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5 Steps for Facing Your Fearful Memories and Letting Them Go

5 Steps for Facing Your Fearful Memories and Letting Them Go

Written by Carla Marie Manly, PhD
on Tuesday, 07 May 2019

Life brings us so many joyful experiences. But it also gives us many challenges and hardships. No matter your age, it’s likely that you have at least a few fearful memories that stick inside of you. 

These troubling memories -- what I call “negative memory nuggets” -- are often storehouses of pain and hurt. Whether you are aware of these negative memories or not, it’s likely that they have a hold on you. In fact, the less aware you are of the memories, the greater their toxic effect will be.
Be Present in All the Moments of Our Lives with Mindfulness

Be Present in All the Moments of Our Lives with Mindfulness

Written by Ora Nadrich
on Tuesday, 07 May 2019

We don’t usually think of the moments of our lives as an opportunity to learn something valuable about ourselves. Instead, we often take them for granted and waste them on negative, unproductive thoughts. 

Still, it is this present moment that matters the most. 

If we value the moments of our lives, we won’t want to let any moment go by without having lived it as truthfully and authentically as we can.
3 Steps to Overcome Anxiety and PTSD

3 Steps to Overcome Anxiety and PTSD

Written by Robert London, MD
on Tuesday, 07 May 2019

Anxiety is an epidemic in the United States. Some 40 million American adults suffer from an anxiety disorder every year according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA).

As a long-practicing psychiatrist, I find this statistic tragic. I know that for many, anxiety, phobias, PTSD and insomnia are hard to overcome. Between the expensive, time-consuming proposition of long-term talk therapy and the side effects of different medications, anxiety can seem like a life sentence. But it doesn’t have to be. 

There is another way; a simple, step-by-step method that puts you in the driver’s seat and gives you the tools for leaving anxiety behind for good.
Common Running Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Common Running Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Written by Ian Lewis
on Thursday, 02 May 2019
Many people enjoy running and some even go for a jog almost every day. That’s not a surprise since running is a great physical activity and also an effective stress reliever.

However, no matter how rewarding this exercise is, injuries can occur if you’re not careful. Here is a list of the most common running injuries and some tips on how you can avoid them.
Head to Toe: How to Respond to These 4 Body Breaks

Head to Toe: How to Respond to These 4 Body Breaks

Written by Dixie Somers
on Thursday, 02 May 2019

The human body is designed to function well for a variety of purposes. However, injuries can occur that can impair normal activity and can leave the individual open to further health problems. 

A break of any kind in the body is a cause for concern and a signal that you should take action to ensure proper healing. Here are a few common breaks and what you can do to repair them.
Craniosynostosis: What Parents Need to Know

Craniosynostosis: What Parents Need to Know

Written by Lizzie Weakley
on Thursday, 02 May 2019

If your baby has been diagnosed with craniosynostosis, you are most likely feeling a level of anxiety. You also probably have a lot of questions. Ahead, learn more about this condition and what you can do to help your baby.
5 Ways Marriage Benefits Your Mental Health

5 Ways Marriage Benefits Your Mental Health

Written by Rachael Pace
on Tuesday, 23 April 2019

The internet is full of marriage tips about how to stay healthy and active as a couple, but what about taking care of your mental health?

The World Health Organization reports that one in four people are affected by mental disorder. These disorders may include depression, OCD, anxiety or panic attacks, eating disorders, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia, and suicidal feelings.

These are not easy things for anyone to deal with, especially not in a romantic relationship. The good news is, studies show that a happy marriage can actually have a positive effect on your mental health.
What Medications Should Be Avoided During Pregnancy?

What Medications Should Be Avoided During Pregnancy?

Written by Jess Walter
on Friday, 19 April 2019

More than half of women experience sickness during pregnancy, making it a very common pregnancy-induced condition. The good news is that anti-sickness medication can be taken for this. 

However, there are a lot of medications that should be avoided during pregnancy, which can present a problem when there are so many illnesses that can occur throughout the nine months, as well as plenty of women having preexisting conditions that they’re already on medication for. 

Knowing what to avoid is important for both mother and baby’s health, but it’s also necessary to not suffer in silence and find safe, alternative medications for a happy, healthy pregnancy.
How to Handle Carpal Tunnel Syndrome from Typing Strain

How to Handle Carpal Tunnel Syndrome from Typing Strain

Written by Meghan Belnap
on Friday, 19 April 2019

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a repetitive strain injury that’s often caused by frequent typing and other motions that put strain on the hands, wrists and forearms. If carpal tunnel syndrome has affected you because of long hours working at a computer, you can try many ways to alleviate your symptoms and treat your condition. 

Here are some of the best methods for handling carpal tunnel syndrome from typing strain.
How to Confront Someone with a Drinking Problem

How to Confront Someone with a Drinking Problem

Written by Daniel Wittler
on Tuesday, 16 April 2019

April is Alcohol awareness month, and its main focus is to bring attention to the alcoholism issue that is still very real in America. 

Alcoholism does not discriminate. It touches all walks of life and not only affects the alcoholic, but all those who are involved in the alcoholic’s life. Having said that, if you do know someone with a drinking issue, it is time to start considering trying to get them help and informing them you are worried about their situation. 

This is not something that is easy to do and it definitely doesn't always go well. Just always remember this: If you are trying to help someone, you are trying to save their life. It's okay if it doesn't go well as long as your intentions are good! 

Here are some tips if you plan on confronting someone you know.
Age-Related Muscle Loss: Are You at Risk of Something More Serious?

Age-Related Muscle Loss: Are You at Risk of Something More Serious?

Written by David Foreman, RPh
on Monday, 15 April 2019

Chances are you haven’t heard of sarcopenia before, yet you need to be informed about it. 

Sarcopenia is better known as age-related muscle loss, strength and functionality. That may not sound so bad, but this decline in muscle and strength are important risk factors for disability and increased mortality as we age.
Risk and Implementation Lessons Learned From a HIPAA Audit

Risk and Implementation Lessons Learned From a HIPAA Audit

Written by Carol Amick
on Monday, 15 April 2019

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 70% of organizations are not HIPAA Compliant. 

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, known as HIPAA, mandates industry-wide standards for health care information and electronic billing, and requires protection as well as confidential handling of protected health information. According to HIPAA rules, any company that deals with protected information must have a physical network and process security measures that are followed to ensure compliance. 

It may be safe to say that many organizations are still perplexed about HIPAA audits, enforcements and compliance. As a result, the number of organizations that fail to meet compliance each year remain the majority. To begin understanding compliance, healthcare organizations would be wise to consider three key recommendations.
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