I’m a pediatrician who cares for transgender kids – here’s what you need to know about social support, puberty blockers and other medical options that improve lives of transgender youth
Transgender youth have a number of research-backed medical options available to them. The multidisciplinary approach ranges from promoting family support to hormone treatments to surgery.
April 16, 2021 • ~10 min
We studied depression messages on YouTube videos and found dangerous and stigmatizing stereotypes prevail
Stigma has long been an issue in mental illness. Even as people open up and share their experiences about depression, though, stigma is remaining a stubborn part of messaging.
March 29, 2021 • ~9 min
A growing online movement believes that giving up masturbation can make us happier and boost our testosterone levels.
March 29, 2021 • ~7 min
Too much COVID-19 news could be harmful to your health, experts suggest. So how do you stay informed but not get depressed?
Feb. 16, 2021 • ~5 min
Receiving a pay raise will make you feel happier only if it was bigger than what you had expected. Why? Because it helps you learn.
Feb. 1, 2021 • ~7 min
One medication-free technique uses your emotions to release stress.
Dec. 28, 2020 • ~6 min
Drugs like ketamine can relieve depression symptoms, including suicidal thoughts, within hours, but they also carry risks that patients need to understand.
Dec. 21, 2020 • ~8 min
September is Alzheimer's Awareness Month and therefore a good time to talk about dementia. Alzheimer's is the most common dementia, but there are others to be aware of, a gerontologist explains.
Sept. 1, 2020 • ~9 min
Whether you had COVID-19 or just stressed out about getting it, your brain's hippocampus may have shrunk in the last few months.
Aug. 14, 2020 • ~6 min
Obamacare's unexpected bonus: How the Affordable Care Act is helping middle-aged Americans during the pandemic
For millions, the ACA is making a big difference during the coronavirus crisis.
Aug. 3, 2020 • ~5 min