Decorating for the holidays can relieve stress
Posted on 11/24/2017 2:00:00 AM.

Can decorating your home for Christmas really improve your mood? Psychologist with LSU Health New Orleans Dr. Michelle Moore says studies show it actually can. She says putting up lights or decorating your Christmas tree brings back happy childhood memories and typically gives people a better demeanor.

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There's science behind your pumpkin spice obsession
Posted on 9/22/2017 4:02:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting. 
The pumpkin spice craze is in full swing as it is around this time every year, and experts say there's science behind your autumn craving. Dr. Michelle Moore is a psychologist at LSU Health New Orleans, and she says people have natural reactions to certain scents, and your brain gets triggered to certain memories.
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Study finds teens mental health threatened by late night phone use
Posted on 5/31/2017 6:03:00 AM.

A study out of Australia finds late night phone usage could hurt teens’ sleep quality and mental health. LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans clinical psychologist Michelle Moore is not surprised by the findings and says parents shouldn’t allow their kids to have cellphones in their rooms at night. She says the bright light on the screen isn’t the only thing keeping them awake.

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Study: More couples than ever fighting over politics
Posted on 5/11/2017 1:09:00 AM.

A report from Wakefield Research finds more couples than ever are fighting over politics since Donald Trump took office. The data found 24% of Americans in a relationship say they’ve argued more about politics than any other time they’ve been together. Clinical Psychologist with LSU Health Sciences Center Dr. Michelle Moore.

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Cold weather means holiday spirits rise
Posted on 12/8/2016 1:04:00 PM.
Louisiana is seeing the coldest temperatures of the season so far and many folks are finding themselves becoming more in the holiday spirit as a result. That's according to Dr. Michelle Moore, clinical psychologist with LSU Health Sciences Center. She says you could even argue the cold weather Christmas Spirit is good for the economy.
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Psychologists say most people are stressed out by election
Posted on 11/7/2016 12:20:00 PM.

Psychologists say most Americans are experiencing higher than average anxiety because of the election. Dr. Michelle Moore with LSU Health New Orleans says this kind of stress can cause people to become physically ill. She says anxiety brings on actual physical stress that can cause atypical symptoms for people.

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WalletHub: Three Louisiana cities among most stressed out in America
Posted on 7/19/2016 1:38:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
According to an analysis by WalletHub, three cities in Louisiana rank as the most stressed out in the nation. Shreveport is No. 6, New Orleans No. 8 and Baton Rouge came in at 13th. Michelle Moore is a Doctor of Psychology at LSU Health New Orleans. She says the report shows Louisianians have high anxiety about things like money, health, ability to cope and safety.
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Report finds suicide rate in the US has increased by 24%
Posted on 4/22/2016 12:59:00 PM.

A report by the National Center for Health Statistics finds the suicide rate in the US has increased by 24% from 1999 to 2014.  LSU Health New Orleans Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Dr. Michelle Moore says there isn’t a specific reason why the number has gone up.

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Pediatric Journal study finds warning labels on sugary drinks deters parents from buying them
Posted on 1/18/2016 11:50:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Warning labels on sugary beverages may keep parents from buying them for their kids, according to recent research published in the Journal of Pediatrics. LSU Health Clinical Psychologist Michelle Moore says this study proves that parents should be more informed about what their children are eating and drinking.
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Tips to keep your New Year's resolutions
Posted on 1/2/2016 1:07:00 PM.

A lot of people are making New Year’s resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle in 2016 but that’s often easier said than done. LSU Health New Orleans Clinical Psychologist Dr. Michelle Moore has some tips for those to stay on task during the New Year. She says your resolutions should be something that carry on throughout all of 2016, not just the start of the year.

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