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Prevention

10 Myths About Osteoporosis

Learning the facts about bone health can help you take steps to reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis.

Spike in blood pressure due to anxiety.
Risk Factors

Anxiety and High Blood Pressure

When you are feeling overly anxious, your heart rate might quicken, you may have sweaty palms, experience shaking or chest pain. Your blood pressure may go up. But once the situation resolves itself and the anxiety provoking moment is over, your body ...

Adult woman smoking cigarette.
Risk Factors

Why Adults with ADHD Are Smokers

You know the dangers. You know smoking cigarettes greatly increases your risk of lung cancer, heart disease and other health problems. But you can’t seem to quit. If you have ADHD your chances of smoking are increased. Numerous studies have shown tha...

Woman looking out her window at the snow outside.
Lifestyle

ADHD: When Cabin Fever Strikes

Strategies to help fight feeling restless, bored, and antsy.

Woman unable to decide what she wants to eat from the fridge.
Symptoms

ADHD and Indecisiveness

Photo by Artur84, Freedigitalphotos.net Every day is filled with decisions. What to have for breakfast? What to wear today? Should I do my math homework first, or should I read first? Then there are the big decisions. Should I take this new job? Shou...

Rest and relaxation to cure acute stress.
Symptoms

Acute Stress vs. Chronic Stress

Stress can come from many different places and be short-lived or long-lasting. Based on the factors contributing to your stress, symptoms and treatment may vary. Acute Stress Acute Stress is short-lived. It can be beneficial and create motivation. Fo...

Child with ADD struggling in school.
Symptoms

ADD vs. ADHD: Is One Better (or Worse) than the Other?

ADD and ADHD are distinct conditions, though they share many of the same symptoms. Their differences do not make one better or worse than the other, but gaining a proper understanding of each condition will arm you with the information you need to cr...

Obsessively washing hands could be sign of OCD
Symptoms

9 Common Obsessions Associated with OCD

Hand washing, repeatedly checking on things, excessive organization, and ruminating about relationships are among the hallmarks of obsessive compulsive disorder. Learn about even more and what to do.

dreary winter day
Risk Factors

ADHD and SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

The factors that put people with ADHD more at risk for SAD, and the different treatment options available.

Woman comforting a senior with acute stressed disorder.

Acute Stress Disorder in the Elderly

Acute stress disorder (ASD) occurs after a traumatic event of some kind. Learn how to identify and treat ASD in the elderly.