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Dealing With Depression – 7 Tips

Increasingly in the U.S. the spotlight is turning to mental health topics to build awareness and work towards comprehensive treatment approaches. Dealing with depression has been the target of numerous studies that look at solutions that are both preventative and action-oriented. Depression and chronic pain often go hand-in-hand, with each increasing [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:18:46-07:00April 4th, 2016|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Dealing With Depression – 7 Tips

4 Reasons You Should Be Meditating If You Have Chronic Pain

Meditation, specifically mindfulness meditation, is having a moment in medical news. From Anderson Cooper’s 60 Minutes profile on mindfulness meditation to schools implementing mindfulness training to help students deal with stress and anxiety, meditation is gaining ground as a complementary treatment for chronic conditions, including pain. Mindfulness meditation asks a [...]

The Importance Of Self-Care: Why You Should Pamper Yourself

Physicians, therapists, and other medical professionals are an integral part of your healthcare team, but the first line of defense against health problems is you. Good self-care can prevent, delay, or reduce most health problems, including mental health issues. A healthy diet, regular exercise, and adherence to your physician-recommended medications [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:34:24-07:00September 12th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

How Can Stress Lead To Head Pain?

Clenched jaws, tight fists, nervous stomach: these are all signs of stress or worry. Over time, these signs can lead to muscle aches and pains, but did you know that once the stress has passed migraine sufferers are at an increased risk of migraine due to stress let-down? Researchers have [...]

By |2016-11-17T17:19:47-07:00June 26th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on How Can Stress Lead To Head Pain?

Get Back To Nature On Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 is the 45th anniversary of the very first Earth Day. In 1970, then-Senator Gaylord Nelson came up with the idea of harnessing the anti-war energy of student demonstrations to tie it in with protecting the environment. Rachel Carson had published Silent Spring eight years earlier in [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:42:38-07:00April 22nd, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Get Back To Nature On Earth Day

10 Therapies For Managing Depression

Approximately 9% of people in the U.S. experience a depressive episode, with 3% experiencing major depression. Women are 70% more likely to be affected than men, and depression costs an estimated $34 billion annually. Depression is a major complication in chronic illness such as chronic pain, diabetes, and heart disease, [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:43:02-07:00April 10th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 10 Therapies For Managing Depression

Hot Topics: Health Research Areas To Watch In 2015

As with fashion, there are trends and hot topics in health. These hot topics are generated by new discoveries and understandings in research, and this year there are three particular areas to watch for: gut microbes, regenerative/stem cell therapy, and the practice of mindfulness. Gut microbes Gut microbes (also know [...]

By |2016-11-17T17:36:22-07:00February 2nd, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Hot Topics: Health Research Areas To Watch In 2015

Boost Your Mood With Gratitude

“If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” - Meister Eckhart With depressing news making headlines on the nightly news and tragedy splashed across newspapers and magazines, the world can seem a depressing place. After the twinkling lights of the holidays come [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:46:35-07:00January 7th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Boost Your Mood With Gratitude