Posts Categorized: Wellness

Mental Health: Stigma of the Past

Have you ever experienced a moment of feeling down? You can’t quite pinpoint the reason, but, for some reason, you might have the urge to lie down, have trouble focusing or just aren’t excited about something that used to make you happy. What you’re experiencing is often directly linked to your mental health. In the…
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What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disease that occurs when bones in the body become too weak and brittle. Simply put, our bones become unable to keep up bone creation. As a result, minor falls, bumps or even a sneeze can cause serious bone breakage. Anyone can develop osteoporosis. Currently, more than 50 million people in the United…
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Cirrhosis is not the end

Receiving a diagnosis of liver cirrhosis can be a confusing, scary, and frustrating experience. After any diagnosis, it is often in the days after the doctor’s appointment that a patient thinks of questions. Likewise, often at the time of a new diagnosis, some people don’t retain the conversation they had with their provider. Sometimes, searching…
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Close-up Of A Person's Hand Holding Ribbon With Hope Text To Support Alzheimer's Disease Awareness

What can we do to prevent Alzheimer’s disease?

Dementia or “memory loss” is a term familiar to all of us. Dementias are subdivided on the basis of their underlying pathology, largely defined by accumulation of specific types of abnormal protein in the brain cells. An accurate number of individuals affected by dementia is difficult to estimate secondary to diagnostic challenges and absence of…
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What is celiac disease?

What do cereal, beer and soy sauce all have in common? While these items may seem to have nothing in common, taking a closer look reveals they all contain something called gluten. Gluten is a form of protein that certain grains use to store energy and maintain the food’s shape. Many common cereals, fries, beer,…
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