Archive for Everyday Health

Overcoming 9/11 Anniversary Anxiety

Feeling stressed or nervous about the impending 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001? Experts reveal who’s most vulnerable to the emotionally charged day — and the best ways to cope.

As the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaches, the sense of unease is palpable. As graphic and emotional photos, videos, and stories about the terrorist attacks saturate all forms of media, Americans everywhere are feeling heightened levels of the anxiety and sadness that always surround the date of the attacks.
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Marya Hage: ‘What Can I Do to Help?’ After 9/11

10 Years Later: ‘How 9/11 Changed Me’ – Interviews by Liz Neporent

The Minnesota psychologist who went to the Pentagon to counsel first responders reflects on how September 11, 2001 forever altered her life — and surprisingly, for the better.

Marya Hage, then aged 68, was a psychologist living in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 11, 2001. She was a volunteer with the American Red Cross who helped counsel survivors in the aftermath of natural and manmade disasters. Within hours of the terrorist attacks on 9/11, she headed to Red Cross headquarters in St. Paul to see how she could help.
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Bill H.: ‘I Never Worried About Dying in 9/11’

10 Years Later: ‘How 9/11 Changed Me’ – Interviews by Liz Neporent

The business executive, who was standing in the shadow of the towers when the second plane hit, still struggles with some depression as a result of what he saw that day.

On September 11, 2001, the 55-year-old was on his way to work as a chief operating officer of a fitness center design and management company that ran several gyms in the World Financial Center (buildings that bookended the World Trade complex). When the first plane hit, he was on a New Jersey PATH Train that had stopped at the base of the towers.
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Courtney Bowie: ‘A Week After 9/11, I Was Still Crying’

10 Years Later: ‘How 9/11 Changed Me’ – Interviews by Liz Neporent

The Midwestern 20-something — who had close ties to New York co-workers who witnessed the 9/11 attacks — says the patriotic feelings she developed in their aftermath haven’t wavered since.

Imagine sitting in Columbus, Ohio on the phone with people in New York City when the first plane hit during the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. That’s what happened to 27-year-old Courtney Bowie, who was on a conference call with several colleagues situated in various buildings close to the towers. One moment they were discussing work, the next she heard a commotion on the other end of the line.
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Karen A.: ‘We Could See People Jumping’ During 9/11

10 Years Later: ‘How 9/11 Changed Me’ – Interviews by Liz Neporent

After years of posttraumatic stress following the September 11 attacks, the mom of two says Bin Laden’s death earlier this year had a surprisingly positive impact on her emotional well-being.

The 10-year anniversary of September 11, 2001, is conjuring up all kinds of mixed emotions among people across the United States. Everyday Health asked four people with different connections to the attacks to recount their stories — and look back on how the day that forever transformed the national consciousness continues to affect them.

When Rehab Is a Revolving Door

Like many people who try rehab, Amy Winehouse did not ultimately succeed in breaking her addictions to drugs and alcohol. Here, experts share why addictions can be so extremely hard to break — and offer seven tips essential to successful recovery.
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Is the Seven-Year Itch Real?

J. Lo and Marc Anthony aren’t the first couple to call off a marriage after seven years, but research shows many marriages are vulnerable to splitting even sooner. Here’s why — and tips to make your union last for the long haul.
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Pest Control: 7 Surprising Summer Bug and Plant Dangers

Poison ivy and mosquitoes may be the least of your worries. From hogweed to hantavirus, these less well-known insects, plants, and germs can cause annoying reactions and sometimes serious health issues.
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