Surprising benefits of worrying (for some)

By: Srini Pillay
Posted on: May 12, 2016

Everyone worries, but some people worry more than others. When worry is excessive, people may develop generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). In fact, close to a quarter of people who go to their primary care physicians with anxiety suffer from the condition.In general, stressful events in childhood and adulthood, having strained economic resources, being divorced, and being female all put you... READ MORE

Nasal rinses for chronic sinus problems

By: Suzy Cohen
Posted on: May 11, 2016

As spring rolls around, allergies and hay fever cause problems, and so do lingering strains of colds and flu. Maybe you are one of the 40 million people in America who are experiencing uncomfortable symptoms from chronic sinusitis? It translates to a lot of Kleenex, Flonase and Sudafed! Are you experiencing some of these... READ MORE

Montgomery County honors advocates

By: Rebekah Sewell
Posted on: May 05, 2016

Sarah Gotbaum, who has advocated for women’s issues for over 60 years, is one of two winners of the 2016 Path of Achievement Award.Photo courtesy of Sarah GotbaumSarah Gotbaum is the very definition of a firebrand. Now 91, the sociologist and social justice advocate has been a champion of women’s issues — from equal pay for working women to protecting the rights of retired ... READ MORE

New device reads for those who can’t

By: Barbara Ruben
Posted on: May 04, 2016

A recently released device can read aloud text on everything from restaurant menus to road signs — and even recognizes faces — to help those with visual impairments navigate everyday life. Users simply point to text, objects or faces, and the device tells them what it says or who it is.Called the OrCam, the device is a small, light and discreet smart camera that is mounted on... READ MORE

Surprise insurance fees after emergencies

By: Matthew Perrone
Posted on: April 27, 2016

As health insurance plans become increasingly complicated, more patients are facing unexpected fees when they step outside their plan’s coverage network. In many cases, patients don’t even realize they’ve received out-of-network care until they’re slapped with a bill for hundreds or thousands of dollars.Nearly a third of insured Americans who have financial problems... READ MORE

Ways to trick yourself into liking exercise

By: Nicci Micco
Posted on: April 19, 2016

You know that exercise usually makes you feel better, but sometimes life, or excuses, can get in the way. You can spend 20 minutes debating about whether it might rain, or focusing on all of the reasons why right now is not a good time to walk — or you could just lace up your shoes and go.When it becomes easier to talk yourself out of exercise than it does to just get out there,... READ MORE