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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.