Physical Health

What To Do If You Get A Sunburn

When you go outside in the sun, you are at risk of sunburn and the damage that can be done. Sunburn is a burning sensation that occurs when the skin is exposed to ultraviolet rays. When the skin is exposed to ultraviolet rays, it will cause the skin cells to become damaged and become susceptible to sunburn. It does not matter how much sunscreen you use or what the time of day is—sunburn can still happen. If you’re planning a beach vacation, chances are you’re going to get a sunburn! In fact, you’re likely to get a sunburn on vacation....
Physical Health

How to Manage Chronic Pain

Too often, health care professionals and patients alike focus only on treating the symptoms of chronic pain yet fail to address the psychological and social factors that may be at the root of the problem. We want to provide health care professionals and patients with an informed understanding of chronic pain that will help them to develop more effective, patient-centered treatment strategies. Chronic pain affects about 30% of the population, and it’s a highly debilitating and under-reported condition. For many, it is a life-long health challenge that can not only be physically and emotionally painful but also extremely costly. Chronic...
Physical Health

What’s a Pap Smear, And How Does It Work?

The Pap smear is one of the most common yet perplexing tests that women and men undergo. A Pap smear is a common health screening that most women will have done at some point in their lives, but few women know the full details about how it works and what it’s for. As a woman, you may be vaguely aware that your reproductive system is involved in a lot of things that you aren’t aware of. A Pap smear is perhaps the most well-known and easily accessible part of the female reproductive tract. Pap smear.  Pap smears, also known as...
Physical Health

Why You Should Speak To A Doctor About Acne

If you’re suffering from acne, you’re not alone: nearly one in 10 American adults has this condition, and it’s estimated that half of all teenagers have some acne. But do you know why this is the case and what can help? Acne is a common skin condition that affects about 50 million people in the United States—nearly one-third of the population. It usually appears between the ages of 12 and 25. It can be caused by overproduction of oil in the skin, hormonal changes, or other factors. Most people who develop acne have moderate to severe outbreaks, and serious outbreaks...