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Understanding Adult ADHD

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5 Myths About Having a Baby

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Why Exercise Doesn’t Always Lead to Weight Loss

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The founder of National Concussion Awareness Day talks about misconceptions surrounding concussions, and some hope for the future. Written by Brooke Mills, founder of National Concussion Awareness Day Two years ago, after struggling from Post-Concussion Syndrome, I founded National Concussion Awareness Day. In my journey I saw firsthand the lack of understanding that surrounds mild …

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Written by Emily Rollins Getting a good night’s rest is hard these days, but it shouldn’t have to be. Don’t settle for poor sleep. Instead, use these five hacks to gain control of your insomnia and get ready to wake up as a healthier, happier person! Problem #1: Tense muscles and twitchy legs The hack: …

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Written by Caitlin Schille, MPH Are you familiar with the relatively new term of “fat-shaming?” Fat-shaming is when people try to make others who fall into the categories of overweight and obese feel badly about themselves and about their bodies. Those staunchly against fat-shaming promote overall body positivity— the idea that all people should feel …

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Written By Caitlin Schille Let’s take a walk back to junior high school and do a refresher course on herpes. Here are some facts about herpes: Is herpes a virus or a bacteria? Herpes is a virus. Viruses are smaller than bacteria and need a living host to survive- such as your body. Where can …

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Small Frequent Meals vs. Fewer Big Meals. The “frequent feeding model” is beloved by dieticians and bodybuilders. But is it really good for our health? The idea comes from the fact that eating raises the metabolism. Although this is true, it only causes a slight increase. Energy used is determined by the amount of food …

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Changing the way your mind works It’s a terrible feeling, trying to go to sleep, only to find that your mind can’t stop thinking about the Super Mario levels you’ve been playing on your phone all day. You see the blocks, the turtles and the coins, and cannot empty your mind. You regret wasting your …

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Use your willpower carefully, because it runs out Written by Caitlin Schille Most people have the best of intentions when it comes to their health. They intend to go to the gym, they want to wake up early and go for a run, they want to control how much they eat, and they want to …

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And how neuroplasticity plays a role in recovery Written by Annie Hopper We’re more stressed than ever. In its latest “Stress in America” survey, the American Psychological Association (APA) found that Americans’ overall stress levels are rising. On a scale from 1 (little or none) to 10 (a great deal), overall stress levels rose from …

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gonorrhoea antibiotic resistance

By Dr. Dominic Rowley, Medical Director, LetsGetChecked Untreatable strains of gonorrhoea are rapidly on the rise, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. At least three people worldwide are infected with an untreatable superbug strain of gonorrhoea, fuelling fears that last-resort treatment will be useless. Gonorrhoea is the second most common bacterial sexually transmitted disease …

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Written by Stephen V. Faraone, PhD  You’ve heard all sorts of misinformation about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), whether from friends, the internet, or uninformed press articles. “ADHD is not real.” “Pharmaceutical companies invented ADHD to make money.” “I’m just a little ADD.” “Natural solutions are the best for ADHD treatment.” ADHD in Adults—a Partnership between SUNY Upstate Medical University, the …

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