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Common Symptoms of Depression

Common Symptoms of Depression

Generalizations are risky at best, but a common way of thinking, and are often applied to the symptoms of depression.  A person with depression isn't always extremely tearful or outwardly suicidal.  There are a vast number of other findings that can indicate the...

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The Good News about Anxiety

The Good News about Anxiety

Panic Attack In through the nostrils Out through the mouth Breathe breathe breathe Shake your hands You can beat this Pounding pounding pounding In your chest. Don’t keep looking out the window Its too tempting and besides- You are on the fourth floor. Okay, if you...

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Health Risks of Untreated Sleep Apnea

Health Risks of Untreated Sleep Apnea

Up to 15% of people suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), and the majority of individuals do not even know that they have this condition.  Symptoms of excessive fatigue, daytime sleepiness, morning headache and dry or sore throat upon awakening are often due to...

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Health Risks of Vitamin D Deficiency

Health Risks of Vitamin D Deficiency

Although medical practitioners have long recognized the role that Vitamin D plays in one's health, only recently have we become aware of how many people are deficient in this essential vitamin.  About two-thirds of individuals worldwide suffer from Vitamin D...

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How to Assess for Alcohol or Drug Dependency

How to Assess for Alcohol or Drug Dependency

The recent news of Prince's death from an overdose of Fentanyl underscores the epidemic of both drug and alcohol abuse sweeping the United States.  An estimated 1 in 10 adults and adolescents have a problem with illegal as well as legal substances, and the numbers are...

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Five Ways to Beat the Wintertime Blues

Five Ways to Beat the Wintertime Blues

Depression is much more common in the winter months. Suicides occur more frequently and divorce rates are higher than in any other season of the year. Many reasons exist for this uptick in depression, from shorter, colder days to the stress of multiple holiday...

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How To Get Better Sleep

How To Get Better Sleep

Insomnia, or trouble sleeping, is a widespread problem that affects a large percentage of people at some time during their lives. Lack of sleep can have a huge impact on one's health, including increasing the risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure,...

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Vitamin D Defiency

Vitamin D Defiency

The has been a lot of interest recently in the therapeutic benefits of Vitamin D.  This interest follows the realization that many adults, especially in northern climates, are D deficient, generally in the winter where there is less sun exposure.  With this interest...

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