Author: Emma Sturgis

Emma is a freelance writer based in Boston, MA. She writes most often on health and education. When not writing, she enjoys reading and rock climbing. Say hi on Twitter @EmmaSturgis2

Seizure Symptoms: 5 Warning Signs of Epilepsy

When you think of someone having a seizure, you probably imagine them dropping to the ground and convulsing. While these types of seizures do occur and are scary to experience, not every seizure looks or feels like this. If you suspect that you or a loved one might be epileptic, here are five of the major warning signs (or auras) of epilepsy that you should be on the lookout for. If signs manifest themselves, you should visit a neurosurgeon at a clinic like Billings Clinic for help. Noticing Phantom Sensations A clear indicator that you are about to experience a ... Read more

6 Ways to Prepare for Your First Surgical Procedure

You are likely to feel some anxiety at the prospect of undergoing a surgical procedure for the first time. That’s understandable because even a relatively minor operation is stressful. One of the best ways to deal with the stress is to take a proactive approach. Learn everything you can about the procedure. Follow your surgeon’s instructions to prepare for the operation. Taking the proper steps will improve the chances of a successful surgery, and it will help you recover more easily after you leave the hospital. Talk to Your Surgeon Discuss your upcoming surgical procedure with the surgeon, and address ... Read more

5 Interesting Facts about Hydrotherapy

Over 70 percent of our world’s surface is made up of water. There’s no denying that water is vital to the existence of mankind, but many aren’t away from the many ways that water can be manipulated to improve physical and mental well-being. Hydrotherapy, which dates back hundreds of years, is a medicinal practice that uses water to help relieve a patient’s stress and increase their physical comfort by alternating between cold and warm therapeutic treatments in hot tubs Reno. If you’re in pain or you’re looking for a treatment to improve your well-being, here are 5 interesting facts about ... Read more

Christmas-Time Colds: 4 Winter Health Tips to Take to Heart

Sanitizing gel or alcohol wipes can be a lifesaver when fighting cold and flu germs. You should use sanitizer every time you have to shake hands or touch something others have touched, such as a shopping cart or door handle.

4 Facts to Consider Before Seeking out Alternative Medicine

Alternative medicine is a term that gets used loosely today. This term refers to many types of products, services, and therapies for health problems, but usually is not traditional medicine. These alternative treatments often are outside the standards and practices of the main medical community for a reason, or they have not been found safe or work in health care. Because of this, it is important to ask yourself certain questions and consider the answers, when it comes to alternative medicine. Here are the most important things to clarify, before embarking on any alternative treatments or therapies as a patient. ... Read more

Office Health: How to Combat the Effects of a Desk Job

Working a desk job can take a major toll on your body. Read on to learn ways to minimize your risks to avoid the potentially serious complications of a sedentary lifestyle.

Counting Sheep: 5 Ways to Get a Healthy Night’s Sleep

Insomnia and other sleep disorders are a constant reality in today’s chaotic world.

Responsible Sobriety: Why Accountability is Important When Getting Clean

Accountability is important while trying to get sober.

4 Reliable Ways to Make Your Oral Health That Much Better

You brush twice a daily, floss religiously, and use a mouthwash with fluoride.

Fire-Place Fallout: How to Handle the Hazards of a Family Gathering

A family gathering is an ideal way to bring people together in loving company. However, the seemingly-perfect gathering can go off the rails in a second thanks to an injury or another mishap.

How CBD Can Help Minimize Your Anxiety and Depression

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many active chemical compounds in cannabis.

4 Ways Healthcare Has Changed With Wider Acceptance Of Mental Illness

Over the past few years, the perception of mental illness has changed, not only with the general public but also in the healthcare industry. There has been significantly increased awareness and discussion of mental health. People are seeking help for mental illnesses more often than in the past and there is less stigma attached to a mental illness diagnosis than existed even a few short years ago. More people are becoming aware of mental illness, the discussion around it, and treatment options. In the healthcare industry, more experts are finding that mental illness can have an impact on physical health ... Read more