Rap has taken major strides simply by talking about it
6 Ways to Support a Loved One with Mental Illness
Here are six ways to demonstrate your support and care when a friend or family member struggles with mental illnesses.
Too hot to handle: how to avoid heat-related illness
In this Spotlight feature, we take a look at how heat-related illnesses are caused and what measures can be taken to prevent them from occurring.
Why People Fake Illness Online
Check out Joel's Health Report podcast: www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/healthreport/munchausen-by-internet/7585358 When illness goes viral, Mun...
Heavy breathing: How your breath could help doctors diagnose illness
Scientists are revisiting ancient methods with new tools, resulting in a swath of breath-related research, including a breathalyzer tool to diagnose fungal pneumonia.
What pregnant women need to know about the Zika virus
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children January 27, 2016 If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you may have heard about the recent outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil. This is especially concerning for pregnant women, as it appears that infection with the Zika virus during pregnancy may be associated with certain birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, here are some things to keep in mind: What is the Zika virus? Zika virus is…
People with mental health problems need treatment, not torture. Yet instead of being given the care they need, people are punished with solitary confinement ...
Foodborne Illness: What Problem?
This production is the first in a series of seven videos. It introduces novice outbreak investigation team members to the concept of foodborne illness and th...
The Top 8 Respiratory Illnesses and Diseases
Respiratory illnesses are a common problem in the United States. Learn about the most common types and the leading cause of respiratory diseases.
10 Symptoms of Mental Illness in the Elderly
Symptoms of mental illness in elderly. How do you know if your loved one is experiencing mental illness or normal signs of aging?
How to Approach Mental Illness in Seniors
When dealing with with mental illness in seniors, discussing care can be tough. Read our strategies for easing the conversation.
What If People Treated Physical Illness Like Mental Illness?
It's no secret there's a serious stigma attached to mental illness. According to the CDC, only
Commentary: Mental illness must be decriminalized
[...] at least 83 percent of these individuals did not have access to needed mental health treatment prior to their incarceration. A number of years ago, Bexar County, San Antonio and surrounding communities realized that inordinate amounts of money were being wasted by jailing people experiencing serious mental health crises. Additionally, a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week crisis center was established to receive people in need of immediate assistance…
Why accident insurance and critical illness insurance are vital
By now you know that everyone has to have health insurance, right? Under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, it’s the law. If you don’t get insurance, either through your employer or through a government or private plan, you might have to pay a hefty penalty when you file your taxes next year …
How to Avoid Depression Due to Chronic Illness
A quick word from Caregiver Stress: Feedback we’ve received from our readers has gotten us excited to amplify the voices of caregivers throughout our site. This article introduces a new voice from …
How To Talk With Your Kids About Mental Illness
If you’re a parent and you or another family member has experienced mental health concerns, you probably have felt unsure about how to talk with your children about this issue. Should you discuss i…
Critical Illness Insurance: Should You Be Covered?
Do you need critical illness coverage? Find out what it covers and how to find the right critical illness insurance policy for you.
10 People Discuss Life With Disability And Illness
"I don’t want anyone to pity me; I just want people to respect me like they do everybody else.”
Mental Illness: How the Media Contributes To Its Stigma
All too often, media portrayals of the mentally ill reflect our culture’s fear and ignorance about mental illness. Seeing so many stereotyped fictional characters with mental illness can impact how we see real people with mental illnesses. To help separate fact from fiction, here are some media-perpetuated myths so you don’t project them onto people with mental illness.