Don't Let Your Fear of Flying Ground You This Summer

Don't Let Your Fear of Flying Ground You This Summer

Written by Sanam Hafeez, PsyD
on Tuesday, 18 June 2019

More Americans will travel the skies this summer than ever before, an aviation trade group said in a recent study. Airlines for America said it expects nearly 260 million travelers will fly U.S. airlines this summer. 

Even with those statistics, as many as 25% of all Americans suffer some nervousness about flying and remain grounded due to fear. The most extreme suffers have a condition called aviaphobia, where the mere thought of air travel causes them to shudder. 

How can people break this cycle and see the skies as “friendly?”
What Can Happen If Dual Diagnosis Is Left Untreated

What Can Happen If Dual Diagnosis Is Left Untreated

Written by Hailey Parks
on Monday, 10 June 2019

Individuals who suffer from co-occurring mental illness and addiction often face unique obstacles to overcome in sobriety. 

Unfortunately, many symptoms of mental health conditions are similar to the symptoms of substance abuse, so co-occurring disorders can be difficult to diagnose. Furthermore, this makes it important to diagnose and treat dual diagnosis patients for both disorders simultaneously.
How Pets Benefit Your Mental and Physical Health

How Pets Benefit Your Mental and Physical Health

Written by Ainsley Lawrence
on Tuesday, 04 June 2019

After a long, difficult day, you turn the key in your front door and your mood instantly improves... you know you’re going to be greeted by your comforting pet who is supremely happy to see you. 

While pets (especially dogs) give owners an obvious boost in their mood, pets help their humans improve their mental and physical health, too. 

Even more, these benefits aren’t limited to dogs, and may even include some alternative pets you’d never considered.
Keep a Healthy Home for a Healthy Body

Keep a Healthy Home for a Healthy Body

Written by Lily Williams
on Tuesday, 04 June 2019

A few years ago, I had some family staying at our home. While watching a movie, one of my nephews stood up in the middle of the room and began puking. I will save you the details, but know it was not a pleasant sight. 

A few minutes later, his brother joined in. We all stood around in shock; they had obviously come down with the stomach flu. 

No one likes getting sick, but I must confess that I am a really big wimp when I do catch the dreaded bug. Eager to defend my home, I grabbed my bottle of cleaner and several rags, ready to clean up.
How to Survive and Thrive the Summer as a Single Person

How to Survive and Thrive the Summer as a Single Person

Written by Sanam Hafeez, PsyD
on Tuesday, 04 June 2019

Summer can be one of the toughest times to be single.

There’s nothing worse than looking at Instagram or Facebook and seeing your married/couple friends off on vacation in the South of France or spending the weekend at a BBQ in the Hamptons while you stare longingly at your dog in your cramped apartment wishing your fire escape could morph into the Caribbean Sea or a gondola in Venice. 

If you haven’t met Mr. or Ms. Right by Memorial Day weekend how can you salvage your summer?
7 Tips for Couples to Survive Postpartum Depression

7 Tips for Couples to Survive Postpartum Depression

Written by Rachael Pace
on Sunday, 02 June 2019

You just had a new baby with the love of your life, so why are you feeling so depressed? 

Research shows that postpartum depression (PPD) affects about 15 percent of mothers. PPD is a severe mental state that follows childbirth. This condition is characterized by depression, intense pessimism, despondency, and a feeling of hopelessness. 

PPD is often brought on by new hormonal changes, fatigue, and the psychological adjustments that come with motherhood.
7 Ways to Beat Those Sugar Cravings

7 Ways to Beat Those Sugar Cravings

Written by Niket Sonpal, MD
on Friday, 31 May 2019

Sugar cravings are a formidable opponent to anyone trying to stay on a nutritious path. Sugar cravings can attack in the middle of the day or night, and it takes the will power of a comic book hero to say no to such temptation. 

But, what if we can identify and address the underlying reason why we feel such a need for sugar?
Mental and Physical Health Benefits of Hiking

Mental and Physical Health Benefits of Hiking

Written by Ian Lewis
on Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Ever heard the expression, “Just walk it off”? For ages, people have been venturing into nature as a cure for all sorts of physical and mental ailments. From depression and anxiety to feeling tired and sleepy after a big Sunday lunch, hiking can solve many of your health problems and get you feeling fresh and energized. 

If you’re interested in grabbing some hiking poles and heading out, here are all the benefits you can expect to reap.
Experiencing Foggy Vision? 4 Ideas to Help Diagnose Your Symptoms

Experiencing Foggy Vision? 4 Ideas to Help Diagnose Your Symptoms

Written by Rachelle Wilber
on Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Foggy vision can be caused for a variety of reasons. While it may be tempting to jump to the worst case scenario, there could be a simple reason that your eyes are having problems. 

Here are some of ideas that can help you to diagnose your symptoms.
Age with Wellness: 4 Conditions to Check for When You Turn 50

Age with Wellness: 4 Conditions to Check for When You Turn 50

Written by Meghan Belnap
on Saturday, 25 May 2019

If you want to stay healthy as you age, you’ll want to be checked for certain health conditions that are known to affect people who are over the age of 50. Getting screened for these health problems can help identify underlying issues that can be treated more successfully in their earlier stages. 

Here are four conditions to check for when you turn 50.
4 Unexpected Benefits of Testosterone Treatment

4 Unexpected Benefits of Testosterone Treatment

Written by Lizzie Weakley
on Saturday, 25 May 2019

Testosterone is an essential sex hormone in the human body. Levels are at their peak following puberty and slowly decrease with age. Some of this hormone's important functions include boosting your sex drive, keeping your metabolism up, building your muscles and elevating your mood.

Because testosterone is so important, even a small deficiency can result in unpleasant symptoms. Many people seek testosterone supplementation to keep their levels optimal. Testosterone treatment has many well-known benefits, such as bigger muscles and better sexual performance. Here are four additional benefits that may surprise you.
Contact Lenses vs. Eyeglasses: Which Are Best for You?

Contact Lenses vs. Eyeglasses: Which Are Best for You?

Written by Luke Douglas
on Saturday, 25 May 2019

When it comes to vision correction, choosing between eyeglasses and contact lenses is solely a matter of your personal preferences. 

When making this decision, you’ll take into account several factors. For example, you’ll consider your budget, your lifestyle, the aesthetics of the two, as well as the comfort each of them brings. And, although generally one isn’t actually better than the other, when it comes to your individual needs, you should opt for the version that suits you better. 

Here are some of the pros and cons of each to help you decide.
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