Are nightmares good for you? + Dangers of Halloween + 7 Tips 4 Reducing Cancer Risk

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Can nightmares be good for you?

STORY HIGHLIGHTS: Experts think that nightmares can help us deal with stress in the first weeks after a traumatic event. However if we continue to have nightmares after trauma, they could actually impair our healing. Image rehearsal therapy and the blood pressure medication prazosin can help us overcome recurrent bad dreams...

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Beware the hidden dangers of Halloween

EXCERPT: Halloween is filled with exciting make-believe fright. But what happens when that fantasy fear becomes a dangerous reality? To keep your little ghosts and goblins safe this Halloween, here is a list of some spooky hidden dangers and what you can do to avoid them....

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Cancer prevention: 7 tips to reduce your risk

EXCERPT: You've probably heard conflicting reports about cancer prevention. Sometimes the specific cancer-prevention tip recommended in one study or news report is advised against in another. In many cases, what is known about cancer prevention is still evolving. However, it's well-accepted that your chances of developing cancer are affected by the lifestyle choices you make. So if you're concerned about cancer prevention, take comfort in the fact that some simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference. Consider these seven cancer prevention tips....
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Quote:For a lot of people, it's an early warning sign, like a check engine light," that you may need help recovering from a trauma, and also that you may potentially have a bigger problem, such as depression or anxiety, he added.

I had a really bad nightmare quite awhile ago about a young women being dismembered and cannibalized by gang members in a park. I was so depressed when I woke up I didn't go to work and never showed up again. I hated my job. I was a uniform rental delivery driver, and I hated dealing with the picky customers. The nightmare woke me up to this fact and changed me. It also alerted me to my depression, which I had no clue about at the time. It was the 80's, when nobody really knew about depression much except to drink more and keep plugg'n on. In my case that was a recipe for breakdown.

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