La reapertura de las escuelas y la reanudación gradual de la educación presencial es un desafío particular que ha generado miedo en la población. Hay que entender que el miedo es una reacción fisiológica fundamental que ha evolucionado con...

Remembering Alfredo Ardila

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By Isaac P. Tourgeman, Ph.D., M.S. ClinPharm On January 09, 2021, we at Albizu University lost a vital member of our family. Dr. Alfredo Ardila, a world-renowned neuropsychologist, whose humility masked the extent to which his work inspired budding and...
From Hallmark cards to ballads of passion, the heart has intimately been connected to love, affection, and romance for much of our human existence. How cardiac function and emotion first became associated is a fair question and the answer...
Durante los pasados años, los niños y jóvenes de Puerto Rico en edad escolar han tenido ciclos académicos interrumpidos a causa de los huracanes, los terremotos y la pandemia. Estos eventos los mantuvieron fuera de la escuela, en principio...
This post was written by Denise Carballea, M.S., and Rita M. Rivera, M.S., members of the Hospital, Healthcare, and Addiction Workers, Patients and Families working group of the COVID Psychology Task Force (established by 14 members of the American Psychological Association).  Since the coronavirus outbreak, hospital workers have been...
This post was written by Rita M. Rivera, M.S., and Denise Carballea, M.S., members of the Hospital, Healthcare, and Addiction Workers, Patients and Families working group of the COVID Psychology Task Force (established by 14 members of the American Psychological Association).  The COVID-19 pandemic continues...
Amid the political turmoil last month were two high-profile suicides that would have been altogether buried in the avalanche of politically partisan headlines but for the determination of the victims’ families to share the story of their tragedies. On New...

Simplifying Stress

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A guide for stressing more productively. Stress has a pretty bad reputation simply because it is often misunderstood. We continually hear people say that we need to remove stress from our lives. However, the problem with trying to eliminate stress...
Studies show that adolescence is often when symptoms of mental health illnesses first appear. One-half of such illnesses begin by the age of 14, while three-quarters appear by age 24.  Derived from the Latin word adolescere, which means “to grow up,” adolescence marks...