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Can a “Broken Heart” Really Lead to a Broken Heart?

By |February 11th, 2016|

Broken heart syndrome (Takotsubo cardiomyopathy) is a condition which predominantly affects women and can affect healthy individuals of any age without any risk factors. The symptoms can mimic those of a heart attack and may include chest pain and shortness of breath. Healthy individuals can be affected as can those with risk factors for coronary [...]

2016 New Year’s Resolutions

By |January 4th, 2016|

Getting a Jump on Your 2016 New Year’s Resolutions (Honolulu, HI) December 22, 2015 – How many times have you made New Year’s resolutions only to hopelessly abandon them two weeks into the new year? Nearly half of all Americans usually make a New Year’s resolution but only a mere 8 percent are actually successful [...]

Food Secrets to Boost Your Mood

By |May 23rd, 2012|

Can what you eat cause depression? According to a recent study released in Spain, the answer is yes. This study, which closely followed the lifestyle and diet of more than 12,000 people over 6 years, added further support to claims that junk food may be linked to depression. When the study began, none of the [...]

Tips for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

By |April 4th, 2012|

What is the Metabolic Syndrome? It is estimated that one in three Americans may be at risk for the “metabolic syndrome” (also known as Syndrome X and Insulin Resistance Syndrome). Syndrome X is a cluster of conditions that places one at increased risk for Type 2 Diabetes, coronary artery disease, heart attack, stroke, and liver [...]

Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder

By |March 13th, 2012|

Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder, one of the most common circadian rhythm disorders, affects an estimated 15% of adolescents and adults. What is Delayed Sleep Phase disorder? Delayed sleep phase disorder is a condition in which the onset of sleep is delayed by 2-3 hours each night. For instance, if the normal bedtime were 10 o’clock, [...]