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Mental Health

Why Try Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

We all have things we want to change about ourselves–whether we want to stop negative thinking, quit our bad habits, worry less, and enjoy more… But changing well-established patterns of behavior, reaction, and emotional response can seem impossible. However, one way to invoke lasting change in your life can be found with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). […]

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Health & Fitness

Elderberry Extract for Influenza?

Elderberry Extract for Influenza? Dr. Roy Benaroch discusses this interesting, tasty, and possible “magic fix” for influenza. Read more on The Great Courses Daily! […]

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Health & Fitness

The Opioid Epidemic: America’s Deadly Addiction

Drug overdose is the single most common cause of death for people under 50 years old in the US. Now, due to a recent opioid epidemic, the numbers have rocketed up averaging 175 deaths per day. Watch this free lecture to hear the causes of this new epidemic and what can be done to soften the devistating effects. […]

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Health & Fitness

The Science of Addiction: Why Are Opioids So Addictive?

The opioid crisis is very real, and very deadly. And if we want to stop it, or at least reduce the damage, we need to understand how these drugs work at a biological and neural level. What Are Opioids? How do they produce the effects that they produce? Why are they so addictive? And is there anything we can do to counteract their effects? […]

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Medicine and Disease

Fentanyl and The Dangers of Synthetic Opioids

Drug overdose deaths have skyrocketed in the United States over the last few decades, creating what we now know as the opioid crisis. For example, in 1968, a little over 5,000 people died from a drug overdose in the US. In 1990, that number had grown to about 8400. But why are opioids, like fentanyl, so dangerous? […]

Health & Fitness

How to Reduce Anxious Thoughts: Stop Thinking Ahead

We are forever toppling forward. We are thinking about the future, the future, the future—looking forward to pleasure and dreading pain. An Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance shows us how to think in the now and help reduce anxious thoughts. […]

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Health & Fitness

Obesity or Malnutrition: Which Kills More People?

In a landscape of poor dieting practices, most of the world’s population now lives in countries where obesity kills more people than malnutrition. Professor Alyssa Crittenden discusses the science behind this trend. […]

Biology

Right Brain vs. Left Brain: Dispelling a Popular Brain Myth

Roger Sperry, together with his student Michael Gazzaniga, participated in pioneering experiments, which won Sperry the Nobel Prize in 1981, and helped make Michael Gazzaniga the father of cognitive neuroscience. But their experiments also seeded one of the biggest brain myths out there: That “left-brained people are logical and “right-brained” people are creative. […]

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