Senior Care - How to Provide Elderly Independence

  • 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.

  • What To Expect After You're Expecting: Hiring A Private Personal Trainer To Lose The Baby Weight

    15 August 2017

    Once the wait time is over and your bundle of joy has arrived, you are sometimes left with a body that somewhat resembles a deflated, floppy balloon. What happens postpartum to your body is a thing of medical wonder and is mostly related to the drastic hormonal changes that take place. Because of this, some moms find after baby that getting back in shape sure isn't as easy as expected and the usual gym trips and diet plans simply won't do the trick.

  • Psychologist Versus Psychiatrist: Who Is The Right Person To Help You With Your Need For Mental Health Counseling?

    15 August 2017

    If the stresses in your life have made it harder than it should be to be happy, stable or otherwise fulfilled, mental heath counseling is an option that has helped many people to improve the quality of their lives. However, choosing the right person for your needs isn't always easy and it's important to be sure that you have the opportunity to receive the applicable care from the the most appropriate mental health expert for your needs and expectations.

  • 2 Habits That Could Make Your Teen's Scoliosis Worse

    27 July 2017

    If your teenager has been diagnosed with mild scoliosis, you want to do what you can to slow the curvature of the spine's progression. However, if they have any of the following two habits, your teenager may be making their condition worse: Sleeping on Their Stomach For several nights, look in on your teenager to see how they are sleeping. If they are consistently sleeping on their stomach, your teen could be making the curvature in their spine worse.

  • 3 Reasons Why Not Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis Poses Serious Risks

    15 July 2017

    Some people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are apprehensive about talking to their arthritis doctor about taking disease-modifying anti-rheumatics (DMARDs) or biologics to gain control over their symptoms. Although there are potential risks with any medication, the choice to avoid treatment can be costly. RA Is A Debilitating Disease Since many people erroneously liken RA to osteoarthritis (OA) they assume RA is merely some aches and pains. Much like OA, RA can destroy the joints it affects, leading to the need for joint replacements and causing significant disability.

  • When To Seek Medical Attention For Your Toddler's Sunburn

    23 June 2017

    Children love to spend time outdoors during the warm summer months. In order to ensure that your child is protected from the harmful rays of the sun, slathering your toddler with sunscreen is important. Unfortunately, there are times where sunscreen is forgotten or not applied often enough and your toddler could end up with a sunburn. While most sunburns are not cause for major concern, there are instances where your toddler might need medical attention after receiving a sunburn.