Pneumococcal disease is a common viral infection that causes a variety of serious problems. Parents who are suffering from this disease need to be careful not to spread it to their children. If it ends up in their ear, it can cause a serious infection that can quickly spread. Symptoms Of This Disease There are many symptoms that the virus that causes pneumococcal disease is affecting somebody. Common symptoms include a fever, shortness of breath, severe coughs, blood-stained phlegm, chills, excessive sleepiness, confusion, and even chest pains.
15 August 2017
Sometimes eyelids become droopy, which can make someone concerned about their appearance. More importantly, a droopy eyelid can be a sign of a serious medical condition called myasthenia gravis. If you have an eyelid that has started to become droopy, it's crucial for you to have your health assessed by your family doctor to see if you have myasthenia gravis and to rule out medical conditions such as brain tumor and stroke.
28 July 2017
Many people don't go to the dentist because they are worried about spending the money on the treatment. There are so many different things that you can do to save money and still have healthy teeth. Here are a couple tips. 1. Preventative Care What many people don't realize is that going to the dentist more often will save you money that going only when you notice a problem. You can general get insurance that can help pay for the cleanings and x-rays, but even if you don't have those they are usually very affordable.
24 June 2017
When you're busy evaluating the amenities in advance of selecting an assisted living home for yourself or for an elderly family member, you should give careful consideration to the food. In fact, you might wish to visit the home for one or more meals, as doing so can help you to evaluate many factors related to the home's dining experience. Food quality is a big thing, so you'll want to assess how fresh the food tastes, the variety of items on the menu at each meal, and more.
24 June 2017
A hearing aid is a small device that can make a big difference in your life. If your hearing is declining, your doctor will most likely recommend getting a hearing aid in order to restore your hearing so you can continue to do normal day-to-day activities. Continue reading to learn more about what to expect after getting a hearing aid and how to adjust: Your Hearing Aid May Feel Odd at First
21 February 2017
Medicare can seem complicated to the casual observer and be a bit difficult to understand, but it can really be a lifesaver when you have expensive medical needs. The case in question is one of durable medical equipment, which can be critical to the successful treatment of medical needs but can be sometimes impossible to afford on your own. Here are some of the criteria used by Medicare to decide if your medical equipment falls under the heading of "
21 February 2017
Seeing an OB/GYN might not be your favorite part of the year, but having an annual appointment is important if you want to be screened for STD's, if you want to have your pap smear and if you otherwise want to focus on your health. Luckily, there are a few ways that you can make your appointment go better each year. 1. Switch Doctors If you find that you always have a sense of dread every time that you schedule your OB/GYN appointment, you may want to consider switching to another doctor.
30 January 2017
Given that it has recently been estimated that at least 7% of people in the U.S. suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, at some time in their lives, it only makes sense that effectively treating the issue should be of the utmost importance. However, there is not a one-size-fits-all treatment option available, and both the severity and symptoms of PTSD can vary tremendously from one person to the next. Therefore, it is crucial to remember that if you have recently been diagnosed with PTSD and would prefer to avoid medication or the medication you are taking is not helping you, acupuncture is a viable treatment option that has benefited many PTSD sufferers in recent years.
19 January 2017
If you are currently searching for employment within the healthcare field, here are three tips to utilize that will help you find a job within your desired field. Put Your Resume Up Online One of the first things that you are going to want to do is post your resume online. You can post your resume online on a generic job searching site, such as LinkedIn or CareerBuilder, as well as a more health-care focused job searching site.
9 January 2017
If you've been an avid coffee or caffeinated soda drinker for years, you may be dismayed to find that the drinks you love no longer love you back -- causing heart palpitations, nausea, unpleasant digestive symptoms, or even a rash after consumption. What can you do to isolate these symptoms to one specific ingredient you're consuming, and (short of going cold turkey) is there anything you can do to manage your symptoms?
6 January 2017