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The Hidden Epidemic Of Lyme Disease

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

It is time we took a serious look at Lyme Disease. If not treated early and appropriately, infection with Lyme can produce chronic disease that can cause severe pain, debilitating fatigue, reduced quality of life and neurological problems such as impaired memory and concentration.

6 Foods That Fight Pain Naturally

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Levine | Posted 06.01.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com When you get out of bed in the morning do you make a sort of “oyyyyyyy…aaaagggh" groan that goes with an achy pai...

Why Does Chewing Gum Give Me a Headache?

Quora | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Quora

Physician, do no harm. The same caution should be applied to philanthropists, public officials, and other well-meaning agents of globalization. In the realm of health care, quite ironically avoiding one risk could actually lead to a worse outcome overall.

Study Of Special Mice Points To Surprising Life-Extension Strategy

| Jasmin Fox-Skelly | Posted 05.23.2014 | Science

Scientists have found a way to beat back the hands of time and fight the ravages of old age, at least in mice. A new study finds that mice bred witho...

Getting Through It: A New Church Service for Recovery

Lindsay Henry | Posted 07.16.2014 | Religion
Lindsay Henry

To get through, you decide -- maybe after you get past some stubbornness -- you want help. Maybe, despite your initial beliefs, you really can't do this alone. Coupled with courts and classes, and the therapies, maybe someone suggests you "go to church."

Grief: What to Do When It Never Ends

Marie Marley | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Joyce sits alone in her bedroom every night. Most nights, she ends up bursting into tears over the loss of her husband of 30 years. The pain is searin...

6 Ways to Manage Chronic Pain

Peter Field | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Peter Field

If you live with chronic pain, life might seem unbearable at times. Unlike acute pain, which is the body's way of telling us that something needs sw...

Lemons as Gifts, Viruses for Good, Failure for Success and College Graduation: A Well-Intended Tale

Sydney Small | Posted 07.13.2014 | Science
Sydney Small

Despite the fact that viruses can cause humans much pain and suffering, very smart people have determined that they can be remarkable tools for beneficial uses.

Don't Underestimate the Value of Life's Little (And Not-So-Little) Crises

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Although it may sound like a cliché, there is truth to the saying that pain is sometimes the price that we must be willing to pay for growth.

Releasing the Pain to Move Forward

Maria Portas | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Portas

Your now is the present moment in time. I want you to experience it as your greatest gift to the world. What you have experienced in the past not on...

Are You Using Your Judgment or Just Being Judgmental?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Life requires us to make assessments, literally hundreds of times a day. We assess risk level, costs, benefits, and appropriateness of behaviors in sp...

What Your Shoes Are REALLY Doing To Your Feet

Huffington Post | Lauren Mikler | Posted 04.15.2014 | Style

There are few accessories that excite women quite like shoes. Not only are they the key to transforming an outfit, but is there any item in your close...

Explaining the 'Unexplained' Illnesses of Gulf War Veterans

Claudia S. Miller, M.D., M.S. | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green
Claudia S. Miller, M.D., M.S.

A recent Institute of Medicine report on Gulf War illness has unfortunately concluded that veterans have such diverse symptoms and exposures that a single, distinct definition cannot be used to describe their condition.

The Myth of 'Closure' -- One Year After the Boston Marathon Bombings

John Tsilimparis | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
John Tsilimparis

Whenever our sense of safety and security is shattered by these types of events, restoring that emotional stability is not a simple undertaking. The central nervous system needs time to reset and process the loss of that very same safety and security that was taken away.

If It Isn't Meant to 'Cure' Grief, What Good Is Therapy?

Megan Devine | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

A good therapist is a wonderful thing: They know that there is nothing about you that's wrong. They know their role is to listen and validate, to come up alongside you and provide support.

How I Finally Learned to Stop Judging Myself

Denise Ullem | Posted 05.26.2014 | Women
Denise Ullem

Each time I come to my mat I am amazed at how long it takes me to join my physical body in the present. And once I am fully present in that stark yoga studio, tears often come.

Teenagers With Anxiety and Depression: There's Hope -- Big Hope

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

I recently began a series of classes on mindfulness and meditation to help those challenged with chronic pain, depression and/or anxiety. About two we...

Domestic Violence, Part 1

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

What is it? What are the stages? And, how can it be prevented? Domestic violence is a nice clinical name for a battering relationship or a relati...

Hypnosis for the Hospital: The Evidence Is in on Patient Comfort

Larry Burk, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Larry Burk, M.D.

Have you ever been anxious about undergoing a stressful medical procedure such as a mammogram or MRI scan, or something even more painful such as a br...

Being Human

Christine Hoh | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hoh

Natural disasters, accidents, unexpected death, illnesses and financial loss: these are merely only few things that can cause you pain. Recently, some...

3 Steps to Turning Pain Into Purpose

Antoinette Tuff | Posted 05.18.2014 | Religion
Antoinette Tuff

You might think that August 20, 2013 -- the day an armed gunman came into the school where I worked and trapped me in an office with him -- was the darkest, most difficult day of my life. But the truth is, it wasn't.

Is There (Marital) Life After an Affair?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The consequences of an affair may have more to do with how each partner responds to it than the affair itself. As many couples have discovered, even in the midst of the most painful circumstances, when there is a shared intention to heal, repair and take responsibility, what may have previously seemed impossible can become a reality.

My Cup Runneth Over With Just Enough

Deb Carlin Polhill | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Deb Carlin Polhill

While we do this deep dive and soul search, we also hold onto the love and support we receive, the wonderful and healing love and support of family, friends and community and, ultimately, the sweet love of our child. We learn that as we keep our hearts open, our hearts receive all of this love.

'I Realized I Don't Have to Believe My Thoughts'

Tara Brach | Posted 05.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Our mindfulness practice is not about vanquishing our thoughts. It's about becoming aware of the process of thinking so that we are not in a trance --...

Foods That Fight Pain

Marlo Thomas | Posted 05.06.2014 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

Last year, I threw my back out, and the experience was, in a word, hell. Couldn't walk, couldn't stand and couldn't sit without lightning rods of pain shooting up and down my body. For someone who lives to be seven places at once, this was hardly convenient.