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Recognizing the Dangers of Sleep Deprivation

If you regularly get less sleep than your brain requires, then you are, by definition, sleep deprived. Every year, thousands of sleep-deprived people are involved in automobile and industrial accidents [more…]

Recognizing the Pros and Cons of Roux-en-Y Weight Loss Surgery

Roux-en-Y (often abbreviated RNY, and pronounced roo-en-why) gastric bypass surgery is known as the gold standard of weight loss surgeries. Approximately 80 percent of all surgeries performed in the United [more…]

Enjoying Massage in the Workplace

Your first reaction to the thought of massage at work may be less than positive for several reasons. As you contemplate the idea, you may come up with some of the following: [more…]

Post-Weight Loss Surgery Possibility: Cosmetic Surgery

Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and after working hard to lose so much weight, you may be discouraged to find that your skin drapes down in unattractive folds or looks damaged with stretch [more…]

Scanning the Statistics on Smoking

Tobacco has been in use for at least several hundred years, although the cigarette did not become mass-produced until the nineteenth century. Cigarette consumption since then has taken off like wildfire [more…]

Dealing with Osteoporosis Pain without Medication

Although popping a pill may be easy for instant relief of pain associated with osteoporosis, you (and your doctor) need to aim pain treatment at more than temporary relief. The nonmedication methods noted [more…]

Squelching Myths about Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery is in the news almost daily. You may hear everything from glowing reports of saved lives to horror stories about surgeries gone wrong. No doubt you know people who have had the surgery [more…]

Getting a Handle on Stress and Hepatitis C

One way of defining stress is the body's response to a change or challenge. The change or challenge that causes the stress is called a stressor, which could be anything from the freezing temperature outside [more…]

Smoking: Letting Go of a Bad Habit — Again

This may be the first time you've tried to quit, or it may be the 14th. Don't be discouraged; millions of people all over the world have succeeded at quitting smoking. Most of those who have quit had tried [more…]

Diagnosing Asthma

Effectively managing your asthma begins with your doctor correctly diagnosing your condition. In order to determine whether asthma causes your respiratory symptoms, your doctor should take your medical [more…]

Reciting the Hepatitis ABCs

The term hepatitis simply means inflammation of the liver. But when you're talking about hepatitis C, you're talking about viral hepatitis, and hep C isn't the only form of hepatitis caused by a virus. [more…]

Unmasking Myths about Heart Disease

It's no surprise that myths about heart disease often prevail. After all, the heart is a truly mythic organ — the fount of all life. Throughout the world's cultures, heroes and heroines of mythology and [more…]

Facing the Consequences of Iodine Deficiency

More than one-quarter of the world's population suffers from some level of iodine deficiency disease. That works out to 1.6 billion people. Of these, 655 million have a goiter, an enlargement of the thyroid [more…]

Calming Alzheimer's Patients with Pet Visitations

One of the more significant problems that families with Alzheimer's patients often face is agitation. Agitated behaviors may include [more…]

Recognizing Hepatitis C Symptoms

Soon after you first become infected with the hepatitis C virus, you may have flu-like symptoms or even jaundice (abnormally yellow skin or eyes) during the [more…]

Minimizing Subtle Brain Rot

Your brain is so sensitive that you risk damaging it in ways that are so subtle that you may not have thought it possible. You can avoid many of these damaging effects [more…]

Going Back in Time: Age Regression Techniques

Time for some myth busting: You do not have to be regressed for hypnotherapy to be successful! Despite what you may hear or be told, uncovering the past and dealing with it is not an essential part of [more…]

Caring for an Alzheimer's Patient and Your Family

Balancing your attention to an Alzheimer's patient with care for the rest of your family is nothing short of a tightrope act. According to a study by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, 41 percent [more…]

Starting Out Slowly: Clear Liquids after Weight Loss Surgery

Immediately after your weight loss surgery, on the day of the surgery itself, you may not be allowed to have anything to drink, and you definitely won't be allowed to have anything to eat. Your surgeon [more…]

Choosing the Right Mnemonic at the Right Time

Memory mnemonics are simple techniques to help you remember what you want to remember. A mnemonic is as easy as, "One two, buckle my shoe; three four, shut the door; five six, pick up sticks. [more…]

Common Multiple Sclerosis-Related Cognitive Problems

Multiple sclerosis (MS) can not only cause a wide variety of physical symptoms, but also affect the way people think and feel emotionally. It's important to understand what these changes are, and how they [more…]

Bringing Crystals to the Reiki Table

The ancient art of crystal healing relies on the subtle energy emanations of different crystals. Crystals are used nowadays in medical machinery and quartz watches, as well as to adorn the body as jewelry [more…]

Helping Yourself with Reiki

Reiki is a gentle healing energy. Your body can use this energy for just about anything it needs. Here are some common reasons to use Reiki: [more…]

Exploring Hyperthyroid Eye Disease

Severe hyperthyroid eye disease, though rare, can lead to blindness. Just exactly why hyperthyroid eye disease occurs isn't clear, but researchers generally believe that it has a basis as an autoimmune [more…]

Interventions: Breaking through Denial and Fear

Your family often no longer knows what to do. Their lives have been turned upside down. They're worried sick. Every waking moment becomes weighed down with serious concerns. You may have promised many [more…]


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