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Winter Blues: Battling Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

If you have what you consider to be "winter blues," you may actually have a condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). With SAD, you get symptoms of depression and loneliness at the same time every year, usually in the winter. Instead of just dealing with SAD, there are ways to combat it to make your seasonal disorder more bearable. Symptoms of SAD *   Depression *   Loneliness *   Anxiety and Increased Levels of Stress * … [Read more...]

Hot Weather Illnesses: Know the Symptoms and Protect Yourself!

Summer’s hot temperatures offer special dangers for those who work or play outdoors. Extended periods of time in the mid-day heat can cause severe dehydration, heat stroke and even death. Even if you are accustomed to being outdoors in the heat, you should be alert to symptoms of overheating and be prepared to go indoors and apply the remedies. Failure to do so could mean an extended stay in the hospital or worse. Understanding Dehydration The human body … [Read more...]

Common Herbs and Their Dangerous Drug Interactions

Most people think that because herbs are natural, they must be safe. For long, many herbs have been touted as natural cures for various ailments or for their abilities to enhance general wellbeing. That is, however, not the case. Herbal products and supplements are not as stringently controlled, nor have they had a lot of research done on them, so the effects that they have on people who are on prescribed or over-the-counter drugs are not well known. Manufacturers are … [Read more...]

What is a Stroke?

Introduction Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA), more commonly known as stroke, is the third leading cause of death and disability among adults in Europe and the United States with statistics showing one occurring every 45 seconds and causing death every 3 minutes. However frightening the figures are, strokes can be prevented. Living a healthy lifestyle and going for regular medical check ups are keys to reducing the possiblity of strokes. Unlike other medical … [Read more...]