As a pain management specialist, I field various questions about pain medications. What does the new NSAID warning mean? Is it OK to drink alcohol while I'm on Tylenol? Is OxyContin safe to take long-term? Well, I'm glad you asked.
To fix this broken system, we must acknowledge the inexorable link between mental and physical health.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will hopefully galvanize unprecedented global collaboration for improving the lives of billions of people in the 21st century.
The story of the poisoning of Flint's water supply and the harm knowingly inflicted on the city's children is so shameful that it's hard to believe it is happening. Unfortunately, Flint is just one example of our collective failure to protect children from being exposed to harmful levels of lead.
From the outside, and by most objective measures, Matthew appears healthy and strong. But nearly half of his 18 years have been spent in a private, personal hell. Matthew's struggle impacts our entire family but the emotional anguish which his mom, sisters, grandparents and I endure, can't come close to approximating the nerve pain he suffers.
Curious about how this super-toned fitness pro stays satiated? Here's a look at what she eats in a typical day.
Not a word was spoken and I promptly fell apart in his embrace. I cried like I had never cried in my life. He just held on for the ride. What my friend Steve gave me that day was the very essence of what to say when there is nothing to say:
Lesson learned? Charts are useful, but should never replace common sense and simple observation.
Everything boils down to daily patterns, habits and consistent changes over time.
Developing good habits can help you wake up excited and energetic every morning, ready for a new day of exciting and pleasant possibilities. Good habits can help us greet each day with excitement and enthusiasm along with a guiding purpose in life.
I've found that the difference between choosing healthfully vs. choosing unhealthfully boils down to about five immensely important seconds. It's in those five seconds when we get the chance to stop, pause and ask ourselves some of these questions.
Weight loss is not a cure for happiness, boredom, lack of confidence, or a spark for ambition. The obsession to get there can actually make you unhappier, stressed, isolated, and let's be honest, super moody.
According to research, those intense, in-love feelings are due to highly complex, pretty unromantic chemical, cognitive, and goal directed brain processes involving over 12 areas of the brain working together to produce the magic.
These thoughts are the result of an illness that we need to address, that we need to talk about. It is a conversation that our society needs to have, a scary conversation but that's what makes it even more important. It is a conversation that will save lives.
We have once again begun to watch football together, but with much greater empathy for the players. He no longer cheers for big hits and he is actually concerned for the affected players' well-being. He looks the very next day to see if the perpetrator got fined and shares it with me.
As many people who know me know, I am an advocate for both Western and Eastern/natural medicine or healing applications. I will not tell you to stop taking your medication. I will tell you that there are tools and prescriptions available to you that have no side effects that allow you to get you off your medications or at the very least, lower the dosages.
Once again, though, I am plugging through because I know that, though I will feel pretty miserable for the next six weeks, the end is in sight. Winter cannot last forever, right? In the meantime, here are a few things I have found that help me beat the winter blues:
How could it be possible to even debate whether or not to share that information? If your child were diabetic, would you not tell them? Or if your child had lupus, would you not tell them? Why is celiac disease different?
I never got drunk . I was just 'taking the edge off'. But I also recognized that reaching for a glass of wine, or three, had become my response to stress or sorrow in my life. And like most women I know -- most human beings -- there was generally plenty of that.