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Here's What Everyone Gets Wrong About Social Anxiety
We ve all experienced a feeling of timidness when meeting new people or preparing for a big speech. For the nearly 15 million Americans who live with social anxiety disorder , those feelings can become all-consuming and immobilizing. Social anxiety is an intense anxiety or fear of being judged, negatively evaluated, or rejected in a social or performance situation, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America . Over a third of people with ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Apr 13
My Niece Believed She Was Abused By A Satanic Cult. The Truth Is Even Scarier.
I know I am just one among millions of people who feels profoundly dismayed by the realization that the truth has, in our political environment, become as unstable as sand in a high surf. Where I part ways with many of my confreres is that I am acutely aware of another time in our recent cultural history when truth was tossed aside like a worn sock, with devastating consequences. I spent much of the last decade trying to comprehend the disquieting social p ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Apr 13
Mariah Carey Reveals Her Bipolar II Diagnosis In Candid Interview
Mariah Carey opened up about living with bipolar II disorder in a revealing new interview with People magazine published Wednesday. Carey said she was first diagnosed in 2001, but only recently began seeking treatment. Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me, the 48-year-old said. It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn t do that anymore. Carey told People that she goes to therapy and takes ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Apr 13
Do you feel like a fraud? How to get rid of impostor syndrome
Many high achievers share a closely guarded secret they think they are complete frauds, that their accomplishments are down to luck alone, and that any day now, they ll be exposed as an impostor. If this sounds like you, you might have impostor syndrome. We examine how to overcome it.
Medical News Today - Fri. Apr 13
Even minor stress can impact long-term health, study warns
A recent study, supported by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institutes of Health, suggests that even small daily stress factors can lead to health problems later in life.
Medical News Today - Fri. Apr 13
Dissociative identity disorder: Definition, symptoms, and tests
Dissociative identity disorder is when an individual has two or more distinct personalities or identities. It was previously known as multiple personality disorder.
Medical News Today - Fri. Apr 13
ACR responds to HHS benefit and payment parameters final rule
Washington, D.C. - The American College of Rheumatology ACR today expressed concern that the 2019 Benefit and Payment Parameters final rule allowing states to select their own Essential Health Benefits EHB benchmark plans on federal health exchanges could jeopardize care access for patients with complex rheumatologic conditions. While we are pleased to see that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CMS is using this rule to reduce regulatory burde ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 13
Remnants of antibiotics persist in treated farm waste, research finds
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Each year, farmers in the U.S. purchase tens of millions of pounds of antibiotics that are approved for use in cows, pigs, fowl and other livestock. When farmers repurpose the animals manure as fertilizer or bedding, traces of the medicines leach into the environment, raising concerns that agriculture may be contributing to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. New research holds troublesome insights with regard to the scope of this p ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 13
An unexpected discovery in a central line
About a year and a half ago, a 6-year-old boy arrived at Children s Emergency Department after accidently removing his own gastrointestinal feeding tube. He wasn t a stranger to Children s National Health System This young patient had spent plenty of time at the hospital since birth. Diagnosed in infancy with an intestinal pseudo-obstruction, a rare condition in which his bowels acted as if there were a blockage even though one was not present, parts of hi ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 13
Measuring the risks of extreme temperatures on public health
Heat and cold waves affect people with certain health conditions differently, highlighting the need for tailored public service risk communication. Extreme hot and cold weather increase the number of deaths and emergency room visits but affect specific at-risk populations differently, according to new research from the U.S. and Japan. The study, published in the journal Risk Analysis , found that extreme cold increased mortality and morbidity risks for peo ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 13
Warning signs: New US health study reveals 'dangerous disparities' among states
SEATTLE - Working-age Americans in 21 states faced a higher probability of premature death from 1990 to 2016, according to the most extensive state-by-state US health study ever conducted. The likelihood of early death for men and women age 20 to 55 is highest in West Virginia, Mississippi, and Alabama. In contrast, same-age residents of Minnesota, California, New York, and several northeastern states have a lower probability of premature mortality. We are ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 13
Can you really be obese yet healthy?
A new paper has called for an end to the term healthy obesity , due to it being misleading and flawed. The focus should instead be on conducting more in-depth research to understand causes and consequences of varying health among people with the same BMI. The term healthy obesity was first used in the 1980 s to describe obese individuals who were apparently healthy -- for example they didn t suffer with hypertension or diabetes. Dr William Johnson, from th ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 13
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