Itchy Skin and Liver Disease Progression

Chronic, uncontrollable, itchy skin can change your quality of life. It can prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep and ruin your concentration. It can even lead to anxiety and depression. Most people deal with itchy skin, or pruritus, at some point. Causes include: exposure to poison ivy, allergies, age, or dry air. But if your itch […]

Are My Ringing Ears and Sleep Apnea Linked?

Do you sometimes hear ringing, chirping, roaring, hissing, clicking, humming, or buzzing sounds that are not heard by others? If there is no external source for the sounds you hear, it is called tinnitus. It can affect just 1 ear or both. Up to 1 in every 5 people will experience tinnitus at some point […]

Gratitude and Shared Laughter Are Like Probiotics for Your Relationship

Untangling the factors that make relationships work is at the heart of Sara Algoe’s research. Having high-quality relationships with people we care about predicts mental and physical health — even how long we may live. “Close relationships are linked to longevity to the same degree that smoking is linked to mortality,” said Algoe, a professor […]