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Health Tip: Recognize an Anxiety Disorder

Posted 3 days ago by

-- Anxiety is a normal response to stress, but if it becomes overwhelming and difficult to conduct your daily routine, it may be time to seek help. Anxiety disorders affect nearly 1 in 5 people in the United States, the Office on Women's Health says. Women are twice as likely as men to develop the problem. The agency mentions these common symptoms of an anxiety disorder: Weakness. Shortness of ...

Helping Your Child Navigate the High School Years

Posted 16 days ago by

FRIDAY, March 2, 2018 – High school is a major milestone in a teen's life. And, while kids want their independence, it's important to stay involved at this crucial juncture, say experts from the University of Pittsburgh. The reason: good parenting has academic, behavioral and emotional benefits for teens. But what might need to change is how you "parent." The researchers suggest staying involved ...

Health Tip: Is Stress Interfering With Your Child's Sleep?

Posted 24 Nov 2017 by

-- Even young children have stress. If it's bad enough, it may interfere with your youngster's sleep. The National Sleep Foundation mentions these warning signs of stress-induced loss of sleep in children: Decreased appetite. Headache. Bedwetting. Stomach upset or pain. Inability to relax. Aggressiveness or stubbornness. Inability to control emotions. Unwillingness to participate in family or ...

Your Friends May Be Key to a Healthy Aging Brain

Posted 8 Nov 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8, 2017 – Getting along well with others may do more than just make life less stressful for seniors. A new study suggests that warm, supportive relationships might give a big memory boost to the aging brain. Researchers found that so-called SuperAgers – people 80 or older with the memory powers of those 50 to 65 – were more likely than those with average memory to report ...

Does All That Social Media Time Harm Young Minds?

Posted 7 Nov 2017 by

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, texting: Sometimes it seems today's young adults are online more often than not. But new research suggests that the amount of time young adults spend on social media doesn't seem to affect their risk for mental health problems. The finding came from a study of 467 young adults who were asked about how much time each day they used social ...

Managing Anxiety

Posted 2 Nov 2017 by

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 – A little bit of stress can motivate you, but too much might cause an anxiety disorder that can prevent you from living your life to the fullest. If you feel anxious on a daily basis, try making changes to your lifestyle to manage anxiety on your own. Exercise regularly to release the body's endorphins, natural feel-good chemicals. Set a goal of 30 minutes at least five ...

ER Visits for These 3 Health Woes Don't Have to Happen

Posted 12 Sep 2017 by

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 – Each year, thousands of Americans end up in hospital emergency rooms for problems that could have been avoided, new research shows. The top causes of preventable ER visits in the United States include alcohol abuse, dental problems and mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety, the new study says. ER visits could be reduced if patients had better access to ...

Heath Tip: It's Back-to-School Time

Posted 5 Sep 2017 by

-- The start of the school year is typically filled with excitement, anxiety and anticipation. Help ensure that your child is prepared to stay safe and empowered as he or she heads back to classes. The American Red Cross suggests your child should: Know your phone number, address, and how to reach you during the school day. Never talk to strangers or accept rides from unfamiliar people. Board ...

Novel Procedure Improves Kidney Transplant Success

Posted 3 Aug 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 2, 2017 – A new treatment might open the door for more patients with advanced kidney disease to get a transplant, a preliminary study suggests. Of the 100,000-plus Americans waiting for a donor kidney, about one-third are "sensitized," said Dr. Robert Montgomery, director of the Transplant Institute at NYU Langone in New York City. Those patients face a tough situation: They ...

Can Suicide Tries Spread Among Soldiers?

Posted 26 Jul 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 – Troubling new study findings suggest that U.S. Army soldiers are more likely to try to kill themselves if another member of their unit has attempted suicide in the previous year. In fact, the researchers linked almost 20 percent of such suicide attempts to recent attempts by others in their units. It's not clear if the findings reflect a contagion-like effect, high ...

Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. Adults Has Mental Illness or Drug Problem

Posted 21 Jul 2017 by

FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 – Nearly 1 in 5 American adults deals with a mental illness or substance abuse problem each year, a U.S. government study says. Oregon has the highest rate, and New Jersey the lowest, according to 2012-2014 data analyzed by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Overall, almost 44 million Americans 18 or older had a diagnosable mental, ...

Many Terminal Cancer Patients Remain in Denial

Posted 20 Jul 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 – Nearly 10 percent of patients with terminal cancer don't want to know they're dying, which can make their final days more difficult, a new study finds. Unwillingness to face poor prospects can lead to unnecessary treatments and keep patients from making end-of-life plans, the researchers reported recently in The Oncologist. "Health care professionals should ...

Getting Over Guilt

Posted 6 Jul 2017 by

THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 – Do you sometimes feel weighed down by guilt? Guilt over unethical behavior is so powerful that it can make you feel as though you've gained weight – even when your actual weight stays the same, according to a study by U.S. and Canadian researchers. Guilt is an important emotion. Appropriate guilt helps you recognize when you've made a mistake, and stops you from making ...

Helping Your Kids Cope With Your Divorce

Posted 14 Jun 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, June 14, 2017 – Kids react to divorce in different ways. One may be sad and let schoolwork slip. Another might be anxious or angry and act out these feelings. A third might pretend not to have any feelings about it at all. Here are steps you might take to help your children navigate this difficult time for the entire family. Before you actually tell your kids about the impending ...

Chronic Pain Common in Adults With Depression, Anxiety

Posted 6 Jun 2017 by

TUESDAY, June 6, 2017 – Chronic pain afflicts about half of adults who have anxiety or depression, a new study finds. More than 5,000 adults in Brazil diagnosed with anxiety or mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder were asked about other health problems. Among those with a mood disorder, half reported chronic pain; 33 percent, respiratory diseases; 10 percent, heart disease; 9 ...

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