Anxiety Disorders

Most people experience feelings of anxiety before an important event such as a big exam, business presentation or first date. Anxiety disorders, however, are illnesses that cause people to feel frightened, distressed and uneasy for no apparent reason. Left untreated, these disorders can dramatically reduce productivity and significantly diminish an individual’s quality of life.Fortunately, through […]


What is Osteoporosis? It’s a disease that weakens bones and increases the risk of fracture, especially at the spine and hip. This means that bones are more likely to break – in some cases, with only minimal stress, such as coughing, sneezing, or turning over in bed. The hip bones can get so brittle that […]

Wound Care Basics

When to get help Although most minor injuries can be handled at home…you should seek prompt medical care if: You can’t stop the bleeding. The first thing to do is apply pressure over the wound. Use sterile gauze if you have it, or a clean towel or shirt. The idea is not just to soak […]

Women’s Health

Basic Facts About Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a condition which usually develops after a woman has lost her own estrogens either through menopause or by removal of the ovaries without estrogen replacement. As a result there is a… What is Osteoporosis? It’s a disease that weakens bones and increases the risk of fracture, especially at the […]

Herbal Remedy, Ma Huang (Ephedrine), is Not Heart Healthy

As more Americans seek relief from a variety of medical ailments with herbal and alternative remedies, researchers have found that one of these treatments may cause serious health problems. Investigators from New England Medical Center in Boston discovered that people taking nutritional supplements containing the herbal remedy ma huang, a natural source of the stimulant […]

The Wakefield Questionnaire for Depression

The questionnaire contains groups of statements. Carefully read each group of statements; then circle the number in front of the statement that best describes how you are feeling. Make sure you pick the statement that describes how you are feeling now, not how you were feeling in the past or how you hope to feel […]

Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia

All humans have a built-in “alarm system” that goes off when they feel threatened. This alarm starts chemical, physical and emotional changes that prepare us to either flee or fight the danger that triggered the alarm (“Flight or Fight Response). In some people, this alarm may go off unexpectedly, creating a very strong sense of […]

Is Ginkgo Biloba A Memory Booster?

from University of California at Berkeley Wellness Letter This is the scenario, pretty familiar by now: a desperate health problem exists, and a tiny bit of new information appears. This is followed by a lot of media commotion and a coup for enterprising manufacturers of “nutritional supplements.” In October a study of ginkgo biloba – […]

Water, Water Everywhere. But Do We Drink Enough?

Water is the second most important nutrient for life, after oxygen. More than two-thirds of the body is made up of water, with the brain being made up of nearly 85 percent water and solid tissue (like muscle) being made up of about 70 percent. Are we drinking enough? Not by a long shot, according […]

Unmasking Depression

When you think of depression you may think of “feeling blue” or “being down in the dumps.” These feelings certainly are a part of depression for most people. But for others, depression may be hidden beneath other symptoms that seem to have nothing to do with “the blues.” Perhaps you suspect that you have depression, […]