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Depression: How to Recognize It in Seniors

Depression in older adults is relatively common. Yet, the causes and symptoms in this population tend to be misunderstood and too often overlooked. Medication interactions, life circumstances, and simple aging can make depression hard to recognize. Even though depression is never normal, older people tend to suffer from the condition in disproportionately high amounts and…

Stress – Signs of Stress Overload

Feeling like there are too many demands on you? Are you in Stress Overload? Losing sleep worrying about tests, school or work? Eating on the run because your schedule is just too busy? Well you are not alone. Everyone experiences stress at times – adults, teens, and even kids. But there are ways to minimise…

React Fast to Signs of Stroke

May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and it’s a great time to remind everyone of the need to get immediate help if someone you know is experiencing symptoms of stroke. If an individual is having a stroke, it is very possible that they will not recognize that they are which makes it even more critical…

Schizophrenia – Causes

Schizophrenia is one of the complex mental disorders in which there is not just one cause for its evolution but many. Many psychiatrists and psychologists have provided many theories in relation to the causes of Schizophrenia. Brain chemistry. Most of the researchers conceive that the schizophrenic patients produce high level of a chemical present in…

Mental Illness Causes And Natural Solutions

Mental illness causes a multitude of problems, from the occasional problem to a permanent deviation from natural balance. These problems are on the rise. The normal medical approach to treating them can be draconian and horrendous. None of them deal with the cause, most are toxic to the body and all depress the immune system,…

How To Recognize The Symptoms Of Adult Ear Infection

While ear infections in children are common, they can still affect adults and are caused by bacteria getting inside the ear. Cause Of Adult Ear Infection Bacteria enters the middle ear through what is known as the eustachian tube. When this happens, infection usually occurs. The resultant infection swells the middle ear lining which in…

The Pros and Cons of Baby Sign Language

According to those who support the use of baby sign language, it advances the communication between parents and infants. Baby sign language is therefore recommended not only to deaf-mute babies and their parents but to all babies. Clears communication lines Babies want to communicate. However, they can better associate the right gesture to its meaning…

The 4 Types of Lisp Speech Disorders

Most people with a lisp speech disorder are actively looking to fix it. In order to fix a lisp speech you must understand that there is not just one type of lisp, in actual fact, there are four. So, the very first step to fixing your lisp speech is to uncover the type of lisp…

Disabilities of the Senses and Speech Impairments

We rely on our abilities to see, hear, and speak as major methods of communication. If one of these abilities is lost through an illness or injury, it can make you feel like you are alone in the world. Sometimes, surgery and therapy can help you regain your sight, hearing, or ability to speak, but…

Stuttering and Left-Handedness

There have been many theories in the past which have cited psychological reasons as the basis for stuttering. These theories went on to suggest that emotional trauma combined with psychological fears were the main causes of stuttering. But there are cases of children developing stuttering immediately after birth and this theory will not hold good…

Adult Stutter – 7 Tips to Stop Stuttering

Stuttering may be developmental, psychogenic, neurogenic, or even genetically determined. Usually beginning between the ages of 2-5 almost 80% of children will grow out of the disorder. For those that take the disorder into adulthood it can cause low self esteem and create a lower quality of life. Here are some tips on how to…

10 Ways to Avoid Sinus Problems – Nurse’s Guide

Sinusitis is simply inflamed or infected sinus cavities. Sinus anatomy – there are four sets of sinus cavities and the problem can be in any of them. If you think you have sinusitis symptoms or signs, such as irritated throat, lightly coughing, sinus headache, yellowish mucous, stuffy nose, blockage, pressure or pain, etc., here are…