A move across state, a baby, a divorce — each can create a lot of stress, especially for kids. For a child who wets the bed it can be even harder. Symptoms that were in check may get worse, and dry nights could become more rare. So does that mean stress and bedwetting are linked?… Continue reading Could Stress or Anxiety Be Causing Your Child’s Bedwetting?
1. What is serotonin? Serotonin acts as a neurotransmitter, a type of chemical that helps relay signals from one area of the brain to another. Although serotonin is manufactured in the brain, where it performs its primary functions, some 90% of our serotonin supply is found in the digestive tract and in blood platelets. 2.… Continue reading Serotonin: 9 Questions and Answers
Tips for Stress-Reduction Activities While You Stop Smoking The American Cancer Society’s Quitline counselors and other smoking-cessation experts recommend a variety of techniques to help you quit smoking. Deep breathing. Breathe in deeply, letting your stomach expand until your lungs are filled. Pause a minute. Then exhale fully. Pause a minute. Then take another deep… Continue reading Prescription Drug Abuse: Who Gets Addicted and Why?
Charlie Kondek started smoking at about 17 or 18, “trying to be James Dean,” he says. Shortly after graduating from college, he knew he wanted to quit. Now 37, he’s a married father of two and a media relations executive in Ypsilanti, Mich. Here’s how he quit smoking with stress- reduction techniques, and how you… Continue reading How I Quit Smoking With Stress Reduction and Martial Arts