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Entries by Jonathan Alpert from 12/2012

How to Fearlessly Kick the Internet Addiction

| Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living

Although there's no official diagnosis for Internet or social media addiction, in my view, if it negatively impacts other areas of a person's life and use becomes more and more frequent, then at minimum it's a dependence, and at worst it's an addiction. Don't fear, though -- it is treatable.

Fearlessly Fighting the Holiday Stress

| Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living

This time of the year I get a barrage of patients who feel terribly stressed due to the holidays. I tell my patients they have a choice: participate in the frenzy of the season, or reduce stress by changing their view and celebrating in a way that is unique to them and truly theirs.

Facing Fear in Newtown, Conn.

| Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living

Reassurance is what a child needs during this time. Reassurance that Mommy and Daddy aren't leaving them. Reassurance that law enforcement is doing everything to prevent similar crimes, and reassurance that there are more good people in the world than evil.