Is There A Genetic Link Between Migraine Sufferers?
Researchers have discovered several shared traits among migraine sufferers that seem to indicate a genetic link. They found five separate segments of the genetic code that may link those suffering from migraine headaches. Some of these genes were linked to brain circuitry and others were responsible for keeping brain tissues healthy. Understanding the genetic link between […]
What Are Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks?
Nerve blocks are one type of treatment for chronic pain conditions. Depending on the specific pain and region of the body, your doctor can help you determine what type of nerve block is right for you. Sphenopalatine ganglion blocks may be a great option for managing your pain. Here’s what you should know. What are sphenopalatine […]
How Important Is Sleep For The Body?
Our bodies are designed to function optimally with exactly the right amount of sleep. When our thoughts get in the way of biology it can be extremely detrimental to our overall health. Have you ever watched your cat or dog sleep during the day? They aren’t lazy. They are just giving in to their nature. […]
5 Of The Best Benefits Of Walking
The mere thought of adding exercise to your routine can be enough to keep you from starting if you’ve never been very active. However, the benefits of walking and other low-impact fitness can’t be overstated. Why walking? Without much motivation or experience, what is the best exercise to start with? Walking. Experts suggest walking as […]
Rising Body Mass Equals Increased Healthcare Costs
It’s not a myth–healthcare costs do typically rise with increases of body mass. Here’s how that affects you and how your environment can help promote healthier behaviors. The connection between healthcare costs and body mass In a large-scale study by Duke Medicine, it appears that an increase in our pant size leads to a decrease in […]
How To Promote Your Own Heart Health
An unfortunate trend in the United States demonstrates that adults are largely misinformed about heart health, including information about heart disease symptoms and prevention. What can you do to promote your own heart health? What’s the facts on heart health? 74% of adults in the U.S. do not fear dying from heart disease. In spite of […]
The Impact Of Disability On Employment
On Labor Day, we look at what employment means for the 19% of disabled people in the U.S. What does disability look like in the U.S. and what’s the impact of disability on employment? The impact of disability on employment First, the basics: In 2017, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities was twice the […]
Why You Should Try Meditation for Anxiety and Depression
Did you know that 30 minutes of meditation and relaxation can reduce anxiety and depression? If you’re suffering from chronic pain, you have a higher likelihood of suffering from these conditions. Meditation is a drug-free alternative to managing these conditions. Here’s why you should and how to get started. Why meditation for anxiety and depression? […]
It’s Time To Overcome The Stigmas About Mental Health
Mental illness continues to be a difficult subject–for its high rates of occurrence and the stigmas that are attached to it. Some estimates show that up to one in four people suffer from a mental illness. This can include conditions like depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders. For those with chronic pain, those numbers […]
5 Ways You Can De-Stress Your Home
Chronic stress can rapidly affect your health. The tensed muscles from stress can lead to increased pain, while the burden of chronic stress can lead to larger mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety. However, you can make some simple changes right now to destress your home. This can help you find reduced levels […]