Lightning Up The Blues: How To Deal With Seasonal Affective Disorder

Depression, as a chemical disorder in the brain, knows no age, gender, or time – but it might get worse or better, depending on the season. For those with seasonal affective disorder – called SAD for short – added onto existing depression, that constant depression gets even worse as winter comes, staying that way until the opening overtures of spring. But how do you deal with a condition determined by forces beyond your influence? [Read More]

Understanding Your Risk Of Cataract Development

Cataracts are a common and serious health concern that can affect most anyone, though there are some people at greater risk than others. If you're concerned about your risk for developing cataracts, it's important to understand the contributing factors. The more you understand, the easier it will be to catch early signs. Here's a look at some of the leading factors that can increase your risk of cataracts. Heredity - A family history of cataract development can put you at greater risk of developing them yourself. [Read More]

Making That First Step Into The Healthcare Field

You're considering a career in healthcare and you're ready to take that next step to get training for your first job. There are a number of entry-level roles you can look at. It's important to decide what level of direct patient care you are comfortable with performing so you can match the job to that. Here are two healthcare jobs to consider that have different levels of patient care and contact. [Read More]

Diagnosed With Osteoporosis? Here's What That Might Mean For Your Dental Health

If your doctor has diagnosed you with osteoporosis, you are probably aware of how the condition increases your risk of fractures. Did you know, though, that osteoporosis also affects your dental health? This is why you should always let your dentist know when you are diagnosed with this condition – and be aware of the following ways in which osteoporosis may impact your oral health and dental care. You have an increased risk of tooth loss. [Read More]