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.
Blog posts tagged “neurosciences:”
As a neurosurgeon – and someone who has seen the ill effects of poor safety choices– I stress to my family, friends and coworkers the importance of taking proper precautions when participating in outdoor activities to prevent injury.
It's a beautiful day – the sun is shining, the birds are chirping. What could be more perfect than a bike ride? But wait! Before you hop on your bike and ride, let's discuss how to stay safe on two wheels.
The Jersey Shore is a great spot to enjoy all sorts of summer activities and fun. To maximize your summer fun, follow these tips from AtlantiCare providers to have a safe, happy, and health SUMMER OF FAMILY FUN.
Summer is my favorite time of the year. I especially enjoy experiencing the Jersey Shore with my family and friends. But it’s also a time that we see back injuries at AtlantiCare’s Trauma Center and Neurosciences Institute. Most of these injuries can be avoided.
In some families, heirlooms are passed from one generation to the next; in others, names, traditions, or recipes make repeat appearances. Among the many things we all inherit from our parents, health conditions are often among of them.
Getting enough sleep – and enough quality sleep – is an important part of your overall health. We all know that being tired can dramatically impact our mood, our judgment and our reaction time. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, insufficient sleep is associated with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression.
National studies and those we have done at AtlantiCare have shown that coordinating medical care for hospitalized patients improves outcomes. This is why AtlantiCare has implemented our Hospital Medicine Program. Your hospitalist serves as the primary care provider of your hospital care team of during your hospital stay.
It’s something we’ll all face at some point in our lives: making those difficult decisions about end-of-life care for ourselves or someone we love — or about medical treatment preferences if we were to be incapacitated by a devastating medical crisis or illness.
Fall sports are in full swing. Many coaches, parents and players still shrug off a head injury as just “getting your bell rung,” and they expect a quick return to play. But there is much more awareness now of how dangerous this can be.