What are anxiety disorders?

Anxiety is a normal emotion that causes increased alertness, fear, and physical signs, such as a rapid heart rate. However, when anxiety reactions become an on-going emotional state or out of proportion to the event that caused it, a person may have anxiety disorder. Read on to learn about the types and treatments. Originally posted…

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LISTEN: The Beer For Everyone Project visits Exhibit A Brewing

He thinks there’s a beer out there for everyone. She thinks he’s nuts. We’ll find out who’s right in The Beer for Everyone Project. This week, Nicole and Norm take a field trip. Originally posted 2018-10-27 00:03:59. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Next Draft: Local head brewers reflect on homebrewing roots

At his Sturbridge brewery, Bob Bixby has never turned down a sample from a homebrewer.Indeed, Bixby, co-founder and head brewer of Altruist Brewing Co., offers his discerning palate free of charge. He’ll also take questions and dole out bags of malt.In his own small way, Bixby is honoring his homebrewing roots. “I come from a…

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Music: Boston’s Alice Howe finally finds her groove

As a toddler Alice Howe used to delight her parents by frequently bursting into song – usually a song she’d made up on the spot.Flash forward more than a couple decades, and that’s still what gives Howe the most pleasure and sense of accomplishment. Which might seem unusual given what those intervening years have included, before…

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How to stay healthy with a weak immune system

People who have a weak immune system tend to get frequent, severe infections. Techniques and lifestyle changes that may help a person stay healthy include managing stress, getting enough sleep, and practicing proper hygiene. Learn more about how to stay healthy with a weak immune system here.

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Rockport Chamber Music Festival announces lineup for 38th year

The 38th Rockport Chamber Music Festival returns this summer, its second season under music director Barry Shiffman. Continuing his mix of established musicians and younger performers, Shiffman also blends evening chamber music concerts with films, community events, and late-night cabaret. Originally posted 2019-03-07 12:00:33. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Launching a legacy: Allman Betts band’s first tour stops in Plymouth

Devon Allman and Duane Betts were urged for years to do a band together – it seemed a natural fit, both musicians eagerly admit, given their respective legacies.But in waiting until the time was right, the newly launched Allman Betts Band has arrived at something richer: a sound that’s well within the vein of the legendary…

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Causes of muscle twitches and how to relieve them

Many factors can cause a muscle twitch, including exercise, nutrient deficiencies, and health conditions that affect the nervous system. Muscle twitches are not usually serious. In this article, we look at the causes, treatment, and prevention of muscle twitches. Originally posted 2019-03-08 00:07:26. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Q&A with ‘Astral Weeks’ author Ryan H. Walsh, coming to Salem April 11

Any first-time author could only hope to have the kind of success that Dedham native Ryan H. Walsh has had with his book “Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968.” Publications such as the New York Times, Pitchfork, and Billboard in the United States and the Independent, the Guardian, and Mojo in the United Kingdom…

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LISTEN: The Beer For Everyone Project tries a black and blue, other beers

He thinks there’s a beer out there for everyone. She thinks he’s nuts. We’ll find out who’s right in The Beer for Everyone Project. This week, Nicole tries a black and blue and three beers she picked out for herself. Originally posted 2018-11-24 00:02:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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How to safely stop antidepressants

People may wish to stop taking antidepressants for several reasons, but stopping suddenly can cause withdrawal symptoms or relapse. Here, we look at why stopping antidepressants can be hard and how to relieve withdrawal symptoms. We discuss which antidepressants are harder to stop taking and provide tips for stopping. Originally posted 2018-08-03 22:56:06. Republished by…

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Music: Ann Wilson pays tribute to late, great rockers on ‘Immortal’

Like a lot of us, Ann Wilson has been saddened by the recent deaths of so many iconic musicians. But the co-frontwoman of the band Heart found an effective way to channel her distress, and the result is a remarkable album, “Immortal,” due to be released on September 14. Ann Wilson and her own band will…

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