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.
Cataracts will affect all of us at one point in our lives. This article has all the information you need to make an informed decision when it's time for surgery.
Babies who experience cranial deformities may benefit from wearing helmets. While some professionals disagree, a vast majority agree that helmets can correct flat heads if prescribed at an early age.
This article corrects the misconceptions about narcissism and discusses differences between covert (inverted) and overt narcissists. The contributions of self-efficacy and self-esteem to these types are discussed and a more inclusive model of the disorder presented.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Know the following dos and don’ts that will serve you well in case a dental emergency happens to you or a loved one.
Learn the most important facts about spinal anesthesia, what to expect, side effects, and potential complications to prepare for your surgery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many women require therapy for range-of-motion shoulder exercises after mastectomy or lumpectomy. Exercises help stretch the soft tissues to regain shoulder movement, without stressing incision scars.
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.