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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...

Woman holding her stomach in pain.
Lifestyle

IBS and the Mind-Gut Connection

Your mind can have a powerful effect on your gut, especially if you live with IBS. Here's 9 reasons people with IBS should consider their mental health.

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Living With

How to Prepare for an Emergency With Diabetes

An emergency or natural disaster can throw your diabetes management off track. Here's how to mentally prepare yourself to keep your condition under control.

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.

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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.

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Self Care

How To Practice Self-Care With Lung Cancer

Follow these self-care strategies to help reduce feelings of stress and guilt through mindfulness, laughter, and good food.

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Family Health

Telling Family About Metastatic Breast Cancer

Before you break the news of metastatic breast cancer to your family, think about what you'll say and tailor the amount of information according to their age.

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Living With

Lung Cancer Stigma: Fighting the Blame Game

Don't get drawn into the blame game of believing you deserve lung cancer because you were a smoker. No one deserves cancer, and you can fight the stigma.