WMSN FOX 47
 

FOX 47 - Health News

MADISON (WMSN) -- The hype of the holiday season may bring with it - lots of stress.


From the baking, travel and spending - the demands can add up quickly.


"A lot of my friends have awful families and they don't like seeing them 55 and then they worry about being nice to them," said Reine Streicher, beating the post-holiday stress.


"My daughter's birthday is 3 days after Christmas and I was barely able to do as much as I wanted for her," said Anthony Holley, beating the post-holiday stress.


"People have these high expectations, they rarely ever get met and then you get that let down afterwards," said Lauren Pallin, RN and Director of Psychiatry at St. Mary's Hospital.


Pallin says after new years -- there's a surge in patients admitted for depression.


"They may feel like they may not have anywhere to go," said Pallin.


Signs of post holiday depression to look out for includes sleeplessness, eating more and thoughts of suicide.


"A little stress is okay, it can be a motivator but it's that imbalance," said Pallin.


She says to stop this from happening, lower your expectations, exercise and stay on a budget.


"For some people it's a bit surprise to see how much they've spend if they don't keep track of it," said Pallin.


Others we interviewed near State Street in downtown Madison have their own way to beat the stress.


"I try not to go overboard with presents try not to buy too much," said Reine Streicher.


"I have people I talk to that keep me above water," said Anthony Holley


The director adds it's okay to feel a little down after the holidays.


Looking out for your family is the best way to prevent depression from setting in.


The National Institutes of Health shows about 1 in 5 seniors live with full-blown depression in the U.S.


Pallin says women 50-years-old and up are most at risk.

Ways to beat post-holiday depression

Video List

Sun. - Fri. on FOX 47 News at 9!

Top Health Headlines (foxnews.com)

Louisiana boy born without brain dies at age 12

After defying all odds, a boy born without a brain passed away Monday at age 12, reported KSLA News 12.


'Electronic nose' can sniff feces to detect bacterial infection, researchers say

A research team has created an “electronic nose” they say can detect deadly infections by sniffing feces.


Brain can be trained to change food addictions, study says

New research has shown that the brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy food, reported BBC News.


The scientific secret to strong relationships
Many people say they live happy and healthy lives when they are involved in meaningful relationships, but it's unclear how people achieve these close and caring relationships, and how such bonds promote well-being

Death toll from Congo Ebola outbreak rises to 31

The death toll from an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Djera region of northern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 31, Minister of Health Felix Kabange Numbi told Reuters on Tuesday.


Advertise with us!

Tonight on FOX 47

5:00pm Two and a Half Men
5:30pm Big Bang Theory
6:00pm Modern Family
6:30pm Big Bang Theory
7:00pm Family Guy
7:30pm Brooklyn Nine Nine
8:00pm New Girl
8:30pm The Mindy Project
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:35pm Modern Family
10:05pm Two and a Half Men
10:35pm Everybody Loves Raymond
11:05pm The Arsenio Hall Show
12:05am Community


Complete FOX 47 Schedule

To FOX.com

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix