Best Sleeping Positions For Lower Back Pain

It is simply amazing to hear just how many people have to deal with chronic back pain. According to the American Chiropractic Association, approximately 31 million people in the U.S. are dealing with pain issues in their backs. The fact is your body does break down as we age. People start to experience things like degeneration of

How You Can Help Veterans Every Day

As the nation celebrates our 17 million living veterans, it is also important to know that the number of these heroes who are ending their own lives prematurely is rising. In the general population, suicide is the 10th most common cause of death, but among veterans with PTSD, it’s fourth. Among veterans younger than


7 Things You Should Know About Your Attention During COVID-19

A lot of us may reflect on recent years with mixed emotions, as some of the deepest-rooted problems in our own society came to light for a number of reasons. A pandemic prompted a number of crises for both the economy and just about everything we thought we knew about ourselves.

The Need for More Mental Health Resources Across The Globe

At some point in their lives, most people have either suffered from depression or seen someone close to them suffer. Because it is such a personal issue, most people think of depression on a personal level. It is important to realize that depression is actually a global problem. It is the leading cause of disability

How Far Have We Come In Treating PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder manifests as strong, disturbing thoughts and feelings related to the event that continues long after. An individual with PTSD may experience several emotions, including anger, fear, and sadness. Relieving the events through flashbacks or nightmares is also common.

Goal Setting And Positive Behavior During The COVID-19 Pandemic

As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic with new mandates for social distancing, isolation, quarantine, home office, and testing, we are challenged to preserve and nurture our mental health through it all. Psychologists, psychotherapists, life coaches, and anyone professionally involved with optimizing how we

Caring For Your Hands And Feet As You Get Older

While we might focus on those new fine lines on our face, the new backaches, and the changes to our hearing and sight, how often do we talk about the ways in which our hands and feet can change? If you’ve been noticing they need a little more care lately, here are some of the reasons why and just what you can do about them.

5 Ways To Increase Your Motivation

Motivation pushes you to perform certain behaviors to achieve results. But what exactly is motivation, and how can you give yours a boost? Motivation is based on reward prediction and value-based decision-making. It is your brain’s way of pushing you to perform certain behaviors

Light Up Your Brain, Not Cigarettes

Although there is overwhelming evidence smoking is harmful to people’s health, many smokers claim that it is helping for releasing stress and improving concentration. Is that true? Research into smoking and stress has shown that instead of helping people to relax, smoking actually increases anxiety and tension

Are Brain Games Effective?

Go into any bookstore and you’re sure to see them: entire shelves full of brain teasers, puzzles, crosswords, sudoku, etc. These books are loaded with all sorts of mental exercises and brain games that supposedly will improve your brain fitness and function simply by playing them. You can find thousands

Your Brain On Social Homeostasis: Reconnecting With People

With the number of COVID-19 vaccinations going up and quarantine restrictions being lifted throughout the United States, people are finally beginning to emerge from their homes to go to restaurants and movie theaters again for the first time in over a year. However, you might still be feeling reluctant to re-enter the world, even if you are

6 Alternatives To Back Surgery

If you’ve suffered from a back injury, and you’re living daily with back pain — having a back surgery operation may seem like your only choice to find relief. While back surgery can prove beneficial and treat back pain for patients, many others have benefitted from one of the many alternatives to back surgery.

How To Keep Your Brain Sharp

A quick and sharp brain is important to be effective in everything from work, school, and even playing games. We rely on our brains for pretty much everything — and we generally perform the best when our brain is firing on all cylinders. Unfortunately, if you don’t use or challenge your brain as much as you once did — it might not be

Know Your Brain: The Locus Coeruleus — Its “Blue Spot”

Given its small stature and seemingly specialized mechanism, researchers have long believed that your brain’s locus coeruleus (LC), which in Latin means “blue spot,” has been little more than a vessel for norepinephrine, the arousal-stimulating neuromodulator that regulates blood pressure in the body. A recently published paper, using

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