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Why Are So Many Veterans Taking Their Own Lives?

During the time of a recent study published in The Annals of Epidemiology, there was at least one veteran who committed suicide each day.Putting your own life at risk for the freedom and protection of millions of other lives is one of the most selfless and courageous gestures a person could make. However, it seems like every day there's an article featuring yet another veteran who has taken his or her life after returning home from overseas. Does this mean there's a flaw within America's healthcare system and how returning soldiers are being taken care of? Veteran's suicide has been one of the most controversial topics that doctors, researchers and families of veterans have been discussing for many years. In fact, a recent study published in the February issue of the Annals of Epidemiology highlighted this issue. Thousands of military personnel'slives have been taken due to suicide. The study looked at all 1,282,074 veterans who served in active duty units between 2001-2007 and who ...

--2015 APR 14
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Why Are So Many Veterans Taking Their Own Lives?

Gambling Addiction: How to Spot the Warning Signs

A whopping 88 percent of U.S. adults have gambled at some point in their life; but when does it turn into a problem?According to the National Council on Problem Gambling, approximately three million American adults have a gambling addiction. Damon Dye, EdD, sheds some light on what gambling addiction really is and what you can do to help yourself or a loved one who’s addicted. A gambling addiction is similar to drug or alcohol addiction, because biochemical changes happen in the brain that make it nearly impossible for the addict to control or modify their behavior. Damon Dye, a licensed mental health professional and a National Board Approved Clinical Consultant for the National Council on Problem Gambling, estimates that a gambling addiction affects around three percent of the population. Between 95 and 97 percent of people can gamble without becoming addicted. Casual vs. Problematic So, how can you tell when your gambling habits have crossed from recreational to addictive? Most ...

--2015 MAR 10
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Gambling Addiction: How to Spot the Warning Signs

Eat Better & Live Longer: Improve Your Heart Health in Just 8 Weeks

Heart disease is the number-one killer for both men and women but can be highly preventable.Even with the progression of understanding heart disease, it's still the number-one killer among men and women. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year. That's one in every four deaths. The good news is, heart disease can be prevented. Depending on whether your doctor has encouraged new and healthy behaviors, or if you have a known history of heart disease in your family, you might be able to turn your life around in just eight weeks. How can you improve your heart health in such little time? You can make a HUGE difference in just a short period of time, and it all starts with getting just a little more active. Recently, studies have shown the dangers of sitting too long and how it can damage your health as much as smoking. However, by getting up and walking frequently, you can reduce your blood pressure and...

--2015 FEB 24
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Eat Better & Live Longer: Improve Your Heart Health in Just 8 Weeks

5 Ways to Reinvigorate Your Love Life

When was the last time you tried something new with your partner?Being in a loving relationship can be such an euphoric time. As you grow into your relationship, everything new can be exciting, and before you even realize it, you're head over heels. However, depending on how long you've been with your partner, you might find that life has thrown just about every curveball at your relationship; you have a demanding job, you're involved in social clubs, you may have a kid (or two)... all leaving you little room for intimacy. Romance in your relationship might have found a more comforting level, which might have put a halt to you and your partners sex life. However, on romantic holidays, like an anniversary, it can create an overwhelming pressure and expectation for you to show affection, appreciation, and achieve the best sex ever. It might also be a great time to ask yourself, when was the last time you and your partner tried something new? Not to worry, there are five ways you can r...

--2015 FEB 17
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5 Ways to Reinvigorate Your Love Life

Dry, Itchy & Uncomfortable Down There: Do You Have a Yeast Infection?

Three out of four women experience a yeast infection at some point in their lives.If you've ever experienced a yeast infection, you know how uncomfortable the symptoms are. You may also remember how embarrassed you may have felt, and that you didn't want to discuss it with anyone... even your doctor. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 75 percent of all adult women have had at least one yeast infection at some point. A yeast infection is a type of vaginitis (inflammation of your vagina) that occurs when the natural bacteria and yeast in your vagina are disrupted and cause excess yeast, which leads to an infection. What are the symptoms of a yeast infection? Symptoms associated of a yeast infection include itching, irritation in and around your vagina, burning, swelling, redness, vaginal pain, soreness, and a thick odor-free discharge. It's important to note that if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should see your doctor r...

--2014 NOV 18
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Dry, Itchy & Uncomfortable Down There: Do You Have a Yeast Infection?

