Cocaine is not good for anything besides robbing folks of their minds and money but people who snort the poison sure have mastered the correct technique of using a nasal spray. [Read more…]
1. You offer up a burnt offering anytime you attempt cooking. The fire department actually came knocking the last time you lit the stove.
2. You show up at the airport to find out that your flight left on time – yesterday.
The New Year is approaching, which means you might have new resolutions about what you’ll change in your life for 2017. What are your resolutions? Chances are, they revolve around a few things: health, wealth, and love.
Many people create unrealistic expectations of themselves, becoming discouraged later in the year when they feel incapable of achieving them. Big changes begin with small efforts, and slight adjustments can make a huge impact on your life. [Read more…]
It happens everyday. Since the advent of widespread use of online sites like WebMD and Google the past 5 years or so, patients are more anxious than ever.
The simple curiosity of looking up a symptom can lead to abject fear and open avenues of death that had never even been imagined or considered.
Typing the symptoms like stomach ache or rash gives you everything from passing virus to death in graphic written and visual detail with a dramatic anecdotal “testimony” from a personal blog or support group. [Read more…]
Recently, we hosted a young foreign exchange student for the last week of her 2 month stay in the states at our home.
Since it was near the end of her US experience I asked her what she thought was the biggest difference in her education back in her homeland compared to here.
Anticipating predictable answers like “ the curriculum is easier here”, or “the school day is shorter”, I was stunned to hear her insightful and sincere answer instead. [Read more…]
As women, we often joke and wonder aloud about the differences in approach to life and perspectives between men and women, husband and wives right?
During one such conversation with one of my psychiatry friends; a busy fellow working mom, we shared hilarious stories about the way our husbands “handle” things relating to our kids and homes.
You’ve made excuses over time but you can no longer deny the fact that you are in an abusive relationship. You are grappling with what to do after this acknowledgement to yourself.
Looking outside in, it’s easy for the rest of us to say pack up and leave but the fact is that those decisions are a lot more complex and difficult to arrive to. [Read more…]
The global workplace is changing. More people are “escaping the cubicle” and working out of their homes or the neighborhood coffee shop.
The remote workspace is especially attractive to women for the potential flexibility it affords to fulfill their many roles. We set out to see how these work-from-home women were doing.
Tell us about someone in your life who inspires you to live a healthier more balanced life. Perhaps their own health struggles and bravery touched you, or the way they reached out to you during your medical crisis helped you heal.
I just turned 44 last month, my kids are older now and I have more time for myself but find it hard to do anything other than go to work and come home to sleep.
I get 7-8 hours of sleep on average but tend to wake up a couple of times during the night and find it hard to go back to sleep.
I then wake up tired and drowsy. What can I do to get out of this funk? I need my energy back, please help!
We are tackling reader’s questions at Healthgist and since we get a variant of this question on a daily basis in the clinic, it made sense to do a write-up on it. [Read more…]