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All This Stress Can't Be Good for My RA

Untreated RA combined with chronic stress is a double whammy that contributes to a risk of heart disease. Some say stress also contributes to their RA flares. Here’s what to know about stress and how to get a handle on it.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Stressed with Asthma? You're Not Alone

Severe asthma doesn't just affect your lung and respiratory health. It can really affect your mental health and other aspects of life.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Multitasking and Stressed? It Shows in Your Eyes

Overworked, overwhelmed, overtired? If so, the size of your pupils may show it, according to a study examining the effects of multitasking on mental health.

By Diane Domina

12 Ways to Sleep Better With Low Back Pain

Poor sleep and back pain pretty much go hand-in-hand. Try these 12 tips to ease your pain so you can get a better night's sleep.

By Martin Reed

Stress Linked to Memory Loss, Smaller Brain in Middle Age

Adults in their 40s and 50s with high cortisol levels linked to stress perform worse on memory and cognitive function tests and have smaller brain volumes..

By Diane Domina

Feeling Stressed? You Need a Hug

The next time you feel yourself wracked by interpersonal conflict and strife, hug somebody. A study suggests hugs can offset the effects of stress.

By Diane Domina

Teens Who Witness Bullying Are Also at Risk

Young teens who witness minor acts of violence like threats and insults, but aren't victims of bullying, are also at increased risk for mental health problems.

By Diane Domina

Sick And Tired of Being Tired

If you’re being treated for thyroid disease but are still constantly tired, you could be experiencing adrenal fatigue. Here are ten ways to combat that fatigue, while also benefiting your thyroid in general.

By Mary Shomon

Break the RA Pain Cycle — With Your Mind

It may seem impossible, but just as you trained your brain to walk, or drive a car, you can push past the pain of your rheumatoid arthritis.

By Marianna Paulson, B.Ed., B.P.E.-O.R.

The Bonds Between Siblings Help When Parents Argue

Strong bonds between siblings can help reduce stress and offset the negative effects of unhealthy, destructive parental relationships, according to a recent study.

By Diane Domina