Scientists have long wondered what the purpose of imagination and pretend-play serves on an evolutionary basis. Humans seem to be hard-wired to create and appreciate stories, whether factual or fictitious, but its evolutionary purpose has eluded us. How do stories and make-believe help us survive the world around us?
Missed appointments aren’t just missed appointments: They’re missed opportunities for early detection
There are perfectly reasonable explanations for why people are missing or canceling appointments, but these canceled appointments aren’t just missed appointments: they’re missed opportunities to detect conditions where there is an understanding that early detection can help patients maintain a higher quality of life for a longer period of time.
EEGs – or electroencephalograms – are used to diagnose many neurological conditions. Depending on the condition, your health care provider may order one of four different types of EEGs.
Fourth of July celebrations can be triggering for those living with PTSD. Here are a few tips to help ease the stress of the fireworks season.
While many stressors aren’t entirely avoidable or within your control, you can manage your reaction to these experiences and create a happier, healthier, and less stressful life.
Post-traumatic stress disorder can occur whether you’ve been through a traumatic situation yourself or heard about a loved one’s experience. Learn more:
Drug and alcohol use affects the brain and body temporarily and long term as someone becomes addicted. Learn more about the neurological impact of drugs and alcohol.