A Closer Look: Sarah Iverson
After graduating from Concordia College in Moorhead, Sarah Iverson took a life-changing detour before she went on to earn her master’s in Physician Assistant Studies: She spent a year in Rwanda volunteering for Young Adults in Global Mission.
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Would you be surprised to hear that anxiety is the most common mental illness in the United States, afflicting nearly 20 percent of the population, according to the Anxiety & Depression Association of America? While anxiety disorders are highly treatable, just over one-third of sufferers seek help.
To that end, the U.S. Preventative Series Task Force, a group of independent medical experts, now recommends screenings adults ages 18 to 64 for anxiety—including during pregnancy and the postpartum period. This is the first time the organization has recommended anxiety screenings.
Managing Crazy Summer Conditions
June was the driest month on record in Minnesota and the third hottest, and many outdoor activities across the state have been canceled due to smoke and dangerous air quality from Canadian wildfires. You might be wondering: Can I exercise on these hot, smoky days? Is there any safe amount of exposure? Should I even go outside?
Ask Sofia: Do you have any tips for excessive sweating?
While everyone is a little sweaty this time of year, some of us suffer from something called hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating—when you sweat more than your body needs to regulate its temperature, including while sitting still in an air-conditioned room.
Ask Sofia: When is bloating a concern?
Most bloating and stomach pain is caused by excess intestinal gas related to eating too fast, a food intolerance or a large meal. It can also result from the menstrual cycle, swallowing air when you chew gum or drink carbonated beverages, constipation, weight gain, reflux and irritable bowel syndrome. Generally, bloating is not a cause for concern and will resolve on its own.