Integrative Medicine

Study Finds Old Forgotten Head Injuries the Source of Many Mental/Emotional Issues

 What do learning disabilities, homelessness and alcoholism have in common? They may all be related to a long-ago head injury, according to emerging research. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that over 5 million Americans have a mental or physical disability due to such a brain injury, however this estimate is based only […]

Super Dangerous Kids Football Head Injuries & Strokes!

More than 55 percent of high school students participate in athletics, activities that can lend invaluable experiences in teamwork and dedication along with boosting self-esteem and physical fitness levels. Among them, football is ranked the most popular sport for high school boys, with over 1.1 million high-school-aged participants across the country, according to the 2008-09 […]

What is the World’s Most Dangerous Sport? (We Bet You’ll NEVER Guess) Plus summer camp for some is right around the corner!

Between 1982 and the spring of 2010, there were over 1,100 catastrophic injuries in high school and college sports, which includes any severe or fatal injury that occurred while participating in the sport. Yet, a great portion of those injuries did not occur during a football, hockey, wrestling or any other type of contact sport, […]

How to Practice Effective Hygiene if You Have Sensitive Skin, Allergies or Chemical Sensitivity

If you have allergies, chemical sensitivity or sensitive skin, even something as simple as washing your face can be irritating. This is because soaps, shampoos and other personal care products often contain a toxic slew of chemicals. Even for someone without sensitivities, everyday use of personal care products can lead to “chemical overload,” which may […]

The Huge Difference the Hospital You Choose Can Make to Your Health Care (& Living or Dying!)

If you must visit a hospital, doing your homework first can, quite literally, mean the difference between life and death. That’s because, according to the Annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America Study, conducted by health care ratings group HealthGrades, the quality of care at America’s 5,000-plus hospitals varies drastically. As is written in the study’s […]

Smoke or Used to Smoke? The Healthiest Foods and Nutritional Supplements to Prevent Lung Cancer and Other Smoker’s Diseases

Nearly 21 percent of U.S. adults smoke cigarettes, and countless others have smoked at some point in their life. This habit continues to be the leading cause of preventable death in the country, causing about one out of every five deaths each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A top […]

The 6 Common Mistakes Doctors Make When Treating Older Patients — and How to Prevent Them

 There were over 36 million older people (65 or older, for this definition) in the United States in 2004, a group that made up more than 12 percent of the population. By 2030, people aged 65 and older will account for 20 percent. With age comes greater wisdom, experience and, hopefully, contentment with your life, […]

What REALLY Makes Your Hair Turn Gray? (And is Stress a Major Factor?)

It happens to just about every U.S. President as they struggle through their term in office, and it reportedly happened to Marie Antionette in the days before she was guillotined. Of course, just about every parent of a teenager (or a 2-year-old, for that matter) has likely experienced it too: Gray hair! Yet, contrary to […]

5 Behaviors That Promote Healthy Living Past Age 90

What does it take to live to be 100, or even 91? Ask a handful of centenarians, and you’re likely to get a handful of different answers. “Keep a smile on your face,” “No tobacco,” “Treat others how you want to be treated,” and “Drink a warm beer before bed,” are all words of longevity […]

How to Get Over Being Indecisive Once and For All. Maybe.

Anyone who’s ever been caught in the throes of indecision –and who hasn’t- knows that it can be downright maddening. Thinking about what to do, whether the decision is big … Should we buy this house? … or small … Do I want mashed potatoes or baked? … can become borderline obsessive. It consumes your […]

Read More Posts from Integrative Medicine