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By Doctor Lyle Torguson
Pleasant Hill Nova Health Clinic 

Fighting the 'winter blues'


December 26, 2019

Lyle Torguson, M.D.

The holidays can be a time of joy, laughter and family togetherness. It is also the time of year when primary care providers see an increase in patients who are feeling "down in the dumps." In addition to the stressors that come with the holidays, some people are sensitive to the lack of sunlight during the winter months. This can cause long depressive episodes – but despite the short daylight hours in Lane County this time of year, there are multiple solutions that can boost energy and reduce feelings of mental and physical weakness.

The gloomy days in the Pacific Northwest can be notori...

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