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How Are Seasonal Flu Vaccines Made?

Each year, a new flu shot is developed to try to combat the strains of the virus expected to wreak havoc that season. But who decides which viruses make it into the vaccine? What new technologies are being used to produce that vaccine more efficiently?

February 4, 2016 — Sabrina Stierwalt, PhD.

Should Kids Take Psychiatric Medication?

We all know (or were) the kid who makes us wish for the invention of a Ritalin blow dart. But is it a good idea to put kids on psychiatric meds? And once they’re on, how long is long enough? The Savvy Psychologist tackles the topic of psychiatric drugs that start early and last a lifetime

January 27, 2016 — Ellen Hendriksen

5 Tips to Cope with Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can be in your neck, back and anywhere else. It can disrupt your work, your relationships and, by extension, your mental health. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers five tips to deal with the common challenge of chronic pain

January 13, 2016 — Ellen Hendriksen

What Is the Flu Virus?

Learn about the various types of flu strains that you can catch this year. Plus, find out who is most at risk for complications and how to treat symptoms

January 6, 2016 — Sanaz Majd, MD

Is Anxiety Genetic?

Why can some people more easily take life's challenges in stride while others feel stressed out? Do our genes predispose us to being anxious? Or do our environments and life experiences dictate how mellow we are? Everyday Einsten explores new research linking genetics to our stress levels

December 30, 2015 — Sabrina Stierwalt, PhD.

How to Stop Nightmares and Night Terrors

This week on the Savvy Psychologist podcast, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen outlines 4 differences between nightmares and night terrors. Plus, tips on how to get rid of each so you can drift back to dreamland

December 23, 2015 — Ellen Hendriksen

Avoid Being Hacked: Lessons from Recent Data Breaches

This week I’m going to cover some of the high profile hacks that have happened recently, including Lastpass, Kaspersky and the White House’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM). My hope is that by learning more, you can avoid being hacked, stay more secure and know what to do if you have been hacked

December 2, 2015 — Eric Escobar

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