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Sleep Problem: My Bedroom Is Broken

Sleep Problem: My Bedroom Is Broken

Oftentimes, my patients complain of poor sleep quality related to factors in the sleep environment. Here are the four main considerations to assess in your own life: Light. There should be as little of it as possible. During the time a person typically sleeps, the brain secretes a hormone called melatonin, which helps induce sleep. […]

Liberia After Ebola – Turning Midwives Into Surgeons

Liberia After Ebola – Turning Midwives Into Surgeons

Before the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, the country had a total of 50 doctors for its population of 4.3 million. In comparison, there are 50 doctors available to every 100,000 people in the US. This, taken together with Liberia’s extremely high maternal mortality rate, which sees three women dying every day, means […]

Here’s Why Men Don’t Like Going To The Doctor

Here’s Why Men Don’t Like Going To The Doctor

Men tend to die earlier than women, are more likely to die from eight out of the ten top causes of death in the U.S. than women, and are also more likely to smoke and drink excessively. Researchers think a mix of factors are involved in men’s earlier deaths, including the fact that men tend to […]

Poor Nutrition Now Affects a Third Of The Human Race, Says Report

Poor Nutrition Now Affects a Third Of The Human Race, Says Report

Malnutrition has become “the new normal” and now affects a third of humanity, according to a study that warns of the devastating human and economic toll of undernutrition and obesity. The 2016 global nutrition report says the world is not doing enough to tackle a worldwide epidemic that is leaving more and more people suffering […]

Your Health at Midlife: 3 Things You Need to Focus On

Your Health at Midlife: 3 Things You Need to Focus On

Midlife is a time of transition, and many things will change, including your body. There are things you can do to help manage those changes and control your health as you age. Here, in a nutshell, are three things to focus on: Your bones. You’ve probably always taken them for granted, but now is the […]

Running Bras: Ladies, Get a Better One

Running Bras: Ladies, Get a Better One

Driving with me is fun. If I’m in my car and see a runner, this is what happens: I check out their kit. I check out how they’re running. A heavy heel striker? “Thump thump.” Someone who should do more core strengthening? “Look at that flailing foot.” Pretty much every woman runner I see, ever? […]

6 Reasons To Start Working Out Outside

6 Reasons To Start Working Out Outside

1. Outdoor exercise lifts your mood A 2012 report found that spending time in the out of doors made people 50 percent happier than spending time at the gym, according to the Telegraph. Previous research has linked outdoor exercise with a reduction in tension, confusion, anger and depression, when compared to indoor activity. And it […]

Bipolar Disorder In Women

Bipolar Disorder In Women

Bipolar Disorder Is Different for Women Diagnosing bipolar disorder is a notoriously inexact science. The disorders characteristic combination of symptoms —bouts of depression interspersed with periods of an abnormally elevated mood known as mania—is easy to miss or misread, even for trained experts. People with bipolar disorder, who often receive an initial diagnosis of unipolar […]

5 Simple Ways To Be Healthy At Work

5 Simple Ways To Be Healthy At Work

The typical full-time work week averages around 47 hours, about 30 per cent of our week. With all this time spent in our workplace, the environment and routine should be a healthy one. Unfortunately many people see too great a distinction between the active life they lead away from work, and sedentary office living, with […]

6 Surprising Benefits Of Getting Enough Sleep

6 Surprising Benefits Of Getting Enough Sleep

As a college professor, I am regularly surrounded by sleep-deprived young adults who sometimes wear their chronic lack of sleep as a badge of honor, comparing notes on who got less shut-eye before a big exam. But the truth is that a lack of sleep – whether cramming for an exam or burning the candle […]