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Dr. Martin Fried Dr. Fried
General Practice
32 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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I was wondering how i could have a healthy relationship with food?

I was wondering how i could have a healthy relationship with food?

Moderation: By eating in moderation, a variety of foods and a balance of fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, chicken, fish and dairy. There are no foods you can not eat, however, portion control and eating in moderation are important for a healthy relationship with food. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How can you have a healthy relationship with someone who has borderline personality disorder?

How can you have a healthy relationship with someone who has borderline personality disorder?

Well: A person with Borderline personality Disorder could be high functioning. When someone who is high functioning works on their issues in treatment - a favorable result is possible. If you have a relationship with someone who has a borderline personality disorder encourage you to learn more about it. Learn to set healthy boundaries. If you are highly reactive to the other person - things could > ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How to have healthy relationship with my children?

How to have healthy relationship with my children?

This is a very open: Ended question.I will make a big leap here by assuming that the relationship is not as healthy as you desire. In this case one option is family therapy if it is truly an issue regarding dynamics. However, if you are personally having struggles that adversely impact your relationship with other people then doing some individual work might be more helpful. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Is it possible for two depressed people to have a healthy relationship?

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Is it possible for two depressed people to have a healthy relationship?

Depressed: Sure. Both can be supportive of each other, and with proper therapy, they can lead a healthy productive life. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Do many men have a healthy relationship with their mother?

Do many men have a healthy relationship with their mother?

Great question: Relating with one's mother evolves over time, and goes through many, many stresses and potential crises. Whether it withstands all this in a healthy way depends largely on the mother's flexibility, support, and temperamental fit with her child's needs. As adults, mothers and sons share a lifetime of little moments, hopefully more often positive than not. I don't know "numbers" on your question. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Kondilis Dr. Kondilis
Clinical Psychology
5 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What makes a healthy relationship?

Healthy Love: Check out this link on healthy love. Some favorites are openness, encourages individuality, expresses feelings and believes in equality. http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/43/42/80/434280aec37b178f12323adac16acc71.jpg. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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How do social relationships affect your health?

How do social relationships affect your health?

Social relationships: If healthy, social relationships can help you feel safe, loved, and secure. This can be a good foundation for other things you want to do. Unhealthy relationships -- like bullying, abusive, emotional conflict, lying, etc -- can cause upset and disruption of your mood. Your sensitivities can affect your responses to this. It may be healthier to end some relationships than keep them. ...Read more

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale Dr. Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
69 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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What is the relationship between health and recreation?

What is the relationship between health and recreation?

4+: Recreation (re-creation) means that you are diverting from the serious issues of life to play. It creates a necessary "balance" that is an essential thing for all of us. ...Read more

David Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
6 years in practice
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
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Is it healthy to be in an non affectionate relationship?

Is it healthy to be in an non affectionate relationship?

Very: Friendships are some of the most important and healthy relationships we can have. Unfortunately, our culture often glorifies sexual and affectionate relationships to the extent that it seems impossible to have a simple friendship, although it is such an important aspect of our lives. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What is an healthy relationship? What is an unhealthy relationship?

What is an healthy relationship? What is an unhealthy relationship?

Many kinds: There are many kinds of relationships, and health might look different depending on the nature of the relationship. For instance, complete dependency of a small child upon s parent would be natural and healthy in a child-parent relationship, but unhealthy in adult-adult one. 2 adults need to agree on relationship ground rules; be trustworthy; genuinely care about each other, etc. See comment. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein Dr. Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
23 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Could you potentially have relationship with someone with mental health issues?

Could you potentially have relationship with someone with mental health issues?

Elyn Saks' Story: No one asks 2 have a chronic health/mental health condition. Consider listening 2 professor elyn saks, law scholar (u of southern california) & writer, talk on what living w/schizophrenia is like from the inside & her journey 2 living a full, rich life: http://nyti.Ms/14frzrd no doubt her partner & family have faced countless challenges. But they learned how 2 support her & band together. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli Dr. Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology
41 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Is it healthy to be in a relationship where the male is two years younger than the female?

Is it healthy to be in a relationship where the male is two years younger than the female?

Relationships: Two years does not usually make a significant difference except in the early years. A young 18 year old man is likely to show more difference than a 32 year old man in a relationship with a 34 year old woman. Assess the quality of the relationship, this should be the most important factor. Best. ...Read more

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David Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
6 years in practice
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
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How can I help my gambling addicted boyfriend gain the confidence back to be healthy in our relationship?

How can I help my gambling addicted boyfriend gain the confidence back to be healthy in our relationship?

Deal with addiction: The best thing you can do for an addict is help them to deal with their addiction. I would suggest groups like celebrate recovery, which would be useful for both of you. As someone in a relationship with an addict, you will have your own stuff to deal with in order for you to both be healthy and happy together. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Charlap Dr. Charlap
Holistic Medicine
33 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Is having relationship with once partner an exercise? What are the health implications for having relationship on daily bases?

Is having relationship with once partner an exercise? What are the health implications for having relationship on daily bases?

Usually minimal: While one engages in sexual intercourse, some calories are consumed, unless you are going at it for hours and very vigorous, u it would be minimal calories burned. Sex is an activity but is not really considered exercise. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Could being in an abusive relationship affect your health?

Could being in an abusive relationship affect your health?

Yes, stress /abuse: Takes it's toll. I don't agree with previous statement to "accept the abuse". If you are involved in a toxic relationship would recommend either mutually working to make it healthier or leaving it. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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What are the health benefits of improving my relationships?

What are the health benefits of improving my relationships?

Many proven benefits: Quoting from http://hsb.Sagepub.Com/content/51/1_suppl/s54.Full : "social relationships—both quantity and quality—affect mental health, health behavior, physical health, and mortality risk... The risk of death among men and women with the fewest social ties was more than twice as high as the risk for adults with the most social ties." improving relationships makes you both happier & healthier! ...Read more

Dr. Mandakini Patel Dr. Patel
Pediatrics
37 years in practice
M. S. University of Baroda Medical College
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How must I maintain healthy relationships with my young kids?

How must I maintain healthy relationships with my young kids?

Healthy relations/ki: To keep healty relations with ur kids, need to make sure u show them respect as well. If you are constantly yelling and bossoing over them they will not respect u. Give them options 2 choose from (all should be ones that r acceptable to u), so they feel u are not over powering them. Be a friend for them, think at their level but also, make sure u dont let them boss over u! ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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What is the relationship between race and health as measured by life expectancy?

What is the relationship between race and health as measured by life expectancy?

Great question!: This has been recently studied. There is no difference in potential life expectancy between the races. In the real world, other factors such as poverty shorten life expectancy in some racial groups but not because of their genes. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry Dr. Berry
Clinical Psychology
10 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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How can you strengthen family relationships in order to improve your social health?

How can you strengthen family relationships in order to improve your social health?

Therapy: Family therapy can be effective, provided all family members are open to the experience and are willing to participate. Contact your local state psychological association(s) to see who does family therapy in your area. ...Read more

Dr. Marcela Riojas Dr. Riojas
Family Medicine
12 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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