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,...

In Praise of Probiotics

Sometimes it's necessary to bringing 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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Detection of Breast Cancer

Lawrence Mason, MD, Radiology/Breast Imaging: A mammogram is an X- ray of the breast where the energy beam is narrowed into a specialized range that...

Workout Tips for Couples

Working out together can be an excellent way to strengthen your relationship, both literally and figuratively. Try these tips for getting in shape together: ...

Advances in Stroke Intervention

Learn the signs and symptoms of a stroke, explaining why it’s important to seek help in the emergency room as quickly as possible.

6 Summer Safety Myths

Emergency room professionals have a name for the long, lazy days that kids look forward to in summer: trauma season. That's when hospitals tend...

Four Common Myths about Statins

Physicians prescribe statins to patients at risk of heart disease for their ability to lower cholesterol levels in the blood by blocking the liver...