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7 Tips for Couples to Survive Postpartum Depression

7 Tips for Couples to Survive Postpartum Depression

Written by Rachael Pace
on Sunday, 02 June 2019

You just had a new baby with the love of your life, so why are you feeling so depressed? 

Research shows that postpartum depression (PPD) affects about 15 percent of mothers. PPD is a severe mental state that follows childbirth. This condition is characterized by depression, intense pessimism, despondency, and a feeling of hopelessness. 

PPD is often brought on by new hormonal changes, fatigue, and the psychological adjustments that come with motherhood.
7 Ways to Beat Those Sugar Cravings

7 Ways to Beat Those Sugar Cravings

Written by Niket Sonpal, MD
on Friday, 31 May 2019

Sugar cravings are a formidable opponent to anyone trying to stay on a nutritious path. Sugar cravings can attack in the middle of the day or night, and it takes the will power of a comic book hero to say no to such temptation. 

But, what if we can identify and address the underlying reason why we feel such a need for sugar?
Mental and Physical Health Benefits of Hiking

Mental and Physical Health Benefits of Hiking

Written by Ian Lewis
on Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Ever heard the expression, “Just walk it off”? For ages, people have been venturing into nature as a cure for all sorts of physical and mental ailments. From depression and anxiety to feeling tired and sleepy after a big Sunday lunch, hiking can solve many of your health problems and get you feeling fresh and energized. 

If you’re interested in grabbing some hiking poles and heading out, here are all the benefits you can expect to reap.
Experiencing Foggy Vision? 4 Ideas to Help Diagnose Your Symptoms

Experiencing Foggy Vision? 4 Ideas to Help Diagnose Your Symptoms

Written by Rachelle Wilber
on Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Foggy vision can be caused for a variety of reasons. While it may be tempting to jump to the worst case scenario, there could be a simple reason that your eyes are having problems. 

Here are some of ideas that can help you to diagnose your symptoms.
Age with Wellness: 4 Conditions to Check for When You Turn 50

Age with Wellness: 4 Conditions to Check for When You Turn 50

Written by Meghan Belnap
on Saturday, 25 May 2019

If you want to stay healthy as you age, you’ll want to be checked for certain health conditions that are known to affect people who are over the age of 50. Getting screened for these health problems can help identify underlying issues that can be treated more successfully in their earlier stages. 

Here are four conditions to check for when you turn 50.
4 Unexpected Benefits of Testosterone Treatment

4 Unexpected Benefits of Testosterone Treatment

Written by Lizzie Weakley
on Saturday, 25 May 2019

Testosterone is an essential sex hormone in the human body. Levels are at their peak following puberty and slowly decrease with age. Some of this hormone's important functions include boosting your sex drive, keeping your metabolism up, building your muscles and elevating your mood.

Because testosterone is so important, even a small deficiency can result in unpleasant symptoms. Many people seek testosterone supplementation to keep their levels optimal. Testosterone treatment has many well-known benefits, such as bigger muscles and better sexual performance. Here are four additional benefits that may surprise you.
Contact Lenses vs. Eyeglasses: Which Are Best for You?

Contact Lenses vs. Eyeglasses: Which Are Best for You?

Written by Luke Douglas
on Saturday, 25 May 2019

When it comes to vision correction, choosing between eyeglasses and contact lenses is solely a matter of your personal preferences. 

When making this decision, you’ll take into account several factors. For example, you’ll consider your budget, your lifestyle, the aesthetics of the two, as well as the comfort each of them brings. And, although generally one isn’t actually better than the other, when it comes to your individual needs, you should opt for the version that suits you better. 

Here are some of the pros and cons of each to help you decide.
Allergy vs. Intolerance: How Is Your Food Affecting You?

Allergy vs. Intolerance: How Is Your Food Affecting You?

Written by Felicia Stoler, DCN, MS, RDN, FACSM, FAND
on Thursday, 16 May 2019

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.
Be a Detective: Crack the Back Pain Mystery

Be a Detective: Crack the Back Pain Mystery

Written by Hannah Moskowitz
on Wednesday, 15 May 2019

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. 

I wanted more information.
All in the Wrist: 3 Things to Know about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

All in the Wrist: 3 Things to Know about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Written by Dixie Somers
on Tuesday, 14 May 2019

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.
7 All-Natural Beauty Tips for Any Skin Type

7 All-Natural Beauty Tips for Any Skin Type

Written by Sean Daneshmand, MD
on Friday, 10 May 2019

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.
7 Keys to Recovering from a Massive Stroke... By a Survivor

7 Keys to Recovering from a Massive Stroke... By a Survivor

Written by Ted W. Baxter
on Thursday, 09 May 2019

Despite medical advances and increasing awareness of strokes, this tragic and all-too common medical condition is frequently misunderstood. Almost a quarter of those who suffer from strokes are under the age of 65, and between 10% and 15% of those who suffer from stroke are 45 or younger. Strokes among those under the age of 49 could also be on the rise, according to some studies.

No matter how old we are, recovering from a stroke depends on education and quick thinking. I had a massive ischemic stroke myself fourteen years ago that left me in a state of profound devastation.
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