Can’t sleep? Rethink how you cope with stress

A Integrative Medicine post on 7/24/2014

Studies show that 15 to 20 percent of adults struggle with short-term insomnia that lasts less than three months. Any deficits in sleep can cause a variety of health problems, and researchers have recently discovered one likely contributor to short-term insomnia: poor coping mechanisms for stress.

It is not unusual to feel stressed by major changes in your life, but depending on how you deal with that stress, you could develop short-term insomnia, according to a new study published in the journal Sleep. Read more

Got allergies? Try these new approaches for allergy relief

A Integrative Medicine post on 5/16/2014

With spring well underway and summer around the corner, people with hay fever may feel desperate for relief, and their numbers continue to grow. Experts from the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) estimated that about 50 million people live with hay fever, which are also known as nasal allergies or allergic rhinitis. Nearly 30 percent of adults and up to 40 percent of children have been diagnosed with some type of seasonal allergy. In the past year, more than 13.4 million of these people ended up in doctors’ offices, outpatient clinics and emergency rooms because of hay fever attacks. Read more

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