Thoughts On Depression
The passing of Chris Cornell sparked stunned sadness in many people, in no small part because his lyrics, music, and signature singing style had given shape and meaning to their own struggles with isolation, with depression, with despair. His music helped a generation feel less alone. He couldn t give himself the same comfort he gave others and left. He left just as my best friend left in 2012, after she fought a long, hard battle with depression. After ho ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Feb 22
Why I Am OK With Having A Disorder
I have post-traumatic stress disorder. I ve had it since 1997 after witnessing a freak accident that took my father s life. I have lived with this disorder for half of my life, but today, thanks to much therapy and learning the tools to help with my PTSD, I am happy and living a purposeful, fulfilling life. It took me a number of years to get to this place. There were times when flashbacks of the traumatic event prevented me from doing things with my life, ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Feb 22
Watch Out For These Landmines As You Navigate Your Company's Open Enrollment
Welcome to open enrollment season at the office the limited window each year when you make what are arguably your most important health care decisions with the barest amount of real understanding. While there is an abundance of information out there to help you , you wouldn t be crazy to think that things aren t always as they appear to be. Insurance terminology can be misleading Maximums aren t really the most and a copay isn t the same as a coinsurance p ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Feb 22
How to get rid of milia: Treatment, prevention, and causes
Milia are small, yellow or white cysts that appear in clusters, usually on the face. They are often found in newborns but can affect people of any age.
Medical News Today - Thu. Feb 22
How to stop a runny nose: 5 natural and home remedies
A runny nose can be one of the most annoying symptoms of the common cold. Thankfully, there are several natural and home remedies to try.
Medical News Today - Thu. Feb 22
UNIST researchers reveal how one bacterium inhibits predators with poison
Infections caused by Gram-negative bacteria, such as salmonella, pneumococcus, and cholera have continued to be a major problem for patients with compromised immune systems, as well as for premature babies. Bdellovibrio and like organisms BALOs are bacterial predators that attack and feed on other gram-negative bacteria without harming humans. Therefore, the use of predatory bacteria has been suggested as an alternative approach to tackle a range of drug-r ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 22
Study Finds Options to Opioid Use After Knee Surgery
Alternative drug-free interventions to manage pain, including acupuncture and electrotherapy, may help reduce the need for prescription painkillers after knee replacement surgery, a new review suggests. As prescription opioid use is under national scrutiny and because surgery has been identified as an avenue for addiction, it is important to recognize effective alternatives to standard pharmacological therapy, which remains the first option for treatment, ...
Healthday - Mon. Feb 19
Aromatherapy: The Scent of Dispute
Aromatherapy is an affordable, accessible natural path to relief for a variety of health problems, ranging from arthritis pain to nausea to drowsiness, supporters insist. But skeptics dismiss any claims that the use of essential oils from flowers, herbs and trees can promote health in any way. And both sides are unlikely to relinquish their positions anytime soon. Aromatherapy works for so many different things, it is amazing, said Kelly Holland Azzaro, a ...
Healthday - Mon. Feb 19
Sex Lives Often an Overlooked Casualty of Traumatic Brain Injury
For the more than 3 million Americans living with traumatic brain injury, there is often an unspoken problem Many suffer from sexual dysfunction, something that is easily overlooked as patients struggle with overwhelming physical and emotional issues that can last for years, new research has found. The sexual difficulties usually become most apparent about six months after the injury and, if left unaddressed, worsen with time, said study author Jhon Alexan ...
Healthday - Mon. Feb 19
11 iodine deficiency signs
Iodine is a mineral that is essential for good health. But what are the signs of iodine deficiency and is it dangerous
Medical News Today - Sat. Feb 17
Raw water: Is it safe to drink?
A person s body is about 60 percent water, and drinking water is essential to a healthful diet. However, what types of water a person drinks has become surprisingly controversial. One of the emerging trends in late 2017 and early 2018 is the sale of raw water.
Medical News Today - Sat. Feb 17
Home remedies for ringworm: 11 natural treatments
Ringworm is a very common fungal infection that is not, despite its name, caused by a worm. It is caused by the fungus Tinea , which is highly contagious. Anyone can get ringworm, although some people are more susceptible than others, such as those with compromised immunity and young children.
Medical News Today - Sat. Feb 17