One of the easiest ways to determine if someone is having a stroke is to be aware of and use the four-letter mnemonic, also known as FAST. The letters in the word correspond to symptoms to watch for or actions to take. Taking it letter by letter: Face – If you suspect someone is having… Continue reading ALL ABOUT STROKES: FROM SYMPTOMS TO AFTERCARE
Respite care is very common nowadays as families care for a loved one, offering their home and time rather than dealing with the large burden that long-term facilities may require financially. Caregiving can become overwhelming at times, which is why respite care is so important. It allows the family to take a break from constant… Continue reading What You Want to Know About Respite Care
Hospice care has a number of benefits that many do not realize. Using the word hospice often brings up negative connotations, but it actually can lead to a lot of positivity when implemented in a professional way. Listed are a few of the positives: Patients are allowed dignity as they aren’t bothered by constant machines… Continue reading SHOULD I THINK ABOUT HOSPICE CARE?
Hyperthyroidism, or overactive thyroid, is a condition where a gland in the neck (thyroid) overproduces a hormone. It is a treatable condition that requires a medical diagnosis. This diagnosis will include certain lab tests or imaging, in order to ensure the right diagnosis is given. Some of the most common symptoms of an overactive thyroid… Continue reading HYPERTHYROIDISM AND PROPER CARE
The most common symptom of Parkinson’s is a tremor, which often begins in the fingers or hand. Other symptoms that may come up are slowed movement, called bradykinesia, muscle stiffness, problems with balance, loss of automatic movements such as blinking or smiling, changes in speech, and handwriting changes. It’s important to speak to a doctor… Continue reading AT HOME CARE FOR PARKINSON’S
There are three common warning signals to be aware of when it comes to a heart attack. These symptoms occur in both women and men and can be the most likely to occur in order to tell you something is going wrong. The first of these is shortness of breath, which can occur alone or… Continue reading All About Heart Attacks: From Symptoms to Aftercare
Throughout history, house call physicians were the standard way for most people to receive medical care. From the time of medicine men and shamans, up till the 1950s, medical care was most often provided within the home. It wasn’t until recent decades that doctors became hidden away in offices that patients had to visit. One… Continue reading How the House Call Physician May Be the Future of Medicine