If you are a parent of a child with special needs, you know that there are times that it feels like you are a soldier in the trenches. You love your child more than life, but sometimes it is just really hard to be the parent your child deserves. You get tired and need a break, which is perfectly normal. One thing that you can do to help yourself, and by extension, your child, is to find some respite care.
17 May 2019
Strokes block blood and oxygen from the brain, damaging and even killing some or all brain cells depending on the severity of the stroke. Considering it is one of the main causes of death and a leading cause of disability, a stroke can affect a person's health, wellness, and quality of life. If you have a spouse, parent, or other loved one who has recently had a stroke, knowing how to care for them is important.
10 April 2019
Struggling to live a healthy life can be taxing mentally and physically. If nothing seems to be working, it may be time to get help from a personalized health coach. Working with one of these specialists on a regular basis gives you access to the following advantages. Added Motivation One reason why staying healthy can be so hard is because you have no accountability. You may have good intentions starting out, but after a while, you fall back into old habits.
7 February 2019
Reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery tend to differ in name and insurance coverage only, or so it seems. While basic post-op care applies to any type of surgery, reconstructive post-op care can be more intense in a way. Recovery from cosmetic surgery requires caution, of course, but reconstructive procedures have different desired outcomes, which affects what you do to some extent. Basic Post-op Care Doesn't Change As mentioned, the basic care doesn't change.
3 January 2019
Are you the one in charge of the holiday party this year? If you're experiencing an arthritis flare up, you may be concerned how you'll get everything done. Swollen joints, extreme pain and mobility issues can make entertaining grueling. Here are a few ways to push through the holiday season while dealing with an arthritis flare-up. What is Arthritis? There are over 100 forms and variations of arthritis, according to Arthritis.org. Three of the most common types are psoriatic, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
4 December 2018
Any physical activity carries the risk of injury, but sometimes the type of injury isn't always immediately apparent. Case in point, runners often suffer from shin splints—a type of injury along the tibia—but this injury shares several symptoms of stress fractures in the same place, so it can be difficult to tell which one you have. Here are a couple of ways you can tell the difference so you can get the most appropriate treatment fast.
10 October 2018
If you want to work in a hospital, then you should know that there is a wide variety of equipment that you may need to invest in to keep yourself protected while working in the field. The equipment is referred to as personal protective equipment and when it involves airborne illnesses that are serious, like TB, then you may be required to wear a special type of latex free particle mask called an N95 mask.
12 September 2018