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Breaking the Silence Around Postpartum Depression

Image Source: Pexels “Postpartum depression is hard to describe—the way the body and mind and spirit fracture and crumble in the wake of what most believe should be a celebratory time.”  Actress Bryce Dallas Howard wrote those words for a Goop essay in 2010, and despite her admitting postpartum depression is hard to describe, she […]

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Wellness

How to Advocate for Yourself At the Doctor

Image Source: Pexels Everyone has the ultimate responsibility for their own health. Yet, so often there’s the expectation that you are supposed to accept as given any advice, treatment, or diagnoses that medical professionals offer. Yes, it is important to remember that they have expertise that you don’t, but your relationship with them should be […]

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Community

Making STEM More Accessible for Future Generations

Image Source: Unsplash Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills are essential in today’s job market. As the demand for automatable jobs slows down, an estimated 80% of fasting-growing careers are now dependent on STEM expertise. But while the push for STEM education is certainly rising, U.S. employers still struggle to fill vacancies for the […]

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Community Wellness

How COVID-19 Has Shaped the Future of Telehealth

Source: Pixbay  The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and its consequent lockdowns and quarantines altered people’s lives in every imaginable way — and healthcare was no exception. COVID-19 threw challenges at every industry, but above all else, it proved a true test for global healthcare systems.  As people stayed indoors, they turned to the internet and technology […]

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Community

The Emotional Toll Of COVID-19 on Today’s Medical Workforce

Unsplash The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world is undeniable. While a handful of countries are largely operating as they did before the pandemic struck thanks to quick, common-sense action on the part of their federal governments, the bulk of the world is still reeling from COVID-19 and its variants. While this pandemic […]

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Wellness

Depression, Debt, and Gender: How Women’s Finances Affect Their Mental Health

Image Source: Pixabay (https://pixabay.com/photos/money-home-coin-investment-2724235/) Anyone paying attention knows that the issues of women’s rights and economic justice can’t be separated. Gender-based income disparities are persistent and pervasive. The feminization of poverty is real. But it’s not only affecting the quality of women’s financial lives the world over. It’s also affecting their mental health. Studies show […]

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Wellness

The Mental and Physical Challenges After a Car Accident

According to recent estimates from the US Department of Transportation, there are, on average, six million automobile accidents in the United States each year. Nearly 34,000 of those accidents involve fatalities. But if you are one of those six million, then you know that the accident does not have to claim a life or cause […]

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Government

The Ramifications of Piecemeal State Laws on Marijuana, Hemp, and CBD

Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay  It’s no secret that state laws about marijuana, hemp, and CBD are all over the place. What you might not realize is that only six states classify marijuana use as fully illegal and criminalized. That sounds like significant progress, but the truth is piecemeal laws can cause significant problems. […]

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Mind Wellness

How to Stay Mentally Healthy This Winter

Image Source: Pexels Seasonal depression is a common struggle for many Americans. The winter blues can slowly creep into your thoughts and feelings as the long, dark, gray winter months slowly pass. When you also are dealing with a pandemic that has impacted the mental health of nearly half of all Americans, it can become […]

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Mind Wellness

Mental Health & Insurance: Where Are We Now?

Image Source: Pexels Mental health is an essential aspect of healthcare. An estimated 56% of Americans seek such care for themselves or loved ones. Yet, medical insurance does not always cover mental health treatment.  As awareness of the importance of accessible mental health care grows, insurance provisions are increasingly covering this dimension of health. However, […]