Celilo Health Category Archive: chronic disease

does summer make you SAD?

does summer make you SAD?

Most people understand SAD as a depression response to the short, dark days of winter. And indeed, that is the most common form.

But summer SAD is also truly a thing: hot days, unrelenting brightness that makes you think you have to be cheery and energetic, wildfire smoke in certain parts of the country — all of these contribute to seasonal depression in the summer.

Here’s one simple way to beat it.

sing, sing a song

sing, sing a song

As baby boomers age, and Alzheimer's and dementia become more common, there's a growing body of research focusing on strategies to maintain memories and cognitive function. Doing regular crossword puzzles helps. Speaking at least two languages makes a difference. And...

untangling autism

untangling autism

Autism is in the news this week after the top-flight medical journal, The Lancet, retracted a pivotal research paper linking autism to vaccine preservative thimerosal. That study has been unsupported by subsequent research and epidemiology, and recently the study's...