Tag: mindfulness

Frequent Headaches? Identify the Type to Get the Best Treatment

Most people experience an occasional headache that is relieved by an over-the-counter pain medication. However, if you have headaches that frequently affect your ability to function, don’t assume that there’s no solution. Work with your physician or a specialist to identify what type of headaches you have so you can

Newsbriefs: Sleep & Dementia Risk; ADHD

Need For More Sleep May Indicate Increase Dementia Risk
Older adults who suddenly require longer sleep times than they have in the past may be at greater risk for dementia in the future, according to a new study. The research did not find a direct causal relationship between recent increases in

UHN Blog: How to Relieve Lower Back Pain

UHN Blog: How to Relieve Lower Back Pain

When I first started writing about health issues, I would casually mention how some people find their sleep disturbed by pain, but I didn’t really think much about it, or what the effects can be. Today I find myself in that category due to a lifelong problem that used to

Mindful Eating for Wisdom

Mindful Eating for Wisdom

Are you a food-wolfer or a stress-eater? Are you constantly eating on the run or snacking in front of the TV? If you tend to gobble, gulp, and go more than dine, you may have lost sight of your inner wisdom about what to eat, how to eat, and how

Easing the Burden of Living with Depression

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a serious challenge that requires professional treatment (see What You Can Do). It often takes time and patience to overcome. However, while there are no simple cures for this mood disorder, an MGH expert points out that there are commonsense steps you can take that

From the Editor: Alternative Approaches to Pain Relief

As we age, we often hear from parts of our bodies that have run on ‘automatic pilot’ forever—a knee hurts, our back aches, we wake up stiff and sore. Many of us immediately reach for the painkillers—but some of these medications have a greater risk of harmful side effects in

Newsbriefs: Lutein; Low Back Pain; Gout

Lutein Consumption May Aid Healthy Brain Aging.
Lutein, a pigment found in cruciferous vegetables (Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli) and leafy greens, is associated with preserving “crystallized intelligence,” the ability to use your lifetime skills and knowledge. Study participants with higher blood serum levels of lutein scored higher on standard tests that

Elderly Health Care Issues: Aging and Mental Well-Being

Elderly Health Care Issues: Aging and Mental Well-Being

As we age, it can be frustrating and discouraging to experience new physical limitations or new medical conditions. In terms of elderly health care, issues involving our mental well-being sometimes take a back seat to physical needs, but they shouldn’t be overlooked.
There are a number of steps we can

Looking for an Energy Boost?

Looking for an Energy Boost?

There’s no shortage of drinks, foods, and supplements promising a quick burst of energy. Problem is most give you a jolt and follow with an energy crash. An occasional extra cup of coffee may not be harmful, but if you’re constantly reaching for a sudden energy boost, it’s time to

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