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
If you have missing teeth you might be having a hard time being truly happy with your smile. Covering your mouth when you laugh and going out of your way to avoid pictures may have become so much a part of your life that you can't remember living any other way. When you become fed up with missing out on opportunities because the missing teeth have started to guide your decision making it's time to do something about it.
19 July 2018
After you bring home your baby for the first time, you might feel like you don't know what to expect or what your baby needs. New parents can sometimes feel overwhelmed with providing care for a newborn. These guidelines can help you feel more confident as you meet the needs of your new baby. 1. You don't have to schedule feeding. Many parenting books and advice-givers will tell you that your baby needs to eat every two or three hours.
27 May 2018
When many people get sick or injured, they tend to be confused as to what they can and should do about the situation. Some opt to wait until their primary care doctor is available while others take themselves to the emergency room. However, there is a third option that many people tend to overlook in their medical care and treatment. That third option is the urgent care clinic. Get to know some of the health events that can be treated at an urgent care clinic.
24 April 2018
If you are considering a birth control method, whether for pregnancy prevention or to help with menstrual problems, an intrauterine device (IUD) might be the answer. In the past, only women who had children could have an IUD; now, more gynecologists are inserting IUDs in women without a prior pregnancy. 1. Set It And Forget It One of the most attractive features of IUD is they can last upwards of a decade, depending on the type, without any maintenance.
25 March 2018
If you've had surgery, been in an accident, or suffered an injury, part of your recovery might include physical therapy. If you haven't been to physical therapy before, you may not know what to expect. Many people are surprised by how active or inactive their physical therapy treatments can be, and some might dislike it enough to stop coming, even though therapy is important for recovery. Here are some things you can to do to make sure your first appointment is a success and to keep on track for healing.
26 February 2018
Primary care and secondary care are both medical phrases used to refer to the medical professionals that treat you. While you certainly have heard of primary care doctors, it may strike you odd hearing about secondary care physicians. However, there is a very good chance that either you, or someone in your family, regularly sees a secondary care doctor. Here are the differences between primary and secondary care to help you understand what secondary care is, and know why they are referred to by these phrases.
21 January 2018