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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

The Month Ahead: Taking Care of Yourself with RA

We are having yet another “interesting” winter. In my neck of the woods (Toronto, Canada), it has been 37 days since the temperatures were above freezing. That’s a really long time of being cold without a break. Much of the rest of North America has also been seeing some extremely wintry weather, Boston being one of the... Read moreChevron

posted 02/26/2015, comments (0)|
Christine Kennard

Christine Kennard, Health Pro

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Seven Facts About Alcohol and Dementia

Alcohol is thought to be a potential contributor dementia and other mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. Here are seven interesting facts about alcohol and dementia.

 

1. Drinking too much alcohol causes damage to the cerebellum (also known as the little brain) area. The... Read moreChevron

Teri Robert

Teri Robert, Health Guide

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Author of "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches"

Triptans for Migraine - Forms and Uses

Triptans are a class of drug called selective serotonin receptor agonists that are used to abort migraine attacks. The word “selective” is key... Read moreChevron

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Random Acts Of Kindness: Bringing Hope To Others

Did you know that there is a Random Act Of Kindness website?   The site I found lists different types of ways to brighten the day of others, whether they be friends or strangers.

 

One of the suggestions is to say something nice to... Read moreChevron

posted 02/24/2015, comments (0)|
Jerry Kennard

Smokers at High Risk of Depression

When a smoker takes in that first hit of nicotine the immediate effect is one of reduced stress. The effect is marked and within 10 seconds of nicotine getting to the brain, mood improves, anger and tension subsides and concentration improves. It’s no surprise to learn that many smokers still retain the belief that smoking is an aid to... Read moreChevron

posted 02/24/2015, comments (0)|

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