Month: October 2020

Alcoholism is a Chronic Disease – Learn the Signs and Know When to Seek Help for Yourself or a Loved One

Addiction.com defines alcoholism as, “a chronic disease that makes the body dependent on alcohol.” The website lists some of the signs of alcoholism as: Drinking alone or keeping consumption of alcohol secret. Loss of interest in activities, hobbies, and friends. Feeling compelled to drink. Gulping drinks, ordering multiple drinks or doubles, getting drunk intentionally to …

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What is Myasthenia Gravis?

“Myasthenia gravis (MG), is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease that causes weakness in the skeletal muscles, which are responsible for breathing and moving parts of the body, including the arms and legs.” This is the definition according to the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The name Myasthenia gravis …

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Celebrating Abilities During National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), explains that “Down Syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial copy of chromosome 21.” Due to the extra genetic material, the course of development is altered leading to some common physical traits such as “low muscle tone, small stature, an upward slant to the eyes, and …

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Am I Depressed or Just a Little 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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