The Link Between Asthma, Reflux, and Mood Disorders

About one in 12 people in the US (about 25 million, or 8% of the population) had asthma in 2009. More than 1/2 of all adults and children with asthma had an attack in 2008. 185 children and 3,262 adults died from an asthma attack in 2007. These numbers are likely to be higher in […]

Which Comes First: Depression or Weight Gain?

Weight loss is probably now America’s pastime, surpassing baseball. Studies have suggested that if you are depressed and overweight, losing weight may help with depression. Other studies found that behavioral weight loss programs led to improvement in depression even without any weight loss. Here’s an article by a family physician who argues that undergoing a […]