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.
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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.
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.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An estimated 1.3 million Americans attempted suicide in 2013 – a heartbreakingly large number.
Although it feels great to soak up all that sun on the beach, in the backyard, or on the tennis court, excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays can harm your skin, cause premature skin aging, and put you at higher risk of developing skin cancer.
It's no fun to get sick at any time of year, but coming down with a cold - or worse - while you're on vacation just seems unfair. Follow these tips to help keep you healthy - and prepared - for preventing summer illness.
On August 13, I worked a 12 hour night shift. Afterward, I went to see Dr. Kasper to review my test results. When I arrived at his office, I was escorted to a small room. I knew I had failed my stress test miserably. Doc came in with a sense of somberness which I had never seen. He said, “Melissa, you need bypass surgery. You need to go directly to the Emergency Room. Now.”
Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the US, according to the CDC. Learn symptoms - and what you can do to prevent stroke.