The Benefits of Tracking Your Sleep

People who get an appropriate amount of quality sleep at night tend to have more energy and feel less groggy during the day. While...

The Many Health Benefits of Bone Broth

Bone broth is a nutrient-rich liquid made by boiling animal bones and connective tissue. Typically made from chicken, beef or fish, it can be...

What Causes Sepsis?

Many people are surprised to learn that the leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals is a condition called sepsis. In sepsis, the body’s...

Substance Abuse and Substance Use Disorder

Substance abuse is the excessive use of a substance such as alcohol or a drug. While substance abuse is unhealthy and risky, it is...

Defining Depression

Is Depression a Mood Disorder? A person who is always or often sad and has little interest in relationships, hobbies and other things they once...

Bipolar I vs Bipolar II

Bipolar disorder is a condition characterized by unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity level and the ability to complete daily living tasks. Types of Bipolar...

PTSD Symptoms Checklist

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition in which a person who has witnessed or experienced frightening, life-threatening or disturbing events has recurring flashbacks,...

Common Treatments for Depression

Depression is a common but serious illness that causes ongoing feelings of sadness and loss of interest in activities that a person previously enjoyed. Unlike temporary...

4 Ways to Build Gratitude

Despite the thanks-centered holiday that kicks off the winter season, it can be hard to be grateful during these months. Too much to do,...

Why You Need Probiotics

Sometimes it's necessary to bring the big guns when you're feeling icky, but it doesn't always take a high-powered drug to help you feel...

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Plants You Should Avoid

For people who love the great outdoors, nothing beats a nice long nature hike. However, while most of the beautiful flora you encounter will...

The Science of a Broken Heart

Can a Broken Heart Cause Physical Pain? Most people have experienced emotional heartbreak. What is often break-up pain or pain from the death of a...
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ADHD in Adults

When people hear the term ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), they tend to think of the stereotypical child, typically a boy, who can’t sit...

How to Stay Healthy at the Office

We Americans work — a lot. People with full-time jobs work an average of 47 hours a week, with nearly 4 in 10 people saying...

What Are The Differences Between CT Scans vs. MRIs?

CT scans (short for “computed tomography” and sometimes called a “CAT scan”) and MRI scans (from “magnetic resonance imaging”) are common ways to produce...