Should Gender Bias in Pain Management Stop?

What is Chronic Pain? Chronic pain is usually caused by an initial injury, such as a back sprain or pulled muscle. It's believed that chronic pain develops after nerves become damaged. The nerve damage makes pain more intense and long lasting. In these cases, treating the underlying injury may not resolve the chronic pain. Chronic pain is pain that lasts for over three months. The pain can be there all the time, or it may come and go. It can happen anywhere in your body. Chronic pain … [Read more...]

Has Your Bladder Bottomed Out?

Millions of women experience involuntary loss of urine called urinary incontinence (UI). Some women may lose a few drops of urine while running or coughing. Others may feel a strong, sudden urge to urinate just before losing a large amount of urine. Many women experience both symptoms. UI can be slightly bothersome or totally debilitating. For some women, the risk of public embarrassment keeps them from enjoying many activities with their family and friends. Urine loss can also occur during … [Read more...]

Children’s Mental Health Matters

Mental Health Disorders in Children and Youth Mental health in childhood means reaching developmental and emotional milestones, and learning healthy social skills and how to cope when there are problems. The good news is that early diagnosis and treatment lead to better outcomes for children later in life. Mental disorders among children are described as serious changes in the way children typically learn, behave, or handle their emotions, which cause distress and problems getting through … [Read more...]

Different Approaches You Can Take to Self-Care

Self-care is something that's very important in life, but it can also feel very elusive at times. Knowing the best way to practice it isn't always obvious, but that might be because there are so many different approaches that you can take. You might be efficient in taking care of yourself in one way, but potentially lacking in another one. This means is that you could look at doing some research and figuring out what you're lacking before taking the necessary measures to improve in this area. … [Read more...]

January is Canada’s Alzheimer Awareness Month

In Canada, 747,000 people currently live with dementia and one of the major challenges they and their families face when they receive the diagnosis is the stigma associated with it. Internationally, produced on May 23, 2018 this report provides an overview of global developments in response to the adoption of the WHO’s Global action plan on the public health response to dementia 2017-2025. The report was launched on the one-year anniversary of the adoption of the plan at the 71st World … [Read more...]

Top Tips for Increasing Your Immunity Levels this Winter

With the global pandemic, we’ve all been thinking longer and harder about our health and wellbeing and how to stay well. But with winter here now, it’s not just COVID-19 to worry about, but also the added risk of getting sick with a cold, flu, or other sickness. One fundamental way to avoid coming down with something, whether it’s mild or severe, is to increase your immunity level. Read on for some tips you can follow to help your body stave off illness over the coming weeks and … [Read more...]

5 Natural Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System

With a different type of virus on everyone's mind these days, every little bit of health advice is helpful. Everybody wants to become and remain healthy to hopefully and finally remove the current pandemic from the Earth. There are many weird and crazy types of "help" out there when it comes to creating a healthy lifestyle, but one needs to be safe and smart when it comes to their health. Taking something like CBD Gummies is smart and helpful, taking something meant for large animals or a … [Read more...]

How to Age Well: A Guide for Healthy Aging

Aging is a natural part of life – but it can be very difficult for some. Whether you’re someone who is going through the aging process, or you have an elderly relative who is beginning to struggle, then this guide is for you. Inside, it details some tips and tricks on how to age gracefully, from considering using hospice care to taking supplements to boost your health. Ready? Let’s begin the guide. Get Hospice Care Although the idea of hospice care is a little daunting for some, it’s a … [Read more...]

What Are the Types of Breast Augmentations Available Today?

Here are the many different types of breast augmentations that are offered today: Cosmetic surgeries have become increasingly popular as the years have gone by. Breast augmentations in particular have evolved from being purely cosmetic. Nowadays new subtle procedures have corrective or restorative purposes. The procedures involved are not only easier but also less intrusive. That's reflected in the fact that more than 4% of women have had some kind of breast augmentation! That … [Read more...]

A Guide to Toothbrushes

Toothbrushes are a handy piece of equipment that is a staple to our daily routines. Some people have electronic toothbrushes with all the fancy bells and whistles, and some have manual toothbrushes. Did you know - one is actually better than the other? Toothbrushes are not the simple bit of kit they appear to be. There's a right and wrong way of using them, the toothbrush you use matters, and some gross things are hiding in the shadows - all of which will be explored below. The Bristle Types … [Read more...]

Here’s Why You Need Salt Tablets To Keep Hydrated

Do you find yourself constantly thirsty? Does your mouth get dry after drinking water? Are you experiencing muscle cramps or fatigue during physical activities even though you are well hydrated? Salt tablets might be the solution for you! What are salt tablets? Salt tablets are small, dissolvable tablets with electrolytes that help your body retain water. They not only help prevent dehydration but also muscle fatigue, which stops you from getting cramps during any kind of exercise. Salt … [Read more...]

Stigma & Violence in Mental Health – Should We Disconnect the Dots?

Stigma against mentally ill persons is a major problem and has increased in incidence. Multiple studies have suggested that the perception of violent behavior by seriously mentally ill individuals is an important cause of stigma. It is also known that treating seriously mentally ill people decreases violent behavior. Therefore, the most effective way to decrease stigma is to make sure that patients receive adequate treatment. Stigma can lead to discrimination. Discrimination may be … [Read more...]

Epilepsy Awareness Month – November

Epilepsy (from Ancient Greek ἐπιληψία) is a common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures. Some definitions of epilepsy require that seizures be recurrent and unprovoked, but others require only a single seizure combined with brain alterations which increase the chance of future seizures. In many cases a cause cannot be identified, however factors that are associated include brain trauma, strokes, brain cancer, and drug and alcohol misuse among … [Read more...]

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Redefined, Nov 6/7 *ONLINE

We are facing an unprecedented crisis of mental illness in today’s children and teens. The current poly-pharmacy model in psychiatry is not working. We desperately need more effective, functional medicine solutions and more practitioners equipped with these tools. The time to act is now and we need your help. Join us for a groundbreaking, two-day event on November 6-7, featuring six renowned clinical experts in taking an integrative and functional medicine approach to the mental health … [Read more...]

The Knowing of Your Inner Self

The 'Inner Self' is defined as: a person's true or internal mind, soul, or nature. The definition of inner self in the dictionary is a person's true or internal mind, soul, or nature. It is a quest to find your inner self and your own uniqueness. Your self is your sense of who you are, deep down — your identity. When you let someone else know you well, you reveal your true self to them. Psychologists also study the development of the self, or the beginning of self-awareness, in children. Self … [Read more...]

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