Bronchitis Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors & More

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of your bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from your lungs. People who have bronchitis often cough up thickened mucus, which can be discolored. Bronchitis may be either acute or chronic. Often developing from a cold or other respiratory infection, acute bronchitis is very common. Chronic bronchitis, […]

10 Simple Ways to Make Life at Home Easier with Ankylosing Spondylitis

Unfortunately, your daily responsibilities won’t just go away because you’re dealing with ongoing back pain and mobility issues. But as someone living with ankylosing spondylitis, you can make changes to your lifestyle and home to ease your symptoms and prevent disease progression. Consider these 10 simple ways to make your home life easier so you […]

5 Self-Care Tips for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis treatment involves medications and therapies that help prevent your condition from getting worse over time. It also helps preserve flexibility and range of motion. But between keeping up with your appointments, work, family, and other commitments, it’s easy to neglect taking care of yourself. Self-care is a crucial component of ankylosing spondylitis treatment. […]

Albinism Overview, Symptoms, Causes & Complications

The term albinism typically refers to oculocutaneous (ok-u-low-ku-TAY-nee-us) albinism (OCA) — a group of inherited disorders where there is little or no production of the pigment melanin. The type and amount of melanin your body produces determines the color of your skin, hair and eyes. Melanin also plays a role in the development of optic […]

Myths of Psychotherapy #1: The Purpose of Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy, talk therapy, and counseling are all terms used when treatment revolves around a patient talking to a therapist every week. This series of blogs aims to evaluate some common myths about getting therapy for one’s mental or emotional symptoms. Myth: The purpose of psychotherapy is to see your counselor and ‘vent,’ or describe all […]

Acute Sinusitis Symptoms, Causes, Complications & More

Acute sinusitis (acute rhinosinusitis) causes the cavities around your nasal passages (sinuses) to become inflamed and swollen. This interferes with drainage and causes mucus to build up. With acute sinusitis, it might be difficult to breathe through your nose. The area around your eyes and face might feel swollen, and you might have throbbing facial […]

Beyond Therapy and Meds: 5 Ways to Feel Better

Are you always looking for more tools for managing your mental health condition – new, or more effective, approaches that will help you feel better? Maybe you already see a psychotherapist to learn better coping and communication skills, and perhaps also a psychiatrist for your meds. Both of these interventions, psychotherapy and medication, are well-studied […]