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As seasons change, depression can change too

Seasons Change. Depression Can Too.

The changing and falling of the leaves also mark when approximately 5% of U.S. adults begin experiencing a type of depression specific to the seasons. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is more common in the fall and winter months than in spring and summer. Don’t brush off those “winter blues” and try to tough out on …

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You can help your loved one with memory loss.

Helping Your Loved One with Memory Loss

A sense of helplessness is a familiar feeling experienced when memory issues become apparent in our loved ones. On the contrary, taking action and helping your loved ones with memory loss is potentially the greatest gift we could ever give them. Snapshot of Warning Signs for Alzheimer’s Experiencing memory issues in our later years is …

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Discerning the Difference: Bipolar Disorder and Depression

Discerning the Difference- Bipolar Disorder and Depression

Bipolar disorder is often confused with depression mainly because it includes depressive episodes. They have other similarities that can muddy the water and cause further confusion. Discerning the difference between bipolar disorder and depression starts with understanding each’s symptoms. Bipolar and Depression Symptoms The main difference between the two is that bipolar refers to opposite …

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Should I be worried about NASH?

Should I Be Worried About NASH?

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver condition in the United States. The condition develops when the liver stores excess amounts of fat. Approximately 25 percent of U.S. adults have NAFLD. Of those, about 20 percent have NASH (5% of adults in the U.S.), a more severe form of the disease …

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Supporting Someone with Schizophrenia

Supporting Someone with Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a challenging brain disorder that affects how a person acts, thinks, and sees the world. It often makes it difficult to think clearly, regulate emotions, distinguish reality, and relate to others. If you have a loved one with schizophrenia, supporting them can make a huge difference by helping them find the right treatment, …

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June is Men's Health Month

Prioritizing Men’s Health: Low Testosterone

June kicks off Men’s Health Awareness Month. It is an annual focus for men of all ages to strive for better health by joining any of the various activities peppering the month. Learning more about the common conditions male populations face and their symptoms is vital to early detection and treatment success. Low T is …

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Mother's Day: Honoring moms with memory loss

Honoring Moms with Memory Loss

If your mother has dementia-related memory loss, finding a meaningful way to celebrate her on Mother’s Day may pose a challenge. Honoring moms with memory loss on Mother’s Day may require a little more planning, but new traditions can mend the old ones with family support. Change of Focus Mothers are historically the center of …

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Shattering the stigma of schizophrenia

Shattering the Schizophrenia Stigma

As with any challenge we face in life, the support of loved ones, faith, and community aids in successfully navigating the path to resolution and healing. When it comes to mental health issues like schizophrenia, deep-rooted misinformation and stigma can isolate and shame individuals. In many cases, it’s unintentional, and sometimes it’s not. By shattering …

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