What are the Symptoms and Signs of Hyperacusis?
Hyperacusis is a condition in which sounds that represent normal to others seem thunderous to a person suffering from this condition. That volume can seem so loud that it is painful and stimulates anxiety, fear, or even panic. In extreme cases, certain sounds can precipitate seizures. The paradox is that the condition most commonly occurs […]
Microaggression and its effects on health
Microaggression is a term first coined in the 1970s, and it is defined as the daily insults, slights, or other displays of antagonism or belittlement that people tend to make (consciously or not) towards members of marginalized groups, based solely on a person’s belonging to such a group. At first, microaggression mainly referred to the […]
How anxiety disorder can cause persistent headaches
Anxiety is a normal part of life – a strong emotion associated with and triggered by potential future events with uncertain and possibly negative outcomes. All people feel anxiety on a regular basis – it’s a natural instinct and a mechanism that’s supposed to prepare us mentally and physically for what’s to come. However, if […]
Common Emergency Room Medical Malpractices
Devastating, life-threatening accidents or situations require immediate transfer to an emergency room. Therefore the environment inside emergency rooms is often tumultuous where the doctors are under the pressure of saving the patient’s life by stabilizing their condition through the best medical knowledge. But as doctors are merely humans, the chaotic situation inside an emergency room […]
How Often Should I Service My Mobility Scooter?
A mobility scooter is more than just a basic mobility aid. When you buy a mobility scooter, you make an invaluable investment in your independence and freedom. The right mobility scooter can be genuinely life-changing and is therefore an investment you will want to take good care of. This is where periodic servicing can make […]
HIV – the plague of the 20th century
HIV – the plague of the 20th century The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (aka HIV) is a terrifying virus that attacks the immune system, gradually weakening it and eventually resulting in AIDS – acquired Immunodeficiency syndrome. When a person has AIDS, their immune system is weakened and no longer able to effectively fight off infections and […]
Why people shoplift – it’s more complicated than you think
The widespread problem with shoplifting It’s no secret that shoplifting is very common in America – according to statistics from the Shoplifters Alternative recovery organization, one in every eleven Americans is a compulsive shoplifter, which is a number confirmed by other researchers as well. The National Association for Shoplifting Prevention (NASP) reports that $13 billion […]
5 Ways Dogs Improve Mental Health
Dogs are our everyday heroes: not only do they bravely work together with humans in life-saving scenarios, such as the police or missing person searches, but they offer us unconditional love and companionship. They truly are our best friends, but more than that, our family! They will be right on our side through our rollercoaster […]