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End-of-Life Decisions: Five Pressing Areas in Need of Change by Thaddeus Pope Doctor of Philosophy Posted Thu 19 Feb 2009 5:11pm In the latest issue of theJournal of Palliative Medicine, Muriel Gillick identifies five pressing problems in end-of-life decision-making: 1.  The need to discuss underlying health status with patients 2.  The overburdening of patients and families with too many choices 3.  Lack of appreciation of the importance of symbolism in end-of-life car ... Read on »
Clinical Depression – Mental Health Awareness by melissalynnshell Health MavenFacebook Posted Thu 06 May 2010 5:45am , , , , , This entry is part 5 of 14 in the series Mental Health Awareness Mental Health Awareness I was diagnosed last year with Clinical Depression. My diagnosis came after several years of suffering, and a suicide attempt. When ... Read on »
10 Important Tips to manage Stress Insomnia by Methods of Healing Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Tue 04 May 2010 5:48am Stress can be good or bad, everyone responds to stress in different ways.  Stress can help us achieve our goals and function more efficiently on the good level.  But for most people too much stress can cause health problems.  Major changes in your life can increase your level of stress such as changes at work or school or relationship issues.  ... Read on »
Health Tips for November 12 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Sat 12 Nov 2011 12:00am Health Tip: Recovering from Substance Abuse If you've been abusing drugs, your doctor should be aware of your history and be involved in your recovery. The American Academy of Family Physicians says your doctor can help by Assisting you with recovery and offering support. Treating recovery-related medical issues, such as difficulty ... Read on »
How Toxic Are You? Take This Toxicity Assessment To Find Out! by Tera W. Patient Expert Posted Sat 24 Jan 2009 5:27pm Take This Toxicity Self-Assessment Rate each of the following symptoms based upon your health profile for the past 30 days. Point Scale: 0 = never or almost never have the symptom 1 = occasionally have the symptoms, effect is not severe 2 = occasionally have it, is severe 3 = frequently have it, effect is not severe ... Read on »
Sam, you're totally right, and t ... by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Wed 07 Jan 2009 4:32pm Sam, you're totally right, and that's the kicker, isn't it? Someone who suffers from an eating disorder often can't see beyond that very moment of, how will he/she feel if she eats that, how feel she feel if she purges... it's so hard for her to imagine what kinds of freedom are available to her. Maybe, as a start, we could try to define what ... Read on »
Managing Stress by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Sun 29 Jul 2012 10:01pm CDC Health & Safety Feature Stress can hit you when you least expect itbefore a test, after an accident, or during conflict in a relationship. While everyone experiences stress at times, a prolonged bout of it can affect your health and ability to cope with life. That’s why social support and self-care are important. T ... Read on »
Learn the Symptoms of Brain Injury by Elizabeth Leis Patient Expert Posted Wed 29 Jul 2009 11:29pm by Kevin E. Crutchfield, M.D, Director, Comprehensive Sports Concussion Program, The Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute When your loved one is involved in athletics, it's important to recognize the symptoms of a concussion. A concussion can cause a variety of physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms that usually go away ... Read on »
Parkinson's Disease - Early Signs Checklist by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Dec 2008 3:42pm My posts on the early warning signs of Parkinson's and end-stage Parkinson's continue to be the most popular among my readers. People want to know when Parkinson's begins and when it will end. Mike from Florida found my list helpful and expanded upon it to develop a more comprehensive list. Needless to say, no two people with Parkinson's are ... Read on »
Dis-ease and Depression by Cosmo B. Patient Expert Posted Fri 24 Oct 2008 11:14am About 4 years ago, around the time I found out my best friend was dying of cancer, I started to withdraw from a low-dose tranquilizer that I’d been on for many years. The doctor prescribed it at the time when my daughter first started to withdraw from me and the family so that I could get some sleep. He had assured me that it was safe and the pos ... Read on »