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Research shows that Americans work more than people in any country in the industrialized world. We take less vacation, work longer days and retire later in life. All of these factors combined provide for a perfect “stress” storm. Here are some tips to learn how to de-stress.

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Steps to Take Before, During, and After Pregnancy to Help Assure the Child’s Mental Health

A Q&A with M. Camille Hoffman, M.D., MSCS. Dr. Hoffman completed medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina, OBGYN residency at University of Miami, and her maternal fetal medicine fellowship at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Hoffman directs a clinical and translational perinatal mental health research program that she established to investigate maternal-child mental and physical health relationships and to promote maternal-child wellness.

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Enjoying Valentine's Day With or Without a Partner

While Valentine's Day is supposed to be the holiday of romance, it can be difficult for many people, whether they have a romantic partner or not. The key is to keep things in perspective.

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Stress, Anxiety and the Holidays

Stress and anxiety can arise if we’re feeling overwhelmed. During the holiday season, people often find themselves feeling stressed and overwhelmed – unwelcomed “guests” that come from a dizzying array of seasonal demands, including parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining. The antidote: Be realistic, plan ahead, be kind to yourself.

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Advice to Parents on Diagnosing and Treating Anxiety Disorders in Young People

Dr. Francis Lee, is the Mortimer D. Sackler Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, and an attending psychiatrist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

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