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
Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of mysterious heel pain. The plantar fascia is a thick ligament that runs across the bottom of your foot, connecting your heel to your toes, supporting the arch of your foot. It can become inflamed through simple trauma (like stepping on a Lego in the dark), overuse (from too much walking or running), or as a result of certain medical conditions (like psoriatic arthritis).
29 December 2016
Being able to receive ongoing medical care is essential when it comes to ensuring the health and wellness of the human body. For many people, physically leaving the home to see a medical doctor might not be feasible. Here are three groups of people who can benefit by relying on mobile healthcare to meet their medical needs. 1. Individuals with dementia. It's estimated that dementia affects more than 3 million people in the United States alone.
16 December 2016
Seniors, especially those who have already retired, may find it difficult to find something else to do with their lives. After having years of feeling like they have a purpose, seniors may later have a difficult time finding ways to keep occupied. Also, the brain needs to be stimulated in order to remain healthy. Fortunately, there are many activities that can not only help keep seniors entertained, but can also help keep their brains engaged and maintain health.
10 November 2016
Stung by a bee? Whether you are allergic to the stings or not, this can feel intensely painful. These common questions may provide you with much-needed answers about dealing with bees as the weather changes. What is a mild bee sting reaction? Mild reactions to bee stings are the most common. Symptoms associated with a mild reaction include intense burning followed by a red welt at the location of the sting.
10 November 2016
Spondylolysis is the term used for a fracture in the supportive posterior portion of the spine that keeps the vertebrae in alignment. Because the fracture is usually located in the pars interarticularis, smalls sections of bone that connect the vertebra to the spine, the injury is often referred to as a pars fracture or defect. This type of injury is most often found in the L-5 vertebra, which is the lowest vertebra in the lumbar (lower) region of the spine and therefore receives the most pressure from strenuous activities.
26 October 2016