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    1. Alternative Treatments for Sleep Disorders

      WebMD explores alternative and complementary treatments for sleep disorders.

    2. Aromatherapy (Essential Oils Therapy) - Topic Overview

      What is massage?Massage is rubbing the soft tissues of the body, such as the muscles. Massage may be helpful in reducing tension and pain, improving blood flow, and encouraging relaxation. Massage therapists usually apply pressure with their hands, but they can also use their forearms, elbows, or feet. There are at least 80 different types of massage. Some are gentle, and some are very active and

    3. Kava - Topic Overview

      What is kava?Kava, or kava kava, is a root found on South Pacific islands. Islanders have used kava as medicine and in ceremonies for centuries. Kava has a calming effect, producing brain wave changes similar to changes that occur with calming medications such as diazepam (Valium, for example).1 Kava also can prevent convulsions and relax muscles.2 Although kava is not addictive, its effect ...

    4. Massage Therapy Styles and Health Benefits

      WebMD examines different styles of massage, such as Swedish, deep tissue, and hot stone. Find out why they’re done and what their health benefits are.

    5. Hospice Care - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Fitness: Choosing activities that are right for you ...

    6. Grief and Grieving - When to Call a Doctor

      If you or someone you know develops complications of grief such as disturbing or suicidal thoughts, depression, or anxiety, get help. Callor other emergency services if:You think you cannot stop yourself from harming or killing yourself.You hear voices that frighten you, especially if the voices tell you to hurt yourself or other people.Someone who is grieving tries to harm himself or herself or .

    7. Caregiver Tips - Symptoms

      Your experience of grief is likely to be different from another person's. Similarly, you will probably grieve somewhat differently each time you experience a significant loss. Your reaction to loss is influenced by the relationship you had with the lost person, object, or situation, and your general coping style, personality, and life experiences. How you express grief is influenced in part by ...

    8. Caregiver Tips - Treatment Overview

      Grief itself is a natural response that doesn't require medical treatment. Sometimes, however, people need help getting through the grieving process. Initial griefMedicine. During the initial days of grief, anxiety or sleeplessness can make it difficult to function. If you suffer more than a few days of severe agitation, talk to your health professional about whether a short - term prescription ..

    9. Hospice Care - Overview

      Many people care for a chronically ill or disabled spouse, parent, or other family member. Caregiving can be a rewarding experience, especially when you know that your care makes a positive difference. However, caregiving can be difficult. There are three keys to being a good caregiver:Take care of yourself first.Don't help too much.Don't do it alone.This topic will tell you more about these tips

    10. Hospice Care - Caregiver Tip No. 3: Ask for Help

      Some caregivers live under the impression that they are the only available source of help. However, other sources of assistance are often available that can make your caregiving easier. If you want to be a good caregiver, know where to find help when you need it. The more support you have, the more successful you are likely to be. Services that may be useful to caregivers include the ...

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