MehraVista Health in the News

Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services and CEO, Dr. Sandra Braham proudly announce Rahul N. Mehra, M.D. as the 2018 recipient of the M.A. Bernstein Behavioral Health Award   Each year, the Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services (Gulf Coast JFCS) honors individual champions for advancements in Behavioral Health Services in the State of Florida.  Previous recipients have included Representative Kathleen Peters and Bob Dillinger, Public Defender – Pinellas and Pasco Counties. This year’s honoree, Dr. Rahul N. Mehra, is dedicated to destigmatizing, raising awareness, and improving access for children and adults who are dealing with stressful life

MehraVista Moment: Laughter the Best Medicine

MehraVista Moment January | February 2017 On average, a child laughs 300 to 500 times a day while the average adult laughs approximately 15 times a day.  Laughter has tremendous short-term “positive side effects”.  Laughing not only lessens your load emotionally but it can induce physical changes in your body as well. Benefits of Laughing Decreases stress hormones Triggers release of endorphins (the body’s natural feel good chemicals) Relieves physical pain by releasing natural pain killers in the body Helps you lose weight Gives you good sleep Makes you look younger by decreasing facial tension Increases immune cells (resistance to disease)