By Walter E. Donat, MD, Interim Chief of Care New England Pulmonary Care A pulmonologist or pulmonary disease specialist is a physician who has vast experience treating people with a wide range of diseases and conditions affecting the lungs and breathing. Some conditions may be mild to severe, easily treated, or complex and unusual. These [...]
Did you know that one in five people will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime? Like physical health, good mental health is essential to every individual’s well-being. This May, during National Mental Health Awareness Month, we are taking the opportunity to focus on depression in women, as it is one of the most common mental health issues women face.
When someone has a stroke, almost two million brain cells die every minute until blood flow is restored. It is important to recognize the symptoms of stroke.
Did you know early behavioral symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can appear in children as young as 12 to 18 months of age? According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), early diagnosis of and interventions for autism are more likely to have major long-term positive effects on symptoms and later skills.
It’s been reported that nearly 90,000 people die every year from alcohol-related deaths. This month, we take the opportunity to raise public awareness about the use of alcohol and how it may be affecting individuals, families, businesses, and communities.
Life can be overwhelming and stressful as a young adult. From the pressures of everday life to the pressures of college, it can be difficult to cope.
When we have a headache, we take an aspirin. When we have a cold, we visit the doctor. So why do we ignore our emotional health?
If you start to feel a little blue as the winter progresses, you are not alone. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) occurs in about 3% of people and more often in women.
Today, some of the most popular and well-researched therapies incorporate mindfulness strategies to teach people how to better cope with stress and manage difficult emotions.
Studies have found that the practice of mindfulness – to nonjudgmentally notice and attend to the present moment – is associated with a number of interesting things relevant to our daily lives.