Family Physicians Articles

A special guest article by Maiysha Clairborne MD, an American Board Certified Family Physician, Holistic Wellness Consultant, Life Balance & Fulfillment Coach practicing in Atlanta, GA.

We often get confused regarding whether to consult a psychologists or a psychiatrist for help on our mental health problems. Psychologists and psychiatrists are just two professionals with separate roles in the mental health industry.

A person’s kitchen supply reflects so much about the person and his overall health condition. While it is very essential to be mindful of your health, it is also important to always have certain food in stock in case you need a grab-and-go meal. Listed below are some of the foods you must always have in your kitchen.

For many years, consumers have been presented with the knowledge that sunscreen protects their skin from skin cancer. This is the very reason why truckloads of sunscreen have been dispatched to address the needs of consumers for this protection. However, a new study reveals that sunscreen lotion may not prevent some forms of skin cancer.

As women get older, it is not simply all about the wrinkles or other physical signs of ageing. Inside the body, the female reproductive system will eventually lose some of its functions, and this could lead to certain undesirable effects in women’s health. Menopause in itself simply implies that women of old age will no longer be able to get pregnant. The months or years around the menopausal phase are called the perimenopause; this period is highly characterized by mood swings, irregular menstrual cycles, and even anxiety.

Every day people deal with their daily routine, whether at home, in school or at their respective workplace. Most people get along with it, but there comes a point when one seems to get tired of the usual thing. Stress comes in many forms and this greatly affects an individual in all aspects; particularly in psychological and emotional ways. Here are some suggestions for you to be able to cope with stress:

Stress Picture - LocateADoc.comYour immune system is literally your safeguard of life. A compromised immune system turns fatal in a very short time. Here are some ways to give your immune system a good boost.

Quitting smoking is tough. Tobacco contains nicotine, which gives a temporary and addictive high. This makes smoking a physical addiction, the need of the body to get its regular nicotine fix. Nicotine withdrawals can be painful for some, but there are ways to get around it.

You may not think it’s an absolute necessity, but your oral health is just as significant as your overall wellness. Fact is, this is one reason dentists never run out of business. The answer is pretty obvious – their services are not an option for people to ignore or else sooner than later you will be forced to pay the dentist a visit, either from incessant toothache, decay or social embarrassment from mouth odor. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), about 50% of Americans visit their dentists each year and most of them have excellent overall health status.

Testosterone is a hormone that is responsible for stimulating sperm production, building muscle and bone mass, and sex drive. It is produced in the testicles and influences fat distribution, hair growth, bone density and red blood cell production for men.
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