Senior Care - How to Provide Elderly Independence

  • 3 Things To Ask Your Doctor About Your Medications

    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:

  • Signs Of Asthma In Kids

    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.

  • Cyberchondria: What It Is And Why It's Bad For Your Health

    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.

  • Dealing With Tinnitus

    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.

  • Treatments Your Doctor Might Recommend When You Have A Postmenopausal Spinal Fracture

    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.

  • How An Intensivist Can Help An ICU's Cardiac Patients

    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.

  • Medical Marijuana 101

    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.

  • Can You Do Anything For A Broken Toe?

    23 October 2017

    If you've recently fractured one of the joints in a toe by stubbing it on a doorway or street curb, you may be wondering whether going to the doctor is worthwhile. After all, many say there's nothing you can do to heal a broken toe but wait, and the prospect of paying for an office visit or copay just to have your toes taped together may not seem like a good use of your time.

  • Testing For Food Allergies: How To Find Out If Your Child Is Allergic To Certain Foods

    1 October 2017

    Do you think your child has food allergies? Unfortunately, allergies to certain foods are quite common. Your little one may have a difficult time consuming different foods you'd normally consume, such as eggs, peanuts, and assorted dairy products. If you have concerns, it's important to take action to find out what your child is allergic to and what you can do to help your little one. Schedule an Appointment With a Gastroenterologist

  • 3 Signs Indicating Your Knee's Osteoarthritis May Be Severe Enough For Surgery

    12 September 2017

    If you have been suffering from osteoarthritis in your knee, you may start wondering about whether surgery could help ease your pain and increase your mobility. When deciding whether or not to consider a surgical procedure, look for the following signs indicating that your condition may be severe enough for surgery. Knee Becomes Unstable Whenever you walk up stairs or bend your knee to get into your vehicle, you may have noticed that you are having trouble doing so without losing your balance.