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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...

Coconut Water – Nature’s Sports Drink?

The importance of hydrating before, during and after exercise cannot be understated. Sports drinks, such as Gatorade and PowerAde, are typically the beverage of...

Antibiotic Stewardship

You may have heard, or read, a term over the last few years called “superbug” which refers to bacteria that have become resistant to...

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