Raising Awareness of End-of-Life Options
The month of November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a time dedicated to awareness of end-of-life care.
Humpty Dumpty Might Have Been Stressed
Individuals' mental health can affect their physical health in ways they might not even realize. Even a person's risk of an accident may be related to mental health.
Say “I Do” the Healthy Way
Weddings are wonderful, but they can also be stressful and time consuming to put together. Couples have to remember to take care of their health before, during and after their nuptials.
Full Moon Madness
Healthcare professionals have held onto superstitions about the full moon increasing the risk of psychological problems in emergency rooms. Psychologists in Canada found the truth!
Don't Let Confusion Take Over
It may seem normal for elderly people to become confused or forgetful, but this is not usually just "normal aging." Severe confusion can be an indication of delirium.
Support Yields Lower Systolic Blood Pressure
Medication is not the only way to improve health. Behavioral support from patient education and peer monitoring is good for the mind and the body.
Use Your Head - By Protecting It
When it comes to playing sports like football and soccer, using your head may actually be the best way to lose it - or at least to lose a little bit of your cognitive power.
The Good and Bad of Comparison
If you've ever looked at someone else and either wished you were doing as well as that person, or been relieved that you weren't as bad off, you aren't alone.
Wake Up, Doc
One way to reduce the risk of surgery complications or doctors' mistakes: make sure the doctor isn't overworked and under-rested.
Obesity Costs Take the Cake
Are you at your optimum weight? If not, don't fret. Knowledge is power, and the more you know, the more you can do to make 2011 your Healthy Weight Year.