The flu vaccine is ready for the 2019-2020 season. This vaccine saves lives, so learn the facts. People older than six months should be vaccinated according to the CDC. In 2018, 80,000 in the U.S. died from the flu, plus numerous people were hospitalized. A new vaccine must be developed each year.
Concierge medicine is a trend that's gaining steam in the healthcare field. What is it and what are its benefits?
Narrow angle glaucoma attacks are very painful and usually strike without any warning. This article explores the causes, symptoms, and treatments of this condition.
Scratched corneas can be very painful, and if left untreated they can cause vision loss. This article discusses causes, treatments, and information about what the condition feels like for the patient.
People who have a mental health disorder have to live with stigma and discrimination. The popular use of slang terminology doesn't help.
Cognitive therapy is one of the approaches for the treatment of depression. According to Aaron Beck, depressed persons consistently view themselves, the future, and the world in a negative way.
Munchausen Syndrome is a mental and behavioural disorder where the person deliberately fabricates an illness in order to feel a sense of acceptance. They do have an awareness of what they are doing but cannot control it.
What are human guide techniques? How do you help a person with a visual impairment find a chair? Use the stairs? This article provides information about useful techniques for these situations and more from my training as a TVI and a counselor.
Cyberbullying has become an epidemic. In order to fully understand the reasons why and its consequences, awareness programs should be set up in schools and workplaces.
A little anecdote from one of my social work experiences where I was told off by a client. This is meant to be a bit amusing and if you are not familiar with social work, probably would seem a little confusing. If you do read it, I hope you can get a chuckle or two.
This article explains what the abdominal/pelvic CT procedure is, why it may be done, and what the doctor may be looking for. Three videos are included to demonstrate what the images may look like.
As insurance companies push to speed care and lower costs, the doctor-patient relationship has suffered. This is an important issue as it has been proven this relationship can have profound effects on care.
We've all had itchy or watery eyes, and many of us have had dryness at one time or another. This article has all the information you need on dry eyes, including treatments and causes.
Recently, a disturbing news story has come out regarding allegations of fraud against one of the nation’s largest MRI-reading companies. While the alleged fraud is shameful, the underlying story is that the modern healthcare industry has a perverse incentive structure.
A summary of what alcohol use disorder is, including symptoms, factors that influence development, health risks of alcohol consumption, how it is treated, and some resources to help find treatment.
One of the first phrases a nursing student learns is that "nurses eat their young." was first used by nursing professor Judith Meissner in 1986. At least 85% of nurses have been bullied, according to research.