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8 Tips on How to Cure Depression

If you’ve been feeling down in the dumps for an extended period of time, you may be suffering from depression. You’re not alone, as millions of other Americans experience this common disorder. The bright side is that there are a number of effective lifestyle strategies you can take to fight … Read More

How Much Sleep Do I Need?

Has a friend ever bragged about how refreshed he feels after just four or five hours of sleep the night before? Do you know a child who resists going to bed at a reasonable hour because she “doesn’t feel tired?” Do you find yourself on an inconsistent schedule when it … Read More

Alcohol Abuse: When Drinking Becomes a Problem

Full-blown alcohol addiction, commonly known as alcoholism, doesn’t happen all at once. Typically, alcohol abuse—a pattern of harmful drinking—begins the process. Abuse then progresses to dependency and addiction. The danger signs are well understood: They can provide a chance at early intervention, although problem drinkers face many challenges in overcoming … Read More

Graves’ Disease: Do These Symptoms Sound Familiar?

Graves' disease is an autoimmune disorder characterized by hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). And it's not particularly rare: It affects 1 in 200 Americans. If untreated, Graves’ disease can cause serious health issues within many of the body's systems—and it even can prove fatal. Graves' disease is up to eight times more … Read More

Head Lice Are Equal-Opportunity Invaders

Lice! The very word sends chills down the spines of any parent. My mother, a registered nurse who worked in elementary schools, suffered from pediculophobia, which is a fear of ice. The words “head lice” caused her scalp to itch, and we children were never allowed to try on hats … Read More

Managing Menopause Gracefully

Menopause can sound terrifying. Hot flashes, facial hair growth, and mood swings are certainly nothing any woman looks forward to—and those aren't even the truly dangerous effects. For starters, heart disease risk and osteoporosis risk skyrocket. It’s no wonder women were so eager to embrace hormone replacement therapy (HRT) when … Read More

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