number of people with Alzheimer's disease is predicted to increase. Some good news is that the lifestyle choices you make can help reduce your risk for developing the disease.

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Mental Health

Better sleep: Why it’s important for your health and tips to sleep soundly

A good night's sleep can often be hard for us to get. But sleep is so important for our health and preventing serious health conditions. Learn how much shut eye you should get and some tips to get better sleep.

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Mental Health

Eating disorders: Symptoms, types, risks, and ways to seek help

About 10% of Americans have an eating disorder, and those numbers have increased since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn the types of eating disorders, what to look for, and ways you can help.

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Mental Health

Migraine causes, symptoms, treatments, and more

Migraines affect about 15% of Americans. Those who have them know they can bring you down quickly. Learn about migraine symptoms, ways to prevent and treat them and more from our headache specialists.

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Mental Health

10 health benefits of meditation and how to focus on mindfulness

Meditation can be a path to better health, including by relieving stress and helping you get better sleep. Learn about why you should meditate and how you can add it to your daily routine.

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Mental Health

How to spot a concussion and what to do if you suspect a brain injury

Concussions and bran injuries are common in contact sports, but anyone who suffers a hit to the head, such as in a car crash, can experience them. Learn the signs of a concussion and when to get medical help.

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Mental Health

How blue light affects your eyes, sleep, and health

Blue light from digital screens can have a number of long-term health effects, especially when it comes to sleep, eye strain, and age-related macular degeneration.

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Children's Health

Second chances: Victims of violence find healing, new lives through mentorships

Chevist Johnson and Esmerelda Huerta, violence intervention specialists, are all about changing the lives of young people impacted by violence. Check out how they guide youth to see a different future for themselves.

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Children's Health

A thoughtful shift: Leading families to life-changing results

Co-developer Brandi Hawk explains how a seven-week intervention for children with behavior difficulties and their parents has proven to be a life-changer for families.

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At UC Davis Health, we aim to teach and lead people to live a healthy lifestyle. This blog is a user-friendly guide of tips for our community to cultivate health through all stages of life.

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