Trick or Trouble: Life-Saving Advice for Your Pets this Halloween

Halloween can be fun and exciting for you and your children, but can cause stress and anxiety for your pets.Halloween can be a fun and exciting time for your family. You may also think to include your cat or dog in the Halloween dress-up and trick-or-treat rituals. Or, if you're in charge of candy distribution this year, you may think strangers in costumes constantly ringing the doorbell won't be a problem for your companion. However, without following safety precautions, your playful Halloween night could turn into a real-life nightmare with your pet seriously injured or sick. What specific candies are especially dangerous to your pets? When it comes to candy, you don't necessarily have to worry about your cat as much as you do your dog. Anything within mouth (or paw reach) such as chocolate, raisins, pumpkins, cookies, and other treats can be extremely toxic to your dog if ingested in large amounts. You also want to be careful of candy wrappers that are carelessly tossed in your h...

--2014 OCT 28
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Trick or Trouble: Life-Saving Advice for Your Pets this Halloween

Periodontal Disease: Do You Need Gum Graft Surgery?

Gum graft surgery is a procedure where tissue is taken from the roof of your mouth and used to help treat your infected gums.Maintaining dental hygiene is crucial for your overall health. Not only do you depend on your mouth for breathing, but it's also the opening where food enters and digests into your intestines. When your mouth isn't taken care of, you could increase your risk of developing several oral infections and diseases. For instance, periodontal disease happens when plaque continues to build up and hardens on your gum line and causes your gums to swell. Usually, brushing and flossing can help get rid of access plaque, but can quickly form in your mouth within 24 hours. The longer the plaque is left in your mouth, the harder it is to get rid of. What are some symptoms of periodontal disease? If you have swollen and bright red gums, if your gums are tender to touch, receding gums, new spaces between your teeth, bad breath, a bad taste in your mouth, and if your teeth are l...

--2014 OCT 28
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Periodontal Disease: Do You Need Gum Graft Surgery?

Death With Dignity: Why Terminally Ill Patients Seek Aid in Dying

Medical aid in dying is a controversial topic. Should terminally ill patients be allowed to decide their death?If you've been told you have a terminal illness and your time is limited, your whole life can flash in front of you. It can also turn your world completely upside down. The journey ahead may be painful, uncertain, terrifying and extremely emotional. Trying to live a "normal" life may not be possible anymore. If you knew you were going to die a painful and slow death in the months to come, would you consider medical aid in dying? 29-year-old Brittney Maynard learned she has a rare brain cancer that left her with six months to live. Just newly married and trying for a family, Maynard's life as she knew it was over. There is no cure that is going to save her life. The radiation she would need would deteriorate her quality of life, and instead of being able to enjoy her last living months, her days would be spent bedridden and unpalatable. She has stated several times that she ...

--2014 OCT 14
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Death With Dignity: Why Terminally Ill Patients Seek Aid in Dying

Ebola Scare in the US: The Beginning of the End?

Is the U.S. really prepared if an Ebola outbreak was to occur?When the news first broke about a deadly virus in Western Africa in March, you might have paid little attention. Over the last few months, the virus has taken thousands of lives. But you still may not have felt threatened. Until now. Currently, five Ebola victims are in the United States for treatment. This may have caused you to question if you're truly safe. Who are these fateful five? The first to arrive were medical missionaries Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly. Both had been serving in Africa and were transported back to the U.S. to seek medical treatment for Ebola. They received an experimental drug, ZMapp, and have been Ebola-free ever since. Another doctor and missionary, Dr. Rick Sacra, was flown in from Africa and taken to a Nebraska hospital. He was treated for Ebola over a three-week period. Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man, began showing symptoms of Ebola after visiting his family for a couple of weeks i...

--2014 OCT 7
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Ebola Scare in the US: The Beginning of the End?

How Marijuana Can Impact Your Quality of Sleep

Contrary to popular belief, marijuana can actually disrupt your sleep pattern and cause greater sleep problems to arise.According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, marijuana is the most common illicit drug used in the United States. In fact, usage among adolescents has been on the rise since 2007. Many states have legalized marijuana usage; but, do you really know what it's doing to your health? A study conducted by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania suggests marijuana usage could be associated with impaired sleep quality, especially if you've been using the drug since your teenage years. Prior studies have shown that many use marijuana as a sleep and stress aid to help relax. However, recent research suggests that marijuana can actually disrupt your sleep pattern and cause greater sleep problems. The researchers used adults ranging from 20-59 years old that responded to a 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...

--2014 SEP 30
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How Marijuana Can Impact Your Quality of Sleep

Latest Episodes

Why Are So Many Veterans Taking Their Own Lives?

