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14 Things You May Not Know About Sickle Cell:Term Life

The problem with Sickle Cell is that it’s a bit too complicated and most people don’t understand how it works. So here are a few basic facts from you might want to know. 1. You can’t “catch” Sickle Cell Sickle Cell Disease (also known as Sickle Cell Disorder or Anaemia) is not contagious. Repeat, you can...

Six Signs that ADHD May Be Part of Your Marriage

Wondering if your marriage problems might be explained by the presence of ADHD?  Here are six signs that you should look for:1.      There is a seriously unbalanced distribution of responsibility in your household.  A partner with ADHD often has trouble following through on tasks that are boring or need full attention.  To compensate, non-ADHD...

Don’t Date Girls With Borderline Personality Disorder-Term lIfe

If you date enough women, eventually you will encounter one with Borderline Personality Disorder. If autism is hyper-masculinization of the brain, it may help to think of BPD as characterizing hyper-feminization of the brain. Recent research suggests that the disorder, which afflicts 2% of the population, is linked to hormone levels and can be...

7 Ways to De-Stress With Multiple Sclerosis

When you have multiple sclerosis, stress can make fatigue worse than usual, but these stress-busting tips can help you save energy and stay healthier. Stress is a major factor for many people with multiple sclerosis (MS). From worry about the unpredictable nature of the disease to concerns about work, family, money, and more, having MS...

Five reasons to not totally panic about ticks and Lyme disease

I thought it was just a scab.The brown speck clinging to my baby’s cheek had been there for a day or so, resting on a reddish patch of skin. He must have scratched himself, I thought, as I picked lightly at the mark. My husband was the first to figure out the truth. That little...

20 Health Conditions That Mimic ADHD

ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactive disorder, is diagnosed through mere observation of symptoms and not by any sort of scientific testing. There are no brain scans, blood tests, or biological readings to determine the presence of ADHD, just a myriad of behavioral and psychological symptoms. Although many of the symptoms arise from an...

Can You Outgrow Therapy for Bipolar Disorder?

I have had years of therapy in my life to deal with bipolar disorder (and other assorted issues). I would say, at least 15. It makes my head spin thinking of all the therapists I have talked to in my time. But I admit, I’m not in therapy now. I know, as a role model...

Fibromyalgia Syndrome – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Diagnosis

The Facts Fibromyalgia is a term referring to pain in the fibrous tissues of the body, such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a form of fibromyalgia where pain and stiffness occurs in muscles, tendons, and ligaments throughout the body, accompanied by other generalized symptoms such as fatigue, sleep disruption or unrefreshing sleep,...

10 Subtle Signs of Bipolar Disorder

When it comes to mental illness, the first name that strikes the mind is bipolar disorder. Bipolar is a complex illness and according to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), nearly 6 million people (both men and women) living in the US suffers from bipolar disorder. This is a kind of mental health problem...

8 Things you might not know about child abuse:Term Life

In Oregon, 10,630 children were victims of abuse or neglect in *2013. In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, blue ribbons are hanging from a tree at the state Capitol to symbolize the victims affected each year. Here are eight facts about child abuse you might not know: •Child abuse is more than just...

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