Search results in Health Topics for "Mental Health"

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Restraints
A restraint is something that limits your ability to move around or reach a part of your body. Restraints can be physical devices or medicine.
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Trouble Sleeping During Pregnancy
Problems falling and staying asleep (insomnia) are very common during pregnancy, especially during the third trimester. There are many causes of insomnia and several approaches you might take to help you sleep more.
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PET Scan
A PET (positron emission tomography) scan is a procedure used to observe the brain, the heart, or tumors. You will be given an injection of a low-level radioactive material attached to a natural body chemical. The scan shows where the radioactive material went and how much of it the brain, heart, or tumors are using.
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Sleeping Pills
Sleeping pills are medicines that can help you fall asleep. They can also help you stay asleep.
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Myths about Aging
People over the age of 80 are the fastest growing group in the US. Experts estimate that by the year 2040, over a million people in the US will be over the age of 100.
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Positive Self-Talk
We mentally talk to ourselves all the time. We give ourselves more feedback than anyone else ever could. Self-talk can be negative or positive, and it can affect all parts of life, such as health, finances, and relationships.
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Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Use During Pregnancy
Drugs, alcohol, and smoking can harm your body and your brain. If you are pregnant, these substances can pass from you to your baby. They can cause problems for your baby before, during, and after birth. If you abuse drugs or alcohol, or if you smoke while you are pregnant, you are at risk for:
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Caregiver's Guide
A caregiver is someone who provides for the needs of a relative or friend who is ill or disabled. The person being cared for may need help because of physical illness or injury, mental illness, memory problems, or some combination of these. The caregiver might be, for example, an adult daughter. Many caregivers are also caring for young children or grandchildren at the same time.
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Healthy Families
In the past, a family has been thought of as 2 parents raising children. Today's families come in all shapes and sizes. Whether or not there are 2 adults, healthy families:
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The Stresses of Chronic Illness
Chronic illness is any disease that lasts for months, years, or a lifetime. Some examples include: