Health is a Way of Life
We live in a goal-oriented society. Most of us imagine a healthier version of ourselves and make plans to achieve it, with mixed success and satisfaction. Instead, let's look at health as a process, informed by knowledge, which we practice a little bit every day.
6 Tips for Choosing Safe Toys for Kids
Just as you'd make sure your home is safe for your kids, you should make sure their playthings are, too. Toy-related injuries are more common than you think -- they send more than 250,000 kids to the emergency room each year. But don't worry: Finding safe toys for kids just takes a little know-how.
Pens, Pumps, and Plungers: A Quick Guide to Insulin Options
Most diabetics undergo insulin replacement treatment when the beta cells in the pancreas stop producing the hormone that brings sugar into cells. Before the advent of modern medicine, when the beta cells stopped doing their job, that was the end of the road.
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Psychogenic Pain Is Real Pain: Causes and Treatments
If you've ever been sick or injured, chances are that it put you in a pretty bad mood. Experiencing pain has been known to exacerbate other symptoms, such as stress and anxiety. But unfortunately, just like pain can make you feel worse mentally, your mind can cause pain without a physical source, or make preexisting pain increase or linger. This phenomenon is called psychogenic pain, and it occurs when your pain is related to underlying psychological, emotional, or behavioral factors.
Should Your Child Get the HPV Vaccine?
Human papilloma virus (HPV) is best-known for causing skin warts — which, though unsightly, are extremely common and generally benign. But HPV also causes 27,000 cases of cancer in the United States every year.