Health & Wellness
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month

Acne, irregular periods and excessive hair growth—these are not only symptoms of puberty, they're also signs of a problem that affects 10-15% of reproductive age women. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a metabolic condition that can be a precursor for more serious conditions like type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular… Read more...
Scattered

Scattered

In 1994,the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) reclassified Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD) as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), listing it in the "Neurodevelopmental Disorders" section instead of the ones dealing with disruptive behavior disorders. The changes were significant because they reflected the complex nature of the brain disorder, which, according… Read more...
Testing, testing, 1-2-3

Testing, testing, 1-2-3

By Katie Lambert All mistakes are not equal. The famous leaning Tower of Pisa wasn't meant to lean, but its construction on soft soil hasn't resulted in much other than a charmingly tilted structure. The series of mistakes that led to the sinking of the Titanic, however, resulted in catastrophe.… Read more...
Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s

By Amy Meadows Say hi to ..." Her voice trailed off. "Your buddy!" She chirped a moment later. I knew what my grandmother was trying to say as we exchanged goodbyes on the phone. But she couldn't remember my husband's name. She couldn't even remember the word "husband." It was… Read more...
Sweet Slumber

Sweet Slumber

by Morgan A. McLaughlin McFarland Sleep is as strong a biological need as food, water and shelter. Without adequate sleep, physical health degrades and mental health suffers. Sleep deprivation wreaks such profound havoc on the mind and body that it's used in some cultures as an enhanced interrogation technique for… Read more...
Loosening the Stroke Belt

Loosening the Stroke Belt

By Katie Lambert Southerners live in what the Centers for Disease Control calls the "Stroke Belt," an area made up of people who are both more likely to suffer a stroke and more likely to die from one. The one thing doctors who treat stroke victims wish you knew? How… Read more...
The Hormonal Rollercoaster

The Hormonal Rollercoaster

by Morgan A. McLaughlin McFarland   You feel run-down and tired, no matter how much you rest. You feel anxious or depressed. Your weight fluctuates, your libido disappears and your skin, hair and nails don't look the same. Something doesn't feel right, but you can't quite put your finger on… Read more...
Jen Hidinger

Jen Hidinger

By Laura Scholz When you are young and in love and have your entire lives ahead of you, you don’t expect your marriage vows—for better, for worse, in sickness and in health—to be tested for a very long time. Fate was not so kind to Jen Hidinger and her husband,… Read more...
Is Sitting Really the New Smoking?

Is Sitting Really the New Smoking?

In the 1940s and '50s, scientists raised the alarm that cigarette smoking contributed to disease. And yet it wasn't until 1964, when the Surgeon General released a report saying definitively that smoking caused lung cancer, that the public began to change behavior. More than 50 years later, we're still fighting… Read more...
Into the Mystic

Into the Mystic

By Amy Meadows You consider yourself to be a pretty healthy person. You exercise and eat right. You get enough sleep. By and large, you feel physically fit. Yet, something seems a bit off. You don't always feel like your body is in balance. It's almost like there's a piece… Read more...
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