As you make healthy changes for 2017, talk with your healthcare provider about screenings you might need. These could include a colonoscopy. Sending a doctor – even a doctor operating by proxy through a camera the size of a straw – into ‘places the sun doesn’t shine’ isn’t an appealing idea to most people.
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Happy New Year! Getting organized is common resolution. As you tackle that junk drawer or bedroom closet, remember to open your medicine cabinet. Here are some tips to help you stay safe and get the most out of your meds.
If you’ve ever had sciatica, you know it can be infuriating. Regardless of the position to which you shift your body, you can’t seem to get the pain or numbness to go away.
According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, 35 percent of patients are on hospice less than a week before they die. Often, even healthcare providers don’t understand the importance of linking patients with hospice early.
It seems like just yesterday that your lanky sixteen-year-old was swaddled in your arms, taking his or her first steps, babbling and drooling. But here we are, in 2016, and your baby born in 2000 is navigating high school and hoping for a driver examination permit. AtlantiCare providers – parents among them – share tips for keeping your millennial at maximum health.
You’ve likely seen a male athlete taking a hit where it hurts. It makes us cringe and often, reflexively, cover our own private parts. In movies or on television, such a scene can be added for comedy, but protecting the testicles is serious.
Germs are all around us. Some germs that can make us sick can live on surfaces for weeks or even months. And despite your best efforts, you can’t keep every germ from coming into your home. There are, however, certain precautions you can take to reduce germs from spreading throughout your home and to your family.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to recognize more than 2.8 million American breast cancer survivors and to encourage women to take charge of their health and well-being with regular breast cancer screenings.
If you spend parts of September and October watery-eyed and sneezing, you might want to consider planning your allergy regimen now, before you experience symptoms.