May 2010

  • Illustration of woman looking at two windows, one with a violent storm and one with a sunny, peaceful scene.

    Major Ups and Downs

    Bipolar Disorder Brings Extreme Mood Swings

    Most people feel happy and energized on some days and less so on others. But if these mood changes last for a week or more and are severe—making it hard for you to sleep, stay focused or go to work—it may be a sign of bipolar disorder.

  • Illustration of a distressed brain.

    Strike Out Stroke

    Quick Action Can Keep Damage at Bay

    It can happen any time and any place. A stroke can come on suddenly, and its effects can be devastating. The good news is that you can halt the brain damage caused by a stroke if you act quickly. That’s why it’s important to know the warning signs of stroke, and to get help right away if you see them.

Contributors to this issue: 

  • Vicki Contie
  • Bryan Ewsichek (design)
  • Harrison Wein