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120: Just a Bunch of Dudes Being Grateful

Nov 23, 2022

Do you know what's fun? Hearing guys talk about what they are grateful for in their lives. Who would have guessed? And many men are also surprised that simply expressing gratitude in writing improved their mood and reduced anger, stress, and anxiety. It might sound ridiculous, but it works. Learn how to get started with a gratitude practice, construct gratitude statements, and hear the WCAMH crew and their guests express gratitude for another person, a personal quality, and something of their own choosing.

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How to Know if Your Child has an Eating Disorder

Nov 21, 2022

The rate of eating disorders among children under 12 has increased by 119% since 2020. Anorexia is the third most common chronic disorder among kids, behind asthma and obesity. Pediatrician Cindy Gellner, MD, explains what could be causing this increase and how to identify the most common red flags of potential eating disorders. She also talks about what steps can be taken to help your child get the care they need.

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Effective Surgical Treatments for Severe Depression and OCD

Nov 18, 2022

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and major depressive disorder (MDD) are chronic and disabling conditions that can adversely impact your ability to function. When standard treatments fail, many suffering from OCD and MDD explore surgical treatment options. Neurosurgeon Ben Shofty, MD, discusses how advancements can potentially change the lives of people who suffer from these treatment-resistant psychiatric disorders.

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How to Prevent Needle Phobia in Kids

Nov 15, 2022

No one likes to be poked with a needle, whether for a vaccine or a blood draw. But for children, getting a shot at the doctor's office can be frightening and lead to some emotional outbursts. Pediatrician Cindy Gellner, MD, explains what she does in her practice to ensure kids are not overly afraid of needles, and shares some tips for parents to get their child the medical treatment they need while avoiding a tantrum.

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