When you have a family member who is going through a health problem or has just had surgery, you'll often want to make some changes to your home before your loved one returns from the hospital. While you can rent things such as a walker and other assistive devices, there are a number of furniture-style pieces that can make your family member's ability to live at home easier. Your local medical equipment company likely rents these items, and renting them is often more of a cost-effective approach than trying to buy them outright.
24 June 2017
Interpreting is an interesting career path that can lead to jobs in a wide variety of fields. One that should be considered by a new interpreter is working in the medical field. This position can offer a variety of real benefits that shouldn't be ignored. Medical Interpreter Training Isn't Difficult Becoming a medical interpreter isn't difficult for those who have already sought a career in this field. For example, it requires a proficiency in English paired with at least a Bachelor's degree.
28 February 2017
A herniated disc can be an intensely painful injury. Surgical intervention can be a highly successful way to treat herniated discs, but the recovery process can be lengthy and any surgery comes with its own complications. For that reason, doctors usually only consider surgery for severe cases, and most patients prefer to avoid surgery as well. Take a look at some effective ways to relieve herniated disc pain without surgical intervention.
22 February 2017
If you need a special type of medication, then your doctor may advise you to go to a local compounding pharmacy to have your medicine made. This is often a wise choice for individuals who have specific medical needs. However, you may be hesitant about using the service if you believe certain myths about compounding. Keep reading to learn about some of these myths and also what the truth is. Myth - Compounding Medications Are Not Exact
30 January 2017
If you suffer from sciatic nerve pain, it's time to seek out relief. Pain that extends from the lower back and buttock along to the back of the leg is the result of a common ailment known as sciatica. For some, the pain can be debilitating. In others, the pain is an occasional occurrence that is ignored and dismissed as a nuisance pain. Sciatica has the potential to worsen, however. Find out what causes sciatica and how chiropractic care can help to quell your pain.
18 January 2017
If you have small varicose veins in your calves and can't get rid of them with exercise, you might have given up and accepted your fate. You shouldn't give up on your quest to be varicose vein free. There are non-surgical treatments that can remove or prevent varicose veins, including sclerotherapy, weight management, and other methods. Varicose veins describe veins that become twisted and filled with blood. The veins can be very small or extremely large and bulky.
9 January 2017
Just as aging affects the body, it also affects the vision. Some age-related changes can be expected, while other changes may be indicative of a more serious problem. Here is what you need to know about your changing vision. How Often Should You Get An Eye Exam? It's good idea to get an exam when you turn 40. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 40 is a good age for a baseline exam as this around the time age-related vision problems arise.
29 December 2016
Low back and sacroiliac (SI) pain can result from prior injury, come from chronic musculoskeletal conditions, or seemingly arise out of nowhere. If you find yourself siting at a desk for many hours each day, there are ways to continue with your work while preventing exacerbation of pain and stiffness. Give Your Pelvis Support In some cases, laxity of ligaments in the lower back and pelvis can cause pain because your pelvis moves more than it should.
16 December 2016
There are a number of illnesses that your child can face during the winter months. Croup is a commonly occurring disease that can affect your child's airways. If you suspect your child is suffering from croup, here is what you need to know. Is It Croup? Croup is characterized by a loud cough that often worsens at night. Your child can contract the disease when he or she inhales infected droplets that are in the air.
23 November 2016
If you or a family member have been in the hospital or a rehabilitation center and need to go home or be transferred to other facilities, getting that transportation can be difficult. You may not be able to ride in a normal car or you might not have a car to transport yourself. There are options that you can work with. Non-Emergency Ambulance Transportation One way that you can get the transportation that you need is to use an ambulance.
10 November 2016