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These Holiday Ho, Ho, Hos Are Really No, No, Nos; Temple Psychologist Dispels Popular Holiday Myths

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Just like holly wreaths, twinkling lights, Santa Claus, flying red-nosed reindeer and decorated evergreen trees, myths and superstitions have become part of our holiday lore. A Temple University psychologist offers the truth behind some of these false holiday beliefs.

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Scheduling Sleep – Three Nighttime Habits to Improve Rest

With an increase in parties, increased food and alcohol consumption and a general disruption of normal routines, the month of December can be exhausting. Here are three tips to improve sleep habits.

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Healthy for the Holidays: Tips for Reducing Stress and Staying Well Throughout the Season

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The holiday season can be a mixed blessing. While many look forward to the glittering lights, festive music, decadent treats, jovial office parties and family gatherings, they may equally dread the stress of decorating, entertaining, cooking, shopping, wrapping presents, traveling and dealing with obnoxious Uncle Harry. Far from being a mild annoyance, stress – particularly prolonged stress – can have profound physical effects, from high blood pressure to compromised immune function. Fred Hutch behavioral psychologists offer tips for reducing stress throughout the holidays -- and beyond.

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Give Gifts That Give Back Every Day

A fancy department store box with pajamas, a robe or a sweater, gourmet treats or designer cologne are all traditional and thoughtful gifts. But if you want to really show someone with special needs that you are concerned about their well-being, check out your local pharmacy for gifts they’ll use every day,” said Debbie Jansky, assistant nurse manager, Home Health Services at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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Top Five Tips For Enjoying the Holiday Party From A Loyola Dietician

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The countdown for the holidays is on and so is the calorie-counting. “For many, the fear of gaining weight is significantly greater than the actual number of pounds that may accrue at holiday time,” says Lauren Zuro, registered dietician at Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Care. “Many of my patients are on long-term weight-loss programs and have become accustomed to the eating and exercise routine and the regular weigh-in that shows a loss.”

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Holidays Spark Rise in Emergency Room Visits, Says Gottlieb ED Doc

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Not everyone has a picture book holiday. Tips from Loyola Emergency Department physician on how to identify people at risk for health problems, such as depressive behavior, alcohol and drug abuse, suicide, at the holidays.

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Being Nice, Not Naughty: Christmas Cheer and New Year's Resolutions

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American Migraine Foundation Offers Tips on Migraine, Sleep and Stress During the Holidays

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Studies have shown that periods of high stress and poor sleep can combine to increase the risk of having a migraine attack. Because stress levels are often high – and sleep insufficient -- during the winter holiday season, the American Migraine Foundation and its Chair, David W. Dodick, MD, FRCP (C), FACP, want to help people with migraine better understand some essentials of sleep hygiene that may help reduce their risk of migraine attacks. Dr. Dodick is also Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

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Dora the Explorer Wants Your Money!

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Resolving to Be More Generous in the New Year

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Instead of always receiving, how can we resolve to be more generous in the New Year? Baylor University philanthropy expert Andy Hogue offers four ways individuals and families can develop a spirit of generosity in the New Year.

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