Scheduling regular "rest time" in the form of unplugging makes sense--like a muscle, the brain needs recovery time in order to develop and grow (and in this case, retain new memories). In fact, shutting off completely may be crucial.
It all largely depends on your own personal risks for breast cancer and comfort level. Alcohol's effect on breast cancer risk does exist, although more studies are needed to fully define just how much.
Ms. Spechler lends, perhaps unintentionally, to the widespread paranoia about medication dependence: Truly relying on medication, our fearful culture would have it, limits our capacity for true health. Dependence is not, however, a categorical evil.
When plaque blocks more than 50 percent of an artery, it is considered obstructive coronary artery disease. Since a woman's risk of CAD increases with her age, it's crucial to understand the symptoms - and know that they may differ from symptoms shown in men.
Here are seven ways I set myself up for failure as a pro tennis player:
The crazy part of my staunch belief that sobriety was the absolute worst thing is that I knew sober people who were not miserable and actually seemed quite pleased with their lives.
If we choose to feel our emotions -- to let them move through us -- we make better choices about our actions and lead a more goal-directed life. We can learn to accept that we need our pure and real feelings, because they connect us to ourselves, what we love and what we want.
Parents proudly watching their aspiring major leaguers hit a home run, serve an ace in tennis, or lunge to stop a goal might find it hard to imagine that their child's success in sports could harm his or her health. But today, games like sandlot baseball often are not kid stuff anymore.
Just a couple of years ago, overdose prevention laws had never been attempted in any red state and conventional wisdom said they never could be. Now not only have advocates in red states proven those stereotypes wrong, but many Southern naloxone programs have become models for the rest of the country.
Cynical click-bait headline aside, I'll cut to the chase, they don't work. There, I said it. But let's look at why that is, there are three main reasons...
I can't make your schedule less... errr... crazy. But I can help improve your health and well-being so you can do what is most important and meaningful to you. Because that's the point of all of this, right? Let's do this.
The Updated Strategy will enable our nation to become a place where new HIV infections are rare, and where every affected person will have access to life-extending care, regardless of their circumstances.
The people who shed crocodile tears about health care rationing five years ago don't talk about the rationing that we have now (and had then), but they were right to be outraged. We should all be outraged that, in the richest country on the planet, people are denied needed care on the basis of wealth and income.
Awareness becomes the first step towards change, and reducing added sugar intake could significantly reduce these and other health risks.
What is special about the The Stanford Prison Experiment movie is the way it enables viewers to look through the observation window as if they were part of the prison staff watching this remarkable drama slowly unfold, and simultaneously observe those observers as well.
Forget stressing about your sweat. Just keep moving. Remember: If you're trying to lose weight, it's more often about upping the intensity, not doing everything you can to sweat more.
I still recall my first job. I felt like an impostor in my uniform. I didn't feel like a nurse because in my mind a nurse was someone who could start an IV blindfolded, resuscitate a patient while sleeping, and recognize all the signs and symptoms of septic shock at the drop of a hat.
Every other sector of our day-to-day lives--financial, telecommunication, retail, travel, and entertainment--have been irrevocably changed. But to date essentially none of these technological triumphs have been leveraged to reduce the cost of health care, no less to achieve better outcomes for patients.
Protecting Medicaid and Medicare is vital. Like other minorities, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are less likely to access health care. Although minorities make up 40 percent of the U.S. population, they account for more than half of the uninsured population in the U.S.