During the time of a recent study published in The Annals of Epidemiology, there was at least one veteran who committed suicide each day.Putting your own life at risk for the freedom and protection of millions of other lives is one of the most selfless and courageous gestures a person could make. However, it seems like every day there's an article featuring yet another veteran who has taken his or her life after returning home from overseas. Does this mean there's a flaw within America's healthcare system and how returning soldiers are being taken care of? Veteran's suicide has been one of the most controversial topics that doctors, researchers and families of veterans have been discussing for many years. In fact, a recent study published in the February issue of the Annals of Epidemiology highlighted this issue. Thousands of military personnel'slives have been taken due to suicide. The study looked at all 1,282,074 veterans who served in active duty units between 2001-2007 and who ...

--2015 APR 14
Comments
Why Are So Many Veterans Taking Their Own Lives?

Gambling Addiction: How to Spot the Warning Signs

A whopping 88 percent of U.S. adults have gambled at some point in their life; but when does it turn into a problem?According to the National Council on Problem Gambling, approximately three million American adults have a gambling addiction. Damon Dye, EdD, sheds some light on what gambling addiction really is and what you can do to help yourself or a loved one who’s addicted. A gambling addiction is similar to drug or alcohol addiction, because biochemical changes happen in the brain that make it nearly impossible for the addict to control or modify their behavior. Damon Dye, a licensed mental health professional and a National Board Approved Clinical Consultant for the National Council on Problem Gambling, estimates that a gambling addiction affects around three percent of the population. Between 95 and 97 percent of people can gamble without becoming addicted. Casual vs. Problematic So, how can you tell when your gambling habits have crossed from recreational to addictive? Most ...

--2015 MAR 10
Comments
Gambling Addiction: How to Spot the Warning Signs

Eat Better & Live Longer: Improve Your Heart Health in Just 8 Weeks

Heart disease is the number-one killer for both men and women but can be highly preventable.Even with the progression of understanding heart disease, it's still the number-one killer among men and women. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year. That's one in every four deaths. The good news is, heart disease can be prevented. Depending on whether your doctor has encouraged new and healthy behaviors, or if you have a known history of heart disease in your family, you might be able to turn your life around in just eight weeks. How can you improve your heart health in such little time? You can make a HUGE difference in just a short period of time, and it all starts with getting just a little more active. Recently, studies have shown the dangers of sitting too long and how it can damage your health as much as smoking. However, by getting up and walking frequently, you can reduce your blood pressure and...

--2015 FEB 24
Comments
Eat Better & Live Longer: Improve Your Heart Health in Just 8 Weeks

5 Ways to Reinvigorate Your Love Life

When was the last time you tried something new with your partner?Being in a loving relationship can be such an euphoric time. As you grow into your relationship, everything new can be exciting, and before you even realize it, you're head over heels. However, depending on how long you've been with your partner, you might find that life has thrown just about every curveball at your relationship; you have a demanding job, you're involved in social clubs, you may have a kid (or two)... all leaving you little room for intimacy. Romance in your relationship might have found a more comforting level, which might have put a halt to you and your partners sex life. However, on romantic holidays, like an anniversary, it can create an overwhelming pressure and expectation for you to show affection, appreciation, and achieve the best sex ever. It might also be a great time to ask yourself, when was the last time you and your partner tried something new? Not to worry, there are five ways you can r...

--2015 FEB 17
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5 Ways to Reinvigorate Your Love Life

Dry, Itchy & Uncomfortable Down There: Do You Have a Yeast Infection?

Three out of four women experience a yeast infection at some point in their lives.If you've ever experienced a yeast infection, you know how uncomfortable the symptoms are. You may also remember how embarrassed you may have felt, and that you didn't want to discuss it with anyone... even your doctor. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 75 percent of all adult women have had at least one yeast infection at some point. A yeast infection is a type of vaginitis (inflammation of your vagina) that occurs when the natural bacteria and yeast in your vagina are disrupted and cause excess yeast, which leads to an infection. What are the symptoms of a yeast infection? Symptoms associated of a yeast infection include itching, irritation in and around your vagina, burning, swelling, redness, vaginal pain, soreness, and a thick odor-free discharge. It's important to note that if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should see your doctor r...

--2014 NOV 18
Comments
Dry, Itchy & Uncomfortable Down There: Do You Have a Yeast Infection?

