I understand how easy it is to have these symptoms creep up on us so slowly, that we don't even realize it, and before we know it, we are now faced with a new reality. So I encourage everyone, men and women, if this sounds anything like what you are going through, please take action today and book an appointment with your family doctor.
Reasonable people may disagree on the details of how best to address the U.S. epidemic through 2025, but we hope that everyone will agree it is time to truly "end AIDS" in the U.S., and that the next administration has an absolutely critical role to play in writing that history.
As a physician, I take very seriously my oath first to do no harm. This is true of most doctors. However, as the disconnect and gap between policy and practice widens, caregivers are increasingly embattled.
It's #MentalHealthAwareness month. Here are the five most important things I've learned.
Insomnia is one of the most common and frustrating complaints that my patients report. The underlying cause can be anything from stress and anxiety to depression, medical conditions, pain, medications or poor sleeping habits.
This sleep exhaustion you are feeling is completely preventable. I experienced this during my first couple years of college. In my quest to become a better sleeper, I've learned some tips, tricks, and secrets along the way that I am going to pass on to you.
I don't believe Selena Gomez or Andra Day would intentionally harm a single child, and yet their association with Coke will inevitably set millions of children on a path to poor health. We can't go on letting these stars use their cachet to hook our kids.
Palliative care, while a specialty, lies at the heart of what every health care provider does -- whether nurse, physician, social worker, chaplain or psychologist -- because no matter the dazzle of technologies that extends life, our core focus can and should remain: Cure sometimes, relieve often, comfort always.
In the broadest sense, conscientious people have a knack for avoiding behaviors that will damage their long-term happiness and success. Here are seven things they don't do:
Don't just change your behavior, change your mindset, so all the changes you make will come to you automatically and will come to you without any effort. Weight loss is really about shaping your perceptions to serve your health, healthy weight, and wellbeing. Shifting them and having more balance in your life will automatically help you attain a healthy, fit physique.
The idea that a person has to stop using all substances in order to engage in addiction treatment is one that is killing countless individuals, harming an immeasurable number of families and adversely impacting communities across our nation.
We need to realize that sleep plays a huge role in our productivity, and is a major key to a successful future. I strongly encourage all of you to get a good night's sleep, otherwise sleep deprivation may just strip you of your sanity, and turn you into an anxious sociopath.
We need Congress to do the right thing and provide funding for services for prevention and treatment of viral hepatitis. We need a national viral hepatitis surveillance system. And what we need most is to eliminate viral hepatitis so we won't ever lose anyone else to these two diseases.
I can only imagine what might have happened if my husband and advocate had not been with me, and I had ingested the CAT scan dye. Today I carry a medical alert bracelet engraved with my medication allergies.
Altogether, this becomes bad news for your overall health and your waistline in many ways, including knocking these fat-regulating hormones out of whack:
Yes, this strange creature has saved my Ella, broken the death silence in our home and allowed us to laugh and love just a bit. It is the new normal, more gentle and understanding but with a permanent whole in our hearts.
Daytime sleepiness is a known condition that is experienced by the global population.
Being healthy shouldn't mean losing zzz's. In fact, it starts with getting them.
Ultimately, the bulk of the patient's care and safety falls onto the shoulders of the nurse. We are responsible for the majority of the care given by everyone else on the floor -- even the doctors.