Emotional Health INFO CENTER

A Weak Link of Broken Hearts--EMBARGOED until 11:01pm CST on 3/23/13

The effects of a mother's body on her developing child are still mysterious in many ways. For example, the possible effects of emotional stress on a baby aren't totally understood.

Say “I Do” the Healthy Way

Weddings are wonderful, but they can also be stressful and time consuming to put together. Couples have to remember to take care of their health before, during and after their nuptials.

Lower Income Tied to Less Knee Pain

The quality of care when getting a new knee shouldn't depend on patients' income. Treatment should be the same no matter who's under the knife. But lower income patients might feel better about their surgery than patients who earn more.

Activity for the Mind and Body

An active body can keep the mind active. And an active mind stays on top of its game no matter how much a person weighs.

Mentally Managing a Child's Illness

A child with a chronic illness can present a variety of hardships in a family. However, seeking therapy can reduce the mental health challenges these families face.

What Older Expectant Moms Can Expect

More women are waiting to have children until they are in their 30s. However, it's not clear if the experience of giving birth differs among older and younger pregnant women.

Handling the Anxiety of a New Baby

Awareness about postpartum depression has grown over the past several decades. Women are realizing they are not alone and can seek help. But fewer are aware of postpartum anxiety.

Being Warm Hearted: Good for Your Heart!

It's said that helping others can make you feel better. Now there is evidence that helping others might actually improve your physical health as well.

Positive Therapy, Positive Outcomes

A positive outlook doesn’t always come naturally. With the right tools, therapists can help patients feel better by helping them see things in a positive light.

Bullying Leaves Its Mark

It's well understood that children can be cruel. Bullying has, unfortunately, always been a part of childhood culture. But that doesn't mean it's no longer harmful once children grow up.