Stress is unavoidable in life, whether it’s from a round of layoffs at work, a breakup with your significant other, or even something as simple as driving through bad traffic.
Oct. 10: Stress Contributes to Range of Chronic Diseases, Carnegie Mellon Psychologist Says
Contact Carnegie Mellon Psychologist Says PITTSBURGH â In a review of the scientific literature on the relationship between stress and disease, Carnegie Mellon University psychologist Sheldon Cohen has found that stress is a contributing factor in human disease, and in particular depression, cardiovascular disease and HIV/AIDS. Cohen's findings will be published in the Oct. 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The…
Mouse study reveals how chronic stress promotes breast cancer stem cells, identifies vitamin C as...
Cancer: The word alone evokes dread, anxiety, and fear. Accordingly, many women living with the disease and undergoing treatment experience chronic stress and depression. Scientists have demonstrated, in studies with rodents and humans, that stress can exacerbate cancer's progression, but it wasn't clear how.
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)-What Increases Your Risk
Risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) include those you can control, such as smoking, and others that you cannot control, such as inherited factors (genes).Risk factors you can controlTobacco smoking is the most important risk factor for COPD. In comparison, other risk factors are minor.At least 10% to 15% of all cigarette smokers develop COPD with symptoms; some studies ..
23 Tips For Men on Supporting a Partner with Chronic Pain
Pete Beisner knows a lot about supporting a partner in pain. Here, he shares insights on how to take care of the person you love We will be celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary this week, and I can say without a doubt that despite the problems that come with periods of joblessness and raising two kids to maturity, the thing that has had the biggest influence on our marriage has been pain. So, I have two sets of tips. The first set of…
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Living Well
Lack of sleep and a too-busy lifestyle can zap your energy. But chronic exhaustion could also signal a serious medical condition. Here are three common causes of fatigue.
How an Anti-Inflammatory Diet Can Relieve Chronic Pain
An anti-inflammatory diet could have a significant long-term impact on your general health, not to mention your pain.
Chronic sinusitis has impacts beyond a runny nose
The onset of symptoms of sinusitis are all too familiar to sufferers: postnasal drip, nasal mucous, congestion and loss of smell and taste. But for some individuals, these are not short-term bouts of a troublesome condition, nor are they confined to the nose. Patients with chronic sinusitis experience symptoms that are more systemic, with effects that are more profound “In these patients, we tend to see…
How to improve chronic disease management
Inflammatory rheumatic diseases are the nation’s leading cause of disability.
Chronic Dry Eye
Get the facts about chronic dry eye, including the causes, symptoms and doctors who treat this condition.
How the Brain Turns Chronic Stress into Pathological Anxiety
Tue, 02/14/2017 - 10:51am Comments by The Scripps Research Institute In a new study, researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have described how two important molecules in the brain work together to trigger intense anxiety The new findings in animal models point to a novel interaction in the regulation of the brain’s stress response that may underlie the pathological anxiety related to symptoms of post-traumatic…
How to Manage Chronic Pain
Pain has many forms.For Leland Smith, 16, who has severe hemophilia A with an inhibitor, sometimes it feels like an enormous force is crushing his joints. That’s how he knows he’s having a bleed—usually in a target joint, though he sometimes gets spontaneous bleeds, too.
3 Reason Why Bikram Yoga Is Great for Chronic Arthritis
Bikram yoga (also called hot yoga) can help to ease your chronic arthritis symptoms and increase your flexibility.
What is chronic total occlusion?
Dr. Paul Mullen, Memorial Cardiologist, discusses chronic total occlusion or CTO - symptoms and treatment. Check out our Facebook: goo.gl/3nk46D We t...
10 Anti-Inflammatory & Disease-Fighting Foods
Inflammation gets a bad rap, but it isn’t always bad. As a necessary bodily function for preventing illnesses, treating injuries, and healing wounds, inflammation (at least some degree of it) keeps us strong and healthy It’s when the immune system starts overacting and begins attacking healthy body tissue that inflammation can lead to a whole host of problems — from weight gain to autoimmune disease…
Invisible Illness or Chronic Illness? What's the Difference?
Why do we say we have an "invisible illness"? Is is because we feel invisible to people Years ago the term "invisible illness" was rarely used. Before social media the opportunity to talk about your disease was relegated to a local support group and perhaps a caring friend or two. Illness was something you spoke to your doctor about... and that was all. I became an online illness advocate when I built my first website for those with chronic illness in 1996. As…
Get the facts about chronic pain, including body parts that are most commonly affected and complications that can arise from the condition.
Four questions—chronic pain and how it affects the brain
Chronic pain affects an estimated 100 million Americans, and its impact goes beyond physical discomfort.
How an Anti-Inflammatory Diet Can Relieve Pain as You Age
Research finds that you can eliminate many effects of chronic pain and side effects of medications with an anti-inflammatory diet, regular exercise and stress management.
How chronic stress accelerates Alzheimer’s disease
Why does chronic stress lead to increased risk for dementia? The answer may lie in the elevation of stress steroids that is seen in the brain during stress, a researcher suggests.