Showing posts from October 22, 2017

Have Bipolar? Watch Out for These Mood Triggers

Changes in Sleep Habits Sleep can be part of a bad cycle for people with bipolar disorder. It’s common to have insomnia during a manic or depressive phase. But a lack of sleep can also bring on mania. Too much sleep is linked with depression. A regular sleep routine -- going to bed and waking up at the same time every day -- is a good way to keep things stable. Talk to your doctor to see if sleep medications might help you, too. Sensory Overload Loud noise, lights, crowds, traffic, lots of deadlines, or too much caffeine or nicotine can set you up for a bipolar episode. Younger people with the disorder say all-night partying is a trigger, maybe because it involves skipping sleep along with loud music, lights, and crowds. Stress The strain of relationships, finances, work (or no work), or loss of a loved one can make mood symptoms worse. Stress can even trigger the first bipolar episode for some people. The trick is to manage it. Try regular exercise, avoid caff

Can Duct Tape Really Remove a Wart?

What Are They? These small, noncancerous growths appear when your skin is infected with one of the many viruses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) family. The virus triggers extra cell growth, which makes the outer layer of skin thick and hard in that spot. While they can grow anywhere you have skin, you're more likely to get one on your hands or feet. The type of wart depends on where it is and what it looks like. Who Gets Them? Because each person's immune system responds differently to the virus, not everyone who comes in contact with HPV will get a wart. And if you cut or damage your skin in some way, it's easier for the virus to take hold. That's why people with chronic skin conditions, such as eczema, or who bite their nails or pick at hangnails are prone to getting warts. Your Body Plays Defense Kids and teens get more warts than adults because their immune systems haven't built up defenses against the many types of HPV. People with we

Inspirational Quote – October 28, 2017

“Not everyone you lose is a loss.” Well I guess we can all relate to this although not all of us will have realized it at the time. Have you ever bemoaned the fact that someone you considered a friend, a lover, a trusted colleague, etc., has left your life and you wondering what just happened? Perhaps there was no explanation for their departure or, if there was, maybe you disagreed with their reasons and begged them to stay around. However, when you’ve looked back, sometime in the future, how many times have you realized that they actually did you a favor and you should actually get down on your knees and thank your lucky stars that you “lost” them when you did. Whew!

Speaking Loudly for a Quiet Place

"Bear Witness," chronicles the year Dave and Amy Freeman spent in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) Wilderness to bring awareness to the threats posed by a proposed sulfide-ore copper mining on the wilderness edge. The video is divided up into four seasons and documents the beauty of the BWCA during each season through video and journal-like audio. It tells their story through their words and perspective, adding a personal touch and a descriptive connection to an area that many may never see. Not only are they advocating for BWCA, but also for standing up for all of the world's wilderness areas. In December 2016, U.S. Federal Agencies denied the mining lease and began an environmental review of the Boundary Waters to determine potential impacts from mining.

Telltale Signs of Adult ADHD

ADHD Affects Adults, Too Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is not limited to children -- 30% to 70% of kids with ADHD continue having symptoms when they grow up. In addition, people who were never diagnosed as kids may develop more obvious symptoms in adulthood, causing trouble on the job or in relationships. Many adults don’t realize they have ADHD, leaving them mystified about why their goals seem to slip out of reach. Signs of Adult ADHD: Running Late ADHD in adults follows a slightly different pattern than in children. Adults may be chronically late for work or important events. Adults may realize that their tardiness is undermining their goals, but they just can't seem to be on time. Signs of Adult ADHD: Risky Driving One of the hallmarks of ADHD is difficulty keeping your mind on the task at hand. That spells trouble for teens and adults when they're behind the wheel of a vehicle. Studies show that people with ADHD are more likely to speed,