The Benefits of Pets for Human Health

Animals play an important role in many people’s lives. In addition to seeing-eye dogs and dogs that can be trained to detect seizures, animals can also be used in occupational therapy, speech therapy, or physical rehabilitation to help patients recover. Aside from these designated therapeutic roles, animals are also valued as companions. Learn more about the possible benefits of that companionship.

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Seroquel, Abilify, Zyprexa, and Risperdal: Widely Used but with Dangerous Side Effects

For patients who suffer from depression or anxiety, it’s hard to know which medication is best. It seems everyday a new “wonder drug” is introduced, often costing 10 or 20 times as much as older medications. Things become even more confusing when doctors prescribe medications “off label.” One example is Seroquel. Not approved to specifically treat depression or anxiety, of what kinds of dangers should one be aware?

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Go Nuts for a Healthy Heart

Make a heart-friendly choice by choosing to eat more nuts. There is clear scientific evidence that eating a diet rich in nuts and legumes — which includes beans, peanuts, lentils, almonds, walnuts and cashews — has wide ranging health benefits.

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