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Pets and Health

Less Stress And 16 Other Reasons To Get A Pet

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

We all know that techniques such as yoga and meditation can offer major health benefits by reducing stress. They're great. But did you know that the companionship of a dog can provide similar stress relief and other health benefits?

How Bad Dogs Get Good

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

For many dog guardians, our relationships with our dogs can be a taste of heaven. Except when the cuties start having surprising behavior that isn't so cute. Dogs are known to be stress reducers; however, for many people, their dog's behavior can be a huge source of stress.

Sleepless With Spot? How Your Pet Affects Your Sleep

Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D

Getting good sleep is vital to health and disease management. Your pet might not be happy to be kicked out of the bedroom, but he'll end up with a healthier, more productive, and happier owner in the long run.

Adopt a Pet and Improve Your Health

Domenick Scudera | Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Domenick Scudera

Although I would like to believe that my dogs are miraculous, the fact is that any dog can have this effect on people. There is something calming and centering about connecting with an animal.

Save the Ta-Ta's ... and Your Ticker!

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

Taking good care of your heart doesn't need to be a drag. Here are seven simple ways you can enhance your heart health and have fun while you're at it!