23 May 2018
While prescription medications undergo rigorous pharmaceutical market research to make sure that patients are satisfied with a manufacturer's drug and that the medications have excellent safety profiles, problems can still occur. To help you learn more about the drugs you are taking, talk to your doctor about potential side effects and adverse reactions. Here are three things to talk to your physician about concerning both your prescription and over-the-counter medications:
24 April 2018
If you have kids, you have probably watched them breathe and paid attention to every little thing they do. If you've noticed your child doing some things a little differently such as not being able to finish an entire sentence without becoming breathless, it could be a sign of asthma. Read on for other signs of asthma to keep an eye out for in your child. Wheezing If your child is wheezing when he breathes, it could be a sign of asthma.
24 March 2018
You have a little pain in your upper chest, a slight fever, and a headache behind your eyes, so you get on Google and key in your symptom. The next thing you know, you're convinced you're suffering from congestive heart failure, a brain tumor, and possibly pneumonia. The problem is, all you really have is a cold and your headache is because your sinuses are a little clogged. This happens a lot in the age of the internet because information is now more accessible than it has ever been.
2 March 2018
Hearing is one of the senses that people rely on for safety and social interaction each day. Maintaining your hearing is important because there are some auditory conditions that could have a negative impact on your day-to-day life. One of these conditions is tinnitus. Originating from the Latin word for ringing (tinnire), tinnitus is a serious condition that is accompanied by noise disruption in the inner ear. Living with tinnitus can be challenging, so learning all you can about this auditory condition is essential when it comes to the effective management of your tinnitus.
18 January 2018
Osteoporosis is a medical condition that often afflicts women after menopause. Your bones become so weak that they can break easily when you fall. While you may think of spinal fractures due to osteoporosis, other fractures are common too, such as those in the wrist and hip. Sometimes the fractures require surgery to repair and other times the fractures can heal on their own. Here's a look at some treatments for postmenopausal fractures of the spine.
29 November 2017
Cardiac arrest remains the number one killer of people in the world. However, it is possible to minimize your risk of suffering from severe cardiac attacks if you understand your risk factors, minimize them, and use an intensivist if any problems do occur. Understanding Your Risk Factors For Cardiac Concerns While heart problems can affect just about anybody, there are several situations that can help lead to an increased risk. These include high blood pressure, obesity, physical inactivity, a family history of heart disease, and age.
9 November 2017
If you're on any of the social media platforms, you have likely come across one of the videos showing someone, usually a child, who suffers from endless seizures made better by medical marijuana. But what are the facts? Many people who were raised to "just say no" are understandably skeptical, especially as marijuana remains illegal in the eyes of the federal government. Can marijuana really be used medicinally? Here's what you need to know.