Right now, if someone were to hand you a survey which asked when you last suffered from chronic pain, and you were able to answer “never,” count yourself lucky as 100 million Americans are not able to say the same. When doing the math, this number is greater than those dealing with diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke and cancer combined. That’s huge.
The whole concept of New Year’s Resolutions and some of the crazy (and possibly unhealthy) things people decide to take on worry me at times. I understand that a new year presents a “fresh start,” but there’s a lot that goes into making change stick, so let’s get started and see if we can set you up for success in 2017.
Most people grow up being trained to learn, and grow with time. Any good school should instill a love of learning in a child, and should help them develop tools to continue their learning long after they leave formal education. However, many kids grow up not believing they’re truly intelligent, and some of these troubled kids grow into adults with ‘impostor syndrome’.
8 years of Barrack Obama granted a lot of America’s wishes. For starters, he proved to the entire world that inspiration, intelligence and grace can overcome even the largest obstacles. I mean, being the first African-American president is nothing to shake a stick at.
If you use Instagram, you’ve probably stumbled across the feed of some D-list celebrity trying to use endorsements to pay their bills, who clumsily incorporate ridiculous products like herbal supplements and waist trainers into their heavily Photoshopped photos.
Hello world! Welcome to the first few weeks after America elected Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. Are you still stressed/confused/planning to move/scheduling an appointment to get an IUD before it’s too late? Me too!
Trying to eat a well-balanced diet and exercising regularly are the two best ways to ensure that your body is functionally optimally, inside and out. Unfortunately, most Americans during some point in their life will find themselves deficient in certain nutrients, which their diet just doesn’t provide.
There’s no point in burying the lede. The United States has one of the worst (if not the worst) healthcare systems out there. We pay the most and get the least in our health outcomes. Study after study has confirmed that compared to health systems around the world, we come in last. There, I’ve said it.
The American Psychological Association estimates that 9-16 percent of new moms will experience postpartum depression (PPD). That makes it a fairly strong possibility that someone in your life is struggling or will struggle with the condition.
Nowadays, about half of Americans seek treatment from a therapist to help them with a variety of issues in their lives. Anyone who tells you that you don’t need a therapist, or that you should just work it out on your own, is wrong. Maybe you’ve had a traumatic break up, or are struggling with mental health issues — a therapist can help with both of those things.
Just hearing those two words is more than enough to get any man squirming in his seat. This squirming may not be related so much to the cancer itself, but rather the prostate exam associated. And while I’ll be the first to admit, a prostate exam is by no means the most comfortable experience you will have in your lifetime, it is unquestionably better than the alternative.
Postpartum depression can feel isolating and scary, and far too often it’s an experience that new moms are hesitant to discuss. Many women feel guilty or fear being judged, and others believe something must be wrong with them. In reality, that’s not the case, and you don’t have to feel alone. 1 in 7 women experience postpartum depression, making it surprisingly common.