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Light Therapy Might Help People With Bipolar Depression

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"I'd lost 60 pounds in the years since my passport picture had been taken and I hardly looked like myself," writes author Haroon Moghul. "Each time I approached a border, I feared I'd be denied a visa or, worse, deported." Mark Airs/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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An Encounter At A Passport Checkpoint Offers Respite From Depression's Grip

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Researchers aren't sure why strong relationships in adolescence seem to pay dividends later in life, but one hypothesis is that those bonds act as a buffer against depression and insults. Maria Fabrizio for NPR hide caption

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Ketamine For Severe Depression: 'How Do You Not Offer This Drug To People?'

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Can Poetry Keep You Young? Science Is Still Out, But The Heart Says Yes

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Depression Strikes Today's Teen Girls Especially Hard

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Musi, an African elephant, is one of Fresno Chaffee Zoo's five elephants enrolled in the Elephant Welfare Initiative. Courtesy of the Fresno Chaffee Zoo hide caption

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Fitness Trackers Aim To Improve The Health And Happiness Of Zoo Elephants

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When There's No Therapist, How Can The Depressed Find Help?

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Emil Girardi, 83, and Shipra Narruhn, 67, chat in Girardi's San Francisco apartment. They were paired through a nonprofit called Little Brothers, Friends of the Elderly, which aims to relieve isolation and loneliness. Anna Gorman/KHN hide caption

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Easing Old People's Loneliness Can Help Keep Them Healthy

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