Emergency responders and veterans are no strangers to providing help when help is needed most. From wars to life-threatening fires and other disasters, they face danger head-on, not for themselves but in the interest of protecting others. Far too often, however, these heroes must secretly fight their own battles. Their foes are less visible and … Continue reading Bridging the mental health gap for veterans and first responders
This is one of six articles in the Business of Health Care series. While advances and setbacks in cancer research and weight loss seem to grab most of the health headlines, there is a massive healthcare problem in America that doesn’t get nearly the same publicity — behavioral health disorders. Nationally, about one in five … Continue reading Business of Health Care: Making behavioral health a priority
A new study may leave mothers-to-be uncertain about a widely recommended drug, acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is the main ingredient in Tylenol and many other pain medicines. If you’re pregnant and have a backache or headache, doctors usually recommend acetaminophen. But recent research says taking the drug during pregnancy may be associated with hyperactivity in children. This … Continue reading Could acetaminophen use during pregnancy cause ADHD in children?
Many people go through periods of having the “blues” in life, particularly as we get older. However, you may not realize that some of these “normal signs of aging”, such as sadness, mood swings and loss of interest in regular activities, may actually be symptoms of a mental illness which can be diagnosed, treated and … Continue reading Dealing with Mental Health Issues as We Age
Bombings, house-to-house manhunts, explosions, and shootings dominated our news these recent days. Yes, there’s been much to raise anxiety levels. I don’t think I’m alone when I say that my sense of safety feels off. I find myself wondering, “Who could be near me in this crowd?” “If violence occurred right now where could I … Continue reading Feeling A Little Anxiety This Week? You’re Not Alone