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May 9, 2018 Uncategorized0

What to do (and what to avoid) when helping a loved one with anxiety

“Walk a mile in their shoes” is a common adage urging people to put themselves in others’ positions. But this is far more easily said than done—especially if you’re dealing with someone who has an anxiety disorder. After all, there’s a neurological change happening in their brain that they can’t control. It’s impossible to know what that feels like unless you’re in that situation. Here is a list of things that can work when trying to help a loved one with anxiety and a few things that just aren’t helpful.

May 1, 2018 Uncategorized0

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Skip the stigmas, and stick to the facts.

We’ve come a long way in the history of mental healthcare. Only 100 years ago, someone suffering from mental illness would be subjected to treatment that we would consider nothing short of barbaric. And while we’re miles away from Bedlam in terms of how we treat mental health patients, there remains progress to be made. “Mental health” as a term carries with it stigmas and misconceptions. Here are five of the most common—and unfortunately most persistent.

April 11, 2018 Uncategorized0

Because you already know it’s good for your health.

It’s common knowledge that exercise is good for you. It helps you maintain a healthy weight. It’s good for your heart. It’s good for your mind, too. We know all this and yet, some of us still can’t seem to get motivated. So instead of a traditional “exercise is good for you” blog, we’ve decided to list some not-so-obvious reasons to exercise.

March 23, 2018 Uncategorized0

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Tips for preventing head pain

We get it: You have enough “headaches” in your life—you don’t need real ones! But what causes headaches and how can you avoid them? With a little planning, good habits, and fast acting, you can minimize headaches. We’ll show you how.

March 15, 2018 Uncategorized0


 What you need to know now

The bad news is that diabetes is on the rise among Americans. The good news is that there is something to be done about it. Edgewater Health wants you to know the facts about both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes and learn how to stop Type 2 Diabetes before it starts.

December 19, 2017 Uncategorized0

Whether you’re decking the halls, spinning the dreidel, or lighting the kinara, this is a busy time of year for most families. While the holiday season is usually a joyous time, for some the hustle and bustle can lead to stress and anxiety also known as the “holiday blues.” When sadness feels like more than just the blues, pay close attention to your symptoms.

December 14, 2017 Uncategorized0

The buildup of the holidays, the stress of buying gifts, and the dropping temperatures can add up to a lot of feelings of pressure. We all have bad days, but why does it seem like everyone is brimming with holiday cheer lately while you can barely muster a season’s greeting? Your melancholy may be due to one or more of the following: