Working Mother

Knowing Your Family's Detailed Medical History is a Lot More Important than You Might Think

Having access to your family's detailed medical history could potentially help your doctor identify and diagnose the development of certain diseases. Early detection could make a tremendous difference in terms of receiving effective treatment, or perhaps, avoiding an illness altogether. I never really knew my father. When my parents met, they were both married to other people, but estranged from their spouses. After a brief whirlwind relationship, they apparently had a change of heart and they

Using Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation

As noted by the National Institute of Justice in an abstract on forensic hypnosis, the subconscious mind stores old, unused memories until they are recalled under the proper stimuli. Basically, the subconscious mind is running the show. Once we subconsciously recall that we want or need something, it doesn't matter that we consciously say we want or need something different. Here's an example: You may associate your grandmother, who was a smoker, with good memories. As much as you tell yourse

Spotting Behavior Disorders in Women and Girls

Many of the women whom neuropsychologist Mitchell Clionsky treated have exhibited classic ADHD symptoms. Clionsky, the co-founder of the ADD Center of Western Massachusetts in Springfield, says that his adult ADHD patients are bright, intelligent people who are weighted down by deep-rooted feelings of inadequacy. These feelings turn into depression. My daughter was exhibiting certain symptoms associated with ADHD: hyperactivity, a tendency to give up when a situation proved challenging and obse
The Inquisitr

World’s Longest Living Mesothelioma Patient Shares His Secret for Surviving Cancer

Paul Kraus knows a thing or two about survival. The Australian author and Holocaust survivor is close to celebrating his 20th year of living with Mesothelioma, the deadly cancer caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos. Being exposed to asbestos does not guarantee that a person will develop Mesothelioma, but people who work in certain industries such as construction, shipbuilding, mining, insulation, steelworks and manufacturing, are at a much higher risk of contracting this fatal form of cance
Mighty Diets

Hypnotherapy & Weight Loss: Does It Work? (Usually!)

When it comes to hypnosis, the reference that many people have is a stage performer who entertains an audience by making his volunteer subjects quack like a duck or do silly things like hop around the stage on one foot. While this type of show can be fun to watch, it often misleads people into thinking that hypnosis is similar to the magic that stage magicians do. Therapeutic hypnosis can produce what some may view as magical results, but it takes a whole lot more than sleight of hand to do so.

Why You Should Be Concerned About Your Kids' Cholesterol Levels

When it comes to getting routine wellness checks, most parents don’t ask pediatricians specifically about their child’s cholesterol levels. Although there’s been a lot said in the media and in pharmaceutical sales pitches about “good” HDL cholesterol range and “bad” LDL cholesterol levels, parents don’t generally absorb that information in regards to how it might affect their kids. After all, unhealthy cholesterol levels for prolonged periods of time often result in heart attacks, clogged arteri