May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and this week, we're going over the basics: what types of behavioral health issues and diseases exist, how they are diagnosed, and how they are treated. What is mental health? Mental health refers to your emotional and psychological well-being. Having good...

Every now and again, we're all susceptible to sadness, whether it's caused by divisive national politics, personal health problems, financial woes, or just a case of the Mondays. Don't let downers get you down—today's post is all about your daily dollop of encouragement, and here are...

This week, the PHMP Online Knowledgebase is presenting a BONUS blog with a collection of healthy recipes. Since April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month, we've written about the syndrome before (if you haven't already, check out our Demystifying Irritable Bowel Syndrome mini-series: The Basics and...

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month, so let's take a look at this widely-known but hardly-understood disease. By now, most of us have heard about Parkinson's disease—and many learned about it in 1998, when the actor Michael J. Fox made public his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (and...

Irritable bowel syndrome: it's likely you've heard about it before, and there's a good chance you or someone you know has experienced IBS. IBS is a huge topic, and more complicated than you perhaps suspected. That's why we split this article into two parts. Last week,...

Irritable bowel syndrome: it's likely you've heard about it before, and there's a good chance you or someone you know has experienced IBS. IBS is the most common gastrointestinal (GI) disorder, affecting 10% to 15% of the population worldwide, and in the United States alone, affecting...

Stress and anxiety—they can be two of the worst feelings you'll ever experience. But might they actually have some benefits? Researchers say short-term stress can actually be beneficial as it boosts performance and bolsters our immune systems. These same researchers add that anxiety can be useful when...

The ketogenic diet is a popular, effective way to lose weight and improve your health. When followed correctly, this low-carb, high-fat diet will raise blood ketone levels. Ketone provides a new fuel source for your cells and causes most of the unique health benefits of this...

It's National Nutrition Month! This week, we're talking about apple cider vinegar. (And to spare you having to see "apple cider vinegar" repeated all over this page, we're abbreviating it to ACV.) You may have heard about its purported amazingness before—we've sung its praises here in...

There are many misconceptions about eating disorders. Some are purely misinformed. Others are based on harmful and outdated stereotypes. For National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, we have two articles lined up. In part one, we will shows some of the most eye-opening statistics about eating disorders...

It's American Heart Month, and for this week's PHMP Online Knowledgebase article, we'll be sharing some heart-healthy recipes courtesy of the American Heart Association. Typically, recipes are organized by meal and dish—but we're changing things up. Instead, we're focused on the ingredients, specifically, meals...

Aspirin and the prevention of heart attacks: it's just one of "those things" we all know and have come to accept without hesitation. Aspirin's beneficial role in heart health has been in the public consciousness for so long it's become one of those "go-to" preventative measures,...

February is Cancer Awareness Month, and in this week's PHMP Knowledgebase Article, we're talking about the numerous proactive, preventative measures you can take to avoid cancer. Preventable Causes of Cancer Smoking According to the American Association of Cancer Research, smoking is the leading cause of preventable cancer. Each...

January is Thyroid Awareness Month, and so we're doing our part and exploring the intricacies of the thyroid. Last week's article (which you can read here) took a peek at the basic of the thyroid: the symptoms and health problems associated with it. Now we're going...