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  1. Health & Balance Guide - Topic Overview

    What does it mean to be grateful? Gratitude is saying "thank you." But it's more than a thank-you to a friend for a favor or gift. Gratitude is saying thanks for everything that is important to you and good in your life. You are thankful for a gift,but you're also thankful to watch a sunset,do well at a sport,or to be alive. You see your life and your experiences as a gift. Gratitude is ...

  2. Health & Balance Guide - Topic Overview

    What is optimism? Optimism is a hopeful,positive outlook on the future,yourself,and the world around you. It is a key part of resilience,the inner strength that helps you get through tough times. By definition,optimism helps you see,feel,and think positively. But it has extra benefits you might not know about-optimism helps keep up your physical health too. 1 You don’t have to be a ...

  3. Building Resilience - Topic Overview

    What is resilience? Resilience is an "inner strength" that helps you bounce back after stressful situations. When you are resilient,you may recover more quickly from setbacks or difficult changes,including illness. Developing resilience begins with simple actions or thoughts that you practice,such as planning for what you'll do next and learning to accept change. Being resilient doesn't ...

  4. Topic Overview

    Good health requires a positive attitude. It's up to you to decide to make the most of things when you are faced with health challenges. This attitude-a good-health mind-set-doesn't just happen. It takes work,every day. The following tips will help you enjoy a "good-health attitude": 1 Focus on your abilities instead of your disabilities. Focus on your strengths instead of your weaknesses. ...

  5. Is It Caregiver Stress or Depression?

    Has the stress of caregiving turned into depression. Read more about the warning signs of depression and what you can do about it.

  6. Tips for Coping With Caregiver Stress

    Being a caregiver can be stressful. WebMD gives advice on how to cope with "caregiver stress."

  7. Complementary Medicine - Energy Therapies

    There are two types of energy therapies, both of which involve the use of energy fields. Biofield therapies are used to affect energy fields in and around the human body. Bioelectromagnetic - based therapies use electromagnetic fields to affect the body, such as those from magnets or electrical current. AcupunctureHealing touchReikiMagnetic field therapyTranscutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

  8. Complementary Medicine - Biologically Based Therapies

    These therapies use substances found in nature to treat illness or promote wellness. They include foods, vitamins, and both herbal and nonherbal dietary supplements. Alternative diet programsAntioxidantsBeta - sitosterol plant extractButterbur extractCapsaicinChamomileChelation therapyChromiumCoenzyme Q10EphedraGinkgo bilobaGlucosamine and chondroitinHerbal and natural ...

  9. Complementary Medicine - Manipulative and Body-Based Methods

    These therapies involve the movement or realignment of parts of the body. BodyworkChiropractic treatmentMassage therapyShould I use complementary medicine? ...

  10. Complementary Medicine - Alternative Medical Systems

    An alternative medical system is a set of practices based on a philosophy. Most of these systems have evolved apart from and earlier than the conventional medical system used in the United States. AyurvedaChinese medicineHomeopathyNaturopathyShould I use complementary medicine? ...

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