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The value of friendship

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Childhood friends doing handshake.

I remember my childhood chum, Dennis. We did everything together. We played ping pong until we fell from exhaustion. A brief snack later, we played Monopoly until his parents sent me home. I returned after dinner to play basketball into the night. Who needed to see the hoop? We were best friends. All we needed was each other.

Ultimately, I moved away, and our friendship faded. But childhood friendships stay alive in adult minds. They bring forth warm memories of innocence, loyalty, and love. Read more about The value of friendship

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Losing your cool

Dr. Paul
Child in a blue shirt crying while losing her cool.

It's easy to lose our cool when we're tired, hungry or feeling overwhelmed. How can we work to keep ourselves in check? Read more about Losing your cool

What are allergy shots?

Allergy shots work by building a tolerance to environmental allergens like pet dander, dust mites, pollens, grasses, and mold. Allergy shots significantly reduce allergy symptoms including watery, red and itchy eyes, runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, rashes and even asthma symptoms. Read more about What are allergy shots?

Are you spoiling your kids?

Dr. Paul
Child throwing a temper tantrum and pointing finger.

Marion, age 3, was helping her mom shop. When they approached the checkout counter, Marion saw a toy she wanted. When her mom said she couldn’t have it, Marion started screaming and crying. She threw herself on the floor and kicked her legs. Her mother felt intensely humiliated by her daughter’s fit, and after a few minutes, she gave in and bought her daughter the toy. Read more about Are you spoiling your kids?

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Cognitive changes in aging parents

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Aging father, son and grandson.

Joe is concerned about his 68-year-old father, Henry, who is becoming more forgetful. Henry doesn’t remember the stories that Joe tells him. But what concerns Joe the most is his father’s moodiness, irritability, and anger. He seems to be more emotional lately, and frequently says things to Joe that are hurtful. His Dad doesn’t think before he speaks! He appears very different to Joe.

Henry has a few health problems—diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. But otherwise, he’s reasonably healthy. Joe’s worried. What’s going on with his Dad? Read more about Cognitive changes in aging parents

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Life is change

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Life is change.

Unexpected changes can be jarring and dramatic, but life means change. Everything has a beginning, middle, and end. It's all in how we cope. Read more about Life is change

Keep your gut healthy

A healthy adult colon is about six feet long and works to remove water from the waste material before it leaves the body, as well as helping remove toxins and absorb various vitamins and nutrients into the bloodstream. Read more about Keep your gut healthy

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