No matter how energetic you may be, stretching yourself to the limit every day puts your health and happiness at risk.
Whether your credit card balances are soaring, or you and your partner are arguing constantly over nickels and dimes, there are things you can do to relieve financial stress.
Keeping your primary relationship healthy, positive, supportive and together isn’t easy. But it can be done.
Fewer than a quarter of those who attempt to quit are able to make it beyond three months before resuming smoking. Women usually find it harder to quit than do men, even though women have a higher risk of smoking-related diseases. The following suggestions can help you kick the habit, again, for good.
Chances are you know the difference between occasional sadness and depression. But here's a fact you may not know: Hypothyroidism, a common thyroid disorder, can cause depression.
Amphetamine abuse is a growing problem in the United States. Each year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration closes down hundreds of illegal laboratories producing these drugs.
In a mutual support group, people just like you face similar ordeals and challenges.
Besides having trouble with school and relationships, teenagers taking drugs may display emotional extremes with irritability, anger and changes in sleep patterns.
Even though boomers are rewriting the script for aging, they can't stop the clock. Age brings many changes, and boomers must change with it.
Teaching yourself ways to relax can help settle anxiety before it starts to overwhelm you. Simple lifestyle habits can help you stay calm and in control when you feel the effects of stress.
If your brain gets too much or too little of what it needs, vital processes are disrupted. When things are out of sync in your brain, it can play havoc with your thoughts and emotions. Depriving your brain of sleep, for example, will impair your ability to concentrate and make decisions.
Active thinking pumps extra blood into your brain. Getting more blood to the brain is an important way to counteract the effects of aging.
When someone gets a raise or a special perk, can you say congratulations and mean it? Or do you seethe inside and think, "That really should have been mine?"
The holidays can be enjoyed without drinking alcohol. But if you choose to drink, there are responsible ways to consume alcohol.
Learning where your anger comes from and how to deal with it can help lead to a happier, more productive life.
Whatever the nature of your loss, active grieving can help you get through the following months and years.
Although people generally gain weight when they stop smoking, you can reduce your chances of adding extra pounds by taking steps to prevent it.
If a grandchild is special to you, put your heart into showing it by creating a scrapbook.
No matter what you like to do, now is a great time to sign up for a class so that you can explore your interests. Many colleges and other educational organizations offer special discounts to older adults. Here are some ideas about how to get started.
Children who have ADHD are often given medication as part of their treatment plan. The type of medication most often chosen is a psychostimulant.
Mental illness can cause different symptoms in men than in women, so some disorders in men may be harder to recognize. Men who are depressed, for example, may appear angry and irritable rather than sad and withdrawn.
When you lapse from your goals, remind yourself of all you've learned and how much you've accomplished.
For many smokers, nicotine substitutes can ease withdrawal symptoms such as headaches and restlessness.
As cold weather settles in for the season and the days grow ever shorter, it's tempting to put off any thoughts of becoming active.
Research has shown that social interaction offers older adults many benefits. Staying socially active and maintaining interpersonal relationships can help you maintain good physical and emotional health and cognitive function.
No matter where you travel, plan ahead for health care when you're on the road.
Children with ODD may refuse to follow commands or requests made by parents, teachers, or other adults.