Wellness

Baby boomers on a bender: Emerging trends in alcohol binge and use disorders among older adults

Baby boomers on a bender: Emerging trends in alcohol binge and use disorders among...

Alcohol is the most commonly used psychoactive substance among older adults, and this group can have unique risks associated with alcohol consumption -- in...
Why rest is critical after a concussion

Why rest is critical after a concussion

Doctors who order several days of rest after a person suffers a concussion are giving sound advice, say researchers, and new data from animal...
Your guide to sleep disorders

Your guide to sleep disorders

If coffee is the lifeblood of the United States workforce, a good night’s sleep could be the transfusion most Americans need. Forty percent of people...
Mints, gum, sprays and rinses: which should you choose to fresh your breath?

Mints, gum, sprays and rinses: which should you choose to fresh your breath?

For all the culprits of halitosis, there are just as many products to combat it. Whether you’re a clinician looking for a solution on behalf...
Practicing Tai Chi reduces risk of falling in senior people

Practicing Tai Chi reduces risk of falling in senior people

Recently, researchers compared the effects of tai chi to leg strengthening exercises (a physical therapy called “lower extremity training,” or LET) in reducing falls. Falls...
When should kids stay home sick from school?

When should kids stay home sick from school?

It can be a nerve-wracking, game time decision for parents: whether their sick child should stay home from school. But opinions among parents differ when...
Do I have a thyroid problem?

Do I have a thyroid problem?

Are you always feeling hot, awake and hungry? Or perhaps you are always feeling cold, sleepy and gaining weight. The problem could be in...
Repeatedly thinking about work-family conflict linked to health problems

Repeatedly thinking about work-family conflict linked to health problems

Thinking over and over again about conflicts between your job and personal life is likely to damage both your mental and physical health, research...
Your symptoms? Evolution’s way of telling you to stay home

Your symptoms? Evolution’s way of telling you to stay home

When you have a fever, your nose is stuffed and your headache is spreading to your toes, your body is telling you to stay...
What your dentist really wants you to know

What your dentist really wants you to know

Do you ever worry about what your dentist will find when you come to visit? Sitting in a dental chair may not be your first...