Understanding Health Risks
HPV

5 Misconceptions About HPV (and the Truth About Them)

You’ve probably heard of human papillomavirus before. First, because you may be familiar with its acronym, HPV. Or you might know someone who received the series of vaccinations. You may even have the virus – or know someone who does. Regardless of your familiarity with HPV, there is still a …

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Addiction Help
Is Someone You Love Using Meth? How to Talk About It

Is Someone You Love Using Meth? How to Talk About It

Methamphetamine use has been eclipsed in the media by the ever-growing opioid epidemic, giving the false impression that meth use has declined. But the unfortunate reality is, meth use is still prevalent across the United States. Once used primarily by people in rural or lower income areas, meth is causing …

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Coping With Cancer
How to Accept Help When Going Through Cancer

5 Ways to Accept Help When You Have Cancer

It’s not always easy to ask for help. For some, it can be hard to pinpoint what you need help with; for others, asking for assistance can feel like a sign of weakness. But if you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, chances are your family, friends and medical team want to …

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Understanding Your Mental Health
Is it Depression? Your Questions Answered

Is It Depression? Your Questions Answered

Depression affects an estimated 15 million American adults — many of whom suffer in silence. “Everyone has a down day now and then, but if a depressed mood lasts for at least two weeks and is accompanied by a number of other symptoms, you may have the most common form …

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Mental Health
Journaling: The Healing Power of the Pen

Journaling: The Healing Power of the Pen

For decades, authors, poets and writers of all kinds have touted the art of writing as a method of healing. Writing allows you to process your own story and share challenging thoughts on the page that you don’t want to speak aloud. And although you may have heard friends or …

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Cancer Awareness
Prostate cancer 101

Prostate Cancer 101

Of the many health issues that men face throughout their lives, prostate cancer ranks as one of the most prevalent. In fact, among males, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer aside from skin cancer. Despite its frequent occurrence, however, the disease is often overlooked and misunderstood. “Prostate …

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Managing Stress
How Doctors Manage Stress

Stress Relief: 5 Doctors Share How They Relax

Everyone experiences stress – whether on the job, at home or in family and personal life. No matter how you handle tense or frustrating situations, it is important to determine what you can do to manage your stress. Studies link higher levels of stress with heart disease, high blood pressure …

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Understanding Addiction
Can you be addicted to video games?

Can You Be Addicted To Video Games?

Whether on your phone, tablet or TV, video games are a powerful draw for adults and kids alike — so powerful, in fact, that gaming can turn into an addiction. Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared video game addiction, or “gaming disorder,” a new mental health condition in the …

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Staying Connected
How to Spot Depression in a Loved One

How to Spot Depression in a Loved One

If you live far away from friends and family, the holidays may be the only time of year when you connect with your loved ones in the same physical space. “Holiday celebrations may offer a unique opportunity to really assess how your loved ones are doing,” says Shazia Qamar, M.D., …

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Advice for Family Caregivers
5 tips for Family Caregivers

5 Tips for Family Caregivers During the Holidays

Being a caregiver for a loved one is stressful any time of year, but during the hustle, bustle and additional demands of the holidays, many caregivers become overwhelmed physically and emotionally. Some add to their stress the knowledge that this could be the last holiday season with their loved one. …

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