You can find relief whether your constipation is a typical case or something more serious. The difference comes in how you find relief.
The ability to maintain control of attention over time, known as sustained attention, is vital for many tasks performed every day. You can take action when you realize you need to refocus. Here are three expert strategies to staying on task.
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition causing persistent redness of the facial skin. Learn about risk factors, triggers and treatments.
If you want some clues about your overall health, look down at your fingernails. “Your nails are a very good reflection of your health. Many things can occur in the nails that can signify systemic or skin problems,” says dermatologist Christine Poblete-Lopez, MD. Pay attention to anything on or around your fingernails or toenails that … Read More
You stand at the freezer, steaming over something that happened at work and searching for a bowl of ice cream to cool your emotions. You sit on the couch and mindlessly munch through a whole bag of chips after a fight with a loved one. This is emotional eating. You’ve probably heard it called “stress … Read More
Many patients who are at low risk for heart problems don’t need screenings such as electrocardiography (EKG) and stress tests, a national association of primary care physicians recently recommended. The American College of Physicians (ACP) released guidelines recently that say that there is no evidence that these types of screenings benefit people with low risk. You might be considered low-risk for … Read More
If you have multiple sclerosis, you can do things to help limit unpredictable flare-ups of pain, dizziness, numbness and imbalance. In particular, people with relapsing-remitting MS, can take steps to avoid certain behaviors and situations that trigger MS flare-ups or relapses. Neurologist Alexander Rae-Grant, MD, identifies eight triggers that may lead to relapses or flare-ups. Avoid these … Read More
If you have sinus pressure related to allergies, here’s a remedy you may not have considered before: acupressure. Many of us are familiar with the concept of acupuncture, the ancient Chinese method of healthcare involving thin needles, which are inserted into various points in the body to treat or prevent illness. But far fewer have … Read More
Contributor: Jamie Schwachter, BSN, MSN, NP-C Among the many important issues that patients with cancer must decide is whether they should continue to work during their treatment. This is a highly personal and individual issue and one that only you can answer. In deciding, you will want to take into consideration your workplace, diagnosis, treatment plan, support … Read More
If you suffer from depression, inflammation in your brain may contribute to your condition. A handful of studies suggest that researchers are closing in on a causal relationship between “neuroinflammation” and depression. The idea of inflammatory causes of depression has existed for a long time — perhaps decades, says behavioral health researcher Amit Anand, MD. … Read More