Living With and Managing Asthma

[ Music playing ] Asthma is a disease of the airways in the lungs. That is the tubes that carry air down deep into the lung. And what happens in asthma is the airways tighten, become smaller. When the airways become smaller, it’s harder to breathe. It’s hard to get air in and out of…

Can I Stop Taking My Medication? 🤔

Hey, what’s up? I’m Rachel Star, schizophrenic. So, Can I stop taking my meds? I get asked this all the time. First of all. I don’t , don’t know you. I’m not your doctor. I don’t know if you can stop taking your medications. Umm, the other side to this is that a lot of…

Can Stress Actually Kill You?

In a busy world, with unending work and responsibilities piling up, stress can get to the best of us. But how bad is it for you really? Can stress actually kill you? From a biological perspective, stress makes perfect sense. If you’re about to get chomped on by a bear, your stress hormones better kick…

The Upside of Stress

When I need to unwind, there’s nothing I love more than an “experience.” Snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, Zip-lining or even just riding roller coasters at Coney Island. These aren’t relaxing activities by any stretch. In fact, they get my adrenaline pumping, so physiologically I’m experiencing “stress,” but I still enjoy them, and I…

When Should you use Fever Reduction medication

– Not all fevers need to be treated with medication. A fever is not a disease, it’s just a symptom of an illness. So, as long as your baby is over three months of age, and they’re acting okay, and they’re drinking fluids, you can let the fever run its course. Now, if the fever…