PTSD: Is It Different for the Military?

(DGIwire) – Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can happen to anyone who has experienced a traumatic event, according to the National Center for PTSD, a division of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The National Center for PTSD also notes that about seven or eight out of every 100 people will have PTSD at some point […]

Sleep and Emotional Trauma: The PTSD Connection

(DGIwire) – To what extent does sleep help people process stress and trauma? A recent study by researchers in the Department of Psychology at the University of Zurich set out to address this question. As reported by PsychCentral, the investigators discovered that sleep—especially during the first 24 hours after a trauma—appears to play a key […]

How to Recognize and Help Someone With PTSD

(DGIwire) – Recognizing the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a friend or family member is the first step toward getting them the treatment they need. Knowing about the range of available options for care is the next vital step after that. Here are a few important questions and answers to keep in mind […]

Timing is Everything When it Comes to Health

(DGIwire) — Since the beginning of time, life on Earth has been influenced by the daily rotation of our planet and to a lesser extent, its seasonal orbit around the sun. The influence of these changes has been imprinted in our DNA. This programming is known as circadian rhythm. A circadian rhythm is a roughly […]

Beat the Munchies with This Sleep Solution

(DGIwire) — According to a recent article in The New York Times, the brain receptors that can cause the sleep-deprived to crave unnecessary food are the same as those activated when using marijuana. So, those skipping out on sleep may actually be experiencing the same munchies as their perpetually high roommates did in college. The […]

Improve the Quality of Your Sleep with a ‘Smart Pillow’

(DGIwire) How important is sleep when it comes to your health? As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes on its website, sleep insufficiency has been linked to a myriad of motor vehicle crashes, industrial disasters, and medical and other occupational errors. Just as potentially harmful is poor-quality sleep; a study that appeared in late […]

Chronic Fatigue Isn’t “All in your Head”

Here’s how to beat it—naturally (DGIwire)   For years, people suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) were told by mainstream doctors that it was all “in their heads.” But in a new 235-page report, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) asserted that this condition is indeed real. As one of the authors of this report bluntly put […]

Is Sleep Time Really Important?

(DGIwire)  Quality sleep is critical for optimal health.  There is a time for sleep and a time to be awake.  Modern technologies and shift work have disrupted our normal biological clocks or circadian rhythms.  For hundreds-of-thousands of years we rose and slept with the sun.  The invention of electricity has altered that natural cycle and […]

Opioid Addiction: Blame it on the Brain

(DGIwire) — Toxic relationships, with another person or an addictive substance, can be hard to escape. Blame it on the brain: according to neuroscientists at Harvard University Medical School, the brain registers all pleasures in the same way, whether they originate from a psychoactive drug, a monetary reward, a sexual encounter or even a satisfying […]

The Silent Sleep Thief

(DGIwire)  It’s 3 o’clock in the morning. And yet, you’re still awake, pacing the house. Again. And it only gets worse from there. When you do manage to get back to sleep, you’re still exhausted when the alarm goes off. So you pull yourself out of bed in that all-too-familiar fog. You brew a pot […]

Resolution: Improve Your Health, Americans

(DGIwire)  Health and fitness are always at the top of the list when it comes to New Year Resolutions regardless of anyone’s age. That is the good news and also the bad news because overall health in America is going in the wrong direction. Although you may hear that average life span in the United […]

Symptoms of “Aging” May Mask a Much More Serious Threat

(DGIwire)   Ebola continues to make headlines on a daily basis. And this year’s flu season is just getting started. But there is another serious health threat sweeping through the country right now that very few people are aware of. Yet if you are over the age of 55, chances are good you may be […]

Stressed Out? Just Breathe!

(DGIwire)   Many specialists believe that breathing exercises are essential to relieve stress. Yet reaping their benefits requires actually incorporating such exercises into your daily life. Recognizing the true extent of stress in our lives can be difficult.  If you learn to identify the signs of stress, and nip it by taking a short relaxation […]

Preventing Osteoarthritis: What You Can Do

(DGIwire) — Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease. It was once considered a problem of older folks, but it is now becoming more common in middle-aged and even young adults as a result of obesity and sports-related injuries. Traditionally, doctors advised people with osteoarthritis to take it easy to protect their joints. However, studies now find that weight loss combined with exercise—specifically to improve […]

13 Easy Ways to Improve Your Health

(DGIwire)  With all the seemingly conflicting diet and exercise guidelines these days it’s no wonder people often struggle with incorporating a simple plan to improve their health. There are however many things almost all health professionals agree on. Tom Griesel, a health guru and co-author of the best selling health book TurboCharged offers the following […]

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