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It’s perfectly natural for you to worry more about your health as you start to age. It is also common to worry about the death of friends or family members. While some fear of death is healthy because it makes you more cautious, in some people fear of death can reach unhealthy proportions.  It can be an irrational fear that consumes your life. You may experience extreme anxiety, distress and dread. Overcoming this fear of death may involve learning how to talk about your concerns and how to refocus your thoughts.  Symptoms of the condition The fear of death is not a clinically recognized condition and so there are no tests to diagnose it. The symptoms ...
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Access to healthcare is a privilege not all of us have exposure to, and this is especially true among the more vulnerable members of society, seniors. It’s important that no matter where you are, you have access to trained medical professionals.   Telehealth is gaining traction among older patients because it’s such a great alternative for those who may not have the means and access to travel or the benefits of private healthcare. Here’s a list of some of the benefits offered by telehealth.    Less wait time for appointments   Doctor’s offices and clinics are busy all year round and getting an appointment with your preferred doctor can ...
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Infertility is an apprehension shared by many women planning motherhood after the age of 34. It could be women who have put off having children to establish careers. For women like this and others, Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is like a lifeline. It can be explained in a few steps.  Various screenings are required The woman and her partner undergo certain testing such as semen analysis, uterine exam, ovarian reserve testing as well as others. Couples have to understand the legal and emotional issues, the financial stresses and side effects connected to this procedure. There are huge variations in the success rates of in vitro fertilization clinics and patients, ...
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It is quite common to get entangled in thoughts trying to establish who we are – and why we are who we think we are. Thoughts around our own sense of self and life events in the past can dominate our thinking. Over and over we re-tell ourselves certain events which confirm our beliefs about our self-concept. This way many people form a fixed image of themselves and hold onto it tightly, as if their very existence depended on it. However having a rigid concept of who we are is linked to a myriad of problems. Whether our concept of self is full of negative or positive attributes – both are unhelpful in the long run. A predominantly  negative self-image  can lead ...
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