What Is the Vagus Nerve?
What happens in the vagus nerve doesn’t stay in the vagus nerve
How to Get Through the Holidays When Dealing with Grief
Grief can turn the holidays into a difficult time of year, but there are ways to get through it
Getting Help for Your Mental Health Is Not a Weakness, but Try Telling My Asian Parents That
As Chinese immigrants, my parents taught me their cultural values of hard work and overcoming challenges through helping yourself — but when the challenge is mental health, that approach doesn’t work.
I Thought I Conquered Insomnia. Then I Didn’t Sleep for Four Days.
Lifelong perfectionism and a need to please robbed me of my ability to truly relax
Answers About Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha’s all the buzz these days for relieving stress and fatigue. But is there anything to it?
How Mental Health Affects Your Heart
Stress, depression and anxiety can affect your heart as well as your mind. What’s the connection between mental health and heart disease, and how can you reduce your risk?
What’s the 411 on the New 988 Hotline? 5 Questions Answered About a National Mental Health Service
The 988 Lifeline will connect callers with specialists trained to assist with mental health crises, including psychotic symptoms and substance abuse
Navigating Obesity and Stress Two Years Into the Covid-19 Pandemic
Watch this video with Dr. Chao to learn information on how to manage your stress, manage your weight and prioritize your mental health.
Midlife Isn’t a Crisis, but Sleep, Stress and Happiness Feel a Little Different After 35 – or Whenever Middle Age Actually Begins
Midlife brings both opportunities and challenges
Ready for Another Pandemic Malady? It’s Called ‘Decision Fatigue’
Faced with a stream of difficult choices about health and safety during a global pandemic, we may experience a unique kind of burnout that could deeply affect our brains and our mental health
There Is Much More to Mindfulness Than the Popular Media Hype
Medicalized meditation is now a self-help commodity that generates over $1 billion per year, leading some critics to label it “McMindfulness”
Can Acupuncture Help?
Acupuncture has become more mainstream over the past decade, but it still seems a bit mysterious. We took a look into this ancient practice.
I Was Stalked for 2 Decades Before It Was a Crime
My experience helped pass the first anti-stalking laws in the United States
Hashimoto’s Disease Brought the Curtain Down on My Career As a Soloist in the NYC Ballet
But I refused to let an autoimmune disease force me to hang up my tutu
Regret Can Be All-Consuming – a Neurobehavioral Scientist Explains How People Can Overcome It
Regret can increase stress and negatively affect your physical health
Stress Is Contagious in Relationships – Here’s What You Can Do to Support Your Partner and Boost Your Own Health During the Holidays and Beyond
The holidays are festive and fun, but they can also put stress on your relationship. See how you can do to help keep this time of year cheerful.
Más allá de lo físico: Cómo la artritis psoriásica puede afectar tu salud mental y sexual
La artritis psoriásica puede afectar mucho más que solo sus articulaciones
Grocery Workers Suffer the Mental Health Effects of Customer Hostility and Lack of Safety in Their Workplace
Shoppers have become increasingly rude, to the point that interactions with customers are now often contentious and occasionally violent
Listen to Healthcare Providers, but Trust Your Body and Yourself
How being diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis taught me to advocate for myself
Beyond the Physical: How Psoriatic Arthritis Can Affect Your Mental and Sexual Health
Psoriatic arthritis can take a toll on more than just your joints
Living with Psoriasis My Entire Life, I Knew I Could Develop Psoriatic Arthritis
But is anyone ever really prepared for a life-changing diagnosis?