If you've been diagnosed with cancer, you probably have a million thoughts running through your mind. If your doctor has scheduled you for chemotherapy, you'll have a lot of information to process. Chemotherapy is an essential part of cancer treatment. However, it can come with its own severe side effects. Here are just a few tips that will help you alleviate the discomfort associated with chemotherapy: Always Keep Chapstick on Hand
9 November 2017
Many people in today's society are quick to share the fact that they work hard, and some people will even label themselves as workaholics. While the definition of this widely used term can vary among people, it commonly refers to someone who works excessively and may even be addicted to doing so. There's merit in being a hard worker, but working so much that you or your family members label you a workaholic can be troubling.
24 October 2017
Choosing a physician can be complicated for many people. Deciding who to entrust your health to is difficult, especially when you haven't met the person before. Typically, people consider certain aspects when choosing a doctor, like gender and their proximity to one's home, but there are three other considerations you can make that will help you to choose a doctor that meets your needs. Teaching Programs When it comes to being a doctor, physicians have to spend several years in on-the-job training in order to become full-fledged, board licensed physicians.
4 October 2017
When you're a parent of a teenager, you should always look for signs that your teen may be drinking underage. If you learn that this behavior is going on, you'll likely be upset and may choose to discipline the teen. Rather than just being punitive, it's valuable to educate your teenager about the dangers of drinking, and you shouldn't shy away from getting help from someone who understands. Your child's pediatrician can be a valuable ally in reinforcing the messages that you want your teen to understand — and, sometimes, the words that come from a medical professional instead of from a parent can have a bigger impact.
15 September 2017
Have you been searching high and low for a primary care physician that will be best suited for your health care needs? Perhaps you feel like you may have found the right doctor, but you haven't quite ended your search yet. How can you be certain your new primary care physician is a good fit for you? Having the necessary qualifications is just the start, as there is much more to the making of a good doctor.
5 September 2017
Going through menopause can be challenging for many women. In addition to the mood swings and hormonal changes that occur within the body, some women become more susceptible to bone damage once menopause sets in. Postmenopausal fractures can be a serious problem, but there are some simple things that you can do to reduce your risk of being plagued by these fractures in the future. Here are three ways that you can help to protect yourself against postmenopausal fractures in the future.
18 August 2017
A hamster can make a great pet; you can often have it in apartment settings or other rental situations in which it might not be ideal to have a dog or cat. It can be more affordable to take care of than other pets, and it can be a cuddly, furry friend. If you have a hamster, it is probably important to you to make sure that it is healthy. Luckily, following these tips can help you keep your hamster as healthy as possible for a long time to come.
25 January 2017
Back pain is something that might be minor, such as a pulled lat muscle from bending over and picking up something incorrectly. However, it can also be something that is much more serious and requires immediate attention from a doctor. So, if it's just a minor ache, and you recently lifted a heavy object, then it's probably a strained muscle. However, if you have any of the following symptoms, you need to take immediate action.
10 January 2017
Allergic rhinitis is an annoying condition. Your nose is stuffy and runny. You may sneeze a lot and have watery eyes. Your nose, eyes, and throat may itch and annoy you. Your sense of smell and taste can even be affected. And worse, even though the symptoms are caused by allergies, people may avoid you, thinking you harbor cold germs. Here are some treatment options you may want to try so you get relief.
6 January 2017
When you are fighting an addiction to drugs or alcohol, finding your sobriety takes time and effort. While you may find excellent treatment in a drug rehab center, treatment doesn't end the day you walk out the door. You'll need to develop a support network, attend therapy, and identify the triggers in your life that led you to use drugs or alcohol in an effort to stay sober. Many people turn to Alcoholics Anonymous once they leave rehabilitation, as this is a specific way to find the support you need and develop a coping strategy that will help you focus on your sobriety one day at a time.
29 December 2016