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What is Telemedicine? All You Need To Know

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As more and more of our everyday life moves online, you may see more opportunities to work from home or schedule virtual appointments online. Attending doctors’ appointments online is among these growing options. Especially in a critical time like the COVID-19 outbreak, this kind of accessibility is needed now more than ever.

Telemedicine, sometimes called telehealth or digital care, allows patients...

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How Yoga Can Help Your Mental Health

 

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With mental health being a vital part of a person’s life, it is important to know and remember how to take care of it. One popular solution is the practice of yoga. It increases body awareness and relieves all of the stress and tension you might be feeling in your body. AZFoothills had the opportunity to speak with Natalie Harden, the lead instructor from a local yoga studio, YogaSix in regard to the topic, and she touched on advice for beginners, and how beneficial it can be for your mental health.  

How long have you been teaching yoga?

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4 Mindful Meditation Tips to Overcome Coronavirus Anxiety

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If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or nervous about all of the unknowns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, just know that you’re not alone. As many individuals shift to working from home and adjust to practicing social distancing, many people are struggling to maintain a healthy mindset without going stir crazy. Practicing mindful meditation while at home enables you to fixate less on the past or the future and instead focus on what is truly important -- being present in the moment. Here are four simple tips to practice mindful meditation while at home.

Breathe

It may sound obvious but too often we...

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Managing Pain: At-Home Techniques and Tips To Help With Treatment

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Pain is something everyone will experience at some point in their life, if not many times. Pain can make everyday life a chore and limits what we can do physically and socially. Even so, the last thing any of us would want to do is be limited to taking pain medication around the clock, and the thought of taking opioids during America’s opioid crisis is daunting and unappealing. If you’re looking for ways you can take control of your pain during treatment, consider these easy starting points.

Get enough sleep

Pain may make falling asleep difficult, and a lack of sleep only amplifies pain. Breaking this...

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Dealing with Loneliness During a Pandemic

 

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A majority of Americans are forced to stay home due to the coronavirus pandemic, meaning it is time to talk about a little bit about loneliness and how self isolation can hurt out mental health. Therapist Laura Walton, owner of The Phoenix Center for Grief and Trauma, discussing the trauma of loneliness during this pandemic and things we can do to deal with this unique challenge. 

What is loneliness? Loneliness is an emotion that arises when emotional, social, or physical needs are not being met. We...

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