5 Tips For Having Difficult Conversations With Your Partner | The Health Sessions

5 Tips For Having Difficult Conversations With Your Partner

This article is written by Elliana W.

We communicate every day in various ways. Whether it be through body language, digital platforms, or good ol’ verbal communication, we are always expressing our emotions.

At some point, we should feel like professionals when it comes to communication, but every now and then there are situations where we’re uncomfortable bringing up certain topics or issues. Sometimes it can be difficult to know how to approach a necessary conversation with your partner, but at the end of the day, it needs to be done. Keep reading to learn how to best talk with your significant other about what’s on your mind in a calm and productive way.

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4 Family Coping Skills After a Loved One's Unexpected Diagnosis | The Health Sessions

4 Family Coping Skills After a Loved One’s Unexpected Diagnosis

This article is written by Frankie Wallace. 

Getting news of a loved one’s terminal or chronic diagnosis can leave a family destabilized and in shock. Family members will all go through the different stages of grief from shock to acceptance at different rates — and it’s perfectly natural. Although you may all be hurting differently, the potential loss of a loved one is not the time to be alone.

Consider the following coping skills you can use as a family to weather the storm and come to terms with the difficult news.

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5 Ways to Keep Seasonal Eye Allergies at Bay | The Health Sessions

5 Ways to Keep Seasonal Eye Allergies at Bay

This article is written by Aaron Barriga. 

Do you suffer from allergies like hay fever or seasonal eye allergies? Such allergies are more common when seasons change,and they may result in uncomfortable symptoms. A few common allergens include pollen and dust.

Everyone reacts differently to different allergens. If your eyes are allergic to certain allergens, you need to take appropriate measures to minimize the allergy symptoms. Read on to know more.

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Getting Back to Cycling with Health Problems | The Health Sessions

11 Tips for Getting Back to Cycling with Health Problems

This article is written by Alex Bristol.  Many adults across the world suffer from health conditions that can cause the usual day to day activities to be a struggle. A recent study from the National Health Council states, “chronic diseases affect approximately 133 million Americans, representing more than 40% of the total population of this country. By 2020, that … Read more >

6 Science-Based Tips for Coping with Chronic Pain | The Health Sessions

6 Science-Based Tips for Coping with Chronic Pain

This article is written in collaboration with Asbestos.com.

If you’re coping with chronic pain, you’re no stranger to the everyday challenges that come along with it. Chronic pain — defined by persistent pain that lasts at least three months — is the number one cause of disability globally.

Chronic pain is typically caused by an underlying condition. The four most common sources of pain are joint pain and arthritis, neuropathic pain, headaches and migraines, and back pain. People with cancer, fibromyalgia, and digestive issues may also experience pain.

Tackling your specific pain depends largely on the cause of it. The science of pain management has increased greatly in recent years, and no one should have to live in pain. Talk to your doctor about a treatment plan that’s right for you. Don’t be alarmed if the plan includes prescription pain medication. There is a negative stigma around pain medication — but according to the American Addiction Centers, responsible use of prescription medications help nearly two-thirds of chronic pain patients.

In addition to doctor-recommended medications and treatment options, there are some simple lifestyle choices you can make to boost your health and quality of life:

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