Trick or Trouble: Life-Saving Advice for Your Pets this Halloween

Halloween can be fun and exciting for you and your children, but can cause stress and anxiety for your pets.Halloween can be a fun and exciting time for your family. You may also think to include your cat or dog in the Halloween dress-up and trick-or-treat rituals. Or, if you're in charge of candy distribution this year, you may think strangers in costumes constantly ringing the doorbell won't be a problem for your companion. However, without following safety precautions, your playful Halloween night could turn into a real-life nightmare with your pet seriously injured or sick. What specific candies are especially dangerous to your pets? When it comes to candy, you don't necessarily have to worry about your cat as much as you do your dog. Anything within mouth (or paw reach) such as chocolate, raisins, pumpkins, cookies, and other treats can be extremely toxic to your dog if ingested in large amounts. You also want to be careful of candy wrappers that are carelessly tossed in your h...

--2014 OCT 28
Comments
Trick or Trouble: Life-Saving Advice for Your Pets this Halloween

Periodontal Disease: Do You Need Gum Graft Surgery?

Gum graft surgery is a procedure where tissue is taken from the roof of your mouth and used to help treat your infected gums.Maintaining dental hygiene is crucial for your overall health. Not only do you depend on your mouth for breathing, but it's also the opening where food enters and digests into your intestines. When your mouth isn't taken care of, you could increase your risk of developing several oral infections and diseases. For instance, periodontal disease happens when plaque continues to build up and hardens on your gum line and causes your gums to swell. Usually, brushing and flossing can help get rid of access plaque, but can quickly form in your mouth within 24 hours. The longer the plaque is left in your mouth, the harder it is to get rid of. What are some symptoms of periodontal disease? If you have swollen and bright red gums, if your gums are tender to touch, receding gums, new spaces between your teeth, bad breath, a bad taste in your mouth, and if your teeth are l...

--2014 OCT 28
Comments
Periodontal Disease: Do You Need Gum Graft Surgery?

Death With Dignity: Why Terminally Ill Patients Seek Aid in Dying

Medical aid in dying is a controversial topic. Should terminally ill patients be allowed to decide their death?If you've been told you have a terminal illness and your time is limited, your whole life can flash in front of you. It can also turn your world completely upside down. The journey ahead may be painful, uncertain, terrifying and extremely emotional. Trying to live a "normal" life may not be possible anymore. If you knew you were going to die a painful and slow death in the months to come, would you consider medical aid in dying? 29-year-old Brittney Maynard learned she has a rare brain cancer that left her with six months to live. Just newly married and trying for a family, Maynard's life as she knew it was over. There is no cure that is going to save her life. The radiation she would need would deteriorate her quality of life, and instead of being able to enjoy her last living months, her days would be spent bedridden and unpalatable. She has stated several times that she ...

--2014 OCT 14
Comments
Death With Dignity: Why Terminally Ill Patients Seek Aid in Dying

Ebola Scare in the US: The Beginning of the End?

Is the U.S. really prepared if an Ebola outbreak was to occur?When the news first broke about a deadly virus in Western Africa in March, you might have paid little attention. Over the last few months, the virus has taken thousands of lives. But you still may not have felt threatened. Until now. Currently, five Ebola victims are in the United States for treatment. This may have caused you to question if you're truly safe. Who are these fateful five? The first to arrive were medical missionaries Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly. Both had been serving in Africa and were transported back to the U.S. to seek medical treatment for Ebola. They received an experimental drug, ZMapp, and have been Ebola-free ever since. Another doctor and missionary, Dr. Rick Sacra, was flown in from Africa and taken to a Nebraska hospital. He was treated for Ebola over a three-week period. Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man, began showing symptoms of Ebola after visiting his family for a couple of weeks i...

--2014 OCT 7
Comments
Ebola Scare in the US: The Beginning of the End?

How Marijuana Can Impact Your Quality of Sleep

Contrary to popular belief, marijuana can actually disrupt your sleep pattern and cause greater sleep problems to arise.According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, marijuana is the most common illicit drug used in the United States. In fact, usage among adolescents has been on the rise since 2007. Many states have legalized marijuana usage; but, do you really know what it's doing to your health? A study conducted by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania suggests marijuana usage could be associated with impaired sleep quality, especially if you've been using the drug since your teenage years. Prior studies have shown that many use marijuana as a sleep and stress aid to help relax. However, recent research suggests that marijuana can actually disrupt your sleep pattern and cause greater sleep problems. The researchers used adults ranging from 20-59 years old that responded to a 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...

--2014 SEP 30
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How Marijuana Can Impact Your Quality of Sleep
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