Thursday, June 13, 2019
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Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease

Light therapy, once typecast as the treatment for seasonal affective disorder (SAD), continues to increase its therapeutic repertoire. Last year, it beat Prozac (fluoxetine)...
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A New Way to Help People with Fibromyalgia?

Drugs, such as antidepressants, antiepileptics, and opioids, are often not effective for patients with fibromyalgia. In addition, these pharmacologic options frequently have side effects....

A Game Changer in the Treatment of Depression

Research increasingly supports a newer approach to mood disorders which is more effective than antidepressants. Find out more from the people who pioneered it.

Does Counting Sheep Work? And What Can You Do If It Doesn’t?

Elizabeth Saenger, PhD Counting sheep to go to sleep has a long history, beginning at least in the twelfth century in the Islamic world. But...

What do you need to know to pick the best night light for a child’s room?

To pick the best night light for a child’s room, you need to know about the kind of light that can disrupt children’s sleep,...

When Do You Need Protective Eyewear?

Elizabeth Saenger, PhD To figure out whether, and when, you need protective eyewear, you need to know about the kind of light that can disrupt...
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Light Therapy for Beginners: Six Steps

Depressed, but not interested in taking drugs to improve your mood? The American Psychiatric Association guidelines have listed (bright) light therapy as an option...

When the Light You See is Not the Light You Want

What is blue light, and what harm can it do? Blue light is part of the spectrum of white light, as the English genius Isaac...

King Canute and the Dawn Simulator

Elizabeth Saenger, PhD You may know of twelfth century King Canute because of the myth that he arrogantly stood at the shore of a turbulent...

What to Look for in Dawn Simulators: A Buying Guide

The winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), occurs in some people when dawn keeps getting later, and our circadian rhythms fail to compensate....

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