This past week the CDC began recommending the use of cloth face coverings. With this recommendation started the questions from family & friends. What type of mask? When should I wear it? How do I wear it? Any tips? Here are the answers to those many questions!
Hospital systems and provider offices are asking people to stay at home during mild to moderate illness and visit offices or the emergency room only when necessary. So, what should you do to care for yourself while home?
Coronavirus. COVID-19. However you refer to this virus, it’s taking over everyone’s life in some way or another. This virus has upended not only our towns, states, and country, but also our world. Schools are closed. People are working from home. Sports seasons are canceled. While we have the internet at our fingertips, sometimes the amount of information can be overwhelming. Let’s break it down a bit…(more…)
Understanding acetaminophen and ibuprofen differences are important since they are popular OTC medications and readily available. They are great to use for common ailments such as headache, fever, or pain.
Hearing a new diagnosis for the first time can catch you
Mental health is our overall psychological and emotional well-being. It’s much more than just a diagnosis. It involves the way you feel about yourself and others. It includes your ability to…
In the 1920s there were a few hundred drugs available. Now, almost 100 years later, the numbers are well into the tens of thousands of medications available. Knowing what you take, when and why is important when talking to any of your providers. Following these handy tips can help you become an expert with your own medications.
The odds are that one day you’ll find yourself as a patient in the hospital. Things happen. Illness. Accident. Injury. Chances are “hospital admission” isn’t penciled into your daily planner,…
Today, office visits and hospital stays can be overwhelming. The list of providers you can encounter during your care is astounding. Medical Assistants. Hospitalists. Nurse Practitioners. Physician Assistants. Specialists. CNAs. PCTs. Interns. Students. Different colored scrubs. Lab coats. And not a familiar face in any uniform. Who do you reach out to? Where do you start? Who is in charge of your care?