Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are not an ideal topic for conversation. They are a painful nuisance that accounts for 8.1 million people visiting their primary care physician each year.
However, the severity of symptoms that can occur in an older adult makes it a necessary conversation topic.
Nearly everyone knows someone affected by dementia. I’ve been exploring how faith communities can give practical support to people affected. Religious books such as the Bible and the Quran emphasise the importance of caring for the sick, the old, the frail and our parents. But people are not sure how to do that.
I lost my mom at a relatively young age to complications from high blood pressure, or hypertension.
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.