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Lifestyle

Survival Training for Daylight Saving Time

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

This year I set my clock ahead one week before the time change as an experiment. I knew that the time on my personal devices was an hour ahead of the actual time but I decided to try “mind over reality.” I woke up and went to work an hour earlier all last week and went to bed an hour earlier as well.

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Alternative Treatments for Depression (Dr. Pat Consults)

By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D. MS
By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

A series of well-controlled studies showed SAMe to be as effective as, and better tolerated than, the older tricyclic antidepressants, and the majority of studies show it to be more effective than placebo. It can be used on its own for the treatment of depression.

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Medical Monday: Sleep Deprivation and the Gift of Early-Morning Light

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

Sleep deprivation—whether missing a night's sleep or getting less sleep on a nightly basis than one needs—impairs attention, working memory, long-term memory, and decision-making. If sleep deprivation is a long-term issue, people are at a higher risk for hypertension, heart attack and stroke, obesity, and psychiatric illness.

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The Annual Sleep-Loss Day

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

"My hour of morning light has been moved to the evening for people who want to walk or bicycle in the evening light. I wish these people would just go to the gym or do a Jane Fonda workout video indoors and leave my morning hour of sleep alone."

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