Monthly archives: June, 2012

Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic illness often characterized by inflammation of the joints.  Early symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis may include a subtle tingling sensation in the fingers and even such small discomforts can affect little tasks like writing or opening envelopes.  Because rheumatoid arthritis affects the joints, walking can also be impaired and in severe …

Living Alone and Depression

Statistics found in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website shows that depression affects 1 out of 10 Americans.  Depression is a mental illness characterized by extreme sadness.  Depression can decrease work productivity and can exacerbate existing medical conditions.  In a Public Health Journal, it was stated that 80% of people living alone suffer …

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