It’s normal to feel a little apprehensive from time to time. Let’s face it—life can be stressful. All of us worry about things like financial problems, work, family struggles, or health. But sometimes anxiety can become so severe that completing simple, everyday tasks is difficult. When this occurs, it may
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Q: When my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease I thought she would lose all her memories. But she seems to hold on to memories from her childhood and forget what happened the day before. Is that typical?
A: We are still learning how memory works, and how a condition such as
Ever been stopped short by a stabbing pain in your jaw? Have you struggled to eat a crunchy piece of bread, or corn on the cob? You could be suffering from a disorder of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). According to The TMJ Association, Ltd., 35 million Americans (roughly 12 percent
Headaches can hit without notice, and multiple types may require different treatments. But there are simple headache cures you can try—strategies to relax tense muscles and stress, both of which can trigger headaches.
More complex headache cures include injections you may more commonly associate with cosmetic procedures. There are a
Q: My mother is in the early stages of dementia. We’ve started scrapbooking with old family photos. They seem to trigger fond memories, but they sometimes make her sad or confused, especially with photos of her parents and my late father. What should I do?
A: While reminiscing over family photographs,
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Look up the symptoms of stress and you’ll find well more than 50 that are typically cited in medical annals. That’s because stress affects every aspect of your bodily functioning, and everyone experiences and expresses stress differently.
Here are some of the most common stress symptoms:
Increased compulsive behaviors, like gambling
“I feel tired all the time.” “I have frequent headaches.” “I’m down and I just don’t feel like doing anything.” Do any of these statements apply to you? If so, you may need to look no further for the cause of your complaints than…
When a painful headache threatens to disrupt our day, our first instinct often is to take some Tylenol or Advil for relief. But if you suffer from chronic headaches, or if you’re prone to negative reactions to the main ingredients in some of these OTC pain relievers, you might want
Headaches can literally be a pain in the neck when you have arthritis. For those with osteoarthritis (OA) of the spine, neck pain can be referred to the head, triggering migraine or tension-type headache—pain that is often treated with chronic use of medications. Even if you don’t have spinal OA,