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Behavioral health issues during middle age are lowering Americans life expectancies
02-01-17 Category: Addiction, Health and Wellness, Research

In the 20 years between 1978 and 1998, the mortality rate for white people in the United States dropped by approximately 2 percent each year during 1978-1998. The rate matched the numbers in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Sweden. After 1998, the mortality rate in these countries sustained the 2 percent per […]

Fitness blogger experiences improved self-image after gaining weight

A former Australian model turned fitness blogger recently informed her Instagram followers that she had gained 13 kg. (28.6 lbs.) and couldn’t be happier. She posted two photos on her Instagram page – one taken in 2008 when she weighed 47 kg. (103.6 lbs.) and the other snapped last year after becoming 13 kg. heavier […]

eating disorder

When people think of eating disorders, they’ll usually think about anorexia or bulimia. Both are fairly well known in the public eye, and most people have a good idea of their general signs and symptoms. They’re also both very serious and life-threatening diseases. But neither is the most common eating disorder. According to the National […]

smog in environment harming brains

Air pollution has been proven to cause lung cancer and other respiratory diseases, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets regulations and standards to reduce PM2.5 – the specific type of air pollutants that are detrimental to human health. PM2.5 stands for particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter – smaller than 100 […]

cancer caused by alcohol

The oropharynx – between the mouth and the throat The larynx and the esophagus – two sections of the throat The liver The colon The rectum – at the base of the colon The female breast These seven areas can develop cancer with definitive causality from drinking alcohol, according to the University of Otago in […]

07-04-16 Category: Health and Wellness, Mental Health

This July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month. Treatment specialists, support organizations, advocacy groups, parents and affected individuals are joining together to promote awareness and understanding of cleft and craniofacial conditions. Although Sovereign Health does not treat cleft and craniofacial conditions, we recognize the strong impact these disorders may have on some […]

Sleep deprivation causes mental and physical health
06-22-16 Category: Health, Health and Wellness, Recovery

Getting adequate sleep is just as vital to overall health and well-being as exercising and having a healthy diet. Sleep helps the body and mind feel restored and refreshed for the following day. It helps people retain new information, work productively, maintain attention and alertness (like when driving), and accomplish necessary tasks throughout the day. […]

hormonal contraceptives on oxytocin and intimacy
06-17-16 Category: Health and Wellness, Medicine, Recovery

Women have a bitter inside joke: it’s not the synthetic hormones that prevent pregnancy, it’s the unpleasant side effects that make intimacy undesirable, thus preventing pregnancy! It’s true some side effects: vaginal dryness, lack of libido and in some cases, absurdly heavy cycles have birth control to blame, but a new study from Oxford has […]

dental hygiene and preventive dental health

Unfortunately, dental hygiene and preventive dental health is overlooked by many. Very few people realize the importance of regular dental visits and teeth cleanings until they run into a dental nightmare and walk out with a $3,000 bill and a painful mouth. Interestingly, according to a Gallup Poll, one-third of Americans did not visit their […]

Fuel Eating Disorders

No one with an actual eating disorder wants to be ill, suffer or die but, sadly, too many do. Websites are in a position to support and guide those who are in danger to get the help they need, but not all websites are that helpful. “Pro-ana” sites are pro-anorexia, and “pro-mia” sites are pro-bulimia. […]

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