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Prescription Medications Linked To Depression, Mood Swings

Prescription medications typically can cause a variety of side affects. In fact, while the prescription medication itself may provide the intended healing in varying degrees, side affects are a certainty. Now, researchers report that several medications can cause depression and other mood disorder side effects. Indeed, it appears that depression as a side effect of…

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Catatonic Depression: What It Is, Symptoms, Treatments

Catatonic depression is a sub type of depression that is characterized by not speaking and/or appearing in a daze for a prolonged period of time. The person does not respond to anything going on around them and stays silent and motionless.     Catatonic Depression: Symptoms The most common symptoms associated with catatonia are not…

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Anxious? Ease Anxiety, Eat Your Way To Calmness

Anxious? Are you walking around all day just waiting for that next anxiety attack? Tried all kinds of drugs but no luck? Well then, you might want to try improving your diet by switching to healthy foods and ditching the empty calorie fat building snacks.   Anxious: Don’t Eat That! As much as you may…

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Observed This Month of June

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month is being observed this month of June 2018.   Alzheimer’s Awareness: Devastating Disease Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. Eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks becomes impossible. In most people with the disease, symptoms first appear in their mid-60s. Alzheimer’s…

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Lung Cancer Very Resistant To Treatment Therapies, Why?

Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States and successfully treating it is challenging. Affecting both men and women, lung cancer accounts for around 14 percent of all new cancer diagnoses. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that, in 2018, there will be more than 234,000 new cases of lung cancer and over 154,000 deaths…

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Skilled Nursing Home Celebration Week May 13-19 2018

Skilled Nursing Week is this entire week. May 13-19, 2018 is designated as National Skilled Nursing Home Week. It was formerly known as National Nursing Home Week. This years 2018 theme is “Celebrating Life’s Stories”. This acknowledgement and praise for our nursing fraternity was established by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) in 1967 and always begins…

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Exercise Keeps The Heart Young And Healthy, Find Out How

Exercise improves the heart’s ability to regenerate new muscle cells under normal conditions and also after a heart attack. This according to a recent study published in Nature Communications that identifies a link between exercise and the heart’s health.     Exercise: Promotes Heart Health According to previous research, our hearts have very little capacity to regenerate themselves. Indeed, heart…

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Tortilla Chips Recall by FDA In 32 States, Contain Milk

Tortilla chips are delicious, but if you have a milk allergy, you may want to check the chips you’re snacking on. Utz Quality Foods is recalling several brands of this snack, including Golden Flake, Utz, Weis, and Good Health. They may contain milk which is not listed as an ingredient on the label.       Tortilla Chips:…

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How to Offer Long-Distance Support for your Parent in Addiction Recovery

Happy Monday Split Rock Rehab Family! Today’s article was written exclusively for us by our dear friend Hazel Bridges of AgingWellness.org. Caring for an adult parent is challenging, especially if you are trying to do so from far away.  If your parent struggles with an addiction you have added complications.  Fortunately there are ways you…

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Sarcopenia With Aging: Causes, Symptoms And Treatments

Sarcopenia, also known as sarcopenia with aging, is the gradual loss of muscle mass and function and begins approximately from the age of 30. Sarcopenia typically happens faster around age 75. But it may also speed up as early as 65 or as late as 80. It’s a factor in frailty and the likelihood of falls…

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