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  • Some people who experience extreme trauma develop PTSD symptoms, including flashbacks and disturbing dreams. Although it is not possible to predict who will develop PTSD, there are some risk factors.

    Risk Factors for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    Risk Factors for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    by Yvette Stupart PhD2

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  • Chronically ill patients are more complex than ever before, and while modern medicine is rapidly advancing to address chronic diseases and conditions, healthcare providers are failing to address patients' core values and quality of life until it is too late.

    The Battle for Hospice and Choosing the Fight

    The Battle for Hospice and Choosing the Fight

    by Kelly Wagner0

  • When used in moderation, social media has the ability to impact positively on our daily lives, however, it is important to acknowledge the detrimental effect of these powerful online platforms on our mental health.

    The Effects of Social Media on Our Mental Health

    The Effects of Social Media on Our Mental Health

    by Lorna Lamon2

  • Most people with arthritis will use some type of heat treatment at home on a regular basis to relieve arthritis pain. It can be as common and simple as a daily hot shower or bath, or a heating pad. There are other inexpensive options for home use as well.

    Heat Treatment Options to Relieve Arthritis Pain

    Heat Treatment Options to Relieve Arthritis Pain

    by rmcrayne18

  • Know what to expect and how to prevent and/or treat the most common after-effects of anesthesia, including nausea, sore throat, confusion, muscle aches, itching, and emotional outbursts.

    Common Anesthesia Side Effects: What to Expect

    Common Anesthesia Side Effects: What to Expect

    by TahoeDoc373

  • Know the following dos and don’ts that will serve you well in case a dental emergency happens to you or a loved one.

    Dental Emergency Dos and Don'ts

    Dental Emergency Dos and Don'ts

    by Gary Salwin0

  • Grief is a journey unique to the individual, generally experienced in cycles. There is no time frame with grieving, however, there are distinct stages that occur throughout the process. Understanding these stages can help a person come to terms with their feelings and eventually heal from the loss.

    A Pathway Through Grief

    A Pathway Through Grief

    by Lorna Lamon2

  • Raccoon roundworm is a serious parasite that can cause scary neurological symptoms in humans and dogs. Find out what the symptoms are, how it's acquired, and information about diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.

    How Do You Get Roundworm Parasites From Pets or Wildlife?

    How Do You Get Roundworm Parasites From Pets or Wildlife?

    by Layne Holmes0

  • Follow these 10 secrets to get the most out of your hospital stay, prevent complications, avoid common medical errors, and most importantly, leave the hospital healthier than when you came in.

    10 Secrets to Get the Most Out of Your Hospital Stay

    10 Secrets to Get the Most Out of Your Hospital Stay

    by Kelly Wagner1

  • Nurses are a special breed of people; ones who dedicate their life to the profession of caring for others. Unfortunately, their deeds often go unnoticed and unappreciated by the public.

    Top 10 Reasons Why Nurses Are Underappreciated

    Top 10 Reasons Why Nurses Are Underappreciated

    by Kelly Wagner2

  • More than just the 'baby blues', postnatal depression is a mental illness causing anxious thoughts and extended feelings of hopelessness. Recovery is a gradual process, but with the right treatment and support, it is possible to navigate this confusing mental maze.

    Postnatal Depression: Living on Empty

    Postnatal Depression: Living on Empty

    by Lorna Lamon2

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