Month: October 2019

Why Doctors Suggest A Diet High in Folic Acid to Reduce the Risk of Having A Child with Spina Bifida

The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke explains that spina bifida literally means, “cleft spine.” The Oxford Dictionary defines it as, “a congenital defect of the spine in which part of the spinal cord and its meninges are exposed through a gap in the backbone. It often causes paralyses of …

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Let’s Talk About Depression – How Long Has Suzy Been Sad?

Everyone experiences sadness from time to time. According to Psychology Today, “Sadness is a normal human emotion….Sadness is usually triggered by a difficult, hurtful, challenging, or disappointing event, experience, or situation….This also means that when that something changes, when our emotional hurt fades, when we’ve adjusted or gotten over the loss or disappointment, our sadness …

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Today is World Psoriasis Day Let’s Dispel Some Myths and Get the Facts on This Common Autoimmune Disease

On October 29 every year, the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations recognize World Psoriasis Day. It is a day that is dedicated to people living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Its purpose is to raise awareness, spread information, improve access to treatment, and to give the psoriasis community a voice. The American Academy of Dermatology …

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What are the Benefits of Physical Therapy?

October is National Physical Therapy Month. It is an opportunity to increase awareness about the benefits of physical therapy “to improve mobility, manage pain and other chronic conditions, recover from injury, and prevent future injury and chronic disease,” according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). MedicineNet defines physical therapy as “A branch of rehabilitative …

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