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Stress and Burnout

1 - How can you determine the difference between ‘healthy’ stress and burnout? This is really the central, almost existential question here. Neither “stress” nor “burnout” are formal medical terms or actual diagnoses. Instead, these are popular-language terms that are often used quite loosely and varyingly. “Stress” can be described as the uncomfortable feeling [...]

By |2021-05-10T13:45:48+00:00May 7th, 2021|Coping with Life, Features|0 Comments

Urinary Incontinence

Here is one of society’s “taboo” topics that we really do not like to talk about. So we will keep this article mercifully brief. Urinary incontinence – the involuntary passing of urine – is common. It is thought to affect a third of adults over 60. Women are affected twice as often as men [...]

By |2021-04-27T05:00:30+00:00Mar 30th, 2021|Coping with Life, Features|0 Comments

Opiate Dependency

When we think of drug abuse, addiction, and dependency, it’s drugs like cocaine, heroine, crystal meth, alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis that usually come to mind. These, and other, substances can and do cause a lot of dependency and addiction problems, with the physical, psychological, family, social, financial, workplace, and legal consequences quite significant. But [...]

By |2021-04-12T16:12:47+00:00Mar 30th, 2021|Coping with Life, Features|0 Comments

Working From Home: Home Schooling

Change has come. The world is no longer as it was. Coronavirus, and or the responses thereto, has made sure that our lives will just not be the same again. One key change is the accelerated move to working-from-home arrangements. We are seeing almost all sectors of white-collar work (where physical labour and physical [...]

Working From Home: Eldercare

The world is changing. This has always been true (change IS a constant) but the rate of change has been ever-increasing in recent years. Clearly, the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated certain changes. The full scope of all this is yet to be seen and fully understood. But we can already see that more and [...]

Seeing Things? (Hallucinations)

Seeing ghosts? Hearing voices? Feeling a dread or anxiety that is extreme and unexpected? Do you smell things others do not? Perhaps you are hallucinating... Hallucinations are sensations (seen, heard, felt, or smelled) that are not real i.e. they are not based on reality. For clarity, proper hallucinations, in this article anyway,  refer to [...]

By |2021-03-15T07:39:32+00:00Feb 23rd, 2021|Coping with Life, Features|0 Comments

Cough

In this, the time of the Covid-19 pandemic, coughing is a pretty serious thing and it can be scary. But most coughs are not caused by coronavirus and so it’s worth knowing a bit more about the OTHER possible causes… The most common causes of coughing include (in approximate order with the most common [...]

TB (Tuberculosis)

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria mycobacterium tuberculosis, that usually attacks the lungs, but can attack almost any part of the body. Tuberculosis is spread from person to person through the air. TB is a serious world-wide problem, especially in Africa where the spread is facilitated by HIV/AIDS (which weakens [...]

By |2021-03-02T06:29:28+00:00Feb 16th, 2021|Coping with Life, Features|0 Comments

Sore Tummy? (Abdominal Pain)

Tummy-ache is perhaps one of the most common complaints we see in medical practice. Abdominal pain refers to pain, cramp, or discomfort, felt in the tummy-area / abdomen. The nature of abdominal pain varies greatly depending on the cause and the individual patient. There are very many causes for abdominal pain. The most common [...]

By |2021-03-02T06:29:17+00:00Feb 16th, 2021|Coping with Life, Features|0 Comments

A Healthy Guide to Good Nutrition

A Healthy Guide to Good Nutrition Maintaining the correct nutrition helps you to reduce the risk of a complex myriad of health-related problems, the most frightening of which are most certainly heart diseases, lung diseases, bone diseases and cancer. Proper nutrition means that you must eat many different foods, monitor your consumption of some [...]

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