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by Wellness Editor What do your lungs have in common with your gut? Would you believe poor cardiovascular fitness could increase your chances of developing cancer in both? One study found an interesting link between these types of cancer and cardiovascular health.A recent study investigated the connection between cardiovascular fitness and cancers of the lung and bowel. Researchers found people who scored best on an... 6/20/2024 4:00:00 AM
by Petra Kreatschman You parted ways amicably. Your partner broke it off, but claims he still loves you and wants to stay friends. You don’t see why that couldn’t work – after all, this is the person who knows you best.You were always there for each other, you were already friends while you were a couple. Such a deep bond can’t just disappear – so why wouldn’t it work now?It is possible, but not very likely, that you’ll... 6/11/2024 4:00:00 AM
by Wellness Editor Itchy scalp can stem from a number of health conditions. While some people may need to visit a dermatologist for prescription treatment options, others may benefit from natural treatments.The most common causes of itchy scalps are dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. More serious causes include fungal infection and autoimmune disorders like psoriasis. Home care using common kitchen ingredients or items... 6/10/2024 4:00:00 AM
by Wellness Editor Our scent can seem to say a lot about us, from what we’ve eaten to how often we bathe. But how we smell can also be indicative of how healthy we are. In some cases, body odor can even be a sign that something’s gone terribly wrong.Body odor can be a warning sign of serious disease. But how can we tell? Changes in the way we normally smell, as well as the scent of our breath and urine, can indicate... 5/22/2024 4:00:00 AM
by Wellness Editor As reported by the University of Maryland Medical Center, back pain is the second leading cause for doctor visits, with up to 80% of adults in the United States suffering from this type of pain. Inflammation is a common cause for back pain. While inflammation is a natural response to disease or injury in the body, making small changes to your daily diet can help reduce this inflammatory response..... 5/1/2024 4:00:00 AM
by Stephanie McLeod-Estevez, LCPC May is Women’s Health month, a time when preventative care is highlighted. As a young breast cancer survivor, I’m grateful for how medical screening saved my life. As a psychotherapist who specializes in medical trauma, I know that being proactive about health is often easier said than done. Anxiety and dread about medical screening can prevent people from getting the testing they need. This is particularly... 4/27/2024 4:00:00 AM
by Jenn Ryan Many of us are swayed by advertising. Commercials that show happy cows in a pasture, a package of beef that says “free-range” or “grass-fed”or “organically-raised:” it seems easy to make the right choices at the supermarket. We as consumers are convinced we know how to tell good food from bad food, best practices from worst practices, and healthy nutrition from the stuff that just mimics it. But is... 4/25/2024 4:00:00 AM
by Loretta Breuning Too much wellness can be a real problem. If you always feel like you haven’t done enough, you create stress that burdens your body. You undermine the well-being you seek if you constantly berate your diet and exercise choices. You are better off celebrating your healthy lifestyle choices instead.“But I haven’t done enough!” you may say. This conundrum is real. Goals stimulate the joy of dopamine as... 4/16/2024 4:00:00 AM
by Avery Neal, PhD These days most of us are stressed to the max. Our overcrowded schedules and fast-paced lives leave us in a perpetual state of frenzy, even our sleep compromised by operating in this chronically stressed state. Currently,anxiety is the number one mental health concern in our country, impacting over 40 million Americans. Despite its prevalence, many of us are never taught the basic skills necessary... 4/15/2024 4:00:00 AM
by Jen Johnson We have all done it at one time or another – in a difficult moment when we already feel emotional pain, we send a second arrow of suffering toward ourselves with critical self-talk. We say things to ourselves that we would never say to someone else, and on some level, we feel we deserve it.Our harsh words may vary, but the themes are often similar—“What was I thinking?”?” “I’m so stupid” “What is wrong... 4/13/2024 4:00:00 AM
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