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Walking on Pins and Needles – When It’s More Than Your Foot Falling Asleep

We have all experienced that walking on pins and needles feeling. Frequently, it is nothing more than your foot falling asleep. In technical terms, this is called paresthesia. This is when pressure causes your nerves to become compressed which...

How Team Sports Promote Good Overall Health

The social perks of being part of a team are well documented - whether it be a netball team made up of office workers, or a team of lads from the pub who partake in a spot of 5-a-side...

Professional Review of the CBQ Method for Quitting Smoking

I decided to write this professional review of the CBQ method because I am both a medical doctor and an ex-smoker who stopped smoking with that method 1 year and 7 months ago. The reason I was motivated to put...

Nootropics and Women in the Workplace: What’s ...

Nootropics, also known as smart drugs, are compounds that give individuals enhanced brain function. They’re becoming a popular method to give women (and men) that extra energy boost within the workplace. Among the several benefits brought forward, these tablets...

Hormone Replacement Therapy and Epilepsy

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, about 1 percent of the population suffers from epilepsy. And although men and women are equally affected, women may be more susceptible to seizures because of hormonal changes. "Some women experience changes...

Should I Consider a Nursing Home?

Whether you and your family are facing a quick decision about a nursing home due to a recent event or have been coping with a worsening progressive disease such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, considering a nursing home is not...

Is Suicide the Answer to your Problems?

Life is tough these days, and it’s easy to succumb to feelings of hopelessness and despair.  For many families, money is extremely tight. Jobs are few and far between, and making ends meet has become far more difficult than...

Consoling Those Who Have Lost Family and Friends to Suicide

To lose even one life to suicide is one too many.  Yet the statistics are staggering. Between the years of 1999 and 2014, the United States saw an increase of 24 percent in deaths related to suicide. In 2016,...

The Fundamentals of Crohn’s Disease

Crohn's disease is a chronic condition that is characterised by inflammation of the digestive tract. The inflammation is typically found in the furthest part of the small intestine, but the symptoms can appear in any segment of the gastrointestinal...

Don’t Judge People for Using Medical Marijuana

Open Letter Dear Reader, Remember the time when school teachers drilled us on proverbs and quotes during English class? We’d fill our notebooks with these words of wisdom, some of them influencing our thinking and social behavior. I have two favorites which...

Dressing Your Age – You’re Not 20 Forever My Dear

What happens when thirty or even forty something meets 19? A complete and total fashion disaster that leaves kids and spouses ducking for cover and wishing to God they didn’t have to be caught dead in public with their mother or spouse. Yet, despite how ridiculous it all looks...

Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Food Poisoning

It may surprise you to learn that the Center for Disease Control has estimated that around 48 million Americans become ill from food-borne illnesses each year. You read it right...that's 48 with 9 zeroes after it. And even worse, they also estimate that around 3000 people die from it...

Caring for Aging Parents – Plan for these Years of their Life

For many adults, the reality of caring for aging parents hits home much sooner than they anticipated. You go from watching your parent’s age, still feeling like they are invincible to realizing there comes a time when they need help. Suddenly, your life can be turned upside down –...

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