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    Melodi Smith

    Melodi Smith is a reporter and producer who has a passion for using traditional and digital technologies to communicate.  Her professional experience includes working for CNN and WKMG-TV in Orlando. Melodi is a proud graduate of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications.
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    Kurt Cobain’s Death and the Stigma of Depression

    Twenty six years ago, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain committed suicide at the age of 27 on April 5, 1994. The conversation surrounding mental illness...

    What Is Depression?

    Depression Overview Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel,...

    Ask The Experts: Finger Numbness

    Q: My fingers sometimes go numb. Do I need to be concerned by finger numbness? Finger numbness is most often caused by a minor misalignment...

    Living Life to its Fullest with Chronic Pain

    We have all had to deal with some sort of pain at some point. Whether it is lower back pain or foot pain from...

    What is Osteoporosis?

    Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an...

    Poor Sleep Habits in Adolescence Correlated with Cardiovascular Risk

    Just ask any parent or teacher, most of today’s teens and pre-teens don’t seem to get enough sleep. And what sleep they do get...

    Researchers may have found answer for neuropathic pain

    For those suffering from neuropathic pain, finding a long-lasting treatment can be a constant struggle.  French researchers who study what causes neuropathic pain recently...

    How to boost your heart health with cardiovascular exercise

    Let’s get your heart pumping with some cardio exercise! Did that get your attention? For those of us who are trying to boost our heart...

    What Can I Expect When I Visit a Chiropractor?

    Have you experienced back pain? If so, you are not alone. According to the American Chiropractic Association, 80 percent of Americans experience back pain at...

    Advanced Preventive Migraine Treatment Gets FDA Approval

    If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from chronic or episodic migraines, a new Federal Drug Administration approved drug may...

    Next Generation LED to Improve Sleep Cycles

    On those nights when you just can’t seem to fall asleep, here’s something to think about: Are you getting enough of the right light...

    Mental Health Awareness Month: What you should know

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month – but what does that mean? The goal of the month is to raise awareness about mental health...

    The Surprising Link between Oral Health and General Health

    Do you know the key to overall health and wellbeing?  The answer might surprise you. Overall health starts in your mouth. Researchers suggest your mouth is a key...

    How to Overcome Restless Nights from Chronic Pain

    How did you sleep last night? If you answered “terribly” or “another sleepless night,” you are not alone. The problem is actually pretty common. In fact,...

    The Opioid Crisis: The Making of an American Epidemic

    The United States has struggled with the abuse of opioids since the1800s. As a result of this epidemic, many people with chronic pain have...

    Can Apple Cider Vinegar Relieve Chronic Pain?

    Apple cider vinegar may provide added health benefits for people looking for an alternative treatment to help manage their chronic pain. Apple cider vinegar seems...

    Black men in early 50s are 2.4 times more likely to die from prostate cancer, research says

    As National Minority Health Month is underway, the Prostate Cancer Foundation wants African American males to get their prostate checked for cancer to close...

    Chronic pain sufferers may benefit more from moderate drinking, study says

    A new study suggests that people who suffer from chronic pain may benefit from drinking in moderation. This was found to benefit people with...

    March of Dimes: Why I March

    According to the World Health Organization, every year there are 15 million babies born prematurely across the world. To break it down, that is...

    My Back Hurts: 5 Surprising Reasons Why

    If you are one of the many people that suffer from back pain, you may not be aware of some of the things you...

    Are Women Treated Differently than Men for Chronic Pain?

    Are Women Treated Differently for Chronic Pain? For people who suffer from chronic pain, there is both a physical and an emotional component, and each...

    Stigmatized MS Patients Have Increased Risk of Depression, Study Reveals

    A study on multiple sclerosis patients reveals a person’s increased risk of depression may be linked to the stigma of having the disease. However,...

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