Category: Other Health and Wellness Topics

Factors Associated with an Increase in Sexually Transmitted Disease Rates

There has been a looming public health emergency with increased rates of sexually transmitted infections, such as syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia.  Other than not using condoms, what other factors may be associated with this increase? Decrease in public health funding to sexually transmitted disease control and education programs.  There has […]

On the climb to wellness: Surpassing health and fitness plateaus

”The summit is what drives us, but the climb itself is what matters.” – Conrad Anker  Wellness is an ever-allusive journey.  The moment that you think you learned about yourself in a way that leads closer to health, something comes up again that gets in the way.  The […]

Sleep Disorders Are Not Always Known

In a Nutshell: Treat Sleep Apnea Seriously and Get Better Sleep

Refer to the Exploring Sleep and Wellness post for a summary.   When to suspect Apnea or other Sleep Disorder If you are not depriving yourself of sleep and notice the following: Even though you are getting at least 7 hours of sleep, you do not feel well-rested. […]

The Scoop on Sleep

Identifying and Addressing the Issues With Sleep Hygiene Have you noticed that your sleep isn’t as restful as it used to be? Either you wake up in the middle of the night, can’t get to sleep, or wake up too early. There are many ways that poor sleep […]

The Unstoppable Determination of the Mind

“The most effective way to do it is to do it.” Amelia Earhart   We all have had times when we were so afraid of the possibility of failure, that it stifled us from even taking a chance to try… failing before we start. This could lead to […]

Growing Concern in Health Care Workers over Measles Outbreaks

The outbreaks of measles largely in the Northeast and Northwest are a glimpse to a larger problem:  the breakdown in vaccination programs.  Worldwide, there has been a significant increase in caseload of measles.  Countries with the highest rates of measles and the most challenges to vaccination infrastructure include the Philippines, […]

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