Some foods and the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients found in them may raise or lower cancer risk. Researchers have been studying how the foods, nutrients, and eating patterns listed below are related to cancer. Plant-based foods. These foods contain naturally-occurring substances called phytonutrients. Examples include: Antioxidants. Examples include beta carotene, selenium, and vitamins C and E.… Read more

  • Acrophobia: Fear of Heights

    Acrophobia: Fear of Heights

    Acrophobia is a persistent and intense fear of heights. People with acrophobia will experience panic and sudden anxiety in a variety of situations involving heights. These situations could include standing on a bridge, looking over a cliff, being on the top floor of a skyscraper, riding in an airplane, and more. It’s important to understand,… Read more



    What is Immunity? Immunity refers to the body’s ability to prevent the invasion of pathogens. Pathogens are foreign disease-causing substances, such as bacteria and viruses, and people are exposed to them every day. Antigens are attached to the surface of pathogens and stimulate an immune response in the body. An immune response is the body’s defense system… Read more

  • LICE


    Lice are tiny, wingless insects that feed on human blood. Lice spread from person to person through close contact and by sharing belongings. There are three types of lice: Unless treated properly, lice can become a recurring problem. Symptoms Head lice Common signs and symptoms of lice include: How do you treat head lice? Treatment… Read more

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy 

    Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy 

    What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders, and severe mental illness. Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in… Read more

  • Anorexia


    Anorexia means a loss of appetite or the inability to eat, and it can be a symptom of various diseases. When a person has anorexia nervosa, they intentionally restrict their food as part of a serious and potentially life threatening mental health disorder. This often involves emotional challenges, an unrealistic body image, and an exaggerated… Read more

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