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Social Prescribing is a More Holistic Approach to Wellness

Holistic approaches in healthcare are part of a concept that isn’t so much brand new, but is becoming more and more mainstream. For years the popularity of practices such as yoga, mindfulness and meditation have found their way into being incorporated with science-based medicine for treating a variety of ailments. While research continues to build . . . . Continue Reading


Gov. Chris Christie Debuts Television Ad To Raise Awareness of Opioid Crisis

The news up north regarding the opioid crisis is continually frightening. New Jersey’s numbers continue to concern residents. As a response, Gov. Chris Christie is doing everything possible to highlight new addiction services in the state of New Jersey. The ad campaign will help promote the telephone hotline, 1-844-REACH-NJ and a website, www.reachnj.gov, that Christie . . . . Continue Reading


3 Characteristics of Adult Children from Emotionally Cold Homes

Children of emotionally barren homes struggle as adults. Most children raised in homes like these seek approval and affirmation because they feel they are different from other people. Early in life, you may have been envious of the homes of your friends and knew your life was different. A recent article explored this topic further. . . . . Continue Reading


Why We Seek Instant Gratification and How to Stop

Addiction often stems from the desire to seek instant gratification, even if it is unwise. Instant gratification may seem like the perfect idea in the moment but over time, seeking instant gratification is a major mistake. The problem with seeking instant gratification is it becomes insatiable. What is instant gratification? Instant gratification is the desire . . . . Continue Reading


Many Mothers Struggle With PTSD After a Traumatic Childbirth

Some women experience labor so challenging that the experience results in postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following childbirth. This usually occurs from a real or perceived trauma during delivery or postpartum. Types of trauma includes: Prolapsed cord Unplanned C-section Use of vacuum extractor or forceps to deliver the baby Baby going to NICU Feelings of powerlessness, . . . . Continue Reading


Why You Should Love Being Sensitive

Sensitive people often go to great lengths to hide their inner sensitivity. However, being sensitive does not have to be a bad thing. You do not have to hide behind your emotions anymore.  There are positives to being sensitive that the right people in your life will appreciate. Sensitive people are often the most compassionate . . . . Continue Reading


How Drugs Affect Women’s Fertility

By now, most know the health implications of abusing drugs. However, how do those drugs affect a women’s fertility?  Researchers have found that men’s fertility are affected by drug use through the sperm. The sperm can be regenerated through staying clean. Women, on the other hand, have a host of side effects. Unlike men, women . . . . Continue Reading


4 Brain Boosting Habits Worth Spending Time On

The way you spend your free time can change your life. After all, hobbies help build our persona and formulate our interests. Hobbies can also increase our mood and ward off depression. The best and healthiest hobbies are ones that boost up the brain’s cognitive abilities. Instead of sitting in front of the television and . . . . Continue Reading


The Link Between Facebook and Alcohol Abuse

New research continues to analyze the potential detrimental effects of social media.  Is there a link between Facebook use and alcohol abuse? According to this latest report, there could be. Using data extracted from the Facebook accounts of 318 female students at the University of Georgia (UGA), researchers found the severity of child abuse was . . . . Continue Reading


The Link Between Social Anxiety and Initial Drug Use

From an early age, I’ve witnessed my peers fall into the pressure of doing drugs and alcohol. Looking back, I realized that for some, this was a way to break out of their shell and prove to others they were not introverted. Many people turn to substances to “loosen up.” For years, therapists and researchers . . . . Continue Reading