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Our mission as healthcare providers and educators is to improve the health and healthcare of those worldwide. In order to support this mission, we must think critically in our everyday work and activities. Critical thinking is defined by Webster as “the objective analysis of facts...

Drug interactions are when a drug is taken along with another substance that then causes the drug to perform differently.  Drug interactions are important to be aware of and know how to avoid because of the potential harm they can cause.  According to a recent...

In 1983, President Reagan declared November to be the national Alzheimer’s disease awareness month. Alzheimer’s disease affects over 5 million Americans today, compared to less than 2 million when November was first termed the national awareness month.  It is important to know and be able...

The "sandwich generation" describes those of us who have the responsibility of caring for our kids and our parents at the same time. It's a path filled with a curious combination of blessings and stress. It is a blessing as the family is able to spend more time together across generations making...

Most of us want to take good care of ourselves, and we know that good, preventive self-care routines are the best way to do that. But it can also be overwhelming, stressful, and time-consuming to try to remember all the things that we're supposed to do. Have...

Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself, determined by your feelings and an evaluation based on your perception of yourself. And a healthy sense of self-esteem, we're told, is critical to success in any undertaking. If you're lucky enough to have strong self-esteem, it may be hard...

Brain is the most important organ of the human body yet most of its functioning is still unknown to doctors and scientists. We humans use merely five per cent of the brain's total functioning throughout our life. The full potential of a human brain's working has...

An estimated 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease in 2016, 5.2 million of them are age 65 or older. The disease will escalate as baby boomers get older, with a projected 13.8 million afflicted by 2050. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with...

The keys to maintaining your physical health and living longer are pretty common sense: work out regularly, eat your veggies, get plenty of sleep, don't smoke, avoid BASE jumping from skyscrapers. Standard stuff. But your brain needs just as much diligent care as the rest of...

It’s around the time of the year when people start to talk about seasonal changes to their mood and energy level — most commonly, seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. While SAD is a relatively new condition — it stems from research in the ‘80s —...

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