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Practicing Yoga Improves Arthritis Pain and Mood

For the one in five people who live with arthritis, yoga may be a safe and effective way to remain active. A new study by Johns Hopkins researchers found that people with two common forms of arthritis – knee osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis – who practiced yoga reported a 20 percent improvement in their pain, […]

Picky Eating May Indicate Anxiety, Depression in Some Kids, Study Finds

Children who are picky eaters may not only suffer from poor nutrition but also from serious childhood issues such as depression and anxiety, a new study finds. Although many parents see picky eating as a phase, a study from Duke Medicine finds moderate and severe picky eating often coincides with depression and anxiety, which may require […]

Prevent Secondary Strokes by Controlling Blood Pressure, Lifestyle

Blood pressure. Cholesterol. Body weight. People who have had a stroke should do their best to control these health measures and make sure to exercise regularly to avoid having another one, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. Additionally, patients should have other evidenced-based therapies – […]

Today Is National Depression Screening Day

It’s a normal part of life to occasionally feel blue, sad, or “down,” but those feelings normally pass within a few days. But sometimes those feelings last longer and start to have a significant impact on your life. Today is National Depression Screening Day, and there’s no time like the present to take stock of […]

Daylight Savings Toll on Sleep May Last for Days

Many people prepare for daylight savings by sleeping in a little that Sunday morning or taking a short nap the afternoon after the time change. But if you weren’t able to shore up some extra sleep this past weekend, you may be feeling a little groggy this morning and possibly for the next several days, […]

Pain Relief Found Through Therapy, Study Finds

People who suffer from chronic pain may sleep and feel more relief if they can learn to avoid focusing on their ailment and to think more positively about their condition, a new study has found. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, who published their findings in the journal Pain, studied more than 200 […]

Know Your HIV Status

One in five people with HIV do not know they are infected, according to a Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And only half of those who are aware receive ongoing medical care and treatment from their doctor. Federal health authorities urge people to be tested and receive treatment because […]

Autistic Children Benefit from Early Therapy

Children who have some form of autism have better success improving their social and communication skills the earlier they receive comprehensive therapy. A new study from the University of Missouri found that children who received behavioral, speech and occupational therapy had better results than those who did not have comprehensive treatment. Moreover, those who received […]

Planning Your Hospital Discharge

Discharge planning helps to make sure that you leave the hospital safely and receive the appropriate care afterwords. While this sounds like a  simple task, it can be very frustrating to coordinate the move. You may worry about who’s going to pay for your care. You might have questions about what will happen when you […]