No one likes being in the hospital. So why not make it as pleasant as possible?
Once you are out of danger and/or surgery, and in the recovery phase, there are ways to make your stay more comfortable and stress free, and even include some luxurious touches.
Sadly, it is all too common today to know someone who has been touched by cancer. It may even have touched you. Discovering cancer may come from the presence of symptoms, or it may be an unexpected outcome of a routine examination.
Waiting for surgery or another serious treatment is a scary time, especially when the outcome is uncertain.
It can feel very out of control. It can also be the perfect time to begin some new habits of self-care. This article is about how to make the best of the waiting time and to regain some of your sense of control.
The recent PBS documentary, Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts, sounded an alarm and a wakeup call to the devastation being caused by dementia, including Alzheimer’s. As more and more people become impacted, it’s important to help family members, including children and the community-at-large, understand the disease so everyone knows how they can help.
I’ve been on both sides of the exam table, as a patient and as a nurse in a busy internal medicine practice. I’d like to share some tips on how to prepare for a visit with your doctor.
Publicly, “Barbara” is the picture of success. She’s well educated, has worked in some top tier jobs and has a joie de vivre that everyone admires. Behind closed doors, however, she hides an uncomfortable truth known only to her closest friends and family: she can’t stay organized.
‘Tis the season for get-togethers, gift exchanges and goodwill.
But it’s also the season for colds and flus.
The best defense is offense. Wash your hands for 20 seconds when touching or near contagious people or shared items. Use the hand wipes provided in grocery stores to wipe the handles of shopping carts.
Both osteopenia and osteoporosis are conditions that indicate an issue with bone mineral density.
Osteopenia is considered by many doctors to be the precursor to osteoporosis. However, not everyone who is diagnosed with osteopenia will develop osteoporosis. And not everyone who is diagnosed with osteopenia will retain that diagnosis.
You have more control over your heart health than you might think. In fact, researchers estimate that almost one in three heart attacks are linked with eating an unhealthy diet while an unhealthy lifestyle – smoking, not exercising, drinking too much alcohol – accounts for many of the others.
If my wife had never scolded me on that Sunday, I probably never would have gone to my first acupuncture session. And if it weren’t for acupuncture, I’m certain I wouldn’t feel as good as I do today.