Since the cost of healthcare is one of the greatest concerns for Americans, more and more people are seeking information about their health from online resources.
This can be a blessing and a curse.
On the one hand, it allows people to get information for free, however, depending on the source and credibility of that information, consumers may be at risk for making the wrong conclusions. Let’s not forget how many friends and family think they are Google MDs.
When I was 23 years old, I started running a fever and it didn’t go away for over a year. Thankfully, my physician was determined to figure out what was going on inside of me and referred me to many colleagues, including infectious disease specialists and immunologists.
Sometimes, it felt like mononucleosis, which I’d had before, but it wasn’t. I also didn’t have lupus even though some of my symptoms were similar. Later, I pushed back against a diagnosis of fibromyalgia because I already knew too many women who ended up with that “catch-all” diagnosis.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is condition that affects the hand and wrist.
The “carpal tunnel” is actually a narrow passageway created by the bones and ligament that run through the wrist to the hand. The median nerve that runs through this passageway can become pinched or inflamed, leading to symptoms such as pain, numbness, tingling and weakness in the hands.
Here are a few important facts to know about carpal tunnel syndrome.
Nature contains powerful compounds that slow down the aging process and increase your strength so you have the energy to live each day to the fullest.
If you’ve been looking for an alternative skin care routine that doesn’t require fancy products and invasive cosmetic procedures, then this article is for you. These tips will help transform you into a timeless beauty, and they are simple tips that anybody can apply.
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.