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February is Heart Health Awareness Month.

Did you know that heart disease is a killer that strikes more women than men?

Heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined.  One in three deaths in women is from heart disease; compared to one in 31 American women die from breast cancer each year.  Women don’t experience the same symptoms as men with heart disease,

Time Magazine cover on Mindfulness

Have you heard about “Mindfulness Meditation” for the elderly?

At the recent Canadian Psychological Conference I attended, June 2016 I learned about the benefits of “mindfulness mediation.”  What caught my attention was that studies have shown that mindfulness-based intervention are effective in the reduction of both rumination and worry which contribute to mental illness such as depression and anxiety.  Mindfulness has become popular because its meditative style has a distinctive method of handling emotions. 

mental health assessment tools, computer, assessment tests

What do you know about computerized mental health assessments?

At a recent Psychological Conference I attended I was surprised at the volume and variety of computerized mental health assessment tools that are available to Clinicians.  The computerized tests are available for children, teens, adults and the elderly.  These computerized tests can help assess functional impairment covering six important life areas.  These life areas include school/work,