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Mind+Body

Navigate Your Emotions in a Post-Covid-19 World

We’re all struggling to settle into a “new normal”—one that includes a lot more fear, anxiety, transition, and vulnerability than we might be used to dealing with. This is why it’s more important than ever to talk about how we’re feeling. Here’s how to deal with what comes up as we chart a new path forward.

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What to Do When Your Trauma is Triggered

The New York Times and New Yorker investigation into Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct unleashed the #MeToo movement, and women everywhere began sharing their frustration—and fury—about the ways they’d also been mistreated and abused. Yet, what this movement has also sparked is an unintended consequence: It’s re-triggering traumatic experiences from the past, bringing terrible memories and emotions to the surface again. What can you do if this has happened to you—or how can you best support a friend or loved one facing an old trauma all over again? Real Woman investigates.

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How Can We Fix Our High Maternal Mortality Rate in the US?

Statistically, the maternal mortality rate in the United States is abysmal compared to that of other developed countries, but most of those deaths are preventable. Here’s what Capital Health is doing to protect the moms (and babies) in their care—and what you need to know to be part of the solution.

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Help Yourself and Others Battle Depression Better

For many of us, the suicide of 55-year-old fashion designer Kate Spade, likely influenced by years fighting severe depression in the dark, was a shocking reminder how overpowering and unrelenting mental disorders can be. Can we do better for people with depression, and can it ever be enough to save them?

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Important Advances in Treating Brain Tumors

One morning last November, Kate Watson was straightening up her house. By late afternoon, she was considering awake brain surgery to remove a large tumor compressing critical brain areas. She shares her story, and Capital Health’s director of neurosurgical oncology takes us inside the latest approaches to tackling brain tumors.

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