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What Is High-Functioning Anxiety–and Could You Have It?

What Is High-Functioning Anxiety

What to know if you’re worried, panicked, or fearful but hide it well. While high-functioning anxiety isn’t exactly a real medical diagnosis, it’s become a term people use to describe themselves and their emotions more and more. The phrase could cover a range of experiences depending on who you are, but mental-health professionals are starting […]

Can Anxiety and Depression Be Contagious? We Asked the Experts


The truth about whether you can “catch” a mental illness the way you catch a cold. Can you “catch” a mental illness like anxiety and depression the same way you catch a cold? It’s something many people believe to be true, according to a recent study published in the journal Memory & Cognition. In the study, participants reported […]

Lady Gaga Postponed Her Tour Because of Her Fibromyalgia

How to manage fibromyalgia

The condition involves chronic, widespread pain, and can also cause weakness, fatigue, and memory problems. In 2017, Lady Gaga postponed the European leg of her world tour because she was in “severe physical pain,” according to a statement posted on Twitter. This comes just days after the singer cancelled a performance in Brazil and revealed […]

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need Each Night?


Sure, you’re eating your vegetables and fruits and squeezing in exercise at least 20 minutes a day, but are you getting enough sleep, too? The National Sleep Foundation’s latest sleep recommendations, published March 2015 in the journal Sleep Health, may make you want to think twice about skimping on essential shut-eye. (1) Sleep is key to your physical […]

10 Simple Strategies To Help Inflammation

Get in your Omegas

Inflammation issues? Check out these strategies that are known to help, they include everything from stressing less to cooking with spices and more. Acute and chronic inflammation There are two types of inflammation: acute and chronic. Acute inflammation is the body’s natural response to a short-term threat such as an injury, burn, or surgery, according […]

8 Proven Ways to Manage Chronic Pain Without Medication

Vitamin D

From good old vitamin D and chicken curry, these natural remedies can provide the relief you need from osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, migraines, and more.. What can’t D do? In one new review in the Journal of Endocrinology, Brazilian researchers point out the role that D may play in both chronic pain management and sleep. For one, lack […]

Why Holding Hands With Your Partner Can Help Get Rid of Your Headache, According to Science


Pain relief that doesn’t come with unpleasant side effects may be just a touch away. Whether you’ve got a headache, muscle soreness, or back pain, you’re going to want to reach for the right over-the counter pain reliever. The problem, however, is that pain relief that comes from a bottle can carry side effects—even dangerous ones. For […]