Obesity and Genetics

Obesity and Genetics

Obesity results from the energy imbalance that occurs when a person consumes more calories than their body burns. Obesity is a serious public health problem because it is associated with some of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and worldwide, including...
STROKES

STROKES

Linda was excited for her monthly appointment with her massage therapist Janine. Linda gets massage therapy to help ease chronic pain. Toward the end of her session, something strange began to happen—Linda’s entire body went numb and she couldn’t move. When she tried...
Facts About ADHD

Facts About ADHD

ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about...
A Good Night’s Sleep

A Good Night’s Sleep

Ever since he retired, Edward dreads going to bed at night. He’s afraid that when he turns off his light, he will just lie there with his eyes open and his mind racing. “How can I break this cycle?” he asks. “I’m so tired—I need to get some sleep.” Just like Edward,...
Take Care of Your Brain

Take Care of Your Brain

Cognitive health—the ability to clearly think, learn, and remember—is an important component of brain health. Others include: motor function—how well you make and control movements emotional function—how well you interpret and respond to emotions sensory function—how...