Here’s how stress is killing you.

Here's how stress is killing you.
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Spread the love…            Some of you may be sighing after reading that title. “Yeah, we already know that stress is bad for your health.” …and it’s true that the serious harm stress can do to your health is definitely much more widely known than it used to be.   In general, however, a lot of …


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Mental illness and substance abuse: What is dual diagnosis treatment?

Mental illness and substance abuse: What is dual diagnosis treatment?
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Spread the love…            Dual diagnosis is a fresh concept in the treatment of mental illness and substance abuse.   It developed from the observation that many people seeking treatment for substance abuse also have mental health issues underlying their problem with drugs and alcohol.   While mental illness doesn’t cause people to be addicted to …


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Know your hormones.

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Spread the love…            Hormones are not particularly well understood. This misunderstanding is pervasive even in modern society.   Take, for example, one of the best male tennis players saying that women have “hormones” and thus are different from men.   Sure, men and women are different physiologically – that’s a basic fact. But it’s not …


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Hey, baby! Make sure you’re ready for motherhood.

New baby.
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Spread the love…            Starting a family can be a daunting time.   It’s a massive life change, and not one that should be taken lightly.   There are lots of people who struggle to become pregnant, while for others it happens all too easily – and sometimes unexpectedly.   Most take it in their stride, but …


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The financial costs of chronic illness.

The financial costs of chronic illness.
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Spread the love…            We all suffer from bouts of ill health from time to time, and in the vast majority of cases, it’s a short-term thing, which is over within a few days at most.   Not everyone is so lucky, however. When chronic illness develops, it can have an enormous impact on a household, …


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When being a mother is harder than you thought: Common post natal issues.

When being a mother is harder than you thought: Common post natal issues.
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Spread the love…            You are ready to discharge from the hospital with your bundle of joy in your arms.   You’ve read plenty of parenting books, and you feel ready to survive your first month with your new baby. However, there are some health troubles that may be lurking in the shadows to get you first! …


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An essential guide to staying healthy through winter.

An essential guide to staying healthy through winter.
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Spread the love…          Featured Image Credit The urge to enter hibernation mode is strong every year when winter rolls back around.   The cold, dark, bugs and germs – and all the stress of Christmas, tend to make us want to burrow under our duvets, refusing to come back out until next spring.   But life …


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Teenage dating vs. going steady.

Teenage dating vs. going steady.
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Spread the love…            I’m a fifties child.   I grew up during a period of great upheaval and turmoil on the social front.   Dating in the fifties quickly gave way to the sixties’ free love movement absent any commitment, then in the late seventies, the dating scene changed yet again to the ‘going steady’ concept. …


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