Here, four people with schizophrenia explain what life is really like with the illness. They talk about how they have battled for the right care and support, but now they finally have it, they are able to live the lives they want to lead.
I have a history of making poor self-care choices in order to sidestep medical practitioners because I've had so many unfortunate experiences.
teenagers and millennials in the US have never known a world without AIDS. They live during a time where it is a treatable disease, people are living longer and suffer fewer complications. As a result, there's a lack of urgency and more complacency than ever before. The decrease in comprehensive sex education programs in schools have contributed to an increasing number of youth living with HIV in the US, many of whom do not know that they are infected.
Sleep is the wonder drug for the feeling of well-being. The CDC reports that insufficient sleep has been linked to the development of chronic diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and depression. Fatigue from lack of sleep has been compared to being drunk.
What people with celiac disease truly need is a better way to manage this chronic illness with the guidance of experienced and knowledgeable doctors. We need to be taken seriously and we need research to make a gluten-filled world safer for people with celiac disease.
As a nurse when you hit the wall mentally and physically of what you can do you aren't allowed to take the phone off the hook. In life and death situations you can't even walk away for a second to collect yourself. So when you reach the end of your rope you just magically find some more slack.
To help you to tap into the other sources of health besides food, here are five easy (and free) ways to get healthier instantly. And these sources of vibrant health are yours for the using, at any time, and in any place.
Under the healthier meal standards, more children are choosing and eating fruit and consuming more of their entrees and vegetables, increasing their nutrient intake and decreasing food waste. Parents and students alike support the healthier meals.
There are a few myths floating around among personal trainers, believed by exercise enthusiasts and found in those fancy fitness magazines in gyms and health clubs, myths that could be holding you back when it comes to building muscle.
I'm not simply blowing off steam when I say that Ben's autism is a destructive disorder that we hate. How could we NOT hate it? It has kept Ben from being able to live with his family, even in the same state, since he was 12, because his needs are so great.
Updating SNAP with new tools, innovations and resources requires the input of a broad range of public health, private sector, and governmental stakeholders. SNAP provides an important safety net for low-income families.
Emboldened by recent legislative incursions into gynecology, the GOP may soon look for other ways to practice medicine without a license. Why not meddle in transfusion medicine next?
What I found to be true for me is that without a good night's rest, I was more emotional, less resilient, less focused, had loss of memory and was more impatient. Just grumpy. That made my day super long and I was someone who wasn't as pleasant to be around. As a leader -- that's not a good thing.
Diagnosis is never a certainty; we are always playing the odds. Rita Wilson's story is a compelling argument for becoming more involved in one's own care and supporting efforts to improve diagnosis across the board.
Two weeks ago a variety of experts and patients met to testify to a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel about concerns that the female sterilization device Essure is causing more problems than the FDA or Bayer, the manufacturer of the device, are admitting to.
I'm very open about my experiences with mental health, certainly to those around me but also on a public level. I write and blog about my recovery, and I stand up for what I believe is right, especially when it comes to breaking down mental health stigma.
I have had parents tell me that they had to sell their homes to pay for high tech diabetes supplies for their kids as they want their child to have the very best chance for a healthy, good life and so they must make that choice. Now add a complication to the already astronomical cost of just staying healthy and the numbers become staggering.
For now, the cow can be dietary guidelines. In fact, the placement of cows, and milk for that matter, in dietary guidance is at the heart of current discord- and we are all well advised to wonder: who holds the bucket?
If you are struggling with an eating disorder, it is important that you reach out for help. No one should have to fight this battle alone and seeking support is a sign of strength. Developing an eating disorder is not a choice, but it is never too late to choose recovery.