Talking About Depression & Other Mental Health Illnesses

As we near the daylight savings time changes, where we get shorter days with less sunlight, I am reminded each morning as I have to fight to even move from my bed that this season sucks badly for me. Each time Fall comes and then Winter, my complete being wants to just sleep. I could classify it as a mild case of depression, that is strictly induced by lack of sunlight. I really hate dealing with this each year, and every time I get older, the harder it is. This year I will be turning 33 years old and it […]

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Getting a Social Worker Degree Means Helping Others

Can you name something better than working to help people find homes, to find a way to eat and to work to better themselves into becoming an integral part of society no matter what unfortunate cards they may have been dealt? The answer should be that there are very few things better than helping those in need. The oppressed, the downtrodden and the unfortunate are the kind of individuals whom social workers work with every single day. They ensure that no person should have to live in a despairing situation without some sort of hope. With 15 percent of the […]

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Women Are Frequently Misdiagnosed When It Comes To Sleep Apnea

It is generally accepted men often suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Why doesn’t the public hear more about women who are afflicted with this same medical condition? The fact is women aren’t as apt to be diagnosed with this condition. In past sleep studies, the ratio of male versus female patients was definitely unbalanced toward men; however, other studies reveal the true ratio is close to two to three males suffering from OSA for every one female with this condition. This is obviously a medical condition both genders endure. When first diagnosed this circumstance was described as one plaguing […]

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New Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe

As a parent, you never stop worrying about your child’s health and well being. Fortunately, there are new medical advancements being made every day that are improving the outlook for children living with chronic medical conditions and decreasing the risk that others will fall victim. Unfortunately, children are not immune to life’s illnesses and are often more at risk because of their underdeveloped immune systems. Here are three medical advances that have been made in recent years to protect the health of children: Cord Blood Banking Until the 1970s, the placenta and umbilical cord were discarded after the birth of […]

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What Is Lymphedema

Today I get talk a bit about lymphedema which is is a blockage of the lymph nodes — vessels that drain fluid from tissues throughout the body and allow immune cells to travel where they are needed.  I guess it appears that your lymph nodes have been expanded and it sounds like a really uncomfortable medical condition that is also known to have symptoms of chronic swelling of an arm or a leg usually. Someone who suffers from lymphedema must have a hard time finding clothing to wear and so there is actually special lymphedema garments that are created with […]

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Day 6: A Matter of Thinking

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Become Outgoing & Less Anxious

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Become Outgoing & Less AnxiousNow that my head was clear I was able to have a free mind and train my brain to take information into it and spit it out as positive or proactive thoughts/actions. For example if I were to receive a disconnect notice for a very important bill I would not sit here in tears wondering how the heck I was going to pay for it, I would actually sit here and focus on ways I could come up with the money, payment plan options the company […]

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Keep Loved Ones Safe

Are your parents or grandparents getting older? Maybe you have a younger loved one who has a medical condition and you worry about their safety? If you answered yes, have you thought about Medical Alert before?I am sure you have seen those commercials about this product, it’s a sure way to keep your loved ones safe but still allow them the independence they want and need. I don’t have parents that are ready for this type of product, but I know my great grandparents are getting up there and I have a grandfather who is out and about on the […]

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